“Dare to Abstract”

Instructor: Julie Draeger


Total Fee:
Non-refundable deposit:
Full payment deadline:

Wednesday, June 28 and
Thursday, June 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 24, 2017

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Julie is a trained and experienced artist
with awards and gallery representation
in this medium.

Course Description:

“Dare to Abstract” is a workshop aimed at artists who would like to experience abstract art but have had difficulty taking that first step.During the two days, Julie will teach you how to use automatic drawing to convey liveliness in your painting without using a reference.

Four exercises will be explored:

  • Three Shape Compositions
  • Line and Mark Making
  • Asserting and Obliterating
  • Repetition of Motif

Workshop Supply List

Drawing Tools Your Choice:

  • Charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor crayons, pastel, fluid medium, or markers.
  • Mixed media drawing pad 18 X 24 – Canson recommended but optional.
  • Paint, acrylic preferred
  • Palette
  • Palette Knife
  • Spray bottle
  • Tape
  • Paper towel roll
  • Small rags
  • 4 or 5 canvases (or largest size you feel comfortable using), two can be put together for one larger painting.
  • If using watercolor, 4 large watercolor sheets 22 X 30 (or largest size you feel comfortable using).

Please contact Julie Draeger with any questions: 419-252-0777

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Two steps to register for this workshop online:

1. Send an email to the Toledo Artists’ Club (toledoartist@sbcglobal.net) containing the following information:

Name of the Workshop:
Your name:
Street address:
City, State, Zip:
Email address:
Phone number:

2. Use the "Add to Cart" button (below) to pay for the workshop using a credit card (or mail or bring a check to the TAC office).

Draeger Workshop registration

To register for this workshop by mail or in person:

Print your registration form, fill it out and send it with a check payable to The Toledo Artists’ Club to:

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The Toledo Artists’ Club
Attn: Workshops
5403 Elmer Dr.
Toledo, OH 43615