Starting February 22, 2020 One Day, Saturday February 22nd

Saturday, February 22, 2020

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: $75 member/$80 non-member

Representational abstracts depict some form of subject matter. These loosely painted abstracts may portray imagery of recognizable forms such as animals, landscapes, people, etc.– that evoke an impression of the subject matter verses a realistic image. Please come with an idea or image of what you would like to express abstractly in your painting or your instructor, abstract painter Melanie Warsinske, will provide you with some options of subject matter.

This class is a great way to loosen up with your techniques and expand your imagination and create intrigue within your work. Some knowledge of drawing and painting preferred but not required). Please plan to experiment using your medium of choice. Melanie will work with each student individually and as a group. Plan to have FUN and find your ‘personal’ motivation and enjoy the process of creativity!

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.”

 Refreshments: Wine and snacks will be provided – and you’re welcome to bring your own to share. Plan to loosen up and have some fun exploring abstract painting!

Supply list: Bring your own painting supplies including a minimum of two canvases, (no smaller than approx. 16”x20”). One will be your practice canvas and the other canvas is for your new painting. Also, please bring any paintings you are currently working on! Bring your own supplies, including paint, brushes, painting palette, palette knife, paper towels, rags, painting attire –and special mediums or textures that you typically work with.

If you are new to painting: CAE will provide a limited selection of acrylic paint, brushes, and canvas for a nominal fee.

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.