Abstract Composition

Julia Ricketts

August 05, 2017 – August 06, 2017
9:30am – 4:30pm
$215
All Levels Welcome

Julia Ricketts is a painter with a twenty-year career of exhibitions in the Northwest. She holds a BFA from Alfred University and has received grants from 4Culture and the The King County Arts Commission as well as residencies at Centrum and the Pilchuck Glass School. Her work is held in the collections of Microsoft, Oregon Health Sciences University, the Tacoma Art Museum, and in numerous private collections. Visit www.juliaricketts.com to see more.

Description

Explore the impact of color on abstract compositions of your own creation. Students develop a vocabulary of original shapes and place them into collages. These studies are then used as references for color interpretations executed in chalk pastel. A variety of color palettes are considered for their expressive and associative qualities. The work of modern and contemporary artists provides a wider context for our explorations.

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  • Pencils, including one white or silver pencil
  • Ruler and Clear Triangle
  • Scissors
  • Brown, black, and white conte crayons – 2B
  • Assorted charcoal or charcoal pencils that the student may own already
  • Later in the quarter: A small set of soft pastels or NuPastels (12 – 24 colors) …NO OIL PASTELS please
  • A small assortment of colored pencils or markers
  • Blending stumps
  • Assorted erasers
  • 2 – 3 glue sticks and YES paste (optional)
  • TWO spiral bound sketchbooks 14” x 17 or 18” x 24” with good quality all-media paper with a light tooth.  One sketchbook is for collage, one is for drawings.
  • Later in the quarter: four sheets pastel paper in grey, taupe or neutral color 20” x 30” or a pad pastel paper in assorted tones.
  • 3M White Removable tape, “Post It Tape”, or blue painter’s 1” tape
  • Spray fixative (if you have a can please bring it; we can share)
  • Collage papers: Week 1 brown and black will be provided; you can also bring some neutral papers such as grey, taupe, light textures if you have. Colored papers may be used later in the quarter.