Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting Workshop with Michael Smith (In-Person)
Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this one-day workshop, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery. View/download the materials list.
Note: This workshop is held in conjunction with Michael Smith's Cerulean Collective exhibition, on view June 1 - 26, 2022.
Sunday, June 26
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register by: June 19
Michael Smith is a member of the Cerulean Arts Collective with a long-standing interest in graphic compositions. Initially trained as a printmaker with an MFA from Tyler School of Art, he has worked with the relationship of flat shapes, forms and color for over 30 years in a variety of mediums. Most of his finished works begin as quick sketches either from memory or a photograph. Ideas are often redrawn and change over time and with further exploration. Smith also holds a Master of Teaching in the Visual Arts from University of the Arts, and has worked with teenagers and adults throughout his career as an artist and educator.
Top: Michael Smith, Chesapeake 2, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"
Bottom: Michael Smith in his studio