Upcoming classes and workshops
Enjoy Sedona's red rock beauty and experience an abstract painting workshop with me at the same time! Click the links below for details and to register on the Sedona Arts Center website. Or see classes and workshops on my website.
Abstract Painting Classes:
- From Beautiful Mess to Strong Composition - April 26-27 (Tue-Wed 9:30-4:30)
- Luscious Abstractions - May 28 (Sat 9:30-4:30)
Abstraction can be rich and lush, filled with depth and drama and more than a little mystery waiting to be discovered! Julie Bernstein Engelmann's layering technique gives participants a powerful foundation for abstract painting, and helps develop new freedom with paint. Sedona Arts Center is offering two opportunities to explore and refine abstract image-making, combining luscious "happy accidents" with expressive mark-making, intuition, and strong composition. Students will create exciting paintings that can surprise, engage, and speak to the mystery. Through group discussion, participants will see each painting more deeply and understand how to enhance its impact. All supplies provided, and places are limited.
Sedona Art Retreat (Personal Imagery Path):
- Luscious Dream Abstraction - May 6 (Fri), 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Explore your life's dream in an artwork and let it speak to you of its wisdom. Using drawing, painting, dripping and wiping, Julie Bernstein Engelmann will guide you through layers of visualization and expression to embody a transition you want to make in your life. Self-reflection, happy accident and intuition come together in living color to give you a surprise gift of inspiration from your inner self. You'll come home with a painting in acrylic that resonates with the vibration of your dream come true. A dreamer and lover of the beauty of soul, Julie is dedicated to calling forth your creative spirit.
Abstract Painting Workshop:
- Inspired Abstracts - June 8-10 (Wed-Sat + free lecture Tue, June 7)
I'm super excited about my first longer workshop and public talk at the Sedona Arts Center in June. For those of you asking about coming from a distance to a workshop with me, this is the one. All supplies are provided, to make it easy for travelers! More.
Abstract painting is an inspired conversation. You speak to your painting through visualization, mark-making, and choice. Your painting speaks to you through its language of color harmony, spatial depth, composition, and integrity. Julie Bernstein Engelmann, an award-winning abstract artist, will guide you through this process to create meaningful and powerful abstracts. If you want to find inspiration in the immediacy of the painting experience – if you want to learn to listen to the spirit of your painting – if it sounds like relief to let go of what you “think” you're doing in abstract painting and embrace the true, surprise gift that your painting has to offer you – then this workshop is for you. All materials included.