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Abstract Painting Classes San Francisco

Explore the world of abstract painting in San Francisco and unleash your creativity through various techniques such as color mixing, mark-making, and composition, while gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary art practices.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, but 2 classes live online are available.

Introduction to Abstract Painting

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

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.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 4–7pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

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.

Friday, Apr 5th, 4–7pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

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Abstraction

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Does the ambiguity of abstraction intimidate you? This class guides participants in understanding their aesthetic interests while transforming them into a unique style.  In an open studio format students are encouraged to experiment and develop their artistic intent. Students will have one on one time to discuss their ideas, objectives, challenges, etc. with the instructor.  This class is similar to a group study in abstract/ non-objective...

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Color: Moods and Rhythms

Living Your Wild Creativity

This workshop delves into experiencing how you can make your paintings more dynamic with color. You will learn: How to express your feelings with color.  How to create atmosphere and set moods and tone.  How to veil and create layers and depth. How to master transparency and color blending.  Make and choose color palettes you love that become uniquely yours. Loaded with exercises and techniques, to make color snap, pop and...

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Express your Wild Creativity: 4-day Abstract Art

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

Express your Wild Creativity: 4-day Abstract Art Intensive “Cut Loose!  Get Bold!  Find Your Marks!” Go wild with us! Bring your courage, your curiosity, your love of creating for this 4-day intensive abstract acrylic workshop. This workshop is chock full of learning, exploring, delving, trusting, getting wildly creative. You will be guided in a series of structured loosening up exercises, using acrylic paint and a variety of drawing...

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Liberating the Gesture

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

3 DAY ABSTRACT ART WORKSHOP Three full days of Immersion in Abstract Expressionism with the acclaimed and gifted French artist Jean-Charles Millepied and Suzanne Jacquot, artist and owner of STUDIO4404.  The mornings will be focused on warm-up and learning exercises, practice and demonstrations; the rest of the day each artist will explore their own directions.  Jean-Charles and Suzanne will provide one-on-one mentoring as well as interactive...

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2 Day Paint Big Abstract Art Workshop

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

This is not a workshop for beginners. Participants will bring all their own equipment, paints and canvas. Studio will provide buckets, some house paints, some large tools, misc paints.

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Abstraction with Oil, Cold Wax & Mixed Media

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with oil, cold wax, pigment sticks and collage on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels, charcoal, graphite and collage. Acrylic media can serve as a base underpainting. All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters.  Required...

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Passion - The Search for Meaning

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA

An exploratory class for visual artists of any medium who have a committed studio practice an are wanting to delve more deeply to discover the personal meaning of their work.  As we develop our ideas searching for our own inner truth where passion meets personal meaning, we will experience how vulnerability and courage brings authenticity, honesty, and confidence.   Each participant will share their art and ideas with the group, in dyads...

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Dare to be Wild - Breaking the Rules..

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 781 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA

This 2 Day workshop is about challenging the grid structure, a very basic form of abstract art.  We will start with the familiar grid and push the boundaries, explore and discover new ways to enliven the image and make it your own.  Through mixed media, this is a great chance, to create, rebel and breakthough into your own wild creativity.   No experience necessary.   Colin will demostrate his own unique mono printing techniques...

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Ignite Your Wild Creativity - Create Dynamic Paintings

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 781 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA

In this 2-day intensive abstract art workshop, open to all levels, we explore one of the most basic fundamentals of painting: composition/design/ dividing space/eye flow. Through focused fun studio exercises we will take risks, trust our own intuition, explore and push our edges of comfort, learn what is natural and pleasing for us and become more confident working in the unknown. We will also learn what makes a painting stronger, more alive and...

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Going Beyond the Grid to Enliven Your Art

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 1695 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA

Dare to be Wild! Going Beyond the Grid to Enliven Your Art This two-day abstract art acrylic workshop is about understanding and challenging the grid structure, a very basic form of abstract art. Through exercises we will start with the familiar grid and push the boundaries, going beyond to discover new ways to enliven the image and make it your own. We will do several exercises to give you new techniques and ideas. We will make our own collage...

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Abstract Art: Dialogues with Nature

Living Your Wild Creativity

This 2 day workshop allows us to explore our connection to the land and our sense of place. On Saturday, we will begin in Ragel Park, exploring, making sketches and color studies then take these back to the studio and synthesize our experience creating abstract paintings by combining our findings and sensations.  Limited to 8 people.  All Levels welcome. Students will be responsible for bringing the following supplies. ****Mixed media...

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Journey Into Expression - Abstract Art Workshop

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

Unleash your creativity and discover your unique artistic voice in this immersive abstract art workshop. Join us for a day of exploration and self-expression as you learn to bring balance and meaning to your artwork. Limited spots available, so sign up now!

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Entering Abstractions

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Enjoy a taste of abstraction through creating a small series of paintings. We will explore the use of color, shape, form, value, space and texture to discover new perspectives of painting.  Required supplies for this program: 6 small painting surfaces, primed, ready to paint on(any size from 5x5 inches to 11x14 inches your choice of: canvas, gessoed Masonite/panel, gessoed/primed heavyweight watercolor paper or canvas paper can work too)...

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Mark Making Workshop (In Studio)

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

LET LOOSE! GET WILD! This workshop will change your art! You will experience and explore, delve and create, and find your way with confidence and boldness to express what is uniquely you. In this class you will be guided in the learning process through creative exercises. You will also have time for your own personal desires in painting. (Pacific Time) via Zoom) Mark Making is my specialty and passion! I will show you: Ways to find your...

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Building a Painting with Stencils, Frisket and Tape

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

IGNITE YOUR WILD CREATIVITY! CREATING ABSTRACT PAINTINGS WITH PASSION! BUILDING A PAINTING: LAYERING WITH STENCILS, FRISKET AND TAPE DAYLONG WORKSHOP This is the first of two exciting day-long workshops since COVID began. You will learn abstract acrylic painting techniques by building a painting with stencils, frisket and tape.  This workshop is offered in studio and LIVE online via zoom. You will get lots of experience trying new things...

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Get Wild! Make Your Mark!

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

This is a day of pure fun, letting go and getting wild!  Claude and I will faciliatate making all kinds of marks with strange and crazy tools….  Working big, small, whatever you can imagine, we are going to do it! This is a time to release and let go of all expectations and fears of making your own wild marks!   No experience necessary.   You will learn: Mark making as a natural act Mark making as an extension...

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Come to Your Senses

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

This day long workshop explores expressing what we hear, smell, taste. Our senses give us rich material for freely expressing the world around us with paint. Let go of your mind and feel the world! You will be surprised and delighted with your own discoveries.  Limited to 6 people. All Levels welcome. Students will be responsible for bringing the following supplies. Mixed media (Canson) workbook 9” x 12” or 11” x 14” larger paper:...

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Play, Explore, Trust Yourself: Abstract Art Course

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA

This Class will ground you with good fundamentals for creating your own Abstract Art Practice. We will also spend the time establishing trust in your own tuititive process for expressing your heart’s desire. This is a classroom settting with talks, slide shows, videos and exercises to build a great foundation. All levels welcome and especially good for anyone new to Abstract Art.  We will cover: Understanding Abstract Art and what an artist...

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