Chill out and draw. Get inspired by your plant family, your friends, or your favorite furball. We will learn the art of simple line drawing, creating immediately satisfying high contrast blind contour drawings. We will look at the plant drawings of Elsworth Kelly and illustrators from around the word for inspiration as well. TAKE A LUNCH BREAK, THEN… Discover the mysterious abstract paintings of Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), considered by many to be the originator of abstract painting. For Hilma, every color had a mystical meaning, and shapes came from her botanical studies. We will look at her paintings and connect with her imagery to find our own lexicon of shapes, colors, patterns and meanings. Painting techniques will be in color mixing, transparency, and brushwork. Teens love this work because it gives them an opportunity to discretely and beautifully express feelings that may feel ugly or embarrassing.