February 23–25, 2022 ∙ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$100 ∙ Call 865-436-5860 To Register
Interested in abstraction but you don’t know where to start? Or are you looking to expand your existing language of abstraction? This class is for you! Use both dry and wet media on paper to experiment with a variety of techniques and approaches. Explore and develop a personal language through abstraction. Topics covered include the use of symbolism, mark-making, pattern and texture, abstraction from observation, psychological landscapes, the sociological meanings of color, and history of abstraction.
Instructor ∙ Lena Schmid
Lena Schmid’s paintings explore how time functions as a physical force, especially how its poetics and physics relate to the confounding experience of chronic pain. Using richly textured luminous surfaces, movement without discernible speed, and cleaving imagery, her work references the kind of slow, strange change experienced in a space long inhabited: be it a body, a well-known landscape, or the cosmos. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Lena’s work has been included in exhibitions at New Release Gallery and the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, and she has been an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project (NY), and The TIDES Institute (ME). In 2020, Lena was awarded a Printmaking Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Lena is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist in Residence.