Abstraction and Deconstruction with Maureen Chatfield
Picasso said, “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.” This class takes a deliberate departure from realism. We will start with familiar imagery, then break it down into its essential parts, working toward partial or complete abstraction. Techniques for deconstructing imagery and perspective will be covered as well as the formal aspects of art such as line, color, and form. Discussion and feedback will encourage creativity and help students develop their individual styles. Some previous painting experience recommended.