Full program description
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Date(s): January 8− 9 (Saturday – Sunday)
Course Number: #6425
Tuition: $305 (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
In color-based abstract expressionism, painting can be seen as an artist’s direct dialogue with the canvas. In this workshop, you will learn how to approach the often-intimidating arena of blank raw canvas, working with your physical body, instincts, and memories rather than from direct observation. Students will be guided through the process of mindfully and directly developing paintings using acrylic paint and mediums. Integration of nontraditional materials and mark making tools in addition to brushes and paint, will be strongly encouraged, as well as a confident and mindful use of color and light. This workshop can be seen as an invitation to explore color relationships, surface, mark, and texture with an open and curious sensibility.
Influenced by the movements of color field and action painting, Francine Tint’s paintings are the result of a process of disclosure, drawn from her own life events, dreams, and literature. Tint has been the proud recipient of grants and awards such as the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant and two Pollock-Krasner grants, among others. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collection of 28 museums.