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Class/Workshop Details

Moving Toward Abstraction

Moving Toward Abstraction

Monday (10:00 am) 03/22/21 to Monday (1:00 pm) 04/12/21

Mondays, 4-week session | See supply list | Instructor Roberta Dyer | Register by March 19

Fallbrook School of the Arts
310 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-6383 | email
In Historic Downtown Fallbrook



Join us for an amazing experience with Instructor Roberta Dyer.  This class is all about the journey.  Give yourself permission to have fun with your art and discover the possibilities of mixed media.  Loosen up your drawing / painting and add excitement to your work, as Roberta helps you realize a deeper understanding of your art.  You’ll explore taking an object, person or animal of your choosing and creating a painting that is vibrantly expressive and move toward a more abstract representation while retaining some figurative elements.  


March 22 - April 12, 2021 (Mondays)

10am - 1pm

$165, please bring supply list

For intermediate and advanced students

Registration deadline: March 19


Supply List:

Bring your “artist kit” supplies which should include the following:

Paint:  Acrylics: Recommend Sennelier Abstract Innovative Acrylics – available online and in art supply retailers such as Jerry’s, Dick Blick’s or Cheap Joe’s.  These are good colors to start (all Sennelier, but you may substitute):  Primary Red, Primary Blue, Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Mars Black.  Optional useful colors: Turquoise, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Orange, Raw Sienna.  Need Gloss Medium or Matte Medium.  Watercolors: Bring if you have/prefer as acrylic medium can be mixed with them.

Tools: Variety of brushes (large is best). Colour Shapers (rubber spatula-type brush - 3” flat) is optional; Stamps (optional), Plain white tissue paper (to create collage papers); Pencils, Charcoal, Pens, and/or Water Soluble Crayons

Substrates: At least 2 surfaces 16x20” or larger or ½ sheet watercolor paper or larger:  Canvas, cradles wooden panels or paper (140# or heavier)

Misc:  Palette, Photo and/or objects to paint.  Keep it simple! One interesting object is better than something complicated


Please note: Due to COVID-19, masks are required by everyone at all times while at the Fallbrook School of the Arts. Our classrooms have been re-arranged to meet social distancing guidelines, and we will be taking student temperatures upon arrival. We thank you in advance for helping to keep everyone safe!

Age Group(s):
Mixed Media
Roberta Dyer

Roberta Dyer

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Monday - Saturday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday & major holidays

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