Abstract Painting & Mixed Media
Whether you are new to painting or just want to mix it up with some new work, this class is perfect for folks who want to get dirty, play with color and texture, and have a willingness to not know how the art will turn out. Experiment with layering techniques. Look back at abstract artists through the years to jump start ideas. Get an extensive perspective on color theory and application, and understand paint quality and how to get the most value from future art supply purchases. Use a variety of materials from the Seattle ReCreative Retail Shop, and feel free to bring in any materials you want to add as well.
About the Instructor
Midwest born and raised by a creative reuser, Emily Ellingsworth earned her BA in Fine Arts at Flagler College with minors in Creative Writing and Stained Glass. She received her MFA in Non-Figurative Painting and Drawing from Academy of Art University where she made huge found object mixed-media abstractions and studied fashion illustration, for a non-classical drawing approach.
Emily has built curriculum and taught many forms of art over the years, stressing the importance of environmental awareness/responsibility and community engagement, while encouraging using materials and tools in unconventional ways to make colorful, original works of art.
She has worked at many art centers and organizations including the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Art on Wheels, Stuff Redux Creative Reuse Center, Art 180, Performing Statistics Project, the Richmond Virginia Academy for the Arts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and many more.
Freshly transplanted in Seattle from Richmond, Virginia, she has hit the ground running, teaching art, facilitating community outreach, and running the upcoming Craft Camp, as well as stepping into the new role as Operations/Materials Manager at Seattle ReCreative.