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Abstract Painting on Paper

art class

Abstract Painting on Paper

19 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Abstract Painting on Paper

art class

Abstract Painting on Paper

19 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This class is designed for those who have never painted, as well as seasoned artists who want a creative system reboot. I will demonstrate a variety of techniques I have used over the years to create a stunning abstract painting with ease. In addition, I show you how to use pigments and minerals unique to New Mexico that I hand-collected, and will give you some historical context about each, while hopefully inspiring you to look in your own communities for materials to add to your artwork. Composition, color theory, and design are weaved through the class with tips on how to use alternative tools and acrylic mediums to add visual interest to your pieces. Students receive ample one-on-one attention in this boutique-style art class due to its small size (max 6). During the last 5-minutes of class we will critique each other's work and share what we learned to close out the session. Your paintings will be easy to transport back home as they are on heavy-duty paper and lay flat in suitcases or carry-ons. You will find abstract painting a liberating and relaxing experience, and by the end of class will have the knowledge you need to experiment with these techniques at home.

Your host

Learn more about Andrea

Andrea

An artist for 25 years, I have a Bachelor’s in Art History, Masters in Art Education, and have been teaching art to teenagers and adults for 12 years. I have exhibited my work in five solo and nine group shows, including "Feminists Under Forty," which was curated by Judy Chicago. My experience includes working with total novices as well as advanced artists looking to bring their work to the professional level. My paintings are featured in E. Ashley Rooney's "Contemporary Art of the Southwest" (2014), and I am currently represented by galleries in New Orleans and San Jose del Cabo.

What's included

Equipment
All art materials necessary for the class: artist-quality watercolor paper, acrylic paint, mediums, brushes, aprons.

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Where you'll be

Participants will take the class in my sunny, private art studio about 15 minutes from the Santa Fe plaza. I live in a semi-rural area of Santa Fe in a neighborhood that boasts beautiful views of the mountains, as well as horses, llamas, chickens, chefs, teachers, landscape architects and artists.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable around dogs as our small, friendly dog likes to sit in the studio while we work. No art experience is necessary.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Nothing! If you wish you can bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, but I do have aprons for your use.

More tips

My studio is about 15 minutes from the Santa Fe plaza. Please contact me should you want driving directions.

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Abstract Painting on Paper
19 reviews
From Previous price: $129/person
19 reviews
From Previous price: $129/person
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