Kenyon College

PM Atelier: Abstract Watercolor

April 11, 2018 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Abstract Watercolor: Helen Frankenthaler’s West Wind

Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Ederic Seminar Room 102, Gund Gallery

Seats are limited to 15 participants. Registration opens Friday before the session at noon.  Register here.

Watercolor allows artists to employ diverse mark making strategies. After discussing Helen Frankenthaler’s West Wind, participants will use a variety of techniques to create their own abstract image. This session will be led by Chris Fahlman ’72 P’03, Director of Operations and Visitor Experience at the Gund Gallery.

About the PM Atelier Workshop Series:

PM Atelier is a series of hands-on workshops that introduce participants to a range of traditional artist techniques and processes. Every semester we focus on a different theme connected to our current exhibitions or collection works. Our focus for spring of 2018 is water media techniques represented in the Gund Gallery Collection.  Participants have the option of copying works from our collection or exploring the technique with original subject matter. Registration is required and limited to 15 per session.

Full Series Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 31 – Opaque Gouache: Jacob Lawrence’s The Builders Family
  • Wednesday, February 28 – Dry Brush Watercolor: Don Nice’s Double Predella
  • Wednesday, March 21 – Variegated Wash Watercolor: William George Allan’s Bear Kill – Rainbow
  • Wednesday, April 11 – Abstract Watercolor: Helen Frankenthaler’s West Wind


Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Image: Helen Frankenthaler (American 1928 – 2011). West Wind, 1996. Silkscreen in 37 colors. 41 1/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Gund Gallery Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63.