Level: All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
Embrace uncertainty and spontaneity! Let your artwork change in mid-course, and create dissonance between the end product and how it began. Instead of documenting a certain concept or subject, play with materials to create abstract images that explore the potential of working reductively to hide and then expose underlying layers using sanding, scraping, and scratching. Experiment with tension, suggestiveness, psychological space, contradiction, and layered meanings that open all manner of possibilities for future work. Work with a variety of media to discover methods and techniques for generating and grappling with ambiguous images that say the unsaid and augment the meaning of the visual experience.
Instructor Pamela Lanza has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before relocating to Asheville, she taught at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program and San Francisco Art Institute for 20 years. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley), UNC Asheville, Florida State University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Stanford University.
Space is limited; click here to register by August 6. Bring a snack/lunch; the Museum will provide drinks. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.