Course dates: February 18th - 20th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)
This course has developed from the exciting work done by Seawhite students on previous Painting and Pattern Courses. We will continue our exploration of Congolese Kuba cloth following in the footsteps of Klee, Picasso and in particular Mattisse. We will also look at what its role might have been in the development of modernist abstraction and later process based abstraction. There will be slidehows of relevant historical and contemporary artists each morning and discussions reflecting on the development of studio work at appropriate points throughout the course. On this 3 day practical course we will start by making drawn and painted studies directly from my collection of Kuba Cloths before developing the abstract, material and spatial qualities into exciting new and personal paintings. The emphasis will be on experimentation and breaking new ground rather than the creation of finished work.
This is a stand alone course but can be done in conjunction with Painting and Pattern 1.