Use big brushes, squirt bottles, splashes, drips, calligraphy and layers of ink washes on large-format paper in this free-play class. Explore ink properties and develop an abstract awareness and language of your own. The instructor will guide you through a series of gestural and conceptual exercises.We will start with black india ink, and then open up to mixed media of your choice, according to each student’s personal vision. Class-time will be used to create multiple large-scale works on paper. This is a non-objective, abstraction-based class, but can include the use of personal reference materials such as photographs as students work towards an individualized final project.
Alice Gould received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College or Art and Design, both in the field of Painting. She moved to San Francisco after attending RISD and returned again after grad school, participating in shows at Adobe Books and other local venues as a member of the vital community of artists in the Mission District. Adventure and wilderness exploration have guided her from city to country to wilderness, and back again. Nature informs her work: large to tiny oil canvases and spirited gouache works-on-paper are homages to life forces, weather, plant dynamism, and paint itself.View Gallery »