Finding Abstraction


Finding Abstraction Workshop
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019

This Finding Abstraction Workshop is organized and developed by the ArtisTTable founders, Tali Farchi and Royce Deans as a way to help artists be more expressive in their work and to be able to understand and access abstraction.

During the last 12 years, we, Tali and Royce have been creating art projects around the world and spreading our passion for art and art-making. We developed this specific workshop especially for our ArtisTTable community as a part our art retreat programming. It has received so much positive and exciting response wherever it has been presented in the USA, Israel, France, and in the Netherlands.

We want to invite you to take part and see how you can find “the abstract” from various ports of entry. You will learn that by working in the way we will present to you from music, to the figure, through collaboration and other artwork, that you be able to find, understand and use abstraction in your own work going forward in profound ways.

This two day workshop is separated into segments that will each focus on these different ways of accessing abstraction. The results of these workshops show time and time again that it is within the ability of every artist to find inspiration from any subject, and by freeing your imagination you can create genuine abstract artistic statements that are authentic and completely original.

Continue reading to find out what we have in store for you during this very special weekend workshop.

Saturday 14 September 2019

Day 1 – Muse & Usability

Muse & Usability™ is an ArtisTTable original. This exercise is designed as an experience to further the artist’s response to his/her surroundings and to discover that inspiration can truly be found anywhere and in everything. Artists will come to know that commonplace objects, occurrences, and subject matter that may not have been considered as even interesting, can be wonderful jumping-off places for creations of art. Another surprising and unexpected inclusion of this workshop is collaboration, and how receiving input from others, you can make intensely personal and original art that never would have otherwise been possible.

Muse & Usability™ is an exercise/training workshop that will give you the opportunity to find your own artistic way to abstraction and to grow when you work with and to hear the artist next to you.

10:30 – Greeting and introduction with coffee and snacks
11:00 – Workshop explanation and begin first round of painting.
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Workshop painting continues
16:00 – Conclusion and review
17:00 – End of Day 1

Cost (Day 1): 45€

Price includes:
Lunch and coffee/tea
Art supplies* for Muse & Usability™

* We recommend that participants bring their preferred drawing/painting supplies. Materials may include but are not limited to colored pencils, pastels, markers, watercolors, and acrylic paint. Please no oil paint.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Day 2 – Finding the Abstract in the Figure and in Sound

This day will be divided into two separate sections that will each give very different experiences.

10:30 to 13:00 – Finding the Abstract in the Figure

Art materials for morning figure session: Artists should bring drawing and/or painting supplies and paper/canvas to work on. Easels, tables and chairs will be available.

• Slide presentation and introduction
• Work from the live model
-Concentrate on forms and relationship to surroundings
-Deconstructing the figure
– Create single drawings from multiposes

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Finding the Abstract in Sound
Painting Music – We will concentrate on interpreting sound and rhythm and representing them with line, shape and color.

• Painting Music demonstration by Tali with projection
• Multiple paintings to explore the responses to various musical genres
• Create paintings that include many different musical influences
• Make a painting of music with projection

16:30 – Conclusion with show and tell

17:00 – End of Day 2

Cost (Day 2): €45

Price includes:
Lunch and coffee/tea
Model fees

Sign in for the entire weekend or for individual days.
Day 1 Only (Saturday) €45
Day 2 Only (Sunday) €45
Both Days (€10 Savings) €80


Bagijneweide 15, 8021 TA Zwolle, Netherlands


More Information:
Telephone: +31 6-24903316 (tali)