Abstract Explorations LIVE Online with Lanecia Rouse: Saturday, Jan. 23rd & Sunday, Jan. 24th


Join us via Zoom for this experimental abstract course where you will be encouraged to follow your curiosity as you engage in a creative process that embraces spontaneity, chance and experimentation to create abstract paintings using unconventional tools. Learn basic composition, texture and colour techniques that you will use to create expressive abstracts. Learn to translate aspects of the figurative landscapes around you that capture your imagination into abstract landscapes on canvas rich with colour, textures and marks using acrylic paints and other mediums. We will also spend time looking at the work of some of Lanecia’s favourite modern and contemporary artists; as well as their innovative techniques born from their own explorations. Studio time will be done off-line with regular group check ins.

Workshop Dates

Saturday, January 23rd – Sunday, January 24th 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$60 for members, $100 for non-members


Online via Zoom


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Lanecia Rouse is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Houston, TX, and the owner and creator of LAR Art Studio. Her portfolio includes a range of work in abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, and speaking. She also has extensive experience working collaboratively as a creative on various community engagement projects nationally and internationally.

Lanecia’s work is deeply informed by her studies in sociology, theology, and culture. Her works are products of contemplative and intuitive abstract mixed media practices. She explores in them various perspectives that might illumine our everyday quests to make life meaningful while grappling with fundamental questions about our existence.

Lanecia’s art is known for its subtle manipulations of color, texture, materials, and form—a practice of improvisation and play that mirrors the intricate layers and landscapes of individual and communal formation, memory, experience, and history.

Lanecia is Artist-in-Residence at Holy Family HTX. She is also the Director for Justice and the Arts with projectCURATE as well as the Co-founding and Co Creative Director of the ImagiNoir Group, an international alliance and think-tank of black activists, artists, writers, scholars, and educators.

Lanecia is a graduate of Duke University Divinity School (MDiv) and a graduate of Wofford College (BA in Sociology).

Additional Information


If this workshop or demonstration is sold out, email your name and phone number to [email protected] to add your name to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Calgary does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ([email protected]) to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Calgary does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.

Supply List

Below is a list of the supplies Lanecia will be using for this workshop. However, you are encouraged to use what you have on hand.

At least 3 canvases (10×10, 12×12, 8×10 or 11×14)
Watercolor paper (8×8, 8×10 or 9×12)
Raw unstretched canvas (optional)

Make sure you have colours you love and experience in your daily landscape.
Acrylic Hi-Flow or Soft Body paints (Golden, LUKAS Cryl or Sennelier Abstract Paints) – Lanecia uses Primary Colors, White, Black, Gold, Unbleached Titanium, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Payne’s Grey, Pthalo Blue, Golden Titan Mars Pale, Anthraquinone Blue, Yellow Ochre and Naples Yellow

Gesso & Mediums
Clear Gesso
Matte Medium

Brushes & Knives
A variety of brushes in all sizes
Palette knives

Mark Making Tools
Pencils, crayons, pastels and/or charcoal
Unconventional tools (forks, combs, old credit card, sticks, rocks, brush, spatula, etc.)

Paper towels or rags
Blue painter’s tape or Frog tape
Scrap paper (newspaper, old books, magazines, etc.)
Cheesecloth and/or string/thread
Matte, Satin or Gloss Spray Varnish (optional)
Hair dryer