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Larry Moore — Principles of Abstraction

Larry Moore WorkshopInstructor: Larry Moore
Medium: Gouache, Oil, Acrylic Painting
Workshop: July 11–14, 2022 (M-Th)
Class times: 9:00am–4:00ish
Tuition: $650.00
Class Size: 12 (Small class size means more quality time with instructor)

This 4-day class, taught by artist/author Larry Moore, will push you into new territory where growth lives. With a focus on the principles of design and abstraction, you will be shown a system for developing your voice as an artist. The emphasis is on the creative process, exploring new ways to develop a painting, inventive compositions, and how to think and build intent in your work. Many of the exercises in this class are found in Larry’s book on creativity, “Fishing for elephants. Insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity”. It’s not a requirement, but a cursory read of the workbook will give you a leg up on this class… and life. Available through Amazon.com

Larry’s intent is to help each artist find a way that works for them, whether they wish to interpret more, push their process or go fully abstract. He’s worked extensively in almost every medium, so all are welcome. The class is as much a challenge for the advanced artist as it is for the beginner, no specific skill set is required since exploration is the goal. However, some understanding of color and paint handling will be helpful. We start small and end big.

This is an open medium class: oil, acrylic, or gouache are good mediums for this process. Larry will demo in gouache and highly recommends it as a study medium.

Larry Moore BIO

Larry Moore: Artist, author, and instructor/creative coach. I have a diverse background as a visual communicator: Advertising and design, fine art, plein air (location painting), illustration (35 years) where I worked in almost every medium and style you can think of… except maybe egg tempera and marble. And I’ve made kind of an interesting discovery, the creative process behind all of these approaches is pretty much the same.

As an instructor, I am taking my years of acquired knowledge from illustration, graphic design, location painting, teaching Critical thinking, and the aforementioned topics and morphing them together in my work and in what I teach. I give people a way to access the creative spirit and broaden not just the way they paint but the way they think and play.

Larry Moore’s Personal Website: https://www.larrymoorestudios.com
Larry’s Interview with Eric Rhodes: https://www.outdoorpainter.com/pleinair-podcast-215-larry-moore-on-creativity-and-more/

Accommodations & Food

  • Accommodations are not included.
  • The area has some hotels and our own comfy inn. Below are some options to stay near our studio.
    • Wildflower Ranch Inn (859) 481-4576 • Located on the same property as The Art Distillery and is own and operated by Rich Brimer & Carol Henry. Art workshop students who reserve a 4-night minimum during any workshop will receive a 20% discount when booking. We have a limited supply of accommodations for our workshops students. If you wish to book a room with us, please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your space. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required when booking your room.
    • AIRBNB has a few offerings around the area. They vary in price depending on the location.
    • Hampton Inn • (270) 699-4000 • 1125 Loretto Rd, Lebanon, KY 40033. Mention The Art Distillery to receive our corporate discount.
  • Breakfast will be included for those staying at Wildflower Ranch Inn
  • The workshop includes lunch for all 3 days for all students.
  • Dinner: If we go out together, each person will take care of their own dinner bill.

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