Develop your artistic skills and creativity by exploring abstraction in this virtual studio environment. This class offers a combination of instruction, studio practice and supportive individual and group critiques to encourage growth and future exploration. Instruction will be given on basic color theory, learning how to create strong compositions, and developing technical and critical thinking skills. The first class will consist of a slide presentation and discussion highlighting a variety of abstract techniques using examples from contemporary and modern artists. There will be ongoing instruction throughout the sessions culminating in a final group critique. The choice of medium is up to each individual. Students will be given specific assignments to foster the development of personal styles.