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The Spiritual in Art

with Bob Williams

All Welcome
Date
October 22, 23
Time
Cost
9am - 3pm
$175

About the Workshop

This workshop will examine the spiritual in art through non-objective and figurative abstraction. The focus will be on acrylic paint, but students are welcome to bring any water-based paint. Each class will begin with simple chair yoga and a short meditation. There will also be a short presentation and discussion on different artists’ use of abstraction. We will analyze the primary elements that make strong compositions, while allowing imaginations and intuitive skills to evolve. Through a series of exercises, students will be encouraged to experiment with mark making, colour, composition, and structure to develop their own personal imagery.

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Paint Brushes

Material List

Please bring your own acrylic paints, matte medium, brushes, pallet knives, 9” x 12” mixed media drawing book, two small canvases, a pallet, water containers, paper towels, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, scissors, a glue stick and a pair of disposable gloves. We have some basic supplies on-site if any of these are difficult for you to access.

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Your Instructor

Bob Williams

Much of Robert's work is a form of journal, a stream of consciousness in his daily practice of art making. Images range from abstract to more recognizable simplified subjects that relate to the world around and within.


Robert has a Bachelor of Fine Art with an Art History Minor from NSCAD University and a diploma from Conestoga College of Applied Art and Technology in Kitchener, Ontario. He teaches classes with NSCAD University's Extended Studies, has been a drawing instructor at Eastern College, and was on the faculty at McKenzie College teaching Classical Animation, Graphic Design and Drawing.