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Abstract Grids Inspired by Sheila Hicks with Claire Nereim

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Thursday, April 18, 2:00 - 3:30pm PST

This will be a meditative and open painting session inspired by Sheila Hicks' small weavings. We will use the grid as an armature for exploring abstraction and color in small studies.

Whether hand-drawn unevenly, loosely, tightly, or measured out and ruler-straight, grids reflect the warp and weft of woven textiles. Grids are also useful tools for channeling Hicks' abstract, loose and intuitive form-making, compositions and and color-sensibilities.

This is a great way to play around with colors or paints you don’t often use, and to practice color mixing and brush handling. There is so much room for experimentation and play within the grid, and painting meditatively is a reliable path towards creative discovery.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (1:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 2:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join! 

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

  • watercolors
  • watercolor paper
  • scraps for swatching/sketching
  • paper towel/studio cloth
  • water
  • mixing palette
  • brushes (I will be using a round brush)
  • pencil and eraser
  • ruler or straightedge (optional)

ABOUT CLAIRE

Claire Nereim is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She has been drawing and painting with inks and watercolors since childhood, and studied printmaking and typography before turning towards sculpture. In her work she investigates the materiality of language and the relationship between architecture, botany, outer space and bodies. She also makes botanical screenprints under the imprint Plant Planet.

Find more of Claire's work at www.clairenereim.com!


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the workshop.

* Zoom links are emailed 24 hours before the workshop starts; please check out using the email address to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the class, please check your spam folder first and email friends@caseformaking.com

** If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. 


Thank you so much for taking our workshops. We do ask if you are planning on teaching in the future by using anything you’ve learned from us, to please credit Case for Making + the individual instructor where applicable.