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. Proficient artists who have taken this class may want to investigate our Intermediate Acrylics class.
(get 20% off with a student kit from Artist & Craftsman)
• Cost $199 (6 classes)
• Tuesdays AM, 10:30am-1:30pm with Kristen Ide
• Wednesdays AM, 11am-2pm with Kristen Ide
• Wednesdays PM, 6pm-9pm with Laurie Fuller
• Student parking available in back lot
Be sure to pick up a Student Parking Pass at the front desk when you arrive.
If you are brand new to acrylics: welcome! We invite you to begin with our Art 101 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: TUESDAY AM
Intro: Kristen Ide - Intermediate: Kate Ashton
REGISTER: WEDNESDAY AM
Intro: Kristen Ide
REGISTER: WEDNESDAY PM
Intro: Laurie Fuller - Intermediate: Ann Golumbuk
About the instructors
Kristen Ide, instructor for Tuesday Intro & Wednesday Intro morning classes
Kristen is a full-time, award-winning abstract expressionism artist and 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 Art on 30th. She started creating ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand and has been painting since 2002, from oils to watercolors to acrylics.
Her work is on display at Kelsey Michaels Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista, including "Ones to Watch 2020" on Artfinder. She has been juried into prestigious local, regional, and national exhibits in California, Washington, and Washington D.C.
Laurie Fuller, instructor for Wednesday Intro evening classes
Born with a pencil in my hand, I've been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. It was a no-brainer to pick a career in art, and I've been fortunate to have a career that's spanned four decades. I started out as an illustrator and layout artist creating ads for Yellow Pages directories across the US (if you're under 30, Google the Yellow Pages!). Drawing septic tank pumping trucks and hand printing text wasn't a glamorous job but it paid the bills and was a good start. From there I found my way into creating graphics and illustrations for a bicycle clothing company, educational software for kids, computer based training for medical equipment and SAP, and finally wound up in the online gaming world where I created user interface design and at least a million and a half tiny icons. With my recent retirement from the "real" working world I'm now focused on painting and drawing full time. It has been a lifelong dream to be able to do so, and I'm super excited to have the time.