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Abstracting Nature

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September 22, 23 & 24, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
3-Day Workshop - $350

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Workshop Description:

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of abstract art and discover the beauty of nature through a unique and exhilarating art workshop led by renowned artist Pat Dews. Join us for "Abstracting Nature," an inspiring journey where you'll learn how to transform the essence of the natural world into vibrant, expressive works of abstract art.

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Pat Dews, a celebrated abstract artist known for her mastery of watercolor and mixed media, will guide participants through an exploration of nature's elements and guide them in the process of abstraction. You'll also delve into the principles of composition, design, and visual storytelling, as Pat guides you in creating dynamic and compelling abstract compositions. She'll share valuable insights on creating movement, rhythm, and balance in your artwork, helping you to infuse your pieces with a sense of energy and life.


Throughout the workshop, Pat will share her vast expertise and innovative techniques, helping you unlock your own artistic vision and tap into the energy and spontaneity of abstract art. Through demonstrations, interactive exercises, and personalized instruction, you'll learn how to capture the essence of nature's forms, colors, and textures while infusing your work with emotion and depth.


By the end of this workshop, you'll have gained a fresh perspective on abstract art, developed new techniques, and honed your ability to translate nature's essence into captivating and evocative artwork. Embark on a transformative artistic journey that will inspire and invigorate your creative spirit!

About the Instructor:

Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the National Collage Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, the Florida Watercolor Society and the San Diego Watercolor Society.


Dews creates experimental works in water media on paper and canvas. She paints the abstract essence of nature. The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, crumbled walls, rusty objects are translated into richly layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated. Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms, transparent and opaque paint - all held together by a basic abstract underlying shape. It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value which produces her award-winning paintings. When Pat paints, it is a lively, fascinating performance as she shows that, with the simplest tools, less can become more, much more. 

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