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CAA's Miramar Beach Creative Campus

Abstract Painting Techniques with Lennon Michalski at MBCC

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Abstract Painting Techniques with Lennon Michalski at MBCC
Abstract Painting Techniques with Lennon Michalski at MBCC

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CAA's Miramar Beach Creative Campus, 13370 US-98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA


About the Event

In this class, Lennon will teach you how to use water-based pigment and plastic medium resulting in a visual outcome similar to stained glass. The application technique references that of J.M.W. Turner, an English Romanticist Landscape Painter from the 1800s commonly known as “the painter of light. ” The class will address a combination of composition, line work, and color theory to develop a dynamic visual presence, while also exploring the distinct qualities of the materials. This class will be hands-on, allowing while also exploring the distinct qualities of the materials. 

All skill levels are welcome. So that you will be ready to create in the first class, we've included a supply list below. You may purchase your own supplies OR pay the supply fee of $100 and they will be provided for you. Please contact Lennon at with any questions.

Special Notes: 

*Class Dates: August 15 & 16

*Minimum of 3 students per class is required

*Maximum size limit: 10

*No make up classes will be offered

Class cost: $175 Supplies not included. Can be purchased separately for $100 or on your own, please see list below. 

If the class minimum is not met, registered participants will receive a refund. 

Supply List:

Acrylic paint 

When picking colors you can't go wrong. Below are a few suggestions (pick out the colors you like even if not listed), you don't need to get all the colors, just a few. My only suggestion is to pick a few Bright colors. I will explain why we need bright color when working with this process. 

*** White is a color you will use for sure. 

59 ML Titanium or Zinc White (Golden)  

59 ML Quinacridone Red (Golden)  

59 ML Cadmium Orange Medium (Golden)  

59 ML Cobalt Blue (Golden)  

59 ML Phthalo Green (Golden)  

59 ML Phthalo Blue Red Shade (Golden)  

59 ML Permanent Violet Dark (Golden)  

59 ML Pyrrole Red (Golden)  

59 ML Cadmium Yellow Medium (Golden)  

59 ML Permanent Green Light (Golden)   


Staedtler Mars Fiber Tip Marker Permanent Fine or Small  

Clear Coat Medium- I will bring this and we all chip in $5-10 each  


Plastic Latex gloves at least one pair for each time we meet. It's better if they are tight on your hands.  


Basic set of artist brushes (a combination of flat, round and filbert) in the range of #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, as well as a ½” and 1-inch flat brush.  

Rags/ paper towels (for painting with and to clean up)   

Spray Bottle - People can use mine if they don't want to buy one. 

One small spray bottle to keep the paint fresh.  Canvas     

At least 3 to 4 canvases 

We will work on one as others dry. You can get them at Micheal's, Hobby Lobby, or You can have some small canvas but try to have one no smaller than 12"x12" and at least one that is 20"x24" but can be larger if you want. 

Plastic Cups  Have a few plastic cups to mix paint in.

Instructor Bio:

Lennon Michalski, an independent artist, earned his MFA degree in Painting and Digital Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Over the past decade, he has worked as an independent artist, instructor of Digital Media, Photography and Painting. Michalski’s two-dimensional and digital works have been exhibited in Baltimore, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Collections of Michalski’s works can be seen at the University of Kentucky Healthcare, the University of Kentucky, Clark Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph Health-Saint Joseph East, Eastern Kentucky University, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center. 

He created a collaborative mural in the North Lime area of Lexington, Kentucky and has completed two other murals, one in Ethiopia and one for Tate’s Creek Kroger in Lexington. He has also displayed work in group exhibitions internationally in Mexico, Colombia and China.  Michalski has been appointed as a Board Member for the Kentucky Arts Council and Arts Connect. He works with several nonprofit art organizations in the Lexington area including the Lexington Art League, LexArts, and the Living Arts and Science Center. Michalski has taught courses for the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, CU Boulder, and summer courses for Jilin University in Changchun, China.


  • Abstract Painting Class Fee

    Admission for one. Supplies not included.

    +$4.38 service fee
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  • Abstract Painting Supply Fee

    If you pay the supply fee, they will be available for you at the class. Or you may purchase your own. Please see the supply list in the class description.

    +$2.50 service fee
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