3 Skills to Master in Abstract Painting

A mini course

Learn a few core principles to develop great abstract paintings. This mini-course provides concrete and best practices for loosening up, working with color and creating variety in shape and size. If you are just starting out or are reigniting your passion for painting abstractly, these key skills will help you bring your paintings to the next level.


Your Instructor


Heather Neilson
Heather Neilson

Heather has been teaching art for over seven years. Her goal is to help students develop and grow from a place of curiosity and love. Her approach is encouraging and positive. She teaches art journaling, abstract painting, collage and mixed media. Heather attended classes at the New York Art Students League and studied with several master artists. She received her B.A. in Communications from Rutgers University. She is a certified GOLDEN Arts Educator and teaches art workshops to adults and teens in her studio, online and throughout the region.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long is this course?
You can watch all the videos in about 15 minutes but there are life-long lessons to continue practicing in your art!
How long do I have access to this course?
You can access this course for up to one year from registration.
What supplies do I need?
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 400 Series Any Size OR Any Canvas Yellow Frog Tape if using Paper Acrylic paint; for specific exercise, use these colors. GOLDEN paints recommended. Black White Quinacridone Azo Gold Charcoal or Graphite Brush Container for Water Palette Palette Knife

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