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Abstract Workshop w/Cristiana Rioli
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abstract art is about expression. In this one-day workshop you will learn to listen your instinct and create two beautiful miniature abstract paintings.
We will start your creative journey by scribbling on 6- by 6-inch wood boards with different mark making tools. We will add a little bit of collage using bleeding tissue paper and we will then apply multiple layers of acrylics to create dimension and transparency. Final accent will be added with soft and oil pastels. This is an exciting project for both experienced artists and novices. You do not need any previous experience to join us. Bring your creativity and curiosity! Cost is $95. Stop by or call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to register.
Artist’s Statement: Painting is my therapy. As humans, we need to analyze, organize and understand our emotions and fears, and using a canvas as a vehicle for introspection is particularly effective to me. My art is based on love, acceptance, and forgiveness. I use my inner voice and feelings to paint. Through them, I project my inspirations and forge the perfect balance of colors, shapes, and lights.