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Abstract Art - Abstracting your Photos
with Polly Castor

When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 10 AM - 4 PM            

Where: Manchester Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester CT  

Cost: $100 for MAA members, $125 Non-members  (Limit of 14 students)


All levels. A good class for beginners and experienced painters alike.


Want to learn how to approach a photo reference more abstractly? In the morning of this one-day workshop we will abstract things, and in the afternoon we will abstract the landscape. This class will include Powerpoint lectures, two chunks of painting time by participants, and an empowering critique and discussion of students' work. Come get inspired and access some strategies to free up your work to bring freshness and your unique voice to your creations.

Please click here to read all the details of this workshop. Includes supply list on page 2.

Artist Bio:


Polly Castor is a lifelong artist. She went to the University of Michigan, and has lived in Bethel, Connecticut for the last 31 years. Her passion is working within the full range of abstraction, from impressionism to non-objective art, with particular emphasis on abstract conceptualism, depicting specific Ideas, feelings, and actions. She enjoys working in many mediums: oil, pastel, acrylic, mono-print, collage, watercolor, gouache, photography, and ceramics - and her creative approach of cross-pollinating these mediums with one another brings original results. She has been an artist in residence in Maine for three summers, has been juried in the Pastel Society of America and many other national and international shows. You can see her blog on

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Includes supply list on page 2.

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MAA members receive a $25 discount. Find out about becoming a member.

Major credit cards accepted.

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