VIBRATING ENERGIES: ART WORKSHOPS
The following Art Workshops are designed to meet the needs of the contemporary working artist. Each features artist Gaston Carrio as instructor, and each is available for arts groups These events are limited in enrollment to 6 participants per workshop only. A minimum of 4 participants is required to hold each workshop. All materials are included in each workshop’s fee.
Instructor: Gaston Carrio
Each workshop costs $595 (all materials included – just bring yourself)
1. EXPRESSIVE ENERGY IN DRAWING & PAINTING:
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (4 Weeks)
LINE AND MARK AS SUBJECT
Take part in a workshop in contemporary drawing that emphasizes the formal elements of line and mark. Explore ways in which line and mark can be the primary subject matter of a work. Investigate various ways in which they can activate pictorial space. Discover ways of organizing them into compelling compositional arrangements. Features shared, hands-on challenges and interactive group critiques.
2. NONOBJECTIVE COMPOSITION:
Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (4 Weeks)
An exciting and challenging introduction to the language of non-objective design (abstract composition). Explores what art can say IN ADDITION TO OR APART FROM its traditional purposes of describing external appearances, telling literary narratives, and expressing specific and pre-determined emotions. While the majority of hands-on challenges are executed in painting, drawing, and collage, this workshop is neither media not technique specific, and no technical expertise is required.
3. PROCESS OF ABSTRACTION FROM A REFERENCE:
Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (4 Weeks)
Explore a wide variety of ways you might abstract from a visual reference. Whenever you work from the observation,you inevitably select, distill, arrange, and alter the visual forces you find at your disposal. In this workshop, you’ll look at a broad range of possibilities taken from art history and contemporary art. After taking part in shared challenges, you’ll be encouraged to explore individual approaches. The premise of the workshop: you, the artist, are a unique filter through which experiences of the visible are processed to produce a new visual reality that is uniquely and expressively your own. Each day ends in interactive group critique. Not media or technique specific.
LOCATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS: Houston Art Studio & Art Gallery – 648 Westcross St, Houston, TX 77008