Get Started On Your Abstract Painting Journey! Activate The Canvas With Intuitive Mark Making
A year of access to the course that will get you started creating abstract paintings. Learn how to loosen up, activate the canvas, and breathe life into your creations. Get inspired to go into your studio and paint! Register now.
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I'm so excited to invite you to Activating The Canvas! This is a self directed, independent study abstract painting course where you'll explore and experiment deeply with your own personal lexicon and gestural expression and mark making.
Throughout the course you'll also explore your inner landscape that affects your art as well as your life. Loosen up, play and fuel your creative fire. Take your art into new, astonishing directions by cultivating your ability to experiment. Accelerate your progress as an abstract artist. Start Activating The Canvas and begin your artist's journey TODAY!
Are you painting with aliveness and wonder? Are you listening to the yearnings of your heart? Do you long to create your deepest work?
Hi, I'm Dr. Nancy Hillis. I’ve been an artist and existential psychiatrist for over 20 years and I'm passionate about creativity, aliveness and meaning.
I've experimented with abstract painting for years. Several years ago I created a television program 'Creativity & Consciousness' where I interviewed artists on their creative process. One of the things I learned is that artists in every genre grapple with fear and self doubt and that the interior landscape affects everything!
I believe that abstract painting is a powerful way of getting at meaning and that art is a mirror that reflects our lives…the canvas reflects back our feelings, moods, interior states, and life.
I've guided thousands of artists in creating their deepest, most alive and meaningful work and I would love to guide you too!
Module 1: Welcome To Activating The Canvas
Welcome to Activating The Canvas. You'll explore and reflect on your big 'Why' for creating as well as complete The Artist's Journey Workbook where you'll delve into your internal landscape that affects everything in your art and life. Lessons on Why Your Why Matters will lead you into video demonstrations revealing that you have your own personal lexicon, you own gestural signature and expression that is immediate, intuitive and unique. Video demonstrations of the power of exploratory studies in developing and strengthening your work will be explored in this first module. You'll further work with the concepts of Simplicity & Constraint and learn that within constraints are an infinity of possibilities for your art. You'll experiment with The Expressive Vocabulary Of Mark Making and explore the unlimited possibilities of your own expression.
Module 2: The Expressive Vocabulary Of Mark Making
In this module you'll reflect upon mark making and you'll learn about the power of gestural mark making for expressing feeling. You'll learn ways to expand your expressive vocabulary of mark making and how to incorporate the concepts of simplicity, constraint & predominance into your work.
Module 3: Cultivate An Attitude Of Experimentation
In this module you'll reflect upon your experience of experimentation and you'll learn the value and potency of employing an experimental mindset in your art making and studio practice. You'll experiment with automatic drawing and be challenged to continue creating exploratory studies and experimental works.
Module 4: Activate The Canvas
In this module you'll reflect upon activating the canvas and allowing yourself to step into the unknown as you create. You'll learn how to work with flux, veiling and covering. You'll explore flux and building up the surface of your painting. You'll learn how to create visual contrast and how to intuitively compose as you paint.
Module 5: What's Next For You On Your Artist's Journey
In this closing module, you'll reflect upon your ongoing Artist's Journey. You'll explore what's next for you and where you want to go in your art. There are bonus videos on creating rhythmic starts and how to incorporate rhythmic starts into a painting.