The Trust’s Education & Community Engagement department
Second Saturday Art Workshop
Instructor: Allison Hoge
Time: 11 – 2 PM
For Ages or Experience level: All ages
Exploring abstraction by emphasizing the importance of line mark and gesture, rather than rendering a specific object, the artist can be freed of the barriers that hinder creative expression. Through hands-on instruction and discussion of contemporary and modern abstract painting processes, Allison Hoge offers an intuitive approach to abstract painting that helps artists let go of self-criticism, doubt, and insecurity in order to free their creativity.
- 5 sheets of paper no smaller than 36" x 48", or a roll of paper, that would allow for 5 large sheets. Any kind of pater (watercolor, butcher paper, etc — but it should be strong enough to hold a few layers of paint.)
- One student grade acrylic bristle brush set or 3-4 brushes of varying sizes. Nothing too large or fancy. Brushes can also be bought at a hardware store, or check out Michael's Craft Store for an economic set.
- One large tube of black acrylic and one large tube of white acrylic, student grade.
- An assorted variety of drawing materials (this could besharpies, charcoal, conte crayon, pencils.) The only requirement is that they are void of color, i.e. they should be black or grey.
- Plastic cups for black and white paint and one for water.
- A stick — like a yard stick, broom handle, dowel rod — something you don't mind getting paint on!
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