Imagined Bodies: Abstract Figurative

Imagined Bodies: Abstract Figurative

Imagined Bodies: Abstract Figurative


July 1, 2024 - July 5, 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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Moray Art Centre
Field of Dreams, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TA, Scotland

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Dive into a world where the figurative meets the abstract, guided by Olivia Irvine’s expertise and fueled by your spirit of artistic adventure.  Whether you’re an experienced artist or a novice, this course offers a playful yet structured exploration of creating imaginative compositions that bridge the figurative and the abstract.

Have you ever wanted to paint beyond what you see, tapping into the realms of memory and imagination? Olivia guides you through a diverse range of materials and techniques, encouraging you to work with the human figure in a more abstract manner.

The week includes a session with a life model, adding a dynamic dimension to your creations.

Course Highlights:

Imaginative Compositions: Learn to navigate the line between the figurative and the abstract, creating compositions that spark the imagination.

Playful Structure: Enjoy a week that balances playfulness with structure, providing room for creative exploration within a well-defined framework.

Expressive Techniques: Delve into expressive techniques that add depth and emotion to your artwork, exploring new ways to communicate through your creations.

Take home: vibrant, personal paintings that reflect the interplay between fantasy and reality in your artistic expression. 

Lunch and materials: Enjoy inclusive leisurely lunches, providing time to refresh and exchange ideas with fellow artists. All materials are provided, ensuring you can focus on your artistic exploration without any concerns.

More about Olivia Irvine:

Olivia is a dedicated artist working primarily in painting and drawing. Her work weaves together the imagined and the observed, using memory as a powerful source of imagery. She employs theatrical elements to alter and intensify narratives, with pattern, colour, and gesture playing vital roles. Join Olivia on a journey that mixes fantasy with reality, reflecting psychological nuances of place, identity, and autobiography.


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