Online Class

Abstract Painting in Oil & Wax

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Learn basic painting techniques as you create a simple oil and wax painting.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and instructions for making a shadowbox frame for your artwork
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Unleash your inner artist! Learn to paint an abstract piece in oil and wax with expert guidance from artist Kristen Abbott. Kristen walks you through the process step by step, sharing methods and techniques that you can use for this and future projects. Even if you’re new to painting, you’ll come away with a piece that you’ll be proud to hang.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Setup
Kristen goes over everything you'll need for this simple and straightforward project. She also helps you find inspiration and make design decisions for your abstract work.
2. Initial Color Layer
3. White & Wax
4. Second Layers of Color
5. More Techniques
6. Matte Boards & Framing
7. Meet the Artist

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paints
  • Oil paper
  • Silicone and bristle brushes

Taught by

Kristen Abbott
Kristen Abbott
Denver-based artist Kristen Abbott discovered her passion for painting after being mentored by a prominent local artist. As an intuitive mixed-media painter, she draws from a wide range of artistic influences. Dynamic compositions and expressive brushstrokes characterize her large-scale pieces. Kristen's work can be found in many galleries, boutiques and both residential and commercial collections across the country.

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