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Exploring Abstraction

9-Session Daytime Course

Thursday, October 10 to December 12, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)
Code: 1K00QL

By Delna Dastur

Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, and shape as they relate to composition. Learn to create exciting and innovative works of art using a series of drawing, painting, and collage exercises designed to examine nontraditional ways of handling traditional materials and subject matter. The time-honored media of charcoal and pastel, as well as the newer liquid acrylic glazes and media, are used.

This is a process-oriented class with an emphasis on finding a more intuitive way of working. An examination of contemporary art, including a brief visit to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, provides a comprehensive look at abstract art. Critiques and group discussion contribute to the process.

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Instructor: Delna Dastur

9 sessions; 3.5 hours each (no class Nov. 28)

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)