23FALL Beginning Abstract MON 9:00AM (09/11-11/27)

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Instructor: Zona Wainwright / 11 Weeks / Sept 11 - Nov 27 (No class Nov 20)  / Monday / 9:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 5-11

Each student will utilize their training from basic instruction to continue developing their personal expression and further explore the process of abstract art. It will include:

  • working intuitively

  • finding their natural “mark”

  • using photos, blind contour drawing and spontaneous line drawings as inspiration

  • working in a series

  • working from observations

  • investigating composition using the formal elements and principles of design

The class will include practical demonstrations.

Prerequisites: None


  • Acrylic paints (Golden brand tubes required unless otherwise noted):
    - burnt sienna
    - cadmium red medium
    - cadmium yellow medium
    - cobalt blue
    - dioxazine purple
    - mars black or ivory black
    - napthol red medium
    - phthalo blue
    - raw umber
    - ultramarine blue
    - yellow ochre
    - white 16.8oz abstract Sennelier brand
  • Staedtler 8B pencil
  • Liquitex brand matte or gloss medium - 8oz
  • palette paper 16 x 20” or 18 x 24”
  • palette knife - RGN brand either 109 or 106 or 98
  • brushes - minimum: Princeton Select #12 round (one), 1” flat wash (two), 1 1/2” bristle bright (one). You may also bring other brushes of your choice.
  • paper towels - 1 roll
  • There is no need to bring support/surfaces to paint on to your first class. We carry big sheets of index paper to purchase at $1 per sheet, which are perfect for your early exercises.
  • about 1/2-gallon-sized water bucket
  • masking tape
  • push pins (handful)
  • pencil sharpener

Note: These supplies are available at David Art Center. Ask about a student discount.


Additional Details
Wainwright, Zona
Skill Level:
Registration Date:
August 21, 2023

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