ONSITE: Painting Abstract with Color

Starting with a basic color wheel we'll learn the elements of color and practice color mixing and color matching using the grid painting technique. Then we'll apply what we've learned to color experiments and free studies done as paper collages. By the end of class, we'll translate our paper collage "studies" into gouache paintings.

Special Notes

  • Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.
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About the Instructor

Mathew Gasparek

Mat Gasparek earned an MFA in Painting+Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with minor degrees in Philosophy and Art History/Criticism.

Mat has exhibited in a number of group shows including, Zone of Totality at Fernwey in Chicago IL, and Whateverbeing at Present Company in Brooklyn NY, with a recent solo exhibition Not There at Page Bond Gallery. He has been an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center and Azule in Hot Springs, NC. He was adjunct faculty in Art Foundations at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Department of Art & Design at Virginia State University. Mat is the founder and co-director of the online artist run co-op Flat Rate Contemporary.

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ONSITE: Painting Abstract with Color

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March 27 - May 156 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $225.00
Member Tuition: $202.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Mathew Gasparek
Level: All Levels