big & bad abstracts:
3-day weekend intensive
If you know me, you know I'm no stranger to going large. Why? Because it's fun... magnetic... freeing... plus, it's more doable/affordable than most think!
Join me as I share my own process for going "big and bad" plus other tricks of the trade.
Students will learn about artists who also work larger-than-life and the different stages of a painting as I guide you through the process. The result: a large, mixed media 4ft x 6ft painting!
How will you get it home? That, too, we will learn more about, but know ahead of time that your painting will be completed on unstretched canvas.
Using bold brush strokes (connecting body to canvas) and discovering the right tools with a little pre-planning advice, students will walk away confident and comfortable with creating "monumental" works of art.
NOTE: this is an intensive workshop, for experienced artists who are intermediate up to advanced.
3-Day Intensive Workshop Info:
About the instructor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published full-time artist as well as a certified art instructor in San Diego, California who works in a variety of mediums and genres. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Art Education, that focused on painting, book arts and printmaking, and has been teaching realism painting since 2004 and abstract painting since 2018.
Currently, Kristen is the Resident Artist at Bernardo Winery, where her studio is located, and she is a Mentor and the Director of Education at Art on 30th. Her work is represented through Ashton Gallery in San Diego, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Jen Tough Gallery / Artist Alliance on Artsy, Guest House Staging, and Manzanita Roasting Company. Kristen is best known for using muted and earthy hues that comes out of her love for nature, expressive gestural line work, natural textures, and a simplistic approach to composition.
"Structure and fun is not usually combined in an instructional class, but Kristen does an amazing job at both! Thank you!