Elements of Abstract: Instructor Ginny Lassiter


Thursdays – starting Jan. 20, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$20 per class

Online registration is turned off at this time. Please call the gallery at 910.575.5999 prior to class.

This two-and-a-half-hour acrylics class will explore color, shape and texture as they apply to abstract painting. It is designed for beginners as well as experienced traditional artists who who want to take their painting in a new direction. Class demos and discussion topics will cover:

• Finding inspiration from a limited palette

• Taking shape  from nature, photographs and magazine pages to form the basis for your painting

• Mixing colors

• Composition

• Texture

• Finishing techniques

Instructor Bio

The Ocean Isle Beach, NC resident has always been a creative soul. She’s a potter, she paints, she sketches, she designs fabrics. Ginny graduated from East Carolina with a major in art and an emphasis in Interior Design. Whenever she gets the chance, Ginny loves working as a style consultant, helping her friends and clients solve design challenges and create the home of their dreams.

Currently Ginny works most often in acrylic, creating abstracts and the occasional landscape. I’ve been fortunate to study with folks like Sterling Edwards, Joe DiGiulio and Mike Rooney,” she says, “and they’ve really opened my eyes to shapes and textures. I love the whole process of painting abstracts!”

Ginny’s work has been featured on the cover of Carolina Arts and ArtGuide magazines. She is the owner of Sunset River Marketplace art gallery. Located in Calabash, NC, it’s a large eclectic gallery offering activities for children and adults, professionals and amateurs, locals and visitors. Ginny has been profiled in Sasee magazine and has also been featured on the ATMC cable television program.

She often leads the gallery’s Paint & Party events, where locals and visitors (who aren’t necessarily artists) have a chance to create their own pieces of art in a casual and fun atmosphere.


Materials List


Yellow Oxide, Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Raw UMber, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Titanium White, Aqua, Violet, Paynes Gray, Black (Mars)

Note: Ginny’s favorite paint colors are Skintone Deep, Australian Sienna and South Ocean Blue by Matisse, but these are not necessary at the start of these classes.


Large flat brushes, rigor brush


16 x 20 and larger


Rubbing alcohol for splattering

Paper towels

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