This course is meant for all learning levels and styles. Students will be introduced to a variety of abstraction techniques, including abstract through landscape, and portraiture. Through the act of layering paint, paper and other media, students will explore the history and evolution of abstract painting. Through experimentation, we will find out the limits of what paint can do! Class work will be supplemented by presentations and discussions involving the evolution of abstract art. Readings (provided by the instructor) will be optional. Each online class will include demonstrations, videos and discussion regarding works created in class. Each student will be emailed weekly handouts/emails.
Samantha Walrod is an artist and educator living in Edmonton Alberta. She holds her MFA in Painting from the UofA and exhibits regularly across Canada. (www.samanthawalrod.com)