New Mexico Art League
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Understanding Abstraction - Drawing and Painting with Michael Ottersen (Fridays)

  • 09/02/2022
  • 10/21/2022
  • 8 sessions
  • 09/02/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 09/09/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 09/16/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 09/23/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 09/30/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 10/07/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 10/14/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 10/21/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
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The concept of abstraction can be tricky to unravel. In this 8-week class we will begin with simple exercises that utilize both observational and invented processes to explore the basic building blocks of abstract image making, line, form, color/value and surface.  Drawing can be fast, flexible and instructional; putting those tendencies into high gear will promote paintings that have the freshness of a drawing but also the deep color, materiality and presence of painting. Using the drawings as a blueprint, catalyst, or test run, we will work the drawn images into oil or acrylic paintings that extend the original intention into full blown color studies. This class will be both challenging and fun as you discover the infinite freedom of abstraction!

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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