Starting March 21, 2020 One day, Saturday, March 21st
Beginning Abstract Workshop 

Saturday 21 March 2020

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 This is your opportunity to explore painting.  How do you use your tools to achieve a desired result? Learn how to create expressive paintings – COLOR mixing, painting techniques with brush strokes, palette knife, drips and splatters, blending, texture and composition.

Bring your questions with you – this is your time to explore, play and try new things! If you have paintings you’ve already started – bring them too!

Basic supplies Included in Class:  2- canvases size 16×20”; limited paint brushes & small palette knives; paper painting palette, primary colors of acrylic paint – Blue, Red, Yellow,  & White and Black

  • Suggested Supplies to bring: Please feel free to bring additional canvases, additional paint colors, paint mediums/gels, brushes, painting palette, paper towels/rubbing clothes, texture to play with, etc.


Trained in experimental abstract oil painting and ceramics, Melanie has a BFA from Texas Tech University. Not a Texan herself, she was born in Washington D.C and has been fortunate to travel the world, be introduced to different cultures and spectacular landscapes – which she feels peaked her interest in art.

Melanie has also has been fortunate to work under the mentorship of Tadashi Hawakawa, who has encouraged her to share her artistic talents with a much greater audience, including acceptance to exhibits in Nagasaki, Japan in 2012, 2014 and 2017; Chacala, MX; and has artwork in private collections throughout the United States.

Residing in Colorado, Melanie has a studio in Evergreen and is currently represented by Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, CO., and also in Red Lodge, MT and Nashville, TN.