Course Description:


This is a follow up to David Hornung’s Abstraction Through Collage workshop. Students will independently produce new work in a relaxed studio setting with the instructor’s support. As before, classroom discussion will engage formal issues, creative strategies, and the expressive character of abstraction. Studio work will be supplemented by demonstrations and slide presentations. Students may explore a range of techniques including painted paper, surface treatments, and photo montage. Recommended for students who have previously taken Abstraction Through Collage. Students will gain further development of collage technique and formal acumen.



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Collage is a wonderful format for experimentation and artistic growth. An improvisational medium, it is essentially a dialogue between intention and chance. In this three-day workshop students work with hand painted papers to create numerous small collages with an emphasis on experimentation and play. Classroom discussion will center on formal attributes, creative strategies, and the psychological experience of abstract form. The workshop atmosphere is relaxed and supportive with studio work supplemented by demonstrations and slide presentations. Recommended for artists and designers at all levels.



Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that reveal color structure, its inter-relational nature and useful strategies for color harmony. Zoom time is devoted to illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. Class meets for six, three-hour sessions on alternate days (MWF), the off-days are reserved for work sessions. Because the class meets intermittently, there is ample time to complete assignments. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers I.


Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that reveal color structure, its inter-relational nature and useful strategies for color harmony. Zoom time is devoted to illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. Class meets for six, three-hour sessions on alternate days (MWF), the off-days are reserved for work sessions. Because the class meets intermittently, there is ample time to complete assignments. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art. (If you are interested in taking a class at "Hornung Online Studio" please contact David directly at: hornung@adelphi.edu.)



Course Description:


Painted paper collage and textile construction are naturally interrelated. Both involve building art out of pre-made parts and both allow for radical improvisation in color and design. But, because collage work is far less time-consuming, it is the perfect format for the development of general design skills or the rehearsal of ideas that may be used later in quilt design. It is also, in its own right, an art form with a rich tradition in modern and contemporary art.

 

In this class we will explore collage using painted paper with a variety of techniques. Work will be modest in size (under 8 x 11) to facilitate productivity. Each student will pursue her own design sensibility at her own pace. The goal is to produce a body of work in a supportive studio atmosphere with technical help, thoughtful discussion, and critique.

(If you are interested in taking a class at "Hornung Online Studio" please contact David directly at: hornung@adelphi.edu.)



Course Description:


This is a follow up to David Hornung’s "Abstraction Through Collage 1" workshop. Students will independently produce new work in a relaxed studio setting with the instructor’s support. As before, classroom discussion will engage formal issues, creative strategies, and the expressive character of abstraction. Studio work will be supplemented by demonstrations and slide presentations. Students may explore a range of techniques including painted paper, surface treatments, and photo montage. Recommended for students who have previously taken Abstraction Through Collage. Students will gain further development of collage technique and formal acumen.



Lecture- "Handmade Light: Color in Traditional and Contemporary Quilts" (April 19) followed by workshop- "Investigating Color with Paper and Glue" (April 20)



Course Description:

 

In the last years of his life, Henri Matisse abandoned painting to make cut paper collages that were highly experimental and brought together everything he learned about color and design over the previous decades. These cutouts have influenced subsequent generations of artists and designers, serving as a primer in shape-making and other critical formal concepts like figure/ ground, progression, proportional relationships and color.

 

In this online course you will use colored papers and simple gluing techniques to explore Matisse’s visual language under the guidance of an experienced “artist/teacher.” Each day brings a new assignment designed to challenge you creatively and conceptually. Studies will be small in scale (under 11 x 8.5”) and numerous, with an emphasis on visual experimentation, rather than on the production of finished works. As the connection between cut paper collage and quilt making is clear, this course should be useful to textile artists.  



 Course Description:

 

Week One: Abstract Drawing


In this drawing workshop students explore expression and design through improvised abstraction. Working on paper in a variety of wet and dry media, the goal is to develop sensitivity to nuances of tone and touch while experimenting with formal structures.

Beginning with an exploration of mark making and layering, the week progresses through the abstraction of natural form to a synthesis of both shape and gesture. Work is made on tabletop at small to medium scale. Discussion centers on class work and Powerpoint lectures that cover key topics related to drawing, art making, and the historical development of abstraction.



Week Two: Abstract Painting


This course explores abstraction in acrylic paint on paper. Using the same strategies and formats as in the monochromatic drawing of the previous week, students expand the focus to include color and the physical properties of paint and the characteristics of the brush and knife. As in the drawing workshop, work is be made on tabletop on paper at small and medium scale. Discussions will continue to focus on classroom production and Powerpoint lectures. This combination of improvisational workshops provides an excellent way to integrate the conscious and unconscious mind within the making process and free yourself from rigid habits and creative inhibition.


This informative and relaxed workshop is an excellent choice for quilters, surface designers, painters, graphic designers, and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.




Course Description:


This is a follow up to David Hornung’s Abstraction Through Collage workshop. Students will independently produce new work in a relaxed studio setting with the instructor’s support. As before, classroom discussion will engage formal issues, creative strategies, and the expressive character of abstraction. Studio work will be supplemented by demonstrations and slide presentations. Students may explore a range of techniques including painted paper, surface treatments, and photo montage. Recommended for students who have previously taken Abstraction Through Collage. Students will gain further development of collage technique and formal acumen.



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Widely known as “sun prints”, cyanotype is a camera-less photo process that uses ultraviolet light to imprint images on prepared paper. The term “cyanotype” comes from the color of the prints which register in tones of cyan blue. This simple process can yield beautifully subtle, evocative results.


In this workshop students will create “cyanotype collage” using clear acetate and cut paper. A variety of exposure techniques offer great flexibility and printed images can either be left whole or cut up and reconfigured into more complex compositions.


Classroom discussion and critique will focus on technique, formal analysis and include a brief history of the medium.



Course Description:


Based on David Hornung’s textbook Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, this workshop is designed to give students a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in their art practice. Step by step, through a series of small, carefully guided assignments the class will explore the structure and inter-relational nature of color. Students get to know color essentials through illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and the clear discussion of class work. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, quilters, surface designers, graphic designers, and anyone who makes two-dimensional art. 

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (2)


Course Description:


This second installment of David Hornung’s color class is for students who have taken his first workshop and would like to go deeper. In Color 2 we explore the development of color interrelationships through a variety of mixing strategies and conduct color research into natural and manufactured sources. We also examine specific color applications like progression and the illusion of transparency and study the way color works with shape to create spatial hierarchy in a two-dimensional image. As with the previous class, meetings are on alternate days (MWF) which allows ample time to complete assignments. The materials list is identical to that of Color 1. (If you are interested in taking a class at "Hornung Online Studio" please contact David directly at: hornung@adelphi.edu.)

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers I.


Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that reveal color structure, its inter-relational nature and useful strategies for color harmony. Zoom time is devoted to illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. Class meets for six, three-hour sessions on alternate days (MWF), the off-days are reserved for work sessions. Because the class meets intermittently, there is ample time to complete assignments. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art. (If you are interested in taking a class at "Hornung Online Studio" please contact David directly at: hornung@adelphi.edu.)