Finding Authenticity in Abstraction: Creation Without Gimmicks or Guiderails Art Workshop

February 21 & 22
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Irene B. French Community Center
Fee: $150

Instructor: Mark Kuykendall


In this two-day workshop, artists will find new means of understanding their own unique and authentic voices, using abstract painting as a medium of expression. Artists will follow along as the instructor guides them through his own relationship with the medium and will be asked to define and interpret abstraction for themselves. Artists will be engaged in Socratic dialogue about their underlying assumptions about art. An emphasis on meaning-making, authenticity, and curiosity will be primary focuses of the course. Students will be asked to bring their own acrylic or oil paints but will also have paints available to them. A supply list will follow. 

Cost includes 14 hours of professional instruction, breakfast, lunch and snacks both days. 

To register online click the above dates. You can also register by calling 913-322-5550, or in person at the Irene B. French Community Center (5701 Merriam Drive). Cancelation Hotline: 913-322-5591.