Tag Archives: Visual Art

Don Cooper | Art Exhibit at The Morris

Exhibit Dates: May 6 – August 1, 2021 | Location: The Morris Museum | Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 12-5pm/CLOSED Mon & Major Holidays

Don Cooper, born in Texas, grew up in Georgia and has lived primarily in Atlanta since 1977. He received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia and is the recipient of a Fulbright artist fellowship and a Working Artist Project Grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). His work has been the subject of more than thirty solo exhibitions and has been included in more than seventy group exhibitions. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the High Museum of Art, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MOCA GA, and Coca-Cola USA, in Atlanta; and the Morris Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections. His meditative, ritualistic paintings are inspired by universal symbols such as the bindu, a Hindi and Sanskrit term meaning “point” or “dot,” which represents consciousness, being, and the sacred point of origin and return.

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Exploring Abstraction Workshop with Lillie Morris

Friday, Feb 28 & Saturday, Feb 29th, 2020 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

This two day workshop will include demonstrations and individual practice – encouraging you to let go of traditional visual references and subject matter. Develop your own visual language and improve your understanding of the principles of abstract painting through experimentation. To compliment your learning, there will be references to contemporary and historical examples of abstract art and abstract artists.

Topics Covered:
Elements of Composition
Mark-making and intuitive drawing
Paint application/manipulation & color
Texture & layering

This course is designed for painters wishing to experiment with themes of abstract art, although it would also be suitable for beginners eager to experiment with abstraction & expressionism.

Members – $275
Non-Members – $300

Walker MacKenzie Studio, 509 5th Street Augusta, GA 30901

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Costumed Figure Painting Class

Thursdays | Feb 2, March 5, 12, 19, & 26 | 6:30 PM – 9 PM | The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).

Members – $155
Non-Members – $178

Walker Mackenzie Studio, 509 5th Street, Augusta, GA 30901

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