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Course Description

All good abstraction comes from reality. Using the lines of the land to access the language of abstraction, we will learn about dynamic composition, foundation building blocks of landscape painting and loosen up to find simple compelling landscapes. Students can work on loosening up their brushwork, staying within the confines of the landscape or branch out into a new, compelling way, Katherine will teach you to completely abstract your landscapes. It involves layering your imagery and building up abstraction by creating a new language of shape and line. Oils and acrylics will be used in this class. All levels welcome.

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


A materials list will be provided.

Reading the Lines of the Land, 18+

Katherine Downey Miller

Katherine Downey Miller received her BS in Studio and Art History from Skidmore College, and later earned her MFA in Illustration from New York City’s School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay program. She began her teaching career as a painting and drawing assistant at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado before moving to Florence, Italy, on a teaching scholarship at the Studio Arts College International. Currently, Katherine lives in Cambridge, MA, where she works as a painter, where she specializes in the genre of landscape to abstraction in her studio located in Somerville, MA at Miller St. Studios. She teaches Landscape and Abstraction at Concord Art in Concord, MA, the New Art Center in Newtonville, MA, the Island Centre for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece and privately. Contact her about any of her classes through her website. She is represented on Nantucket by Robert Foster Fine Art.
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