Abstract Thinking

August 6 - August 7


Abstract Thinking

Abstract Thinking

This is a painting course where students learn Ken Campbell’s signature technique for creating hard-edge abstract compositions.

Students will learn Ken’s 4-step approach to creating abstract painting, including 1) simplified shape
design; 2) story design; 3) value mapping; and 4) colour harmony planning.
These abstract techniques are foundational and immediately applicable to drawing, painting and design
projects in various styles and materials.

The course includes lectures with samples, PowerPoint, step-by-step demos, critiques, one-on-one work
and Q&A. Several classical and contemporary artists’ work will be compared including the work of Pablo
Picasso, S. Neil Fujita and B.C. Binning.

The course is taught in oils. Please inquire if you would like to use another medium.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $30
  • Course Prerequisites: Basic drawing and painting experience
  • Course Level: Intermediate

Price: $366

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


In his art career, amongst other things, Ken has been an editorial cartoonist, graphic designer, art director, book
illustrator and fine art painter. Although avoiding formal training in his youth, he was fortunate to be mentored by some very bright minds along the way.

Click here to read more about KEN CAMPBELL

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE June 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

June 1 – July 15: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2023 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER July 15: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2022 program is completely canceled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be given (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.


Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes.