Online: The Joy of Abstract Art
Online: The Joy of Abstract Art
Online: The Joy of Abstract Art
Online: The Joy of Abstract Art

Online: The Joy of Abstract Art


Regular price $40.00

Course Fee: $40
Materials: All materials are student-provided, see Supply Info below

TIME: 10:00AM – 1:00PM PST
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.


  • 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 2 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 3 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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Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If you cannot attend a course for any reason, we can offer you a refund as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel one week or less before the course start date, there will be no refund.

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. Please contact for more information.

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