Abstract Painting – Pushing the Boundaries with Bold Composition – July 18 – 21



Time: 10 AM – 4PM
Location: Harmony Barn, 45262 Road J.8, Mancos (four miles East of Mancos off of highway 160)

There are nice paintings and there are paintings that quicken your heart and really command your attention. So, what is different between the nice paintings and the ones that live on the edge? In this 4-day workshop, we will practice several stages of creating abstract paintings that display authentic mark-making, compelling composition, rich color and fine polish.

They will take home 2-3 paintings. Working in acrylic and water-based medium. No oil.

Materials: Participants will provide their own materials for the workshop. Download Materials-list, Download Class Agenda

Age/Experience: For all levels of painters

Minimum students – 6, maximum 10.

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About The Instructors:

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness sfrom John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. They studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with western art practices. Their studios are in Benicia, CA. (I AN I Studio), Crockett CA and Greenville, CA. (Diamond I AN I Studio).

They teach in their Benicia studio, and at their mountain retreat in Greenville. They offer destination workshops in places such as Whidbey Island, WA;Santa Fe New Mexico,  Morrow Bay, CA; Gualala, CA, and Marin MOCA, CA. Diane and Chuck have produced video workshop series with Jen Tough Gallery of Santa Fe and have an ongoing Zoom workshops.

Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.