Austria, Salzburg

Form as foundation

when 13 August 2018 - 25 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 700

This course will explore formal decision-making in painting as a way to create meaning in an artwork. In what ways can form, line, composition, depth and colour impede, undermine or reinforce how the work might be interpreted? In what ways can these fundamentals of image-making be utilised to convey a message, emotion or concept? How does the manner of representation in a painting allow the subject represented to assume different and more profound meaning?

The course will centre on these questions, the main objective being each artist’s/student’s individual creative concerns. The focus will be on discovering how the essential aspects of painting and drawing might create greater meaning within each individual artist’s practice. For this reason, participants will be encouraged to use the majority of the time developing their current technique and interests, with one-on-one discussions being the primary manner to address concerns and questions relating to each artist’s unique approach. In addition, the course will include a series of exercises relating to formal problem-solving; these might be better understood as a springboard for thinking of painting and drawing in broader terms, both orphically and conceptually.

Course leader

Mark Van Yetter

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2018 on official website