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Art Workshops

Weekend of Abstract Expressionism

$350 / 2-day weekend

Course dates: tba

Abstract Painting — DIY

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Join Contemporary Artist Julie Ahmad for a weekend of abstract painting.  This course will not only teach you how to apply the tools and techniques to create a fantastic piece of abstract art, but will cultivate the mindset to loosen up, have fun and paint more!

Julie will begin the day getting to know the students and find out what their goals are in taking the class.  A demo of some methods/techniques will follow to inspire the students creativity. After this we will begin the lesson with some "warm-up painting exercises" and then move up to larger-format paintings.  Music and movement are a part of shedding inhibitions and connecting to this intuitive process.  The combination of using layering techniques and the forgiving nature of acrylic paint are intended to go beyond the easel and carry into all aspects of life.  


Students will spend most of the day working on their own projects, while Julie walks the room to meet and guide each individual wherever he/she is in the process to provide one-on-one support.  Expect a relaxed yet concentrated, joyful workshop where you will create many works of art, two on canvas and several on sheets of art paper.  


Whether you’re a professional painter who is stuck in a style or a novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting this class is for you!


Pre-printed notes of useful and need-to-know information will be given.

Lessons in:

Julie’s Personal Artistic Process

Color theory

Abstract composition

Textural techniques

Acrylic techniques        



Two full-sized abstract paintings on canvas

Maximum size — 36”x 36”

and several works on large paper

**If you would like to work with a larger size, please contact Julie Ahmad to discuss

Materials List

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