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Fearless Abstract

  • H*Art Gallery 110 East Main Street Chattanooga, TN, 37408 United States (map)

Using acrylic paint, some mixed media elements, and a sense of adventure, artist Mindy Kelly will lead you through a one day workshop of creating a piece you will be proud to share and techniques you can continue to build upon in your own studio practice.

Mindy June Kelly is a self taught mixed media artist who is part of the Chattanooga WorkSpace community of artists and creatives. Mindy has developed some fun, playful ways to approach abstract art that takes the fear out of the big white canvas!

What to Bring:

Students should bring their favorite acrylic paints and an assortment of your favorite brushes. Painting surface, some paints, paper elements, and mark making tools will be provided for class use.

A little about the artist:

Mindy June Kelly's work in abstract is inspired by the frenetic pace of life. Pieces are created with layer upon layer of brightly colored paper, ink, and acrylic paint. Layers of neutral grey and white are then worked in to obscure the brightness found underneath. These light layers are then scraped, sanded, or chemically removed to reveal these brighter hidden areas. Organic marks are created with ink and charcoal and then additional chromatic color is added to bring out areas of interest. Some of the pieces incorporate an element of assemblage blending various art forms that have been dabbled in over the years. To learn more about her work visit


Is this class suitable for newbies?

Newbies are welcome! Some very basic painting and color theory knowledge is helpful. Advanced painters and artists will enjoy this class as the techniques help to release creative blocks and jumpstart the creative flow.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

H*Art Gallery has a paid parking lot on property. Parking fees help to benefit the Gallery's mission of creating hope and opportunity through art.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to call the gallery at (423) 521-4707 Wednesday-Friday 11-6 or Saturday 10-3 and ask for Mindy.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if Mindy or the Gallery is informed by the Saturday prior to class. (423) 521-4707

Please note: The Chattery discounts do not apply to this class as sales are through H*Art Gallery. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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