St. Albert Painters Guild

Introduction to Abstraction

  • 11 Feb 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Painter's Studio - St. Albert Place
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Introduction to Abstraction

Instructor: Doris Charest

Always wanted to try abstract painting?  This is your chance to have fun experimenting with paint.  I will provide the guidelines for fun projects that anyone can do. We will explore different ways to use paint to create abstract paintings.   Paint will not be our only medium.  Be prepared to try something new.   Some experience in painting is preferred but not necessary. A willingness to try something new is all you need.    For examples of the instructor’s work see:


  • One to four canvases or painting surfaces  -  various sizes from 8 x 10 to 16 x 20 (This depends on how fast you paint.  -a minimum of two)
  • Red, yellow, blue, white and black acrylic paint
  • Gold paint
  •  Acrylic gel
  • Tissue paper
  • Three sizes of brushes –small, medium (1in), large (2-3in.)
  • Paper towel
  •  A plastic cover for your table -optional
  •  A container for water
  • Liquid soap - small- optional
  • Hand sanitizer -small-optional
  • An old library card or credit card 
  • Small cardboards
  •  A small palette knife (plastic is fine)
  • Masking tape (green)
  • 1 package tissue paper (from the dollar store)
  • A small amount of miscellaneous papers (newspapers, collage papers, wrappers from take-out food, etc…
  • A smile…..

Doris Charest

Contemporary Fine Arts

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