Dates: November 2, 3 & 4, 2023
Time: November 2 & 3 – 9:00 to 4:00 pm, November 4 – 8:30 to 1:00 pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $200 (member) $235 (non-member)
Class Size: Min 13 Max 16
Sign-up: Submit this registration form or click on the button below.
Deadline: October 16, 2023
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the Workshop. There will be no refunds within 30 days of the workshop. If AGTV or the instructor cancels the workshop, participants will get a full refund. To cancel, fill out the workshop refund request form
Workshop Content: Loosen up and expand your creative process. Would you like to paint with more freedom or feeling? Then this 3-day workshop is for you. We will explore movement in abstract paintings by using line, shape, color, and other elements of art to create an expressive abstract composition. Using a variety of mark making techniques and expressive drawing, creates artwork that communicates memories, ideas, or emotions. The class will include demonstrations on drawing, painting intuitively, composition and finding rhythm in a painting. Skill building exercises such as finding your unique marks, automatic drawing, obliterating, veiling, and opposites.
Supply List: Acrylic Paint- warm and cool colors, white, black and any colors you want to use.
Mark-making media – pencils, charcoal, color pencils, acrylic markers, artist crayons, etc.
Brushes varying sizes, Palette Knife, Other implements you like to use in painting.
1 or 2 canvases or board (no smaller than 30 x 30)
Container for water
Paper towels, rags, shop clothes
Palette (can be freezer paper/need tape to hold in place)
Anything else you want to bring
Biography: Ginger Oglesby, a native Southerner, began studying art in the 6th grade. Saturday mornings were spent in art class learning the fundamentals of drawing, color, composition and medium. Ginger’s education continued to concentrate on creative endeavors. She received a BFA from the University of Tennessee in Studio Art with a minor in Dance. After college, Ginger’s first job was with a modern dance company, Sidewalk Dance Theater, where she was a member for ten years. Retiring from the dance company, Ginger missed the movement of dance, so she poured movement into her paintings. Her work became looser and freer until they became pure abstraction.
Artist Statement: “I love the way the world moves around me. Its beauty and vitality inspire me. My abstracts give visual life to the emotion, knowledge, and energy that I feel. Painting is a very physical process for me. I try to keep the painting open to all possibilities as I move around the canvas with marks, patterns, textures, and colors. I begin with a loose gestural composition and add layer on layer. I am open to all possibilities where its outcome is not yet known, and anything can happen. I use the canvas to tell bold and sometimes very subtle abstract stories of movement. My paintings naturally unfold and expose an intuitive dance. These images capture the vibrant attitudes of the human heart. Soaring, Leaping, Turning!”
Instructor Website: Ginger Oglesby Fine Art