This week I took a "Beyond Alla Prima – Creative Abstract & Collage Painting" Master Workshop with Tara Funk Grim at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
This workshop was designed to strengthen your voice by clarifying your thoughts, ideas, interests and feelings and guide them into powerful visual statements. We begin the painting working with shapes, sizes, and a sense of balance and visit the effects of initial decisions from layout to completion. The magic in the approach of Beyond Alla Prima is that spontaneity, exploration and discovery are a part of the process. Surprises and new ideas become part of the image as you proceed to layer and integrate collage and papers and acrylic and respond to the materials with experience, intuition, and improvisation.
It's always fun to learn something new, and Tara is such a wonderful artist and a teacher too!