Abstract painting offered at Volcano Art Center

  • “Crossing,” by Darcy Gray.

Join Darcy Gray for the Abstract Painting workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2) at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This class is for those with a basic painting background who would like to explore the techniques of abstract painting.

Darcy shares her passion for abstract painting in this introductory class which will help students learn how to take risks and gain more confidence in their own way of painting. Students will develop sketches into final art pieces, play with perspective and focus, work with colors, then push themselves to paint intuitively and at different scales. Sketch paper will be provided in class for warm up exercises and roughing out paintings.


The class will paint on 18-inch x 24-inch heavy watercolor paper which has been gessoed. Darcy will lead students through fun drills throughout the class, and students will be able to take home all of their work. Basic acrylic paints, pencils, brushes and other tools will be provided in class, but students can bring their own if they choose.

Class fee is $90/$85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee for 5 sheets of 300-pound watercolor paper, pre-gessoed. Advance registration is required as this workshop will be limited to 8 adults.

To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.


Darcy Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts in 3 dimensional design from the City of Birmingham University in England. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout Hawaii and California, in both solo and group shows. For more information on Darcy and her work, visit www.darcygrayfineart.com.

The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

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