Collection Connection Workshop: Gesture & Geometry Painting

Springfield Art Museum workshop

Join Museum Assistant Shauna Smith for an art-making workshop inspired by Gary Bower’s painting Whole Earth Catalog #2, currently on view in Creating an American Identity.

Whole Earth Catalog #2 showcases Bower’s technique of marrying seemingly opposing art styles together. The painting presents the geometric “grid” used commonly by minimalist artists and gestural mark-making used commonly by abstract expressionist painters.

This workshop will reveal techniques Bower uses to achieve the results we see in his finished artwork. Each participant will explore gesture and geometry on an 11 x 17 inch canvas using the main materials of paint and tape.

All skill levels from beginner to expert are welcome. Ages 14 and up. All the materials for this workshop will be provided.