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Julie Bernstein Engelmann

Luscious Abstractions

$130 / members $118
All materials included

September 18–19, 2017

November 11–12, 2017

January 20–21, 2018

Workshops meet 9:30 am–4:30 pm



Luscious Abstractions

Abstraction can be rich with depth, drama, and discovery! Julie's layering technique gives you a powerful foundation for abstract painting and helps you develop ease and freedom with paint. Through intuitive mark-making, luscious "happy accident," and strong composition you will create exciting paintings that surprise and engage you. Meanwhile, you will learn important design and color skills. Through group discussion, participants will see each painting more deeply and understand how to enhance its impact. You'll take home two acrylic paintings - a paper collage and an 18x24? canvas panel - that speak to the mystery!

All experience levels welcome. Come as you are. All supplies provided.

$130 / members $118 | All materials included

September 18–19, 2017

November 11–12, 2017

January 20–21, 2018



Artist Julie Bernstein Engelmann creates abstract art that speaks to the heart and spirit. Her luscious paintings in acrylic and poured latex paint have won many awards and were featured in a retrospective solo exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. Julie holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Barnard College in New York City, where she studied with Milton Resnick, first-generation Abstract Expressionist. In 2014 Julie moved with her family from Pennsylvania to the Sedona area, where she teaches Luscious Abstractions as a faculty member at the Sedona Arts Center School of the Arts. Julie currently shows at Gallery 527 in Jerome and the Sedona Arts Center Gallery. Author of an eye-opening ebook for artists, How to Bring Your Abstract Art to Life, Julie is an inspiring and supportive mentor to artists.

See Julie's art at www.julieengelmann.com.


"Julie is a well-prepared knowledgeable instructor. She was very positive and caring throughout the class."

"Julie Engelmann is an excellent instructor - she's knowledgeable, fun and helpful!"

"I enjoyed painting with Julie and learning about how to make a beautiful abstract painting. Although, i am not an artist I still like to try and paint gorgeous pictures. I am rarely successful but the process is good for my soul. It was wonderful to see all the beautiful paintings produced in this class and the critiques were very informative."

"Very encouraging style; even her critiques were uplifting rather than downcasting."

"Julie was a superb instructor. I hope to take another class from her in the future."

"Julie is fun, sweet, kind, enthusiastic, and a great teacher! She has the ability to help us see our artwork with fresh eyes looking for the good instead of focussing on the bad. It was a wonderful experience and I will take another class with her one of these days!"

"Very knowledgeable, with a fun, light-hearted attitude. no pressure, just good ideas and advice."

"Julie is very kind and relaxed. She shared several techniques that would serve as motivation to making a truly unique painting. Her use of colors is wonderful. I am looking forward to more information about painting wet with acrylics."

"Julie is an excellent instructor. Her feedback was honest and sought after by everyone in the class. Her style of teaching resonated with me and I was able to walk out of the class with all of my goals met. Her passion for what she is doing is absolutely inspirational!"









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