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Abstractions in Oil

Abstraction can be a rewarding way to express ideas in paint. This class will explore alternative ways to use the traditional medium of oil such as scraping or dripping, while focusing on elements of composition. Each class will concentrate on a different strategy for adding balance and structure to create fully realized works of art. Students will make one to four paintings depending on the speed of their process and the amount of detail appropriate to the work.


Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $270
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Patricia Liverman
  • 4 Classes
  • Sunday, September 4, 2022 — September 25, 2022
  • 1:00PM — 4:00PM
  • $40 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day

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About the Instructor:

Patricia Liverman makes sculptural paintings inspired by natural formations, geological events, and histories seen and unseen. She has exhibited in many non-profit and artist-run spaces and universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Cal Poly Pomona. Recent exhibitions that have featured her work include “NOMAD” at the Torrance Art Museum and “Time Under Tension” at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.

Patricia earned a BFA from East Carolina University in North Carolina and an MFA from California State University Los Angeles. In 1998, she was awarded a teaching fellowship at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and has been teaching students of all ages ever since. After making her home in Los Angeles for many years, she is very excited to become a Bay Area resident.