Introduction to Abstract Art: The Joy of Expression Without Representation
Introduction to Abstract Art: The Joy of Expression Without Representation
Introduction to Abstract Art: The Joy of Expression Without Representation
Introduction to Abstract Art: The Joy of Expression Without Representation

Introduction to Abstract Art: The Joy of Expression Without Representation


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Course Fee: $60
Materials: All materials are student-provided, see Supply Info below

TIME: 10:00AM – 1:00PM PDT
Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Online via Zoom

In this workshop with abstract artist Xin Xin, you will be invited into a world where color, line, texture, form and contemplation are used to express ideas and evoke emotions in a poetic, nonlinear fashion. To understand abstraction, Xin will guide you through exploring the rich history of abstract art and introduce you to what contemporary abstract painters are doing in this unique genre of artistic expression.

You will get to see live demonstrations, practice techniques yourself, and have opportunities to engage in what Xin Xin calls "paint playtime." This is where you will learn how to loosen up, express yourself, and fall in love with abstract art making-- all in the comfort of your home! Join Xin Xin in finding how abstract art has the ability to express what other visual art styles cannot. This is a chance to examine intangible concepts, emotions, and ideas that exist in the realms of mind and spirit rather than in our physical external reality.

Love abstract art and want to continue on into the next level? Check out Level 1 Abstract Art: Digging Deeper Into Your Practice on October 5 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM! Love abstract art? Use code ABSTRACT at checkout for a discount when you register for both courses! 

Students will need the following supplies and materials:

  • Acrylic paints.
  • Watercolor sets.
  • Brushes (acrylic and watercolor brushes).
  • Canvas or acrylic paper.
  • Watercolor papers.
  • Water bucket.
  • Paper towels or cloth.
  • Mixing plate.
  • Cake scrapers or silicone wedge.
  • Disposable cleaning gloves.
  • Other mixed media: oil pastel, pencil, charcoal, coffee, etc.
  • Whatever art supplies you have at home.
After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including Zoom links for online courses. A stable internet connection provides the best experience. Learn more


Xin Xin (pronounced sh-ee-n sh-ee-n) is a self-taught artist who explores healing traumatic emotions through watercolor and paper weaving abstraction. Xin was born in Beijing, China, and emigrated to Washington with family when she was twelve years old. Xin graduated from the University of Washington with B.A. in Communication and Sales. After two years of working in corporate, Xin decided to solo travel the world for four years. Art has been a consistent theme in Xin’s life since she was three years old. She continued to expand her artistic skills and pursued art as a way of self-healing.

Artist website: Xin Xin, @artxinxin_

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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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).

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).

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. 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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