Landscape & Color
Landscape & Color explores abstraction, color, and mark through the lens of landscape painting. This workshop will briefly look at the traditional elements and principles of landscape painting, and use these tools to inform and create compelling abstract work of art. This workshop is designed to provide the structure necessary to enter an abstract painting language with intention and ease, while still providing space for freedom and intuition. Landscape & Color is designed to help the artist better understand composition, value, color, and most importantly, how to become a looser and more expressive painter.
Providing a farm to table experience in between creating, provides nourishment in so many ways. At Dandelion Spring Farm we believe that by engaging all of our senses through sharing nutritious food, we are setting a table for conversations about larger cultural and environmental issues related to our communities. We look forward to welcoming you to our working farm as a grounding point to nurture your creativity.
What to expect: The morning will be spent exploring a few sequential exercises both onsite and in the studio. Participants will break for a one hour, family style lunch, and then the afternoon will be painting plein air, outside. Amanda will demonstrate all exercises before artists embark on their own work. Artists will leave the class with preparatory composition and value studies and a miniature series of color study paintings.
Amanda K Hawkins is an award-winning painter living and working in Beverly, MA. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art in 2014 and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Boston University in 2021. Amanda teaches at Montserrat College of Art and Endicott College alongside painting workshops at other local institutions such as the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Cambridge Art Association, Sedona Arts center and Rocky Neck Art Colony where she sits on the Board of Trustees. Amanda has a strong online presence and shares her creative practice with over 25K people worldwide via her Instagram blog. Amanda actively exhibits her work in galleries across New England and has work in private art collections across the world. Most recently, Amanda spent the month of January in residency at Penland School of Craft creating work for the show “The Lens Through Which We See” which opened in Tribeca, New York in April 2023.