10:00am – 4:30pm
Fee: $305 (includes $15 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
In abstract expressionism, painting can be seen as an artist’s direct dialogue with the canvas. In this workshop, you will learn howto 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. Don’t do what you can’t do, do what you can do.
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, two Pollock Krasner Grants, and a recent Honorable Mention from the Butler Institute. Tint’s work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally; and is held in the permanent collections of over 25 museums, including the Portland Art Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art, and the Krannert Art Museum. She has been featured in over 30 solo shows, most recently at Cavalier Galleries in New York City.