This introductory course will explore the principles and elements of design and introduce and develop the creative process. Design elements and relationships will be presented as a tool of communication. We will learn about the rule of thirds and the golden mean as tools to help us locate important areas in the composition. These will help us to discover how the eye moves through a painting and as an artist how we can choose where the viewer should go.
We will work with different materials exploring how to work compositions.
Instructor bio is in Additional Info Tab.
Class sessions are four Mondays 2-4 Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 4
Maria Sarmiento is a passionate, versatile, and highly motivated artist and educator with extensive experience teaching sculpture in Fine Arts and Art Foundations in design universities. A native of Colombia and resident of Atlanta Georgia.
Recognized as a passionate educator, lifelong advocate of continued learning and advancement, and prolific, creative artist. Maria’s past teaching assignments include Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Metro Academic Studies, and Sarmiento Studio LLC.
Maria has served as a juror and curator for exhibitions and as panelist for various universities and art centers. She is an engaging speaker and presenter, adept at presenting work in a poised and confident manner. She enjoys the synergy of working as a team. She is motivated by challenging goals, and balance diplomatic and direct approaches when expectations aren’t met. Think the best way to achieve challenging goals is to be mutually supportive and helpful.
Maria received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia. She is a member of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) and leadership appointments include Board of Directors and Chair of the Recognition Committee and social media for Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) since 2015.