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May 2019

Artist Workshop: Fierce Dedication An Abstract Painting Workshop to Refresh Your Creativity

/// May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the first of three workshops incorporating simple mindfulness meditation practices and observation techniques to create contemplative abstract paintings inspired by the styles of Dusti Bongé's abstract expressionist oeuvre. Dusti Bongé has been described as a woman with a "fierce dedication to a creative life." How did her art-making practice reflect this intense focus and how do we observe it in the color palette of her paintings? Connect with your creative source in this afternoon workshop of deep…

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June 2019

Artist Workshop: Moving Shapes The Power of Repetition through Abstract Painting

/// June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the second in a series of three workshops incorporating simple mindfulness meditation practices and observation techniques to create contemplative abstract paintings inspired by the styles of Dusti Bongé’s abstract expressionist oeuvre. Looking at the work of Dusti Bongé we can see patterns emerge from the chaos of an abstracted surface. These patterns begin as familiar objects from sailboats to windows to tall cypress swamp trees and move into pure expressions of movement and color. From precision to…

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July 2019

Artist Workshop: Arrow in the Wall Refining Your Focus

/// July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the final workshop in a three part series incorporating simple mindfulness meditation practices and observation techniques to create contemplative abstract paintings inspired by the styles of Dusti Bongé’s abstract expressionist oeuvre. Dusti Bongé and her son Lyle were known to read and discuss books together over her lifetime. This workshop examines excerpts from "The Zen of Archery" by Eugan Herrigel, a book they explored repeatedly, and how if affected her later works. Put your keen focus and…

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