Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2019 - March 10-17

Colorado Springs, 2019 - May 28 - June 2, 2019

Ocean City, MD 2019 - October 6 - 10, 2019

Colorado Springs 2020 - May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Ocean City, MD 2020 - September 25 - October 3, 2020

Carol Nelson
6:30 - 9:30
Thurs Eve

[back to quicklinks]
$ 85  

If you yearn to paint abstracts, but have no idea how to go about it, this is the class for you. Beginners in the world of abstraction often over think the process, and become frustrated and terrified just looking at a white canvas. We will use a method of abstraction that takes you left brain out of the equation. The random aspect of this method makes for delightfully unexpected results. Expect to create one or more abstract paintings.

Materials Fee: $10 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
 Foam plates
 MDF boards
 Modeling compounds
 YES paste
 Polymer medium

Supply list – students should bring:
Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses Golden Fluid Acrylics
 and strongly recommends them for this project Brushes (1 inch, #8, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic Small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper towels, scissors,
Palette, fine tip black sharpie, black ink ball point pen




Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Artistic Artifacts

Artistic Artifacts is our onsite store and sponsor for Virginia Beach Retreats.
Visit Artistic Artifacts...


Collage is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Collage...



Blue Twig Studio

Blue Twig Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Colorado Springs, CO. Retreat.
Visit Blue Twig Studio

  • Die Cuts With a View