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CPT 120-F22 | Abstract Painting: Historical Inspiration

CPT 120-F22 | Abstract Painting: Historical Inspiration

10/5-11/23 Wed, 6-9 pm ROOM: D-2 380 Cumberland Ave

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description




In this class students will be introduced to history of abstract painting and develop exercises that use different art historical movements as inspiration for their projects. Students will explore ancient Mesopotamian Era, to Islamic Design, to Aztec Art, to Russian Constructivism, to Expressionism, to Abstract Expressionism, all the way up to abstraction in Contemporary Art. The concept for this course is to familiarize and engage students with the rich history of abstract painting over a period of time that extends beyond Modern to Contemporary art. This course is to encourage students to make artworks that are rooted in abstraction and to develop a confidence in creating their own personal style. In this class students will get comfortable with working in unknown territories and taking risks in the art making process. There will be periodic group discussions where we will look at and talk about student work and the aim of these discussions will be to create a sense of community and support in the studio.


Tuition: $265 + $15 Studio Fee

 10/5-11/23 Wednesdays 6-9 pm

Room D-2 (380 Cumberland Ave)


CEUs: 2.4


Faculty: TBA

Supplies: Acrylic paints, assortment of brushes, large disposable palettes, pre-stretched canvases of assorted sizes, high quality paper, oil and chalk pastels, colored tissue paper, modge podge. 



All students + faculty are required to:

  • provide proof of vaccination + booster immediately after registration by emailing an image of their vaccination card to cstudy@meca.edu.
  • wear a mask (acceptable masks: KN95, N95, KF94, or medical/surgical masks) on campus at all times.

We recommend home COVID testing before coming to class.

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

Wait lists are available by calling our office.

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