Abstract Painting

Instructor: Rita Schwab

Abstract Painting for Beginners starting Wednesday, Jan 10th, and every
Wednesday through March 10:30-2:30 at

The Open Studio in Englewood, 380 Old Englewood Rd

Set yourself free from traditional painting styles.  Paint loose, paint free, paint from your spirit! Express your emotions with acrylic paints on a canvas like a visual poem. Learn composition, balance, color theory and styles of abstract painting such as layering, texturing, thick paint application versus washes, painting with mediums and finishes. This class is for the beginning abstract painter. No experience is necessary.

We will be working on canvas, so please bring 2 small canvasses and one larger one. Bring your assortment of acrylic paints and paint brushes, your artist paint brushes as well as
your house paint brushes or sponge brushes. And the following items if you have them:
– a palette knife or small trowel
– a natural sponge
– spray water bottle
– Modge Podge (you can buy at Michaels)
– a small paint roller, a foam roller is ok
– bring your recycled containers and a gallon water jug
– scissors
– rags or a roll of paper towels

If you don’t have materials, you can contact me at earthelements01@gmail.com and I will bring your supplies for a materials fee.

Thank you.
Wear older clothing and you might want to pack a lunch!


$150/month (4 classes)

Abstract Painting Intermediate

Every Tuesday beginning January 9th from 10:30-2:30 at The Open Studio, 380 Old Englewood Rd through February Abstract Painting with the Masters starting with Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and more.

We will be studying and painting in the styles of these fabulous 20th Century painters. Interest in art history as well as a basic understanding of abstract painting is helpful.

Bring your canvases and acrylic paints, notebooks and curiosity.
A packed lunch is recommended.

Pre- registration is required.
Please contact Rita at earthelements01@mail.com to reserve your place.