32mailPAT DEWS-Design Abstracts with Zing
August 13 – August 17 2012
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
All Levels
Fee – $585

Learn to think and paint in more abstract ways in this exciting, intense workshop.

Discover new techniques and be exposed to new ideas. Focus is on the elements of texture, shape, value and color and the principles of design. Use unexpected materials to create a textured painting. Create rich surfaces, using acrylic paint techniques, to transform a failed painting. Make an abstract design understructure as a basis for a painting. Learn to plan/paint an abstract painting using a grid design and a strata format. Use collage to learn composition and as a means of change. Learn to crop for good designs. Daily demonstrations and positive critiques help take the “fear out of painting.” Creating rich painting surfaces, learning new techniques and the importance of content in one’s work, students learn to think and stretch their imagination. All painters, working in abstraction or realism, will benefit.

Pat Dews is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the National Collage Society and the National Association of Women Artists. Dews authored Creative Composition & Design and Creative Discoveries in Watermedia. Dews’ has two DVDs, “Designing Great Starts with Texture & Form” and “Lets Get Started Finishing.” Her paintings have also been featured in numerous books and magazines. She teaches both nationally and internationally. Dews’ has served as juror for many National competitions, including the National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition.