Wabi Sabi Abstract with Mixed Media
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
“If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi.”- Andrew Juniper, Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that believes beauty is found in what is naturally imperfect, aged and weathered. In this workshop you will create multiple abstract pieces incorporating different mixed media techniques, acrylic applications, textiles and found objects. Recreate surfaces that have an unrefined feel and texture found in weathered surfaces. You will also create you own collage materials through spontaneous paint strokes, tearing and aging. Through the use of a limited color palette give your artwork a sense of simplicity and serenity. Combining all these elements along with the use of basic abstract principles such as composition, color harmony, texture and balance to create an abstract piece that captures the feel of Wabi Sabi.
This class is for intermediate/advanced students who have experience & understanding in color mixing/theory, and working with acrylic paints & mediums. A materials list will be provided.