ONSITE: Abstract Painting: Acrylics + Layering (Ages 15–18)

Explore abstract acrylic painting. In this class we will work continuously on a single canvas. We will practice embracing change while we explore the joys and sorrows of building up layers of paint, covering what came before and uncovering new truths about ourselves as artists. Each week we will learn about a different contemporary abstract painter who works in layers and will use their techniques and concepts as inspiration for our own work.

Special Notes

  • This class counts as a Core course in our Art League Certificate Program.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit 

    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.

About the Instructor

Casha Stempniewicz

Casha Stempniewicz is an artist and educator based in RVA. They graduated from VCUarts in 2017 with a double BFA in Art Education and Painting + Printmaking. Their studio art practice resides in the blended world of drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Casha believes making art is an essential human experience. As a teacher, Casha encourages their students to quiet their self-doubts, to trust in their senses, to experiment, and to connect with their bodies and minds through hands on experiences. Since Casha’s teaching and artmaking practices inform and enhance each other, it makes sense for them to teach and create in the same space. Casha found this space in the Visual Arts Center of Richmond where they first became involved as a Printmaking Studio Monitor in 2019. Since then, Casha has been teaching through Vis Arts programs such as Artventure, Art After School, Art League, Second Fridays, and Engage Workshops.

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ONSITE: Abstract Painting: Acrylics + Layering (Ages 15–18)

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September 18 - October 234:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $190.00
Member Tuition: $171.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Casha Stempniewicz