Painting Towards Abstraction

June 22 - 23

Painting Towards Abstraction

WEEKEND ONE (2-day): June 22 – 23, 2019   Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Painting Towards Abstraction

The focus of this workshop  is how does one move from representation to abstraction. What is abstraction and the different possibilities it represents?  Students will explore and experiment with a variety of conceptual and technical approaches. Each student will develop their own abstract painting(s) based on chosen applications enhancing his or her technical skills and personal expression. The course will move fluidly between traditional and experimental applications, and the expressive.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $303 (Includes $291 tuition and a $12 materials fee for specific supplies provided by the instructor)

Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks. Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.


Lori Goldberg

Lori Goldberg was born in Vancouver where she currently lives, works, and teaches. Her painting practice has evolved since the 1980’s from large, semi¬ abstractions inspired by industrial and Pacific Northwest environments to still life’s of everyday objects noted for their meditative qualities.

Goldberg’s work has been shown in major exhibitions including the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, The Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, and the KX Kunst Auf Kampfnagel Gallery in Hamburg. She has received commissions for over 100 paintings from Intrawest Resorts and a large 5’ x 9’ painting for The Schuster Group, Walton Lofts, Seattle. Goldberg has received critical attention for her paintings, through support and awards including a Canada Council Grant, Tony Onley artists’ Project scholarship and Vermont Artist Award.

Goldberg’s work is held in public and private collections including the Canada Art Bank, The Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, The City of Vancouver, VGH Foundation and Michael Audain Private Collection.
For the past 20 years Goldberg has taught at ECUAD in the CS Department.  Gallery representation is with South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC.


Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


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

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.