Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) was an abstract expressionist painter and teacher whose students ranged from Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Nevelson to Larry Rivers, Allan Kaprow and Wolf Khan.
Hofmann was an energetic force, teaching abstraction based on the system of cubism both in Europe and the US. Artworks Loveland artist, Jennie Kiessling, as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago was fortunate to be raised on Hofmann’s approach to looking and making. His teachings flourished there mainly due to the instruction of Professor Betsy Rupprecht who taught both figure and color classes based on Hofmann and Josef Albers.
Jennie will be teaching this three-day intensive workshop for practicing artists interested in understanding the theory and structure behind abstract work based on Hofmann’s way of seeing. His basic instructions will be applied to looking at masterworks, drawing still life and figure and pushing the boundaries of the relationship between space and the object.
Basic still life and figure drawing skills are required to participate in this workshop.
Cost of workshop: $205 (includes life drawing model). Cost is $100 for Artworks Loveland studio artists. List of supplies available upon registration. Workshop is available to twelve students. Workshop is Friday night and Saturday and Sunday all day. Please register by 12:00PM on January 23.