Painting Meditation: Creating Abstract, Memory-Inspired Art


Course Details

Classes in This Course: 4
Class Dates: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25
Class Time: 2-3pm Eastern; 1-2pm Central; 12-1pm Mountain; 11am-12pm Pacific
Teaching Artist: Pamella Allen

All classes are recorded and available for registered participants to view on demand for at least 30 days after the final class in a course.

Availability: In stock

Sharing Teaching Artist Pamella Allen’s studio process by utilizing basic acrylic painting and collage techniques, participants will create a mixed-media painting with words, lines, texture, natural elements, and images that are unique to them. Using memory-based visualization techniques, participants will harvest colors and images of their most joyful moments and incorporate them into a unique composition that can be gifted or kept for themselves as a beautiful point of meditation and remembrance.

Materials for This Course 
  • 16″x20″ stretched canvas
  • Set of acrylic paints
  • Set of paintbrushes
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue stick
  • Elmer’s glue (white or clear)
  • Hot-glue gun (optional)
  • Cups or jars for water
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Tape
  • Collage elements – photos, shells, twigs, sand, ribbon, fabric, etc.
Participants will
  • learn basic painting and collage techniques.
  • explore different styles used in painting and collage, by analyzing and critiquing master works by contemporary artists.
  • create a series of images by using observational and memory-based visualization techniques.
  • share their artwork, offering positive critiques to each other.

Photo: Me and Memory, 32”x46”x2”. Acrylic, sand, silk, C-print, rice paper, and mixed media on canvas. ©️ Pamella Allen

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