Yesterday I conducted a very successful art class in the beautiful country town of Evandale in Northern Tasmania. The aim of this class was to promote abstract art. All my students were keen artists but some had never ventured into the world of abstraction before. Over the next week I shall post some examples of their work.
After an introduction to the theme of the day, I gave each student a black and white square. You may recognise it as a tyre mark. What it represents is unimportant, what it inspires is the issue. After placing a square somewhere on their canvas or paper, students were asked to draw out from the square’s edges and finally remove the square and draw in the remainder of the composition. The results were so broad in concept and technique that I’m sure you will enjoy viewing the work in the coming days. I will also elaborate on my reasons for this topic.