the art of abstraction online class

Alisa Burke


When I got to college and decided to major in art I was more than ready to explore new ways to get creative. I had spent many years feeling pressure to make art that looked pretty and perfect and was anxious to learn different methods and techniques that could set me free and release that "pressure" to be perfect. During my college experience, I found myself gravitating towards projects and classes that had more to do with abstraction and expression and less to do with realism and perfection. And once I got the taste of how drawing and painting felt when it was expressive, emotional, wild, free, and came from your gut- I was hooked! While these methods were just a few (of many) in my arts education, they seemed to be the ones that really stuck and ended up creating a foundation for my creative process and my art. 

These days, while I love making beautiful and refined art and craft, I also find myself returning to abstraction when I need to just let go and be free. Using methods and techniques that are expressive and abstract has enabled me to understand how to use my experiences and my emotions to make art. This process has helped me loosen up and let go of perfection in all of the art that I make. In my next online class, I am thrilled to share this process with you! 

The Art of Abstraction will introduce you to the concept of making abstract and expressive art. I will share a variety of methods, techniques and prompts that will inspire you to find your voice and your unique style. I will challenge you to a new way of seeing and teach you fresh ways to make art with all kinds of alternative tools and methods. We will throw images, perfection, pressure and creative trends out the window and instead- make art with our emotions and with our gut! We will channel our individual experiences and STOP over thinking the creative process. Join me for the Art of Abstraction!

Once you register and pay, within 24 hours you will receive an email confirmation with login information about the site where the class is held.

All of my classes have unlimited access- once you register you can create and access class content at any time and work at your own pace. Whenever I "release" a new class- I always structure it in a five week format. Many people who want to work in this format, as the lessons are posted each week, enjoy working at this pace but once the five weeks are up there is unlimited time to access everything.

I have found that some people prefer to work along with the five week format when I release the class while others will wait months until they have the time, money and the schedule to register for the class. Either way works- just know that once you are in- there is no deadline or pressure to create.



Class costs $50 

Class will be held on a private blog that only registered students are able to access. 

The class is set up in 5 week format with 1 lesson per week.

Work along with the 5 week format or take your time- YOU WILL HAVE UNLIMITED ACCESS after the last lesson is posted.

Basic computer skills are needed (be able to login, access a blog, etc) 

There will be : TONS of photos step by step visuals, video lessons of yours truly teaching and demoing in my studio.

Class Flickr photo pool, opportunities to connect in class forum.

A high speed connection if definitely recommended (because of the above!) 

Supplies needed are very simple, inexpensive art/craft items- (I strongly believe creating art should not cost a lot of money!!) 

Feel free to register at anytime No refund unless there are special circumstances. 


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