7/6 | Dumbo Drink and Draw: Sally Novak / Painting Abstract Landscapes

GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING AT DUMBO DRINK AND DRAW, PRESENTED BY THE DUMBO IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT + POWERED BY CREATIVELY WILD ART STUDIO!

Work with some of Dumbo's best artists in the inspiring Dumbo Archway. These workshops are specially designed for adult artists. All levels are welcome. Drinks available for purchase from Dumbo Station.

Prior registration is required with two ticket type options:

1) $20 PER PERSON for all art supplies

2) FREE if you bring your own materials (you must still reserve your spot by “purchasing” a ticket).

Easels or tables supplied for all participants.

GET TIX HERE: https://www.creativelywildartstudio.com/dumbo-drink-draw-summer

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ON JULY 6: SALLY NOVAK - "Painting Abstract Landscapes"

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Sally Novak (@sallynovak3) is one of our leading artists at our studio (@CWASDumbo) and has been with our studio since its inception and is a favorite with our students. At the moment, she heads up our online program. Sally Novak is an award-winning Brooklyn-based artist by way of California; she moved to Brooklyn in 2004. She works in a variety of media, including oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paper, found objects, and recycled materials. Her current works are environmental explorations on paper rendered in acrylics, graphite, and oil pastels. Her deconstructed topographies are influenced by the natural forms of land, air, and water. Her recent works express a deep concern for our endangered environment and how it’s affecting all forms of life on the planet. Each painting prompts the viewer to consider the necessity to be responsible custodians of our planet among the climate change deniers. What action, no matter how small, can each of us do to stem the tide of climate change? Sally's work is collected worldwide. 

Project: Turn your favorite landscapes into provocative, abstract compositions! In this fun and educational session, we will work with fluid abstraction to learn about genre, place and scale, and color and light to create form. Work from personal subject matter and/or photos of your favorite places to create a masterpiece in acrylic paint that you can hang proudly in your own home! By the end of this experience, you'll have learned new skills to apply to future artistic endeavors and developed creative confidence.

Supplies:

  • canvas 9"x12 or 11" x 14"
  • acrylic paints: titanium white,  magenta, teal blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, prussian blue, ultramarine blue, mars black, dioxazine purple, raw umber
  • brushes (1" flat, 1/2' flat, small round brush)
  • palette knives
  • Paper towels or rags
  • water container for brushes
  • aprons 
  • Landscape image from which to work