Abstract Painting Principles & Techniques with Marlene Koenig

(with midday break)

$200, $170 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the third floor Kat in the Hat Classroom, 533 Eaton Street

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All levels welcome.


If you’d like to attend, but just can’t afford it, we may be able to help. Learn more about The Studios Accessibility Fund here.


Class Description

Koenig takes students through the introductory principles and techniques of Abstraction. This class is about process not product, it is about discovering and tuning into the steps that will lead students to successful abstract painting. Koenig will cover traditional principles such as composition, color, line and value along with some new ideas such as energy, movement and texture. Students will be guided through exercises working on and off the canvas, discovering the mark-making that inspires each individual and ultimately makes the work uniquely your own.

This workshop serves as an introduction for new painters, and serves as a refresher course on art theory for those a little further along in their practice.

Meet Your Instructor

Marlene Koenig’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States from the Miami museum of modern art to the Zipper Factory in Brooklyn NY. Her work is part of private collections across the globe from San Francisco to Norway. She has had the great pleasure of painting murals in private homes as well as restaurants and businesses throughout Key West to the fashionable Wynwood district of Miami, Florida.

Whether her work is for a commercial space on a grand scale or featured in the more intimate setting of a gallery or home her goal is always the same to layer Spirit, ritual, and ornament.

As well as being a visual artist Marlene Koenig is a committed instructor teaching yoga, meditation and art throughout the world. Her fluid, integrated classes bring ease into the body and stillness to the mind .

Supply List

  • 4 or more 12 x 12″ gessoed wood painting panels (or larger dimensions, it doesn’t really matter)
  • Acrylic paint all colors – black, titanium white, warm colors (reds, oranges, pinks) cool colors (blues, greens)
  • Brushes of any sizes, for sure 1 inch brush 2 inch foam brushes
  • Gloss gel medium
  • Art journal, sketch book, or note pad
  • Pencil
  • Painters tape
  • Charcoal
  • Large (18 x 24″) drawing pad of heavy weight paper
  • Optional collage material

Gallery and box office hours

Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm

Call us at 305-296-0458

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