Use big brushes, squirt bottles, splashes, drips, calligraphy and layers of ink washes on large-format paper in this free-play class. This is a non-objective, abstraction-based class, and can include the use of personal reference materials such as photographs. Explore ink properties and develop an abstract awareness and language of your own. We will use black india ink, working from subtle washes to pure black, and open it up to color if desired. Instructor will demonstrate various approaches and assist students with their visions; class-time will be used to create multiple large-scale works on paper.
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 oil canvases and spirited gouache works-on-paper are homages to life forces, weather, plant dynamism, and paint itself. She now lives in Oakland.