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Through a series of easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and carefully structured assignments and practical projects, we will create a series of abstract paintings and drawings together.
Explore how to use traditions and contemporary approaches to create a more effective and memorable experience for the viewer while also embracing the experimental. First, we'll discuss some fundamental concepts in the art historical context, and then we dive right into the fun part: drawing and painting abstract art! At the end of the class, you have a strong understanding of structure, composition, form, and color theory. You will also further your ability to express your authentic artistic voice in abstraction.
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Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. She is an independent artist curator and has been teaching visual art in New York City since 2005.
Her work has been in group shows at ABC No Rio, Arts@Renaissance, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Chashama, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Heliopolis Project, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, The Painting Center, Schema Projects, Sideshow Gallery, Trestle Gallery, Tre ...
Her work has been in group shows at ABC No Rio, Arts@Renaissance, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Chashama, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Heliopolis Project, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, The Painting Center, Schema Projects, Sideshow Gallery, Trestle Gallery, Trestle Projects, Ventana 244 and the Wilmer Jennings Gallery. She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida in 2013 and was selected to be the Curator-in-Residence for Trestle Gallery in 2016.
Visual Artists Discussion Group: Group Critique & Career Development
Collage and Mixed Media (Beginner/Intermediate)
Abstraction for Drawing and Painting
Approaches to Abstraction with Watercolor
Exploring Color for Painters: An Intuitive Approach