Family Art Webinar: Kandinsky's Concentric Circles

 

Free/Donation Art Workshop

 

Monday 3rd August 6.30pm -7.30pm

(please leave aside at least one hour for this workshop)

 

Wassily Kandinsky 1866 – 13 December 1944 was a Russian painter and art theorist and is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. Just like Shakespeare on literature, and Sigmund Freud on psychology, Wassily Kandinsky's impact on abstract art is tremendous. Kandinsky's artistic output in terms of volume and consistent quality is phenomenal and matched by very few artists in any generation. Kandinsky's analyses on forms and colours result from the painter's inner experience. He spent years creating abstract, sensorially rich paintings, working with form and colour, tirelessly observing his own paintings and those of other artists, noting their effects on his sense of colour.

For Kandinsky, colour meant more than just a visual component of a picture. Colour is its soul. In his books, he described his own perspective on how colours interacted with each other and with the spectator in detail and very poetically. Moreover, Kandinsky was a synaesthete, i.e. he could ‘hear colours’ and ‘see sounds.’

 

The influence of Wassily Kandinsky art theory and paintings during the artist's lifetime was considerable, his writings laid the groundwork for 20th-century movements like Abstract Expressionism. Later artists such as Jackson Pollock would inform their own unique vision with Kandinsky's theories. Mark Rothko and his contemporaries in the Color Field school reprised Kandinsky's emphasis on the emotional power of color, and members of the Neo-Expressionist movement in the 1980s were subject to Kandinsky's influence as well. Perhaps more than any other master of his era, Wassily Kandinsky forever changed the way both artists and the world at large would approach - and appreciate - visual art.

So, this is probably righteous that after a century, it is not one of his compositions – which he himself considered as his main achievements – but this small drawing that has become one of Kandinsky’s most popular works. Squares with Concentric Circles (Farbstudie - Quadrate und konzentrische Ringe), perhaps, Kandinsky's most recognizable work, is not actually a full-fledged picture. This drawing is a small study on how different colour combinations are perceived that the painter used in his creative process as a support material.

PS: Interestingly, by arranging circles in such manner, the painter unconsciously created a piece of art in the Serial Imagery technique (e.g. Andy Warhol’s famous Marilyn Diptych).

 

During this workshop we will have a short discussion about Wassily Kandinsky, colour theory + the spiritual in art, before delving in to process ourselves to create a watercolour sketch of concentric circles, within squares. The workshop is all about process, relationship of art to music, an exploration of the deepest and most authentic motives for making art, the “internal necessity” that impels us opening ourselves to the sensory nature of colour. Watercolour Painting + Meditation = Art Therapy

 

What materials do you need?


• Ideally 300 gms Watercolour paper or  220gms A3 catridge paper
 (include smaller A4 paper for experiments) 
• Indian Ink or Watercolour paint, make and quality will have an impact on the outcome
• Paint mixing palette, paper towels, rinse water,
• Large round watercolour brush.
• Soft 2b/3b Pencil, rubber.

• Permanent ink fineliner or very fine sharpie pen.

• Hairdryer (parental guidance please)

 

We have a range of watercolours and affordable watercolour paper in our materials shop - take a look at our simple watercolour kit!

 

 

Artreach Studios has been leading the way in art workshops and established its reputation through delivering consistently high standard art workshops that are fun and accessible! The workshops are designed + instructed by professional artists and you will be led in a step by step method in an easy to follow process with clear instructions. We have been able to broaden our reach and offer our proven method of ongoing learning process through live streamed art webinars direct to your home for your convenience!

 

Artreach Studios provide opportunities for everyone to learn from the Masters + living artists + create an artwork inspired by other exciting themes!  We help build skills in all mediums - painting + drawing + ceramics + printmaking + mixed media + more. Take a look at our website and social media pages for more information to find out what we have been up to!

 

Webinar Highlights:

✶ A little Art History + Art discussion

✶ Mindful guided down time with watercolours

✶ Intuitive sketching + painting + a little colour theory

✶ Children + Family Art Workshop (age guide 5 +)

✶ Step by step demos and instruction

✶ Responding to colour

✶ Freedom to express your imagination and encourage creative confidence

✶ Fun Art Project (always!)

 

FAQs
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?
We use age as a guide and recommend this workshop for  children + familily groups


Source material

Source material is posted on our pinterest page the night before the event so that you can prepare. Having two apps (tablet, phone, laptop or desktop, one with source and the other to view class is ideal!)


How do I  access the event?

Your ticket with a unique access link to the webinar event will be sent to you with this purchase, register 15 minutes prior to the start time to avoid last minute issues, click on the link and add to your calendar!

 

Download the Zoom app and link on ticket takes you directly to the event on Zoom webinar, read the information on your ticket and save in a safe place just incase! Last minute sign in issues (message us via facebook messenger or email hello@artreachiom.com). 

 

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This workshop is organised on a free or donation basis - we want to provide as many people as possible with access so that they can enjoy the benefits of art process, with a little historical context, however the running of our classes and venue relies upon income from classes and purchase of materials and our hand crafted artworks.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us hello@artreachiom.com Or tel: 01624 803689 (leave a message or). Please bear in mind although we have an answering machine in operation during those hours we cannot guarantee we will receive the message when not on site.

 

For urgent enquiries please email or message us via our facebook page.

 

ALL IN PERSON ART WORKSHOPS INCLUDE A SNACK AND DRINK BREAK - SO WHY NOT PREPARE SOMETHING IN ADVANCE? 


Thank you for booking and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Family Art Webinar: Kandinsky's Concentric Circles: 3rd August

£8.00Price
  • We are offering this workshop to you on either a free or donation basis. If you feel able to contribute, we are most grateful - otherwise you can help by purchasing other workshops :)

    Discount codes are:

    For free use: KANDINSKYLIVE 
    To donate £3 use code: DONATE3

    To donate £4 use code: DONATE4
    To donate £5 use code: DONATE5

    All the donate codes reduce the total cost to the specified amount.

  • Why not take a look at our fab kits! Starting from £5.50!!!
    Too late to post? Why not select the collection option!

    • Ideally 300 gms Watercolour paper or 220gms A3 catridge paper (include smaller A4 paper for experiments)

    • Indian Ink or Watercolour paint, make and quality will have an impact on the outcome

    • Paint mixing palette, paper towels, rinse water

    • Large round watercolour brush.

    • Soft 2b/3b Pencil, rubber.

    • Permanent ink fineliner or very fine sharpie pen.

    • Hairdryer (parental guidance please)

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