Elements of Abstract: Instructor Ginny Lassiter


Thursdays – starting Feb. 22, 2018

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$20 per class

This three-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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  1. :

    I absolutely love this class! I had no prior experience in painting, but thought I’d give this a try as a new retiree. And it is such fun! Ginny is a wonderful and supportive instructor, and the others in the class are so enjoyable to be with! I would encourage anyone, novice or experienced, to join us. We are a fun group!

    • :

      Thank you Donna —- you are really finding your creativity and having fun doing it. How great is that!!

  2. :

    Great class!! Ginny provides us all with personal guidance and patience. Always new projects and challenges. If you are a beginner or a pro you will find a place in this class. Enjoy finding a new direction in your work, expand on your abstract skills, or start from the beginning…….you will be painting abstracts with good design, texture and color composition. Ginny’s class demos are very inspiring. We have a great group come and join us on Thursday mornings. Roseann Bellinger

    • :

      Thank you Roseann for the kind comments. I am excited about our session upcoming with acrylics on watercolor paper.

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