Light and Color: Abstract Painting Techniques

Light and Color: Abstract Painting Techniques

Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994), Basel Mural I, 1956–58, Oil on canvas, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist, © Sam Francis Foundation, California/ Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Holly Gillette

Experiment using abstract painting techniques with artist and educator Holly Gillette. Students explore the Norton Simon’s collections and discover how artists use color to express themselves. Focusing on Sam Francis’s Basel Mural I and Basel Mural III, Fragment 1 and Fragment 2, students consider Francis’s painting techniques and create their own acrylic paintings inspired by the leading painter of light and color.


The course is free, and space is limited to 18 participants. All materials are provided.
Meets in Entrance Gallery
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