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Pop-Up Workshop: Abstractions from Nature

January 27 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, January 27th
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Alina Nuebel (She/They)
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Sliding Scale:
 $80 / $100 / $120
Materials Fee: $50

About the class

Join instructor Alina Nuebel for an afternoon of expressive nature painting in acrylics as we walk the line between representation and abstraction. We will paint from physical subjects and portray the visual poetry of our observations through color, line, shape, and texture.

Class will take a quick tour of the history of abstract painting, demonstrations of the instructor’s favorite methods and mindsets for abstraction in drawing and painting, as well as one-on-one support from the instructor during the painting process.

This workshop is open to all levels; while directed at painters with some experience handling acrylics, painters at any level will have a good time in this class as we tackle the challenges of interpreting what we see into something more abstract. All materials are provided.

Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Alina Nuebel

Instructor / Artist

Alina Nuebel is a painter, environmental muralist, and naturalist. Educated as an ecologist, Nuebel’s artwork reflects upon seasonality, phenology, and ecology of local organisms. Find the murals around Sonoma County, or stop in the studio at 318 South A St, Santa Rosa, to see what’s in the works. More work can be found at

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