June 24, 9 a.m – 4 p.m. Rescheduled, TBA
Cost: AAI Members – $85, Non-members – $100
Beginner – intermediate level
Two abstracts will be painted:
one abstracted still life painting and one non-objective.painting
Materials to be supplied by each student:
One gallon or larger container for water
8-1/2” x 11” or larger hardcover sketchbook
Fine and Ultrafine tip Sharpie black markers, one each
Absorbent cloth to clean brushes
Large glue stick
Clothing: Acrylics can ruin clothes — wear appropriate clothing that may get splattered with paint; and perhaps wear an apron.
All other materials will be furnished
Pizza will be served for lunch. Bring your own drinks.
Steven Cost is best known for his bold abstract art. Because he has spent a great deal of his art career as a graphic designer, the underlying composition of his art is his greatest strength. Several years ago, Cost added collage and assemblage to his body of work, and they have informed his latest abstract paintings which include a variety of textures and built-up areas. His preferred painting media is acrylics. Much of his recent work is inspired by music and sounds, through the process known as synesthesia. Showcase work includes mid-century modern compositions and expressive abstract imagery.
Cost’s art has been shown in many galleries, exhibitions, and competitions; and his works reside in collections around the country. His own studio and gallery is located in the Galleries at Sunset Center, Amarillo, Texas. Besides being a full-time artist, he is presently an associate professor of art at Amarillo College, teaching design, drawing and painting.