Realism Through Abstraction
Mondays, 4 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop
March 8 – March 29
6:30 – 9:00pm Eastern Time
3:30 – 6:00pm Pacific Time
If you live between the coasts, please adjust for your time zone
Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Sunday, January 17, 2021.
This 4-session course, Realism Through Abstraction, will explore different ways of approaching painting. We will investigate a variety of styles and methods that artists have used for developing the composition and structure of a painting. The class gives students the freedom and tools to explore a variety of ways to portray an image or an idea. Important elements such as composition, value, line, form, color, texture and space will be discussed and emphasized weekly.
Realism Through Abstraction will also include looking at how artists throughout history have been influenced by work outside their cultures or eras, including palette, mark making, dimensional space, and composition. Lenny will explore how you can use this concept to inform your creative choices. You will also use images and ideas of your own work as a departure point for new possibilities by searching out new resolutions and pushing abstractions.
Mediums: Students can work in all sorts of mediums – from pen and ink, charcoal, to acrylics, oil, watercolor and gouache and any combinations of these materials.
Having previous experience is good but not necessary. Coming to class with a playful attitude and an experimental mindset are required.
A variety of drawing implements such as pencils crayons and water soluble crayons.
Large drawing paper, scissors, glue, pencils, old magazines (preferably magazines that are colorful, like fashion, home and garden, etc.), paint (your choice, acrylic* or watercolor), a couple of brushes, a palette to mix paint on, a spray bottle to keep your acrylic from drying out, painting surfaces (such as canvas boards, a stretch canvas, or paper), and a water jar.
*If you’re using acrylics it’s nice to have a medium, which is clear acrylic paint with no pigment in it. This comes in gloss or matte. Lenny prefers the matte because the paint is matte.
Lenny Moskowitz is a Connecticut landscape painter who lives in New Haven with his wife.He graduated with his B.F.A from the Philadelphia College of Art and received his M.F.A. from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy. Lenny has participated in both group and solo shows at numerous Galleries throughout the U.S. and has taught classes and workshops in Connecticut, Block Island, and Nantucket. Presently he teaches at Quinnipiac University and the Rowayton Arts Center. He has been awarded several artist residencies, including at the Anderson Center in Minnesota and at the NISDA Foundation on Nantucket, MA. In the summer of 2011 he was awarded a residency at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT. He makes yearly painting trips to Maine, Nantucket, and frequently sojourns to the surrounding Connecticut woods to paint.
This class is offered in partnership with the Artists Association of Nantucket.