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.
Supply List (come prepared with a palette of any kind and quality paper towels, like Blue Shop Towels or Viva)
Available for Purchase:
We sell $15 student kits that contains glaze, gel, and paste and we sell a variety of sizes of colour shapers. See front desk for more info.
• Cost is $199 for 6 classes
• Max 6 students
• TUE AM, 10:30am-1:30pm with Kristen Guest
• WED PM, 6:00pm-9:00pm with Cappie Geis
• Outdoor painting space will be open in our private back lot
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: TUE AM
REGISTER: WED PM
About the guest instructor
Kristen Guest, TUE AM Intro classes
Kristen Guest is an 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 the Bernardo Winery and teaches abstract painting classes at Art on 30th, an art center located in the North Park’s vibrant arts and culture district. She 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.
Her work is currently on display at Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista as well as selected and featured in newsletters as part of various Editor/Staff Pick highlights, including "Ones to Watch 2020" on Artfinder. She has been juried into local San Diego exhibits, prestigious regional exhibits at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, and national exhibits in Washington DC, San Diego, CA, and Port Angeles, WA.
Cappie Geis, WED PM Intro Classes
I’ve always loved--being creative! As a youngster I loved to draw, create with clay, weave macramé, and take photographs that I would print and frame. As I got older, my creative interests expanded to include developing nutritious cooking recipes. In 2014, I took all the photographs for, wrote the recipes and designed the cover and inside layout of my published, full-color cookbook, “Healthy Food gets Fabulous.” I also began to design and create jewelry in silver and bronze.
But I wanted more! And that’s when I found Art on 30th. At first, I tried a few “Paint Nights” but when I began taking Kate’s Intro to Abstract Acrylics class, I was hooked on painting! I have now been painting for about five years, continue to take various art classes and have my art on display in Studio 8. Come visit me!