• Sat & Sun, Jan 20th & 21st
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Workshop: $168
  • Instructor: Donna Jean
  • Supplies: Supplies Needed

This classes gets you started by using layers to build up colours, shapes and design. This is followed by eliminating areas and adding punch to your final design. We will work with 2 canvases over 2 days.

– 2 canvases 20×20” or 24×24”. Other similar sizes can be used.
– A variety of artist quality paints plus black and white.
– brushes… 1”, 2” and I smaller brush for detail.


Donna Jean
Instagram: donnajean_art
After waiting until retirement to begin developing my creative side, I decided to start painting with acrylics and never looked back. I paint quickly and acrylics was the best way to do that which allowed me to layer and then paint over my initial layers until the right feel emerged. I let the artwork itself lead me to the next stages. I am a self taught artist who tries to take a workshop at least once a year to help develop new ideas for my paintings and classes. I began painting by copying from photos which seemed like a lot of work and not much creativity, and after 5 years I really wanted to explore abstracts.  That has been my focus over the past 12 years.  When a painting starts to work… I tingle!  It is so exciting! I teach and also have private students periodically as well as do commissions.  I wish I hadn’t waited until retirement.  Too much time wasted!