Paints and brushes

Exploring Abstract Art with Melanie

Explore the amazing beauty of abstract art. Develop your own artistic vision concentrating on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Be ready to paint outside the lines.

All levels are welcome. Dress for artmaking! For ages 9–15.

About the Instructor

Melanie Gillis is an artist and art teacher. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art from Bridgewater State University. She enjoys teaching a variety of mediums that include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and clay. She currently teaches in public school and at The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Melanie loves to teach students of all ages and to encourage them to explore, take chances and develop their creative voice. When Melanie is not teaching art she is engaged in making artworks in a variety of mediums; photography, printmaking, clay and fiber art.

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.