Let's get out and paint.
It will be good for your soul after being cooped up for so long...
We paint to let our souls know that we are listening.
ABBEY ART WORKS
Congratulations to Lyn Taylor's Plein Air students - look for their exhibit of Abbey Landscapes in our Gallery!
Thanks to Alan & his workshop students for a successful four days!
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Lyn Hill Taylor's 8 week Oil & Water Plein Air Session in April & May
The Abbot's Garden May 2021 by Pat Helm
Alan Flattmann Summer Classes
The Blanchard Boys Pastel
by Lyn Hill Taylor
Working From Life
Custon Exercise for Emma Jennings
Pat Helm, Private Class- Plein Air
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Drawing Painting Etching Art History Realism Abstraction Printmaking Oil Painting Still Life
Watercolor Acrylics Manuscript Illumination Landscape Still life Portraiture
Online Registration Now Open
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AAW Signature Class
Required for Beginning Students
Next Offered in Fall 2021
3 Day Workshop October 2021
Begins Again in the Fall 2021
Advanced Still Life
Thoughtful Isolation Project
Exhibit and Party
the Thoughtful Isolation Project-
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Classical Copperplate Etching
8 week sessions
One session consists of Four Consecutive Saturdays
1 pm - 4 pm
Advanced Still Life
Begins Saturday April 10, 2021
1 pm - 4 pm
Limited to six participants.
Postponed until Fall 2021
Lyn Hill Taylor
#9 Illustrate & Illuminate
#2 Beginning Drawing
#7 Plein Air
#3 Intro to the
#10 Perspective for
#4 Magic Mixing
#8 Advanced Drawing
#6 Pen line & Watercolor
#5 Advanced Color
Theory and Practice
#1 Portfolio Consult
Take Your Pick or Mix and Match
Private In-Studio or Online Learning
Because learning is never one size fits all.
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Like no other art class you have ever attended.
Leonardo's Legacy: Painting, Science, and The Life of the Soul
Offered in the Fall of 2021
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DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
Chryl Casso Corizzo
A 3 - Day Workshop
October 4 - 8, 2021
$875 per person;
$200 deposit required
Beautiful on-site accommodations, world-class artist- instructors, excellent meals, the beauty of the Abbey grounds and the welcome of the Monks.
What's not to like?
A beginner? Can't draw a straight line?
No matter. You dont have to. Really.
Alan Flattmann Workshop
Plein Air at
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Jason Berry book signing.
Jason Berry, Author, speaker at 2019 Arts at the Abbey.
Exhibit by Nancy Tigert of her paintings of Fontainebleau Part shown at Arts at the Abbey Day 2019.
Nancy Tigert, artist exhibitor at 2019 Arts at the Abbey Day. Started at AAW as a beginner.
Phillip Sage, acknowledged Master Printmaker, instructs Br. Leo Franca, O.S.B. in the rudiments of the etching process.
An opportunity for self-directed students to work in our studio without instruction.
On October 18, the feast day of St. Luke, of each year we celebrate the arts with Lecture & Luncheon.
Leonardo's Legacy Introduction Class student, Laura Robert, showed great courage and confidence in her first painting. The exercise was to use one set of complementary colors and show a light source.
Steadfast supporter of the arts and friend to all at Abbey Art Works.
Lyn Hill Taylor, AAW Artist is working on a series of charcoal, graphite, and etched images.
.."I shall not refrain....from offering a new form of contemplation." wrote Leonardo da Vinci in his 'Treatise on Painting'.
Finally a class where the truth about color is told! The nature, history, and use by painters of the colors we thought we understood. Mixing paint will never be difficult again. Legacy Plus Module 4 Starts May 16
Theophilis Presbyter, ( first half of 12th century) Benedictine monk who wrote thr first important treatise on painting, glass-making, and metalwork. Theophilus was probably the pseudonym of the goldsmith monk Roger of Helmarshausen. ...credited with inventing oil painting. From: Theophilus Presbyter in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages »
AAW is for those who always wanted 'to give painting a try'. Perhaps now - as an avocation or a retirement activity, is the time/
Award winning pastellist teaches the details of representing wildlife and domestic animals.
Working primarily in acrylic paint, the student explores mark making.
Nationally recognized Master Pastelist offfers Landscape and Portrait Instruction year round.
Phillip Sage is known worldwide for his depictions of life in the city of New Orleans. teaches etching in AAW Printmaking Studio.
Drawing From the Soul
Some of the first students at AAW- dedicated, successful and appreciated!
Designed by Lyn Taylor with Abbot Justin's approval to use the Abbey's rose window and arch format to literally 'reflect' how the arts and the contemplative live compliment one another.
Beginners are a specialty!
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