Modern Portrait Abstraction in Acrylic | Jordache Gage Bienarté

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Modern Portrait Abstraction in Acrylic | Jordache Gage

Modern Portrait Abstraction in Acrylic | Jordache Gage

About the workshop

In this introductory one-day workshop, Jordache will share with you his skills and techniques to create unique compositions with depth and perspective. 

He will focus on how to reflect on your artwork, looking at ways of amplifying the depth with use of light, texture and refinement to the subject. 
Demonstrations as well as one-on-one feedback will be provided for those wishing to recreate their own image. 

Jordache will share with you his tips on materials, mediums, scale and light, developed from more than 10 years as a practicing studio artist and large scale mural artist.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Suitable for all levels.

What will I learn?

You will discover the power of creating compositions and the effect they can have on a work. 
Jordache will show you how to reflect on your subject,  looking at ways of amplifying their personality with the use of light, size and the perspective of the work. 

You will develop at least one painting, more strikingly vital and direct than you have produced before! Throughout the workshop, you will be encouraged to draw on your own creative voice, with a final critique at the end of the day to help consolidate your learnings.

What do I need to bring?

  • At least three images of people or person that you would like to paint – ideally on an ipad, tablet or phone
  • 4B and 2B grey lead pencils
  • Acrylic paint in warm primary colours and in black and white - just bring what you have
  • Canvas - size of your choosing
  • Palette
  • Water tub
  • Brushes: Numbers 1 to14 (preferably synthetic) and 1 inch flat (synthetic), Abstract flat tip 50mm (not required but helps to be loud and add texture!)

What is provided?

  • tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • easels, tables, chairs
  • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • connection to the Bienarté art community

About the Tutor

Jordache Gage is a self-taught Abstract Surrealist Artist based in Meanjin (Brisbane) with over a decade of experience painting in the public realms. In 2019 he began transitioning into galleries, exhibiting his work in prominent galleries across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

With strong roots in graffiti, his practice was propagated in the exploration and manipulation of public space. With expansion into mural work, Jordache was able to reference his technical proficiency, and expand on and amplify this with a deeper conceptual grounding in the studio. His aesthetic draws from an amalgamation of movements such as abstraction, cubism and futurism, contemporary art and graffiti. 

Complimented by a refined colour palette that achieves depth and perspective, his work is both expressive and experimental. His present painting practice is entirely informed by the emotional pathways he experiences.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.