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Learning Abstraction

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March 4, 5 & 6, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
3-Day Workshop - $350

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Workshop Description:

Join Pat and learn to THINK ABSTRACTLY!

Pat will show the elements and principles of design in her work along with other artists’ work.

Different ways of starting an abstract painting will be demonstrated and then you will start your own painting.


Learn design by watching Pat solve her own failures, turning them into fabulous!

Techniques used will be painting, cropping, spraying, tearing, pasting and collaging! 

Individual instruction and critiques will be provided. 


Some painting experience is recommended! Can’t wait to work with you!

Supply List

About the Instructor:

Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the National Collage Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, the Florida Watercolor Society and the San Diego Watercolor Society.


Dews creates experimental works in water media on paper and canvas. She paints the abstract essence of nature. The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, crumbled walls, rusty objects are translated into richly layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated. Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms, transparent and opaque paint - all held together by a basic abstract underlying shape. It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value which produces her award-winning paintings. When Pat paints, it is a lively, fascinating performance as she shows that, with the simplest tools, less can become more, much more. 

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