Abstracting the Natural Landscape

Landscape artists will have the opportunity to explore the realm of semi abstract and abstract. We will use color and texture to define a space, simplifying it into its basic components and challenging the norms of traditional landscape painting. Students will learn to use composition cleverly to create the illusion of more, and use color to define space.

Instructor: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s):
Emerging, Accomplished, Professional, Master
Medium: Acrylic

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Starts on April 22, 2023
Apr. 22 | Apr. 23
2 sessions, 4 hrs each, daily
12am – 4pm MT


Note: Price in $CAD

19 in stock

SKU: TcA-0086-ENG-P Category:
Course Description

During this workshop, students will learn to take a photo reference to a simplified sketch to a textured interpretation of the original photograph in a semi abstracted style.

Join award winning artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for a 2 day workshop that will cover simplification, compositional structures, color palettes and texture application effects in acrylic paint.

Supply List

Please have on hand:

  • Four – 8″ x 10″ pieces of mixed media paper ( sketchbook is fine)
  • Pencil (HB)
  • Two – 8″ x 10″ panel supports (can be birch panels or masonite but please pre-prepare these with gesso or primer). These can be cradled if you wish to use a lot of texture or flat if not (cradled panels)
  • Golden Fluid Acrylics – 1oz of each
    • Titanium White
    • Phthalo Blue
    • Quinacridone Red or Magenta
    • Nickel Azo Yellow
  • One – 8oz jar of Coarse Molding Paste (if they are out of coarse
    molding paste, please purchase fiber paste in the same size)
  • Assorted palette knives
  • 1″ flat brush (Silver Golden Naturals is a nice option)
  • Round Brush smaller size (Silver Golden Naturals)
  • Natural Landscape photo for reference – we will do one all together and one on your own
  • Palette Paper
  • Water bucket
  • Paper towels
Instructor Bio

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, with distinction, majoring in painting and art history.

Samantha has been exhibiting her art extensively for the past 15 years worldwide. Her paintings are included in numerous corporate and private collections and are represented in select commercial art galleries.

Samantha is the Golden Working Artist for the province of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. She also works as an art instructor and lecturer, hosting workshops and sessions across Canada.

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