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Abstract Painting Seminar

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $360
  • Location 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

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  • $360
  • 92nd Street Y Lexington Ave @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
  • Venue: S370,3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this abstract painting class:

This course will be taught as a series of individual conversations on approaches to experimental painting.

In other words, students will sit down with the instructor individually, discuss the history of their work and explore new methods of experimentation with respect to medium, subject matter and process. The course will end with a group discussion and critique. Depending on the nature of the work, students are encouraged to work at a comfortable scale, consistent with the timeframe. For example, if a student works quickly, then they are encouraged to prepare a series of canvases to proceed with. However, a student could also work on a single image or painting during this timeframe as well.

Supply List

Oil Paints: You should purchase tubes (small), and buy only paints made by Winsor-Newton, Old Holland or Gamblin. Purchase only artist-grade paints, not student-grade. Please avoid colors called "tint" or "hue". 
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cadmium red medium
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Cadmium lemon yellow
  • Raw sienna
  • Raw umber
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Titanium white (big tube) 
  • Burnt sienna
  • Sap green 
  • Cerulean blue
  • Pthalo green 

Solvent: Gamsol will be provided by the Art Center. The cost of it is included in the cost of the class

Brushes: Select a range of sizes, small and large (from #2 to #10) for: Flats, Rounds & Filberts. Bristle brushes only. Note: not all synthetic brushes are suitable for oil painting. Please do not purchase the kind of synthetic brushes that are suitable for acrylic or watercolor paints, they are too floppy for oil paints. 

Canvas: (see note in above course description) 

  • One disposable paper palette (11”x 16”) 
  • Two metal palette knives
  • Small jar cold-pressed linseed oil 
  • Drawing pencil and eraser
  • Roll masking tape 
  • Latex gloves (box)
  • Paper towels (Bounty) 
  • Cotton rags
  • Two small glass or metal jars with lids to hold liquid 
  • Bar of Ivory soap or soap for cleaning brushes

School Notes:

Online programs:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Refund Policy

In the event that some or all of the meetings of the program cannot happen in person, programs will be held at the scheduled time in a virtual format via a video conferencing platform. The programs will continue through hands-on, at-home activities, lectures, presentations, and/or group discussions. No refunds will be issued should any portion of a course be held virtually.

We are not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact [email protected] prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 95% refund, written request must be received 14 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least 2 business days prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]

Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received. To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request.

Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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