Abstract August: Acrylic Workshop

Come on, try something new! If you're a beginner to acrylics or abstract this workshop will inspire you. If you're familiar with one or both, try something different. Abstract art is not synonymous with chaotic design. It still relies on the elements of art (shape, value, line, color, contrast, form, and sometimes texture) within a space. So join other fellow students in a supportive atmosphere, and have some fun with a different creative experience. Rosalie will demonstrate each stage of the painting with ongoing individual guidance. They'll be helpful and informative hand-outs dispelling any reservations about your creative ability, and detailed info on the various acrylic supplies.​ ​Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.​ ​For a $10 additional fee, payable at time of registration, all supplies will be provided for you. If you choose to bring your own supplies please see list below of all materials and paints and bring to first class. Bring a snack or lunch, if you wish.

Material List

  • 11 X 14 stretched canvas
  • Gray kneaded eraser
  • Pad of 9 X 12 paper palette
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Smock or old shirt


DO NOT buy in boxed sets. The amount is too small in each tube. Buy minimum 2.0 OZ. tubes of:

  • Sap Green
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue
  • Cadmium Orange Hue
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium or Light
  • Ivory Black
  • Purple or violet.
  • Also a 6 OZ tube of Titanium White (we'll use lots of it)

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.