1:30-4:00PM PT / 4:30-7:00PM ET

Instructor:  Colleen Gianatiempo

Learn beginning abstraction of the landscape and the use of aesthetic devices such as value, color, composition, shape, and texture of the paint itself. As a painting becomes more abstract, the narrative subject becomes less obvious and the visual experience shifts increasingly toward the aesthetic devices themselves. This class will explore four different landscape scenes (ocean, snow, flowers, sky); four formats (low and high horizon, detailed foreground and middle ground); and mixed media techniques such as paint pouring, mono printing, collage and physical texturing.

All materials provided through materials fee.  No experience necessary.  Beginning artists welcome.

$15 Materials Fee for In Person Students

Ages 18+

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Colleen Gianatiempo

Colleen Gianatiempo


Colleen Gianatiempo grew up on the East Coast but soon after graduating with a business degree from the University of Massachusetts, curiosity led her West to live the California lifestyle.  In furthering her education, Colleen received a certificate in Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, which led her to start her own firm creating design within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and arts instruction.  She is still going strong after 26 years.  Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received a Master of Fine Art in Painting.  Her mixed media work embodies bold color, varying texture, layers of shapes, and patterns.  Her work has been exhibited in multitude of solo and group shows and is in numerous public and private collections.