• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

In this course, students will explore abstract painting and thinking while working with acrylic paints. Students will work through projects that explore the vast boundaries comprising the term “abstract art” while further developing their painting skills towards acquiring a stronger visual language. Demonstrations will be provided and critiques will follow assignments.


Winter (12 weeks): $475

Spring (10 weeks): $405

Summer (1-week intensive): $405

Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course and have some experience with acrylic paint. WINTER TERM: No class Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
748Joe FlemingJuly 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1-week Intensives$405.00

What you will learn

  • Abstract thinking
  • Introduction to contemporary artists/abstract movements
  • Discussion on acrylic mark making and colour mixing
  • Discussions on history of abstract art in Canada and the world.

Materials to Bring

Recommended Paint colours:

  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium red
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Titan buff
  • Quinacridone gold
  • Green Gold
  • Ivory Black
  • Vat orange
  • Cobalt blue


  • Acrylic mediums (thick, thin, gloss, matte, self leveling etc.)


Application tools:

  • Brushes – big, small, house paint brushes
  • Trowels
  • Palette knives
  • Sponges


Extra paper cups etc. for mixing colours


Painting surfaces:

  • Pre-stretched canvas
  • Paper – sketch pad plus a variety of different weight papers would be great
  • Wood – masonite or other wood surfaces
  • Any other surface that might be interesting to paint on



All students are advised to bring any collage and reference materials that they think will be useful in creating unique works of art. A great imagination is also essential!