INTRO TO RAW ART
Raw Art? Outside Art? Folk Art? Art Brut?
Art that doesn't fit the molds of categorized fine art. Art that doesn't neatly fit a certain genre or a specific movement—or anywhere basically. “Art with an accent.” Art that is fully infused with its maker's passion and heart.
The class is designed to provide artists with additional creative tools. We will use informal approaches to explore a variety of media such as stencil art, found objects, mixed media, painting, and drawing.
This class is for beginning and intermediate level artists.
Instructor statement: "I look to the earth as source material, the intrinsic attraction to the soil. Somewhere deep within my consciousness. I am provoked by a mystery that lies just beneath the surface, churning a patch of dirt by pick and shovel becomes the play of releasing some entombed memory. The act of stirring the earth is not one of disruption; it is an act of liberation."
• Cost $199 (6 classes)
• Tuesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm
• Max 10 students
• Outdoor painting space will be open in our private back lot
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who like realism but want to loosen up
• those who want to be expressive with their art
• those who want to incorporate variety of materials
• adults who want to create narrative art
About the guest instructor
The first act has always been simplicity; Simplicity in the form, activation, and projection of its nature. I look to the earth as source material, the intrinsic attraction to the soil. Somewhere deep within my subconscious, I am provoked by a mystery that lies just beneath the surface. Churning a patch of dirt by pick and shovel becomes the play of releasing some entombed memory. The act of stirring the earth is not one of disruption; it is an act of liberation. When I look at a stone, a clearing in a field, a meandering pathway, I recognize it for what it is, but also what it might become. What fascinates me is its untapped potential. I imagine all that has come before and the expanse of time entombed that lies just beneath the surface. It is a symbiotic relationship between earth and body. Fragility, erosion, instability, unpredictability, and dissolution are active components, at once terrifying and captivating. The exposure of the material is essential as time acts upon the surface; we are privy to a transformation, naked, and absolute.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. --Picasso
Painting is the kissing cousin to poetry. --M. Duchamp