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Abstract Principles

Instructor: David Carlson
"Flattening Time" by David Carlson

‘What is the Abstract in Abstraction?’
There is a great difference between intuition and knowing. By understanding the basic principles of pure design we have more control of our decision making whether it is logical or intuitive. This course develops skills by embracing the materials, tools and vocabulary of abstraction from a pure design point of view. Another purpose of this course is to encourage basic critical skills in design concepts through introducing important historical and diverse cultural movements in the art world.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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David Carlson

Class Supplies

Abstract Principles – Supplies

This kit of supplies is available for purchase here, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up curbside. The kit includes the underlined items.Please indicate in the notes section of your order if you would like to schedule curbside pick-up, or if you need your kit mailed to you. Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

Abstract Principles, David Carlson

14″ x 17″ Bristol board pad

Small sketchbook for design & journal

Black construction paper – 18″ x 24″ 1 sheet

Pencils – 2B, F

Sharpies (different sizes) Ultra fine, Fine, Chisel tip

Pink Pearl eraser


18″ metal ruler

Elmer’s glue

Regular size tubes Black and White acrylic paint

Two brushes:  # 2 and # 6 round

A kit of supplies is available for purchase online through The Art League’s website, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up curbside.

The kit includes the underlined items.

Cost is $65.02 plus sales tax of $3.90 for a Total = $ 68.92



How to Register

When registration is open (check the “Registration starts” date above), click the Add to Cart button to select this course. Add as many classes and workshops as you like, and then proceed to the Checkout page to complete your registration.

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