Abstract Painting Exploration

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Lauren McKinley Renzetti

Let’s start painting in abstract and explore all the possibilities! The themes looked at in this experimental course will be learning and honing acrylic painting techniques, gaining facility in painted collage and creating intentional painted collage (much like Mickalene Thomas), extreme textured painting of single ideas and patterns with modelling paste, as well as reacting to the world and artists that inspire you. We will work on small studies along with larger format paintings of some of these ideas.

 This course is intended for all abilities and to encourage the often difficult process of critical thinking behind abstraction. Want to paint specific ideas or places? Bring images in and I can help you get them down on paper.

Material List: acrylic paint, talkyon and hogs hair brushes, palette, matte medium, mixed media drawing tools on cougar paper & stretched canvas.

2019-2020 Schedules & Price for Abstract Painting Course

Lauren McKinley Renzetti  Bio:

Lauren McKinley Renzetti is a mixed media artist, specializing in Abstract Maximalism of the world around her through drawing, printmaking, collage & paint. She received a combined Honours Art & Theatre degree from McMaster University. Lauren has worked as an artist & teacher for over 35 years; currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario, & Seneca College. Lauren keeps busy as a curator for Neighbourhood Gallery in the beaches, , artist- in -residence at a camp & as a scenic painter in film. She strives for satisfying moments of “Eureka!”, &  that sense of wonder when something uncertain develops into something truly great!  Lauren shows her work widely, in Ontario, Brooklyn & Bulgaria. You can find her at laurenmckinleyrenzettii.ca   LinkedIn,  FB & instagram @artwithlauren