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Abstraction for Drawing and Painting

at 92nd Street Y

Discover the secrets of creating captivating abstract art in this engaging course that combines traditional and contemporary approaches. Unleash your artistic voice, gain confidence in your abilities, and impress yourself and others with your newfound skills. Get ready to experiment, explore, and create stunning works that will leave a lasting impression.

Course Details
Price $330
Start Date

Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - May 21, 12:30pm Eastern Time ( 8 sessions )
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Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 12
System Requirements Requirements:
  • high-speed Internet connection
  • internal or external computer speaker
  • internal or external computer mic
For PC: 
  • Windows 7 or higher
For MAC: 
  • OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Class Delivery Enjoy in the comfort of your own home, classroom or studio!
  • Individual courses are affordably priced
  • All times are Eastern Standard
  • An email with login instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
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Melissa Staiger
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  • Tue, Apr 02 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Apr 09 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Apr 16 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Apr 23 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Apr 30 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, May 07 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, May 14 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, May 21 at 10:00am - 12:30pm

Melissa Staiger
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  • Tue, May 28 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 04 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 11 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 18 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 25 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tue, Jul 02 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this drawing & painting class:

Through a series of easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and carefully structured assignments and practical projects, we’ll create a series of abstract paintings and drawings together.

We will explore how to use traditions and contemporary approaches to create a more effective and memorable experience for the viewer while also embracing the experimental. First, we'll discuss some fundamental concepts in the art historical context, and then we dive right into the fun part: drawing and painting abstract art! At the end of the class, you have a strong understanding of structure, composition, form, and color theory. You will also further your ability to express your authentic artistic voice in abstraction.

Additional benefits are:
  • You’ll be inspired and encouraged.
  • You’ll find more confidence in your ability to create abstract works.
  • You’ll impress yourself, your friends & family
  • You’ll have many techniques and tools under your belt.
  • You’ll know a few ways to get started and experiment with materials.

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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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