The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism

The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism

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MARCH 20, 27, APRIL 3, 10, 17 + 24 — Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Medium: Painting + Mixed Media
Level: All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

This painting and mixed-media class explores the “craft” of painting as it applies to abstract (non-objective or non-representational) imagery, as well as to the abstract qualities that also enhance the power of representational approaches. Students explore color and composition on canvas, paper, assemblage, and found-object formats. Weekly classes include slide talks examining the merging of fine-art and craft; visits to the Crafting Abstraction exhibition in the Gallery On the Slope; work sessions; and individual discussions with the instructor.

Instructor Glenn Hirsch holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before relocating to Asheville, he taught for 23 years at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program, John F. Kennedy University’s Arts and Consciousness program, and the San Francisco Art Institute’s Public Education program. He has exhibited widely at public and private galleries in the US.

Space is limited; register by March 13. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Planned in conjunction with Crafting Abstraction.


Image: Formulation: Articulation Folio I, Folder 28, Josef Albers, 1972. Serigraph on paper. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, 1997.01.04.65aB.