PNW Abstract
PNW Abstract
PNW Abstract
PNW Abstract
PNW Abstract
PNW Abstract

PNW Abstract

JUNE 29 & 30

Regular price $195.00

Course Fee: $175
Non-refundable Materials Fee: $20

TIME: 2:00PM – 5:00PM PDT 
Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15-17)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

In this workshop you will interpret your observations of the Fort Worden State Park environment to create abstract art that is wholly your own. You’ll expand your artist’s eye by learning different ways of seeing, loosen your grip on realism, and move into an exploration of essence. With an iterative approach you’ll lean into different mediums, including watercolor, graphite, oil pastel and cut paper, to personally express the magic of the Olympic Peninsula landscape. Along the way, creative process insights are shared that can free your hand and strengthen your visual voice.


  • Smartphone with digital camera or other digital camera device such as an iPad. Photographing in the field can be the sole or supplemental source material for the workshop’s studio sessions.
  • Students should bring whatever they may normally use for outdoor, informal field sketching such as portable sketchbook, watercolors, pencils, pastels, etc. Sketching in the field can be the sole or supplemental source material for the workshop’s studio sessions.
  • All other course materials and supplies are provided as part of the registration fee.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

Meg Kaczyk guides artists of all levels in classes and workshops based on her own studio process. Her work is fed by daily life, the natural world, poetry, and a long-standing meditation practice. Originally trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, Meg has enjoyed a long creative career including art direction, graphic design, arts administration, and teaching. She exhibits her paintings across the region.

Artist website: Meg Kaczyk, @megkaczyk

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee). Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead.

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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