ABOUT THIS CLASS:
Working with a variety of materials, students will create multiple works of abstract art. Classroom discussion and instructor demos will support new as well as seasoned artists to find a place to start. Mark making, blind drawing, collage concepts, and color combinations will be encouraged. This class will focus on the joy and playfulness of art making.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 18+
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$168 for four consecutive classes
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
*Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Melanie Delgado’s paintings have been described as explosive, wildly playful and bold. Perhaps this also describes her personality. Melanie started painting in her early 30’s. While living in California she met her now husband, Marc Delgado. He wondered why she wasn’t making any art of her own. She had worked her whole life looking for ways to help children express themselves. Now Melanie paints in her basement in Glenford, NY. Before moving to Glenford, she lived at the Byrdcliﬀe Artist Colony for three years. She discovered R&F pigment sticks while taking her one and only painting class at the Woodstock School of Art. Soon after that she starting instructing a class for teen artists at the school. Melanie feels her momentum and continued commitment to painting is a direct result of her connection to the community. She’s participated in many group shows in Woodstock, Kingston and Yonkers. Melanie has also had a few solo gigs.
What students are saying:
“I’m so happy that I signed up for this class. Melanie’s encouragement and meditative approach to working in a variety of mediums is exactly what the doctor ordered for the perfect way to start the week and the New Year. 💫 Hearing Melanie talk to the class as she pushes and pulls at each piece is so helpful, especially if you are needing to figure out how to begin (again). Wonderful insights and a playful yet thoughtful approach to the work of creating is so helpful for anyone struggling to find their way through the creative process. Thank you, Melanie. You’re a treasure. 🎨” -WSA Student