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David M. Kessler

David M. Kessler

David M. Kessler

David M. Kessler

David M. Kessler

David M. Kessler

Instructor: David M. Kessler
BIGGER, FASTER, FRESHER,
LOOSER ABSTRACT PAINTING

December 4–7, 2018 (Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
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All levels

 

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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Here is some of what we’ll cover:

• How to loosen up and paint spontaneously with no pre-planning
• How to use big brushes and lots of juicy paint
• How to paint from your heart, not your head
• How to create fresh beautiful color without making “mud”
• Art business information
• And much more!

This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.

This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
DAVID M. KESSLER is a nationally recognized abstract painter, workshop painting instructor, author and juror dedicated to helping people become better painters, period. Through live workshops, books, videos and online training programs he helps painters, both amateur and professional alike, to loosen up their painting style, understand art design fundamentals and discover the joy and freedom of abstract painting. Painting that comes from the heart, not the head. He is the author of Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workbook, and founder of Abstract Painting Academy, Design Fundamentals for the Artist and Abstract Painting Insider. His paintings can be found in corporate collections in North Carolina and private collections worldwide. He works out of his studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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