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Addition & Subtraction: Abstract Painting Workshop

  • Still Life Studio 82 Elm Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
Addition//Subtraction: Painting Workshop
from 260.00

2 Day workshop, July 21 & 22 2018

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Join us for this 2 day workshop with Portland artist Haley Nannig. Through demonstrations of her methods working in layers you'll be lead to develop your own style in the creation of abstract works. We'll explore the conversation between artist and canvas using color theory, paint, spray paint and stencils. Students will learn about pouring, blocking in/out, peeling back, and painting on nontraditional surfaces. 

9am-4pm each day with a break from 12-1pm for lunch
Happy Hour at Bayside Bowl on Saturday from 4-5pm (optional)

This workshop is designed for painters who have some basic experience with color mixing and composition, but the material will be accessible to artists of all levels. Contact us if you'd like help deciding if it's a good fit for you. 

This class requires a minimum of 5 students to run. Please sign up early to save your spot and to help ensure that it runs.  

Class and Workshop Policies

Supply List*:

  • 3 primed canvases or panels of your choice. Two must be 14x14 or smaller, one can be larger. One may be a non-standard surface such as a wood block or found object.
  • Your own water based** paints. Mixed materials are encouraged, you may bring any selection of acrylic, watercolor, guache, house paint, spray paint, etc. Colors can be single pigments or mixed, your choice! We'll have extra to share.
  • Mark making media such as pastels, oil sticks, pens, and pencils.
  • A few brushes of varying sizes.
  • Tools that can be used to manipulate paint...palette knives, rubber chisels, squeegees, etc.
  • Palette of your choice (we suggest disposable palette paper pads for easy clean up). Small containers (yogurt, tin cans, etc.) also come in handy for mixing larger quantities of paint. 
  • Painting clothes/aprons! We'll be making a big, beautiful mess. 

Easels, chairs, paper and additional supplies will be provided. Due to limited space, please bring only what is on the supply list. 

*For those who would prefer to borrow supplies, a supply kit can be provided by the studio that includes everything on the list (please select during checkout). 

**Water based paint has been chosen for rapid drying and layering of media, however the techniques learned in class will translate to your preferred medium in your own studio practice. 

Haley Nannig lives and works in Portland, Maine. You can see more of her work below and on her website, and follow her on instagram @halezcomet

All work above ©Haley Nannig

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