AUG 10 // ACRYLIC PAINTING
AUG 10 // ACRYLIC PAINTING
Intro to Acrylics: Painting in the Style of Lee Krasner
In this beginner level class we will examine the works Lee Krasner. Krasner is identified as an abstract expressionist due to her abstract, gestural, and expressive works. She worked in painting, collage painting, charcoal drawing, and occasionally mosaics. She would often cut apart her own drawings and paintings to create her collage paintings. She also commonly revised or completely destroyed an entire series of works due to her critical nature. As a result, her surviving body of work is relatively small. In this class we will go through the basics of working with acrylic paint, color mixing and theory, and learn to paint in a loose spontaneous style and for breaking out of stylistic constraints.
(all supplies are provided for class)
CONSIDER BRINGING, BUT NOT NECESSARY:
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our NEW cancellation policy.
ABOUT CAROLE SESKO
Lake Tahoe-Truckee based artist Carole Sesko has an endless fascination with color, form, and texture. Primarily, she works with acrylic paints and mediums applied onto wood, canvas, metal, and paper. Often she mixes new materials with recycled objects, creating a fresh context for the viewer to interpret and share.
Her work is process driven, inspired by adding and subtracting elements, resolving their balance until the artwork achieves a unified flow. Trained in design as well as art, Carole first started painting with acrylic on canvas in 1993. Through experimentation she developed a technique of layering metallic paint with solid colors to achieve iridescence and vibrancy. Many of her art works change color relative to the angle from which they are viewed.
“My life long love of music strongly influences my paintings. Before I turned to visual art, I studied piano and guitar, music theory, history of western music, and ethnomusicology. My tastes are wide ranging; I respond to anything authentic and innovative. My approach to art is similar to creating a musical composition, working with structure, rhythm, harmony, and vibration.” Originally from the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Carole received an Associate of Arts from Simon’s Rock College, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of California, Davis. Her artwork has been collected throughout North America.
Carole teaches mixed media and collage through the Artist in Residence program at Martis Camp, and exhibits frequently in the Truckee / Tahoe / Reno area.