Visual Art School Basel, Tramstrasse 66, 4142 Münchenstein
Mo–Fr 9.00–17.00 Uhr (lunch break 12.30–14.00 Uhr)
CHF 550.– incl. basic material (normal)
CHF 400.– incl. basic material (students)
"Reduction as Enrichment"
12 - 16 July 2021
When we hear the word "reduction", we often associate it in everyday life with renunciation or a decision against something.
At the same time, however, reduction can also be a decision for something, such as achieving clarity and the competence to make conscious decisions.
In this summer course, we will learn all about clarity in reduced painting.
In order to approach this, we will explore the organic forms and qualities of nature in painting and drawing and set out on the path of reduction with specific exercises.
The following questions will guide us:
Technique: ink, watercolour, gouache, pigments, collage, drawing
"Searching for traces", 6 - 10 July 2020
at the Visual Art School Basel, Münchenstein - www.visualartschool.ch
We go on a journey in search for answers by drawing and painting with the aim of finding our own expressiveness in the reduction.
The driving force behind this process is as important as the trace
itself. For this we experiment primarily with ink, watercolor, collage and, in addition to the usual brushes, we also use the traces of nature (woods, panicles, etc.) to create new traces.
Depending on the interest and the (remaining) time, we will recycle old
traces (used paper) and create our own paper.