Augusta Hyland Wilson Abstract Painting Class
About the Class:
You know all those thoughts you have about what it means to be a painter? Let's make them happen!
This class is all about abstract painting and relishing in the materials. Led by Atlanta-based abstract artist Augusta Wilson, we will use her current Fall Collection of paintings as inspiration to create your very own abstract painting. Using acrylic paint on a 16" x 16" canvas, learn how to layer color, use different types of palette knives and brushes, play with negative space, navigate the composition of an abstract work of art, and some fun surprises.
All materials provided in pricing. Please come with an open mind and ready to try new techniques!
Even if you can't join the class, stop by during the day on October 22nd to meet Augusta and have a chance to purchase some of her most recent paintings and prints from 1pm-6pm.
About the Artist:
Augusta Hyland Wilson is an Atlanta-based painter and owner of Augusta Wilson Studio. She has a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and a MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. In addition to producing all original paintings and merchandise for the studio, Wilson provides fine artist consulting to fellow creatives.
She is interested in art that is both accessible and thought provoking. Wilson wants to bridge the gap between paintings that belong in MOMA and paintings that match your sofa. She believes you can have the best of both worlds.
Her paintings explore the interplay between fun and sophistication. Bright colors, bold texture, and imaginative mark-making are constantly in rotation as she paints. Going from canvas to canvas, Wilson works and reworks to create paintings that are both complex and aesthetically pleasing. You could say that her process is quite visceral. More often than not the shear physicality of painting is her driving force. That physicality, that energy, allows her to celebrate what it is to be a painter. Wilson relishes in the process, the medium, and therefore creates a look that is the perfect way to complete a room, while allowing you to find a new pocket of excitement every time you admire it.