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Detail of Continuum, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60x60in by Santiago Hernandez

Abstract Drawing and Painting Workshop


Start Date





Kennedy 309

End Date


Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday



This course is designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on line, shape, color, and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represent a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions of what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works are endless and can be found, for example, in nature, music and architecture. We will explore stylistic, historical, technical, and formal aspects of abstraction and the potential for developing personal expression and style.


Early registration is recommended for on-campus classes.  Please check (see link on the upper right corner of the page) for current COVID protocols. Indoor masking and vaccination (and booster if eligible) are required. Please complete this Vaccination Attestation before attempting to go to campus.


Santiago Hernandez is a Cuban painter, collagist, and mixed media sculptor based in Boston. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Santiago also studied anatomy, figure drawing and figure painting at the Art … Read more