Absolutely Abstracts

The Art of Texture and Expressive Acrylic Painting Techniques

Begin at any time! Absolutely Abstracts is now open. Join Artist, Author, and Instructor, Jodi Ohl for her newest workshop, "Absolutely Abstracts". This is an open ended course with approximately 6 hours of video instruction. Students will work through 4 main exercises covering a variety of techniques and processes working in acrylic paint and abstract compositions. Jump in at any time! This is a self paced course available on an on-going basis.
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What to Expect

  • Quick Overview

    Explore Abstract painting through multiple video lessons, guided discussions, PDF overview, and live support through Facebook Groups. Approximate duration of Video content will be 5 hours. *This class is suitable for the beginner artist through the more advanced.

  • Explore

    Learn how to utilize texture, add contrast, line work, and mark-making to create gorgeous layers within your abstract works of art. By the end of the course, students will have 4 or more completed works of art and be exposed to a wide array of material and surfaces to use in their own practice. Take the guess work out of what to use and when.

  • Overcome and Enhance

    Students will discover ways to contend with the fear of the unknown when painting in an abstract manner through deliberate, but flexible exercises and projects. Deepen and enhance overall compositions by editing, finalizing details , and add finishing touches to preserve their work of art for years to come.

Enjoy over 6 hours of video content

Now Open!

Are you ready to register? Absolutely is now open! Grab your paints and get ready to create! See the example outline of lessons, discussions, and exercises you will enjoy!
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Who Is This Class For

Is Absolutely Abstracts the Right Choice For You?

  • You are an artist who is open to exploring abstract painting or wishes to learn more about the genre of art.

  • You have a basic understanding of navigating online classes and can work independently,

  • You enjoy challenges and are willing to put in the work to overcome your own fears and insecurities as an artist.

  • You are an artist who has a positive attitude and will work to encourage others in the community as well as engage in discussions as time permits.

  • You are open to exploring the unknown. We will not have any representative subject matter as a focus of our compositions in this course. You will be asked to represent feelings, moods, and experiences however.This can be challenging. If you interested in discovering ways to paint loosely and perhaps outside of your comfort zone, this class is for you!


Is Absolutely Abstracts the Right Choice For You?

Fantastic Course!

by Jill

Jill on Apr 12, 2020 5 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic course. Jodi is so down-to-earth and inspiring. I think if you’re a beginner or more advanced or have stalled in your art practice, this course will bring you back to life for sure. It’s just wonderful!

Meet Your Instructor


Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl is a best-selling author, award winning mixed media artist and creative instructor, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having left her day job in 2011 to pursue her artistic career full time, she has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature. Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition. Published in over 36 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, Acrylic Artist, as well as a contributor to 7 mixed media books. For three years in a row, Jodi’s paintings have been featured in the curated books featuring the best of mixed media, “Incite 2,3 and 4”. In 2016, Jodi had the distinct honor of being the featured artist in Somerset Studio magazine’s Nov/Dec issue has been a regular guest columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors over 9 years. Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity. She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast. In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US. When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Joshua and Zachary as well as other friends and family. Jodi’s first book “Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink”was recently released by North Light Books and is currently working on her second publication due out in the near future. Combining her approachable teaching and writing style, Abstract in Acrylic and Ink, is much like having a seat next to the artist at one of her popular workshops. Jodi welcomes visitors to her website Jodi Ohl (www.jodiohl.com) where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale. Be a part of the inner circle by subscribing to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

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