Intro to Abstract Landscape Painting

Date: 8 Thursdays, September 21 – November 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Edith Skiba LaMonica
Level: Beginners and practiced painters who want to enhance their technical skills and learn the art of abstraction
Tuition: $215, Members save 10%
Cancellation Policy


Class Description

Learn how to paint abstract landscapes using acrylic paints. This class caters to both beginners and experienced painters aiming to enhance their technical skills and explore the art of abstraction. We will paint an abstract interpretation of a realistic landscape, offering a fresh perspective on traditional scenery and utilizing various painting techniques. The primary focus will be on teaching abstract design through the fundamentals of perspective, scale, shape, form, and color. Please bring three different photos or images of traditional landscapes that inspire you, featuring subjects like gardens, woodlands, fields, and water elements such as ponds and streams. Enlarged copies measuring around 8x10" will provide optimal material for analysis, and one of them will serve as the source for your interpretive painting.

Download Materials List

• Stretched Canvas 18” x 24
• Paper palette pad
• Jar for water
• Spray bottle for water
• Paper towels
• Pencil
• Paints: A basic introductory set of acrylic paints in tubes ( Liquitex Basics, Grumbacher, Windsor, etc). Or buy individual tubes in colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Chrome Oxide Green
• Brushes Natural Bristle: Size 10 - 1/2 inch flat, Size 4 - 1/4 inch round end filbert, Size 2 – round

About the Instructor

Edith Skiba LaMonica has enjoyed teaching drawing and painting classes throughout her art career in New York, Pennsylvania and now in Connecticut. With her informal approach, she focuses on the basic skills of composition and color while encouraging self-expression and creativity. Edith has a BA in Painting and MA in Art History from Stony Brook University NY. She taught Design and Studio Art at The College of New Jersey Trenton, SUNY Empire State College, Suffolk Community College NY, and Tunxis Community College, Farmington. Featured in the New Britain Museum of American Art Bulletin, her exhibitions include Artworks Gallery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA., Five Points Gallery Torrington, Tunxis Community College Farmington, Northwest Community College Winsted, The Underground Gallery Collinsville, The Loft Gallery New Preston.