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1435 North Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-2278


The Calistoga Art Center offers workshops and classes specialized in acting, painting, ceramics and more.  

Next one coming soon!

Abstract Landscape Painting   

with Karen Lynn Ingalls            Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017

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Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017

10 AM to 5 PM both days

Would you like to simplify your landscape painting to get at essentials? Or take what you see and use it as a springboard to a new creation, rather than painting more realistically?

In this workshop, we will focus first on the one indispensable element of any landscape painting. Next, you will learn several different ways to simplify and play with images of the landscape, re-creating it in abstract form. Then you'll create a series of tiny paintings, and one or two larger paintings, as you try each approach.

We'll also look at inspirational examples of historical and contemporary abstract landscape paintings, to see and understand some of the approaches other painters have taken to abstract the landscape.

Painting in this way strips the image down to its essence. If you usually paint more realistic-looking landscapes, it may change the way you see the world!
This class is designed for people with at least some previous painting experience, and we'll be using versatile, fast-drying acrylic paints.

Date & time: Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
Bring your lunch! 
Sign up by Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Location: Calistoga Art Center, Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga, CA

Cost: $185 for CAC members and $210 for non-members, materials not included

Materials Fee: $25 for all the materials you'll need, including paint, paper, brushes, and canvases. Contact Karen if you'd like to bring your own materials, and need to know what to bring.

Maximum of 12 people; minimum of 4. Sign up early to reserve your seat!


Abstract Landscape Workshop Member

Abstract Landscape Workshop Non-Member

If you have an art skill or craft you would like to share by teaching a Workshop, please let us know!  First, please read the Workshop Guidelines and submit your workshop request on a Workshop Proposal form. Our Programming person will review your request and contact you for next steps.