Abstraction as a Personal Language

Workshop Date:June 25 - June 28

When: Monday-Thursday, 1:30-4:30pm

Sessions: 4

Price: $325

Teaching Artist: Anna Fox Ryan

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*This was a Summer 2018 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

In this course, you will create abstract imagery from some of your most powerful memories. Anna will guide students in translating their inner self onto the canvas through nonrepresentational forms. Anna blends theory and personal perspectives on abstraction with the formal issues of composition, color, shape organization, and mark making. Students will have opportunities for quick experimentation as well as longer form paintings while developing a personal visual language.  At the end of the week, you will have built a personal catalog of abstract imagery that expresses the parts of yourself for which there are no words.

Anna Fox Ryan's studio is based in Arizona.

Anna Fox’s work blends her luscious approach to painting with her studies in evolving consciousness and Shamanic energy medicine. Her metaphysical vision is expressed in her abstract paintings, conveying maps of energy flow which radiate through her intuitive use of color. She holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and has trained in Shamanic Medicine with the Four Winds Society. Her work hangs in collections of prominent individuals and institutions throughout the US and Europe. Anna Fox has been a color expert and Artist Representative with Gamblin Artist Colors since 2009. She has been awarded residencies with Visionary Artist Alex Grey at CoSM, the Barnes Artist Residency in Italy, and ArtHub in Kingman AZ. Her work hung in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2016 & 2017 and in 2013, her paintings were presented by Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia, PA. Anna Fox Ryan is represented by Grand Bohemian Gallery in Savannah, GA.