“Step away from reality” in this workshop designed help you use shape and line to create a purely abstract work of art.
In this workshop you will learn a process for abstract painting, exploring a multistep technique using line, shape, color. We will learn how to tap into our imaginations and hone in our viewpoint to create an exciting piece.
While learning this process we will discuss:
-How we read and take in information from left to right
-How to limit busy sections of the paintings
-The need for spaces where the eye rests
-How to create depth
-How to ground an abstract piece
We will be painting with acrylics on canvas, your work of art will be ready to hang when you return home.
About your instructor – Elizabeth Griffith
Elizabeth Griffith, a new Rockland resident is an art therapist and artist. She is mostly drawn to illustration and painting however, has experience in many forms of art. In her career she has worked with people of all ages supporting their social and emotional needs using art therapy and counseling.
When Elizabeth was in high school she began to realize the power of healing through artistic expression. Attending Savannah College of Art and Design her freshmen year was eye opening and very productive for her. However, she realized she wanted to learn more about why art was healing so she transferred to the University of Redlands to study art and psychology. Continuing her education in Santa Fe, NM she received her MA in Art Therapy and Counseling emphasizing grief, loss, and trauma.
Her approach to teaching is emphasizing the process rather than the product, having fun, and learning something new!
Visit Elizabeth’s website arttherapyandme.com