Abstract Representation: Concepts

Summer 2017

Abstract Representation: Concepts


Class Start Date:  June 23, End Date: August 25

Days: Fridays,   Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm


This class is designed for artists with traditional backgrounds to think abstractly in their work. This class pushes your understanding of composition design, color relationships, and eye movement and promotes using your artistic license.  This is an ideal class for artists who want to take their work to a new level.   All painting mediums welcome! $10 model fee paid in class. Minimum age 16.


Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) June 23 – Lecture- Color Harmony, Color Connotation, Color Meaning Begin “Word” painting exercise, depicting the word without direct imagery

Class 2) June 30 – Cont. “Word Painting”

Class 3) July 7 –    Continue individual work

Class 4) July 14 – Picking a palette, limited palette painting

Continue individual work

Class 5) July 21 – Continue individual work with limited palette Painting

Class 6) July 28 – Continue individual work with limited palette Painting

No Class August 4th

Class 7) August 11 Lecture, Abstracting the Figure

Continue individual work

Class 8) August 18– Figure Painting Day (Day 1 of 2), Model Fee $5

Class 9) August 25 – Figure Painting Day (Day 2 of 2), Model Fee $5


Please note that there is a $5 per day fee when we are working from the model.  I will be sending weekly emails either Sunday or Monday reminding you what you will need for the upcoming Friday Class.  Be sure that I have your correct email to receive these updates.



Material List for Abstract Representation 

ANY two dimensional color medium such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gauche.  With the figure days, I suggest using a toned ground (unless you are working in watercolor).