Abstract Painting


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Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting is an approach to freeing yourself from conventional painting techniques and giving you free range in expressing your inner child. All art work on this page was produced by students in my Abstract Painting classes and I received permission of my students to feature their works.

Classes are being held at The Open Studio unless otherwise specified
380 Old Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL 34223 www.theopenstudio.org

Pre-registration for all classes is required. For more information and to pre-register contact: Rita Schwab

Abstract Painting for Beginners
Ongoing for the entire season Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm beginning in February 2017.

In this Abstract Painting class we paint freely, rich with colors and textures, without inhibitions, using our intuition and our own sense of balance and harmony to create unique abstract works.

We will discuss color relationships, composition, movement and more. I will teach easy and fun abstract painting techniques for the beginning painter.

Please bring two 16” x 20” canvases to every class along with your acrylic paints, basic paint brushes and palette knives. We will learn more about texture tools and what to bring as we go on. Recycled disposable containers for water and mixing are helpful as well as rags and a sketch pad.

For more information and to pre-register contact: Rita Schwab

This class is held under the Pagoda in the back of the gardens at The Open Studio, a lovely space.

Classes are $35 each or $125 / month. You are encouraged to sign up monthly. Thank you.

Energy Painting in the Abstract

This 8 week class is for the intermediate painter who wants to produce a body of works that expresses the artist’s energy through creative textured acrylic painting. By studying the 7 chakras and their energies fields we will create large abstract works that are bold in color, high in texture and rich in individual interpretation. We will make 8 equally sized paintings for a consistent presentation. Framing will be discussed and encouraged.

Tuesday mornings Feb 2 through March 23, 10-1pm
Each class begins with a chakra activation meditation.

Each week we paint with the corresponding chakra color exploring the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus, the Heart Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, the Crown Chakra and The Higher Self.

Tuesday mornings Feb 2 through March 23, 10-1pm

You will need 8 canvases or 8 pieces of luan (a poster size or a 16x20 size works well as its easily framed)
acrylic paints, brushes, palette knives and texture tools, joint compound (we can buy a large amount for the entire glass)
Modge Podge, a finishing medium.

Always bring rags, recycled disposables for mixing and water, a pair of scissors and an artist journal

This class is held under the Pagoda in the back of the gardens at The Open Studio, a lovely space.

Classes are $35 each or $125 / month or $250 / 8 classes.

If you have questions please contact Rita Schwab.

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Abstract Painting with the Masters

Painting studies in the style of famous contemporary artists

Tuesday mornings Oct, Nov, Dec 2016, 10-1pm (no class Dec 22 and 29)

  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • George Braque
  • Hundertwasser
  • Henry Matisse
  • Paul Klee
  • Jean Miro and others

As we take time to look at the lives and passions of these artists, we will encounter their dreams and paintings. We will study their painting styles and paint a picture in their tradition. Please bring your canvas, acrylic paints, watercolors and brushes

 

Abstract Chakra Painting
A  two month class in February and March 2017

A study in chakra energy and color is expressed through Abstract Painting. You will go home with 8 paintings of the same size. Please purchase a pack of 8 canvases of the same size of your choice; bring acrylic paints and brushes

Tuesday mornings Feb 2 through March 23, 10-1pm        $250/ 8 classes

We begin with a chakra activation meditation, paint with the corresponding chakra color exploring the root chakra, the Sacral chakra, the Solar Plexus, the Heart Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye chakra, the Crown Chakra and The Higher Self.

 

Abstract Painting with a Theme
Exploring archetypes in Painting we will combine Abstract Painting and Drawing The Warrior, The Teacher, the Healer, the Visionary Tuesday mornings 10-1pm in April, and May 2017       $250/ 8classes

All classes are being held at The Open Studio unless otherwise specified 380 Old Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL 34223 www.theopenstudio.org

PleiN AIR Painting to unwind by
SIP and PAINT in the beautiful outdoor setting Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm during (October through May. Please inquire about location as we change settings regularly. Bring your own supplies and an easel or portable table, some snacks and some wine. Relax and make friends! No fee. Donations gratefully accepted.

If you have questions please contact Rita Schwab.

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