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Creative Painting with Afsaneh Michaels  February 27- April 2, 2024  Tuesdays 9:30- 12:30  Studio 1

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 am

Creative Painting With Afsaneh Michaels

Perception, the Picture Space, Abstraction and Beyond

 February 27- April 2, 2024     Tuesdays 9:30- 12:30      Studio 1


In this six-week painting course you will gain an understanding of painting as a creative art form that may or may not evolve beyond the traditional boundaries of three dimensional space to express your own ideas, style and understating of the visual space. This evolution can happen in landscape painting, still-life painting and beyond.

If you are inclined to paint in traditional form, be it a favorite landscape or painting a revered object from your home, you still have a place in this class. You will gain insights that will improve your painting and show off your own hand.

For those of you who would like to experiment beyond that, you will gain an understanding of the frameworks that help you move outside of that and create something new that might even surprise yourself. In this course painting is a dynamic interactive process that evolves. Abstraction is all about “moving outside” of traditional processes.

The best mediums for painting are oils, acrylics, water soluble oils and to some extent watercolors (please email the instructor to discuss watercolors) . I do ask that you have some level of comfort with your medium as this is a class in the art of painting and not a specific medium. I will discuss color, value, and each medium as we go.

Materials: Please have your supports (canvas, canvas paper, paper, board, etc.), paints and brushes handy and always have a sketchbook to take notes or to try things out before painting begins. I will discuss material possibilities in the first class.


February 27- April 2, 2024

Tuesdays 9:30- 12:00

Studio 1

Instructor: Afsaneh A. Michaels

Class Fee: $180.00 Members  $200.00 for non-members

Number of students: 15



Gateway Art Studio 1
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek
CA, CA 94595 United States