Abstract Still Life Workshop with Michael Giaquinto



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Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

This introductory course will approach abstract painting as a step to finding your “free expressions” using paint.  Still-lifes will be used to create your paintings and there will be in-studio demonstrations and class critiques. 


Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.


Bring the Following Materials to the Workshop:

Acrylic or Oil Colors – Carbon or Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cobalt Blue, Titanium White.

Brushes: Variety of sizes + 2” wide brush (cheap)

Canvas Boards or stretched canvas: 14” x 18” or 16″ x 20″

One empty clean coffee can and a roll of paper towels.

Instructor Bio

Michael A. Giaquinto is an abstract painter living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is also the Exhibitions Curator at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He studied studio art at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, and he studied art history at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

He was the art teacher at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA. and he has taught at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA, and the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA.

Currently he teaches acrylic painting for adults at the Weny Education Center at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA.

Michael is included in Deborah Forman’s book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists on Abstraction, 2015.