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Large Format Abstract Painting (Full-waitlist only)

Large Format Abstract Painting (Full-waitlist only)

Five Fridays: April 14 - May 12; 2:00-5:00pm

Instructor: Hilary Maslon

Class is full - waitlist only

This class is designed to help artists loosen up, access one’s intuition and explore abstraction. Using large canvases and unconventional tools such as squeegees, rollers, rags and large brushes, you will drip, splatter and layer to discover new exciting relationships through the dialogue of mark making.

At the same time, Hilary will guide you in the fundamentals of art: such as composition, shape, color relationships, and spatial awareness, and examine how abstraction is elemental in all pictorial art - representational as well as abstract. She will also familiarize the class to the exciting and wide range of contemporary abstraction.

Novice as well as experienced artists are welcome.

Hilary Maslon is an abstract painter with an MFA from Queens College, Flushing Queens, NY. She has taught art, both figurative and abstract, in NYC, Oxford Mississippi and the SF Bay Area and has exhibited internationally. You can see her work at

Fee: Members $225; Non-members $255

Where:  MarinMOCA, 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato (building behind Beso Cafe)

Materials List

In the first two classes we will be working with acrylic. For the following classes additional paints and materials will be suggested. Oils can be used at this time.

Rileys Art Supplies in San Rafael or Santa Rosa is a good source for art supplies. The San Rafael store will be setting colors aside for this class. You can also buy from Blicks online at or in their Bay Area stores, or any art supply store that sells professional grade paints. Buy profession grade paint, not student grade.

Please bring the following to the first class:

Canvas: approx. size 30” by 36”

Acrylic Paints: buy the following colors in 2 oz. tubes, professional grade. Golden is a good brand.

Primary Cyan - Quinacridone Red - Cadmium Red Medium - Cad Yellow light - Raw Umber - Green - Titanium White; large size tube (standard 4.65 oz.)

Brushes: Please bring a variety of sizes. Suggested sizes: 6/8/10/12, Filberts and flats

Liquitex acrylic medium, glossy 

Pallet knives: 3 Standard size (3”)

Pallet (a paper pallet will do) 10” by 12” watercolor or multimedia or sketch book 2 – 3

You can get the following items at most hardware stores.

Bondo spreaders (rubber spatulas that come in a package of 3 sizes),

Paint roller (small or standard)

Chip Brushes – sizes 2”, 3”, 4”

Cotton rags

4 water containers: 2 one quart size containers, such as large size yogurt containers, for water and 2 for mixing paint for pouring. 

Contact us at to be added to the waitlist.