Class: The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism

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Class: The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism
April 3, 2018 6:00 pm
April 3, 2018 8:00 pm
$220 Museum Members, $240 non-members (includes some materials)
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
828.253.3227 x122
175 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

The Museum offers behind-the-scenes classes and hands-on workshops for adults. Classes, designed for anyone interested in learning more about specific topics, explore art and the art world. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in special exhibitions and the Museum’s collection.

The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism
MARCH 20, 27, APRIL 3, 17, 24 + MAY 1 — Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $220 Museum Members, $240 non-members (includes some materials)

This painting and mixed-media class explores the “craft” of painting as it applies to abstract (non-objective or non-representational) imagery, as well as to the abstract qualities that also enhance the power of representational approaches. Students explore color and composition on canvas, paper, assemblage, and found-object formats. Weekly classes include slide talks examining the merging of fine-art and craft; visits to the Crafting Abstraction exhibition in the Gallery On the Slope; work sessions; and individual discussions with the instructor.

Instructor Glenn Hirsch holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before relocating to Asheville, he taught for 23 years at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program, John F. Kennedy University’s Arts and Consciousness program, and the San Francisco Art Institute’s Public Education program. He has exhibited widely at public and private galleries in the US.

Space is limited; register by March 13. To register online, click here; for more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Planned in conjunction with Crafting Abstraction.