abstract painting class

Abstract Intuitive Painting


Let’s be unihibited!  This workshop will guide you through the process of making your own abstract art, including gathering inspiration for shapes and imagery, how to use harmonious color, how to layer, using acrylic paints and mediums, and how to present your finished work.  You will have many works-in-progress as well as some completed paintings by the end of the last class.  While this class will help you find a path to a completed product, the more important focus is on the process.  This is a place to let your inhibitions go and to discover ideas for art that already are within you.

IMG_1234Saturday, March 10, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Ages 14 – adult. Cost $150.  Includes one 18 x 24″ canvas. Additional supplies required.  See supply list at the bottom of this page.  To register, complete the form below and select the “Add to Cart” button(s) below to complete payment.



Supply list:  

  • A set of heavy body acrylics (Liquitex or Golden suggested).  Paints like Amsterdam and Basics are ok, but tend to be transparent and require multiple layers.  Basics can be great for mixing transparent glazes, though.  If you use Basics, please make sure you have the Liquitex Heavy Body Titanium White as well.
  • Glazing Medium – 8 oz. (Liquitex suggested)
  • Acrylic brush set – various sizes from medium to very large (4-5 brushes at least).  Some chip brushes are good for large painting.  These brushes do not have to be expensive for the techniques we will be using.
  • Large canvases, canvas panels, or cardboard is also good for experimenting.  I will provide one 18 x  24″ canvas.  Several small supports, such as a 9 x 12″ pad of Canson Art boards are also good.  We will be working on several surfaces at a time.
  • Water bottle (sprayer)

Other supplies needed:
sketchbook/journal and/or photographs you have taken(for imagery inspiration) – this is important

You may find supplies at Aaron Brothers, Asel Art Supply, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. I purchase many supplies online at dickblick.com, JerrysArtarama.com or CheapJoes.com.

I will have other materials in addition to these for you to play with, such as:  tempera sticks, chalk pastels,  fluid acrylics and inks, charcoal, palette knives, palette paper, some specialty paints, and a few other surprises.


Abstract Intuitive Painting Workshop

*Teachers -There are educator discounts on some classes. If you want to take the class, submit the registration and include that you are a teacher (and which school) in the comment box.  You will be contacted by email about payment.