In a painting, composition generally refers to how the parts of the image relate to each other to create a whole. The way in which a painting is composed and the way in which the painting’s elements work together to form a coherent whole is key to the success of a work of art in conveying its message and visually ‘hanging together’. Few beginning artists use the principles of design, such as pattern, contrast, balance and rhythm, to their full advantage.
This 3-day workshop offers an overview of the principles of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. In this informative class, Lalita will delve deep into these concepts, allowing students to gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice of these basic building blocks of the visual arts. She will provide examples of artists who structured the compositions of their paintings in ways that bring the viewer’s attention to the most important elements of the painting by encoding their work with a series of deliberate or intuited visual messages. Participants will then apply this information to further assess photographs, paintings, and their own work.
INSTRUCTOR: Lalita Hamill, AFCA
LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate
DAY: October 12-14 2018
TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Windsong CoHousing, Langley
PRICING: Members $330 / Non-Members $380
Lalita Hamill has been a professional artist for twelve years. She is described by students as being an enthusiastic, knowledgeable person and born teacher who is able to appeal to all levels. Lalita has a philosophy degree and learned traditional painting methods while attending the Vancouver Academy of Art. She runs a successful atelier and art assessment program in the Fraser Valley, and is represented by Gallery 204. Lalita values high quality, technique, creativity, persistence, curiosity, courage, and artistic integrity. "I paint and teach to gently awaken in myself and others that which has been lost, hidden, or buried."