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Unleash your creativity and explore the captivating world of abstract painting. Join us at the renowned New York School of the Arts to experiment with different techniques, delve into the properties of acrylic paint, and master color mixing. Discover the endless possibilities of composition, textures, and layers in this insightful course.


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Advanced Abstract Painting

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Expand your artistic horizons and deepen your understanding of abstract painting at the esteemed New York School of the Arts. Discover your visual vocabulary and explore different media as you experiment with abstract art within various artistic movements. Gain valuable technical demonstrations and personalized feedback to develop your body of work.


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Abstract Painting Studio and Critique (Intermediate/Advanced)

  • Level Intermediate
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $350
  • Location Live Interactive Online Classroom

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  • $350
  • Live Interactive Online Classroom
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this abstract painting class:

This course provides students with an opportunity to create works and a forum to show and discuss their works in process for technical and conceptual feedback.
These critiques will be supplemented through presentations and discussions on historical artists’ images from Abstract Expressionism to Contemporary works. Get ready to present work for discussion, give feedback, and learn more about art history!

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".

Preferred colors:

Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, lemon yellow, alizarin crimson, viridian; big tube titanium white.

Alternative colors: Dioxazine violet, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange.

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

Please note: 

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email 24-48 hours before the class start date with details of how to access the program.

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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