Summer into Fall Abstract Painting Workshop Series
Instructor: Mellissa Morris
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm (30 minute lunch break at noon) please provide your own lunch
Cost: Members $105 | Non-Members $125
Day: Saturdays: June 27th; July 25th; August 29th; September 26th
This four part series can be taken as singular classes or can be taken all together as an advanced concentration in abstract painting. Each workshop will focus on an overall theme with correlating exercises.
June 27th: Working Through the Elements
July 25th: Color Subjective and Objective
August 29th: Composition and Design
September 26th: Collage and Drawing Media
Each workshop is designed for Abstract painters interested in exploring more deeply the fundamentals elements that come together to create a successful and meaningful abstract painting. Several exercises will be given to help initiate and inspire authenticity in each artist”s own personal painting voice. Hands-on demonstrations, techniques, compositional principles, and color theories will be explored and discussed. Drawing, painting, and collage materials will be used to invite play and discovery. These intense, concentrated workshops emphasize creating and exploring the process of making abstract art work. Be prepared to paint and work on several pieces. BRING AN APRON OR WEAR AN OLD SHIRT!
Some supplies and materials will be provided for special exercises
Brushes BIG BIG BIG–no small watercolor brushes! Well, maybe one
Pointy tipped-palette knife
Paint–water based, for workshop(s): advisable to buy a small starter set (inks, acrylic, gauche, or watercolor)
LARGE pad of Bristol or watercolor paper no smaller than 18”x24”
Oil pastels OR watercolor crayons OR paint markers
Containers for water and paper towels
Anything else you may want to use in your practice
Instructor Bio: Mellissa Morris is currently the artist in residence for the town of Barnstable, she lives and works in a creative Art Space open to the public year-round. Mellissa has shown her work throughout Cape Cod and new England. Mellissa has been teaching Abstract Painting and drawing courses for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in fine arts Painting, and is a certified practitioner in Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation, and energy Reiki Healing. Born and raised on Cape Cod Mass, Mellissa is the eldest daughter of seven children, Mother of her only daughter Lilly and her two cats, Nido and Leo. If Mellissa isn’t at her studio making and creating copious amounts of work, you can find her at her owned and operated restaurant The Little Sandwich Shop in Hyannis. More about Mellissa and her work can be found at Mellissamorris.com
Artist Statement: I think that this world and my human experience is a phenomenal and magical happening. There are so many unexplainable truths regarding cycles, the spirit, the endless universe, and our humble human existence. In my work I record and research my memories and my imagination to become closer to the interconnectivity of this massive system of life. With paint I transform emotions into color, experiences into shapes, and imagination and spirit into material.