intro to AbstRact acrylics
In these courses, students will learn new techniques about color and composition, texture with gels and pastes, glazing, and how to finish a painting through class demonstration, instructor critique, and peer interaction.
Students will complete paintings as part of the lesson with the class as a whole, following the instructor's step-by-step guidance. You will also be working on 2-3 personal-project paintings throughout the duration of the class that will give you a chance to apply those lessons.
Drawing skills not required.
Supply List (come prepared with a palette of any kind and quality paper towels, like Blue Shop Towels or Viva)
Available for Purchase @ Front Desk:
Artists who have taken this class may want to explore our Intermediate Acrylics class.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who are brand new to abstract painting
• those who want to return to painting after a long break
• those who want to learn how to use acrylics
• those who want to break out of realism
Register: TUE AM
REGISTER: WED PM
About the instructor
Kristen Guest, TUE AM Intro classes
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published abstract expressionism artist as well as a certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others.
Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at the Bernardo Winery and teaches abstract painting classes at Art on 30th. She is represented as one of the Professional Artists at Ashton Gallery and creates work for designers, exhibitions and online galleries. Kristen is best known for using various muted desert hues and incorporating a wide variety of drawing materials in her abstract work, giving it a “fresh,” expressive, and gestural feeling.
Michele Joyce, WED PM Intro Classes
Michele Joyce was born on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Massachusetts and has lived in San Diego for over 30 years. Joyce’s early accomplishments include being kicked out of girls school, cheerleading and catechism. She later graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a dual major in Marketing and English. Joyce’s professional background is rooted in the creative side of advertising and public relations. Her foray into painting began with oils and contemporary realism 18 years ago at the Lela Hearty Studio, and has since migrated to acrylics and contemporary mixed media. Michele began to share her art with the world in 2019 and has never been happier.