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Abstract Painting Classes San Diego

Discover the art of abstract painting in San Diego, where participants can learn to create vibrant and expressive works using a variety of techniques and materials.

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Intro to Abstract Acrylic Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Unlock your creativity with Intro to Abstract Acrylic Painting. Learn new techniques in color, composition, and texture through demonstrations, critiques, and peer interaction. No drawing skills are required.

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 10:30am–1:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$199

5 sessions

Intro to Minimal Realism

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Learn new ways of seeing the world around you by combining Realism with Minimalism and all the basics of acrylic painting. If you love the style of artists David Hockney, Anna Mac and Andrew Faulkner—you'll love this class! Learn new ways of seeing the world around you by combining Realism with Minimalism and all the basics of acrylic painting. When it comes to Realism, there are several factors that help make a painting look realistic. We’ll...

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 10:30am–1:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$199

5 sessions

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Liquid Abstract & Resin Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Unleash your creativity and master the art of mesmerizing liquid abstract paintings. Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll explore different techniques to create stunning, flowing colors and organic patterns. Discover the secrets to resin pouring and learn how to enhance your pieces with glitter and craft items. Let your imagination run wild in this hands-on artistic experience.

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$199

15 sessions

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Coastal Cabo Abstracts Workshop

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Join us and be transported to the beautiful coastal town Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Inspired by the famous Baja golden sands and stunning blues of the Pacific Ocean, create abstracts that are loose, playful, layered, and full of bright colors and marks. In this workshop, you will learn about: cohesive color palettes layering liquid and fluid acrylics experiment with loose, spontaneous mark-making various brushes, tools, and media the process...

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Intensive Study

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

A 4-Week Intensive Study With Instructor Sheila Daube As She Takes A Handful Of Students To Dive Deep Into Abstract Techniques. Bring All Your Painting Gear!

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$199

4 sessions

Abstract Landscapes Workshop

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Explore the fundamentals of abstraction through the lens of landscape painting and learn to get loose with the help of sketching, reference photos, and abstraction techniques! Together, we’ll discover how to marry abstract language with landscape painting through various drawing and painting exercises, followed by some “open studio time” where you can further experiment and explore in a more involved artwork, applying what we’ve learned....

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$145

2 sessions

Animals Gone Abstract

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Wanna find an easy way to help people connect with your paintings? Learn to paint abstract animals with artist Michele Joyce! We are all looking for imagery we can use to convey humor, fear, happiness, sadness, and togetherness. Learning to paint emotionally evocative animals is a great way to connect a viewer to your art, especially when the animal has an unexpected or highly stylized quantity. We will explore fun, easy techniques to create unquestionably...

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Abstract Oil Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Learn the basics of abstract painting with oils and compatible abstract methods, including R&F Pigment Sticks and Cold Wax Medium! In this class, we'll discover why oil paints are a favorite among many artists. There are so many options for creating abstracts with oils. We will focus on tubed oil paint, R&F Pigment Sticks, and the Gamblin Sampler Kit that includes our texture-making mediums like alkyd, solvent-free gel, and cold wax medium....

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$135

3 sessions

Liquid Abstract & Resin Finishing

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

You're invited to explore these techniques for yourself! On the first day, we will create two 10x10 pieces (a small diptych) using two different liquid art techniques. On the second day, we will create a larger 14x18 piece and on the third day, we will do the resin pour for all the pieces.  New techniques will be introduced as well such as blading on your paint, and embellishing with glitter and craft items. Proper resin pouring technique...

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$199

3 sessions

Obsession

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Artists are influenced and inspired by other artists. It could be a particular masterful painting, a palette, a technique or an entire body of work that can spark the creative process. This class will explore what your obsession is, what keeps you up at night, what inspires you. ​ Supply List: Bring an open mind, some work of art or artists you are obsessed with and two or three canvases (or panels), along with your supplies—you know the...

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$165

4 sessions

Hidden Messages: 2-Day In-Person Workshop

Prima Materia Institute @ 3350 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA

We have an opportunity to have a live, in-person, two-day painting workshop in the studio. Our goal is to HELP UKRAINE, and we invite you to participate! This workshop will be special not only because it is our first live workshop since 2020, but also because it will be a multimedia experience. We will look at how hidden messages have been used in art from prehistoric times, in the grandiose creations of the Great Masters, in Abstract Expressionism...

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$450

2 sessions

Abstract Trompe L'Oeil

Prima Materia Institute @ 3350 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA

Abstract Trompe L'Oeil is an illusionistic technique that will trick viewers into thinking objects are floating above your canvas. If you love contemporary art, you'll enjoy this class. The three day workshop will give you enough time to create a refined painting of our own that will impress your friends.  Part 1 - Learn about trompe l'oeil through examples, demonstrations, and a hands on project. Create a study to learn how dimension...

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$195

3 sessions

Paint Like A Five Year Old

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child" said Picasso. We will take a look at abstract artists who have channeled the fearless spontaneity of their inner child, and actual children's art shown in galleries around the world. Expect to work on at least three pieces and one large collaboration. You get the idea. It's playtime! Supply List: Bring whatever you've got to class: wood panels, stretched canvas,...

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$199

6 sessions

Abstract Watercolor Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Intensive three week class with master watercolorist, Chuck McPherson. Leave the safety of realism and explore experimental compositions that are both footloose and fancy free. Who should take this class: Anyone who has been painting with watermedia Anyone who wants to learn new techniques and reach for the next level in their skills. Anyone seeking to grow their skills with like minded artists in community. Supply List This is only a suggested...

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$99

3 sessions

Family Day

Sparks Gallery @ 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA

Get creative this summer with a hands-on art activity at Sparks Gallery! Join artist Mayra Navarro for a day of inspiration and art making. Families can create colorful abstract works on a 2×2 canvas and Play Dough sculptures. Everything participants will need for the activity will be provided and the Gallery’s helpful staff will be on hand to assist with the activity.The cost for the class is just $5 per participant, which will go...

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