MONDAY 6:30-9:00PM
APR 8 – JUN 10, 2019 (Excluding holidays MAY 6 & MAY 27)

Instructor: Colleen Gianatiempo

In this 8 week class you will learn the visual vocabulary of abstract painting through examining basic visual elements: line, shape, color, pattern and depth.  We will also look at the mechanics of composition and how design elements affect each other. You will learn how to work spontaneously and intuitively.

Students can bring the following to class:

  • Non-latex gloves or barrier cream
  • Paper towels
  • Apron
  • Baby wipes
  • Spray bottle
  • Container for water
  • Cleaned styrofoam meat trays for palette
  • Journal or notebook

$216 members

A $35 materials fee, paid to the instructor, will cover paper, paints, drawing tools, and mediums which will be provided.

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Colleen Gianatiempo

Colleen Gianatiempo


Colleen Gianatiempo grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Fashion Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a Certificate of Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design. She owned her own design firm for 25 years, creating art and design within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and art instruction. Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received a Master of Fine Art in Painting. Colleen has exhibited her work in a multitude of solo and group shows and has been represented by Martinez Gallery. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including an outdoor mural, “Small Town with a Big Heart” in the city plaza in Martinez, CA. She received an art award by Clyde & Co as one of the emerging artists of San Francisco in 2017. In 2018, Colleen was selected as a heart artist for the “Hearts of San Francisco” to team up with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for their annual fundraiser. Colleen is also a thoughtful teacher. She taught for Artrageous Art Adventures and directed the FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience) program, both in Martinez, CA. Colleen enjoys experimenting with art materials and loves to share her techniques with students.