Description

Abstract Composition is about the arrangement of visual elements. It is about choosing what those elements will be, and placing them in the space of your canvas, in an aesthetically pleasing way.

“Aesthetically pleasing”--- what is that? How do we create something that is fun to look at? That is interesting for our eye to wander around in? That delights us? How do we create a whole world for the eye to experience?  How do we get the eye to linger long enough to enter that world?

This is what good composition does. It knows the language of the human eye, how it makes sense of what it sees, and what things it really enjoys. Good composition knows how to bring the eye in, and then to give it a rich journey to explore over the space of your canvas. 

There is a good dose of mystery in this, but there are some guiding principles as well, the beginnings of which I introduced in "How To Make Abstract Art That Works", my course at carlasonheim.com.  

This course is meant to study those principles in more depth (weeks 1 and 2), and then bring in more advanced principles (weeks 3-6). The more critical component of this course, though, is that we are able to interact, both on zoom calls and in our private course group. 

And if questions come up, I can address those with additional lessons/video because we are not only pre-recorded. My intent is that this combination of resources should really pay off in the results obtained. This is meant to be a game changer in your work.

I hope you will join us.

-Melinda

Details

  • Sept 21 - Nov 13, 2020

    7 weeks total, 6 weeks of class+ rest week midway

  • Each week's instruction includes:  written materials, video demos and live coaching calls.

  • Online homework critiques from your instructor and the fellow residents in the course private group.

  • Tuition is $499 residents, $549 non-residents.

Course Itinerary

 

Week1: Harmony and Variety. The mini-grid.

This week will have more theory (and reading) than the following weeks, but hopefully it is not too laborious. Have all your supplies ready for making collages in assignment #1.

Just 3 lessons but they are Big:

1. The Big Picture

2. The Big Goal

3. Demo and Assignment

Week1: Harmony and Variety. The mini-grid.

This week will have more theory (and reading) than the following weeks, but hopefully it is not too laborious. Have all your supplies ready for making collages in assignment #1.

Just 3 lessons but they are Big:

1. The Big Picture

2. The Big Goal

3. Demo and Assignment

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