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Abstract Painting with Andrea Cermanski

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Abstract Painting with Andrea Cermanski

Spend a few hours painting with me! I teach a variety of painting courses in either encaustic or acrylic in my large, sunny studio in Santa Fe county. All materials are provided and the classes are open to all levels. I have a Masters in Art Education and have been painting for over 15 years. Visit the William and Joseph Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe to see my work, or go to my website.

As someone who started out painting portraits and flowers, fifteen years later I now exclusively paint abstractly. Since there are no pre-determined rules, abstract art offers limitless opportunities for expression. Whether you are just learning how to paint or you are a realist who needs to round out your skill set, I can teach you how to start thinking and painting abstractly. All materials are included.

Related:  Five Questions with Andrea Cermanski
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“One of the reasons I loved working with Andrea was because she asked me what I wanted from my session with her. She did not have any preconceived idea about composition, perspective, color, etc., or how the lesson should go, but provided the direction I needed. I appreciate that Andrea is an intuitive artist so she totally got how I work. She also supplied the canvas, tools and acrylics for the session, which saved me a lot of time since working in this medium was a first. I look forward to my next lesson!”

Malika Healey-December 2012

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Andrea Joy Cermanski is an artist and educator who has taught Art and English for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. A painter for 15 years, she has exhibited in “Feminists Under Forty,” a show curated by Judy Chicago, “New Mexico Women Artists,” and had her first solo show, Meditations on Nature, in October of 2011. She was a contributor to the “Crossing Cultural Bridges Project,” and her curriculum on teaching African art in context was published by the Albuquerque Art Museum. A world traveler, Andrea taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, and English and Art in Kolkata, India through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. She currently shows her work at the William and Joseph Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

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