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Abstraction & The Art of Playing
Abstraction & The Art of Playing

Sat, Aug 12


Arts Center

Abstraction & The Art of Playing

Finding the Inch of Genius with Internationally collected artist Ann Etheridge

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Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Arts Center, 1702 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

About the event

Have you ever asked yourself, where does abstract art come from? Or what inspired an artist to paint that abstract painting?

This inspirational workshop is for all levels, from the beginner to the experienced artist.

Ann will guide you through a playful process of connecting with the deep creative source within you. Learn to use creative tools and techniques while painting with vibrant colors that express your personal voice without rules and limitations.

What students will discover:

  • Using a viewfinder tool to “find the inch of genius” in the freedom of making messy chaos.
  • How you are more creative than you imagined.
  • How expressing yourself in an abstract way is more accessible than you think.
  • Experience a sense of wonder and awe when you learn to open to the creative genius inside yourself to discover the deep-rooted creativity you once experienced as a child and have lost connection with as an adult.
  • Demonstrations will be provided while incorporating the principles of art and design with nurturing guidance.

 This workshop is all about inviting the inner artist out to play! Come with an open heart and a willingness to explore with childlike wonder.  Ann Etheridge 

Ann Etheridge is a Salty Artist living by the sea in North Carolina, slinging paint and leading Intuitive Painting workshops. She moved south from Western Pennsylvania to the Carolinas working in Fortune 500 technology companies. Fifteen years in, Ann traded her power suit for a paintbrush. Her work is described by collectors as vibrant, colorful and energetic. Painting is her soul’s language. When people stand in the presence of her paintings they are transformed, they are moved, they are healed. Ann feels the most ALIVE when creating in her water view studio overlooking the Intracoastal waterway of Bogue Sound, NC.

Please Note:  There are no make-up classes or fee reimbursement for student absenteeism. There is no prorated tuition for classes that the student cannot attend. The instructor or the Carolina Artist Gallery reserves the right to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond the instructor or CAG’s control, such as severe weather, staff illness, or other emergencies. Instructor will provide make-up classes for classes cancelled in these cases. CAG reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds are issued for cancelled classes only. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 24 hours before the first scheduled class. Dates and times are subject to change as necessary.

 Fee: $160 

Limited Class Size

Payment is to be made at time of registration. Registration is conducted at the Arts Council of Carteret County Art Center located at 1702 Arendell St., Morehead City or online through this link:


Supplies Needed:

  • Acrylic Paint - heavy or soft body - NO oil or watercolor paint. COLORS: black, white, primary colors plus any other desired colors. If you are new to painting - 4 or 8 oz. tube of black and primary colors, plus any additional colors that make your heart sing. You'll want an 8 oz. size of titanium white.
  • Brushes - varied sizes from thin line to 2", inexpensive chip brushes from hardware store work just fine.
  • Dry media for mark making - bring any of the following: ink pens, gel pens, pencils, markers, paint markers, crayons, watercolor crayons, charcoal, graphite, oil stick
  • Water Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Water container
  • Ruler (12")
  • Scissors
  • Paint apron
  • Latex or nitrile gloves to protect hands, if desired - optional

 Bring a Bag Lunch 

Workshop Participant Testimonial:

This workshop was so much fun! Ann gave excellent instruction and kept the process moving at just the right pace. At the same time, I felt free to be creative. I particularly enjoyed using the frame concept to select the ‘compositions’ that I liked based on design, value, and color. I’ve taken several workshops with Ann and continue to learn and explore new techniques which enable me to develop my own unique style. I am forever thankful to Ann for igniting my creativity and opening my eyes to painting from my heart.

~ Maxine S.

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