Abstract Painting Santiago Hernandez Virtual Reality, acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 66×78 in., 2021

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Kennedy 409

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Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays



In this studio course, we will create abstract paintings using a variety of media while exploring aspects of form, color, composition, and format. We will also discuss a range of historical, technical, and conceptual approaches to abstract painting through slide lectures with a particular emphasis on current developments and trends in abstract painting. Through individual discussions and group critiques, we will explore the connections between these various aspects with a focus on personal discovery.


This is an in person class, that will meet on MassArt’s campus. There will be no class on June 19th for the Juneteenth Holiday.
Class will end on Friday June 21st.  (Week 1 & 2, Mon thru Thu; Week 3: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)

Interested in Studio Arts? This class is part of the Studio Arts Certificate!

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