Adults, Museum School

Small Scale Abstract Painting

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:30pm - 8:30pm

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In this class we explore how value, shapes, texture, and color can be used to compose a balanced and effective painting. Working in a smaller scale (11"x14" and under), will help to narrow the focus of each objective as we practice with painting prompts to learn what makes an abstract image successful. Class can be purchased as a full series or in individual evenings. Beginners welcome!

9/14 will be a general introduction to abstract painting on a small scale. 

9/21 will focus on color and how you can use it as a tool to create dynamic abstract paintings. We will be working on a smaller scale (11"x14" or smaller), and by the end of the night you will have a finished abstract painting to set the tone for any room. From mixing your own paints for a unique color palette, to talking about color theory and the psychology of colors, you will have plenty of time to decide what hues and tones speak to you.

9/28 will explore the use of texture and how it can help you create abstract paintings that are lively and engaging for the viewer. Using a variety of tools and tricks to create differing textures and lines, your painting is sure to be one-of-a-kind. We will be working on a smaller scale (11"x14" or smaller), and all levels of experience are welcome. This class is perfect for those who enjoy the open-endedness, experimental, and participatory aspects of abstract painting.

Instructor: Mariam Foster

Full Series Price: $150, $120 members;

Individual Class Price: $55, $44 members