Starting January 23, 2020 One day, Thursday, January 23rd
Abstract Painting Workshop 

23rd January 2020

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Center for the Arts Evergreen provides a wonderful environment to learn, experiment, and express yourself through painting. This three-hour group workshop led by abstract painter, Melanie Warsinske, is an opportunity for you to experiment with your current and new work and expand your knowledge of abstraction. The class is open to all levels (although, some painting experience is preferred) because  Melanie will work with each student individually and with the group. The class will open with a discussion about an Abstract Expressionist Artist, but then this is your time to PAINT, explore techniques, and ask questions.  Get out of your head, release your inner child, and find your ‘personal’ motivation to have fun and enjoy the process of creativity! Are there things that are holding you back? Let’s break through those negative barriers. As Georgia O’Keeffe once said, ”I decided that the only thing I could do that was nobody else’s business was to paint. I could do as I chose because no one would care.”

About the instructor   

Melanie was fortunate to travel the U.S., Europe and Panama while growing up. She was introduced to new cultures, varied landscapes and artwork that peaked her own interest in art.

Melanie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Painting and a minor in Ceramics from Texas Tech University, 1976. Fortunate to study with painting with professors Paul Hannah and Hugh Gibbons — experimental painting had NO limits! Melanie has also studied with abstract painter, Tadashi Hayakawa and his mentorship breathed new energy and enthusiasm into Melanie’s artwork, where she began sharing her artwork with the public on a larger scale. Melanie participates juried art shows, curates, and teaches private and group painting classes with an emphasis in abstract expressionism.

Other opportunities include: Artist in Residence in Chacala, Mexico, as well as showing her work Internationally in Los Arcos Galeria de Arte, Chacala Mexico in 2016 and Nagasaki Museum of Art’s LELA Exhibition in Nagasaki, Japan in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Residing in Colorado, Melanie has artwork in private collections throughout the United States. Melanie is currently represented by Mirada Fine Art Gallery in the Denver area, The Walnut Gallery in Longmont, CO; and Red Lodge, MT.