We paint to let our souls know that we are listening.
Let's get out and paint.
It will be good for your soul after being cooped up for so long...
ABBEY ART WORKS
Congratulations to Lyn Taylor's Plein Air students - look for their exhibit of Abbey Landscapes in our Gallery!
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The Abbot's Garden May 2021 by Pat Helm
Lyn Hill Taylor's 8 week Oil & Water Plein Air Session in April & May
Thanks to Alan & his workshop students for a successful four days!
Alan Flattmann Summer Classes
Online Registration Now Open
Below - Click on the instructor's name to see what is being taught now.
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
Drawing Painting Etching Art History Realism Abstraction Printmaking Oil Painting Still Life
Watercolor Acrylics Manuscript Illumination Landscape Still life Portraiture
the Thoughtful Isolation Project-
The last entry was received the first week in September. We are working to organize them into a digital record. When all is ready, we will have close to sixty wonderful works to show to each other!
A date will be chosen for our potluck gathering and sharing of art work as soon as we get the Covid green light from the Abbot.
We will be in touch with all the painters soon!
AAW Staff Instructors
& Their Courses
The first Four Weeks in Pictures
$175 per month .
Schedule & Fees
Monthly Sessions Start Again
On the First Monday In September 2021
After the four week Introduction to Leonardo'e Legacy, students may elect to enroll for the full semester session for a total of five months of hands on exercises in drawing, design, color theory, and oil painting.
Like no art class you have ever attended.
* Required Course for all beginning students.
designed by AAW
Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor.
The Eight Week Introduction
This method uniquely combines three processes: the traditional Atelier System, as in the old guilds or Renaissance workshops; the results of decades of research, study, professional practice in the art of painting; and scientific investigation and experimentation in contemporary neuroscience, with provable, repeatable results.
The teaching program is based on a unique method,developed at Abbey Art Works, "Leonardo's Legacy:
Painting, Science, and the Life of the Soul" where Da Vinci's own words, seen through modern science's
knowledge of visual perception, has shown that we all have the tools to draw and paint successfully.
Students learn the importance of mindful preparation for the learning experience, the nature of the
creative model, the path to 'the flow', and how our brain teaches us to paint.
Color theory is explored. We learn the fascinating history
of the Renaissance artist's use of earth pigments, the
Impressionist's new mineral palette, and the modern
artist's chemical colors.
Mixing and using color becomes easy through the
introduction of our exclusive AAW Teaching
the Munsell Color Sphere.
Through assigned projects, students
learn to understand the AAW Method in the
The result is a teaching program that opens
the world of painting to all, that proves its
effectiveness with the most recent
neuroscience, and shows how the
contemplative nature of painting is
simply good for the soul.
This Program was designed for all those people who always wanted
to give painting a try.
It is not too late. Our oldest student is 96 years old.