The session began with gallery staff Roger Hutchins providing a talk and demonstration on framing
Hinging the mount board to ensure a good fit
Later the group went on to explore Abstract Expressionism an American modernist art movement from the 1940’s which like Expressionism shared the view that human emotions were the true subject of Art. Influenced by the work of Picasso, Matisse and Miro, Abstract Expressionists used gesture, form, colour and texture to depict human inner turmoil.
Using acrylic paints and mount board today’s 21 member strong class used glue spreaders and old plastic store cards to explore and develop a variety interesting techniques based on the styles and concepts of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
(Link for more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism)
Julia’s exciting exploratory work using a plastic card heaped with acrylic paint.
Carol’s experimental exploration of texture