Adult Studio: Explorations in Geometric Abstraction
Abstract art based on the use of geometric shapes was popularized by artists in the early 20th century. In this five-hour, small-group/in-person workshop, learn how to plan a non-representational composition with a variety of lines and shapes in addition to creating color mixtures with watercolor paint and colored pencils. For creative inspiration, students will view and discuss artwork examples in the galleries and through presentation and demonstration. No prior art experience is required.
Instructor Nora Mosrie is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with thirty-five years of professional experience in both the visual and performing arts. She has taught in various programs at the Asheville Art Museum for many years. In addition to participating in both solo and group exhibitions, Nora also has a studio at the Red House Studios and Art Gallery in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Nora obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education and a Master of Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
- This Adult Studio is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
- Space is limited to small groups of students.
- Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.
- Five hours of active class time with a 1-hour lunch break.
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.