Join Anne Hebebrand for another exciting class and learn to use color and design to the best advantage in our artwork.
Using the following principles of art and design:
We will create small abstractions that draw the viewer in.
Learn how to make the eye move around the painting and what it takes to make a strong composition.
“Composition is the art of arranging in a decorative manner the diverse elements at the painter’s command to express his feelings.” – Henri Matisse in “Notes of a Painter.”
About Your Instructor – Anne Hebebrand
Anne relocated to Bath three years ago after teaching art at the high school and college level in Connecticut. She spends the winter months in the small town of Todos Santos in Baja California, Mexico, teaching and painting in her studio.
Color is a constant in her work. She loves exploring new color combinations and juxtapositions. Matisse, Rothko, Milton Avery are some of the artists whose use of color she admires. In her paintings, she is interested in reconstructing space through shapes, colors, patterns, and gestures. Joy and play guide her in the daily practice of being in the studio and to approach painting experimentally. Anne focuses on keeping the painting fresh by letting things flow and not intervening in the process. She says: “There is a very fine line between staying intuitive and not becoming too analytical or not falling back to the way one usually does things.”
Teaching has been an integral part of Anne’s art-making, helping her verbalize formal as well as philosophical ideas. Much like in her own artwork she fosters an inquisitive attitude of why we do what we do! In 2012 she was named Outstanding Secondary Arts Educator of the year by the Connecticut Art Education Association. Anne is a graduate from the Boston Museum School, where she was a recipient of the Dana Pond Painting Award.
Anne’s recent paintings are on display at the Galeria Todos Santos in Todos Santos and at Pez Gordo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Frank Brockman Gallery in Brunswick from June 8 through 28. In January 2020 she will be exhibiting at the Portland Jewish Museum.