Saturday, April 30, 2011

Freedom to Create

Today's workshop is being taught by Jesse Reno.  I hadn't heard of him before signing up for this class but my friend Heather tells me he is a fabulous painter and the artwork on his website looks like stuff I have never seen before, let alone even dreamed of creating, so I am quite looking forward to seeing what today brings.  As you can see from this blurry (no doubt to protect the image from being borrowed from people like me) photo taken from the Art & Soul website, his work is quite colourful and totally unique.

Here's how the class is described on the Art & Soul website:  "This mixed media painting workshop will focus on building freedom within our creative process. The biggest thing you will learn is to let go of your preconceived ideas about painting, allowing for a pure, personal, and in the moment painting experience. We will focus on the idea that it is better to make a mistake and follow it through, or correct it, rather then trying to be perfect. A far less stressful approach to art making. we will work on techniques that engage us with our process and teach us to watch our process happen rather than worrying or focusing on the outcome. We will be painting with our hands and fingers, drawing without looking, mixing paint on the fly, and many other techniques that force us to understand that some of the best work happens on accident. It's all about learning to see. Working in this way ensures a fun experience in art making, and this ensures we continue to be excited about making art. The best way to get good at anything is to enjoy yourself this is the biggest lesson of the class. This class is open to students of all levels as it will be a new experience in painting and creating regardless of background and knowledge of techniques."

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