exploring abstraction

Exploring Abstraction Summer Intensive

We’re so excited to have Merryn return in summer and host her popular EXPLORING ABSTRACTION INTENSIVE!

Over 2 days you will explore abstract strategies for creating work through a series of structured exercises exploring abstract strategies for creating work and generating ideas.  Working from unique still life setups you will incorporate some of the fundamental elements of drawing and painting to help push your perception towards a more abstract approach.

For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Exploring Abstraction in April

Join artist Merryn Trevethan for her EXPLORING ABSTRACTION INTENSIVE workshop this April!

Over 2 weeks you will explore abstract strategies for creating work through a series of structured exercises exploring abstract strategies for creating work and generating ideas.  Working from unique still life setups you will incorporate some of the fundamental elements of drawing and painting to help push your perception towards a more abstract approach.

Places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.

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Exploring Abstraction with Merryn Trevethan!

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Merryn returns to The Art Room and is hosting her popular EXPLORING ABSTRACTION INTENSIVE workshop!

Through a series of structured exercises you will explore abstract strategies for creating work and generating ideas.  Working from unique still life setups you will incorporate some of the fundamental elements of drawing and painting to help push your perception towards a more abstract approach.

You will experiment with different types of lines, gesture and mark making, while considering the role of composition, scale and the picture plane in the creation of dynamic artworks.  The importance of negative space in creating form and space will be explored.

The workshop is on Sunday 21st August, places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.

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Workshops with Merryn!

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We’re so excited to have Merryn Trevethan return to The Art Room and host some workshops with us before she returns to Singapore!

COLOURMIXMASTER
17th and 23rd March
Learn the fundamentals of colour mixing over 2 intensive sessions and take the mystery out of colour mixing once and for all!

EXPLORING ABSTRACTION INTENSIVE
19th and 20th March
Through a series of structured exercises you will explore abstract strategies for creating work and generating ideas.  Working from unique still life setups you will incorporate some of the fundamental elements of drawing and painting to help push your perception towards a more abstract approach.

ACRYLIC ADVENTURES: TEXTURED TERRAIN
9th April
A jam-packed 1 day intensive adventure in all things acrylic where you’ll get your creative juices flowing!  Create your own mixed media artworks using a wide range of exciting new acrylic techniques and materials.

PLACES ARE LIMITED
BOOK NOW

Exploring Abstraction Intensive

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Merryn Trevethan returns with the popular EXPLORING ABSTRACTION INTENSIVE workshop!

Through a series of structured exercises you will explore abstract strategies for creating work and generating ideas.  Working from unique still life setups you will incorporate some of the fundamental elements of drawing and painting to help push your perception towards a more abstract approach.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March
10am – 3:30pm

All the details and to book click HERE.

Exploring Abstraction Intensive with Merryn Trevethan

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It was great to have Merryn back with us at The Art Room while she was home for a quick visit!  She hosted the Exploring Abstraction Intensive and it booked out quickly (as her classes often do!)  and she’ll be back with us next year so please join the mailing list to be notified of her upcoming workshops!

Teacher Feature – Merryn Trevethan

Hi my name is Merryn Trevethan.  I am The Art Room’s Foreign Correspondent!  I am currently based in the hot and sweaty, cultural melting pot that is Singapore – but while in Melbourne, I choose to teach at The Art Room.

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My practice is painting based but includes a large amount of drawing and spatial installations.  It would be fair to say that all of these aspects of my practice are strongly rooted in a love of colour!  I teach workshops that explore abstraction, colour mixing in Colour Mixmaster and of course, I also teach my Acrylic Adventures series of workshops using a massive range of GOLDEN Acrylic Paints, Gels, Pastes and mediums.  This series includes Image Transfer intensives, Mono-printing without a press, Textured Terrain, Getting a grip on Gels and Grounds and more.  I am a Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator- having undergone extensive training  with the Head of GOLDEN’s Working Artist Program- Patti Brady, in 2010.  I love the intense colours and modern pigments that GOLDEN Acrylics have and I love sharing in the experimentation which inevitably occurs when you put this incredible range of innovative materials in the hands of students.

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While my work might appear fairly abstract it has a solid foundation in observational drawing.  This led me to develop my Exploring Abstraction classes.  It might seem unusual to be teaching abstraction via observational drawing but I have found this to be a fantastic hook on which to hang strategies that will help students to generate strong abstract works while incorporating fundamental elements of painting and drawing such as line, form, negative space, shape, and colour.  I love watching the students rise to the challenges set and to see the beginnings of their own abstract language emerge.

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I enjoy that all my classes can benefit both beginners and the more experienced artist alike.  From helping students to see the world a little differently through my Exploring Abstraction classes to experimenting with innovative techniques and quality art materials that will help you create the type of artwork you want to make.  My classes aim to give others the tools, information and a little inspiration to continue on their path to finding and exploring their own visual language.

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Merryn is returning to teach one last workshop for the year Exploring Abstraction Intensive which is on November 15th.  Places are limited and Merryn’s classes are always popular so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.