Approaches to Abstract Painting ~ Bonny Hill

Photo by Brock Jorgensen

April 25, May 2 and May 16 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Cost: $110 (inc. materials)

Location: In-person, AX Gallery

Please register by April 16.

Join local professional artist Bonny Hill as she introduces you to the art of abstract painting over the course of three Sunday afternoons at AX. You will review basic colour theory to create a custom colour palette and will also experiment with different acrylic mediums such as modelling paste and gloss gel mediums. During each session, participants will learn and practice new skills on small, sample canvases. You will then apply your new-found skills to one large canvas over the course of the three sessions.


Class 1, April 25: In the first class, you will review basic colour theory and create a custom colour palette to apply to several canvas boards using dirty pour approaches.

Class 2, May 2: In this class, you will use acrylic paints with acrylic mediums like polymer emulsion, modelling paste, and gloss gel medium to add surface interest to several small canvas boards.

Class 3, May 16: In the final class, you will continue with experimental approaches in glazing and impasto using squirt bottles, palette knives and pouring techniques.

Participants will produce:

  • Several small canvas board samples
  • 1 Large canvas painting

Participants must register before April 16. Limited spaces are available. 

If you’d like help filling out this online form, please contact us at info@axartscentre.ca or 433-8351.


Due to COVID-19 this class is offered in the AX Gallery with physically distanced workstations, as per our operational plan. Masks and physical distancing are required at all times in the AX building and during the workshop. Please refer to the current public health alert level and ensure our Zone is in the Yellow Phase before making plans to attend.

If you develop COVID-19 related symptoms leading up to the workshop, we are prepared to offer a full refund. Please email info@axartscentre.ca or call (506) 433-8351.