The Fundamentals of Conceptual Painting: Workshop with Teresa Mandala
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018
10am-4pm each day
Skill Level: All Levels
This two-day intensive workshop will cover the fundamentals of conceptual painting. An introduction to Mandala’s Beyond Technique–Focusing on Conceptual Painting class. Working with the paint medium of your choice, you will be guided through the process of creating conceptual and meaningful paintings. Utilizing tools from the book, “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron, we will discover your creative self. This workshop will focus on what makes a strong impactful painting. Focusing on composition, symbolism and expression.
Students are responsible for their own materials (download list below):
*Please bring a photo reference to the workshop. You will draw inspiration from this image while painting.*
Materials List – The Fundamentals of Conceptual Painting Workshop with Teresa Mandala
Teresa has recently moved to St. Petersburg. We are so happy to have her join the Morean’s teaching staff.
Biography: Teresa Mandala grew up in Rockford, Illinois and migrated to Kansas City, where she received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Currently she runs a virtual advertising studio, in an active studio artist, and is an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has given various workshops and lectures in the Kansas City area.
Mandala enjoys exploring materials and finding unconventional ways to express very complex concepts. She has worked in wood, metal, glass, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints. Currently, she works in porcelain. Her work is a dance of color and visual movement, embracing the divine feminine. Her concepts and themes are inspired by her own personal experiences. Her ultimate objective is to translate her own experiences of struggle, triumph, and failure into universal truths.
You can find her work in several private collections across America. Her exhibition record includes numerous group shows, benefits and competitions, including Belger Crane Yard Gallery, The Art Factory, The Hill Design House, MOD Gallery, and Art for Hope.
Artist Statement: My love of philosophy and quantum physics inspires my work. I am intrigued by the idea that multiple outcomes exist in a single moment and our focus determines reality. Inspiration can come to me from life experiences, environments, and individuals or from the material itself. I’m constantly questioning my perspective of the “unknown” and how it affects my life. By exploring different perspectives I am able to create a playground of the physical and spiritual worlds coming together in harmony; visually representing the flow that is life’s energy and the connection all of us crave. Each piece of artwork evokes emotion and encourages conversation with the viewer. My goal is to incite the viewer to embrace that part of them that is connected with everything. Plugging into this energy allows us to open up to all possibilities.