I am a mom of two who has been teaching and painting for almost three decades in Santa Fe. My happy place is when I have a cup of coffee in one hand, and a paint brush in the other. I love to teach first-timers as well as experienced painters who need a creative reboot. I have shown my work in several galleries around the country, and have a Masters in Art Education. I light up from the idea of getting more people painting so we can keep expressing our creative selves and tap into a place of joy and calm.
Anyone can learn to paint well in my fun, information-packed 2-hour classes in which I reveal my favorite techniques I have discovered from 28 years of abstract painting. Get empowered to find your own artistic voice while learning fundamental principles of good design that instill you with the confidence to continue painting at home. Challenge yourself to learn something new, or have fun with friends and family by taking art classes in downtown Santa Fe.
Spend three days focusing on your artwork and creativity with a Santa Fe artist who has been painting for 28 years, and teaching for 20. Learn new techniques, skills and accomplish creative goals with a group of like-minded creatives in my gallery and workshop space just one block from Canyon Road. Discover how to uplevel your painting practice and go pro. Return home with a plethora of new skills, techniques, ideas and inspiration.
My online course, Abstraction Beyond Boundaries, is an abstract painting course that takes beginners through intermediate artists to mastery through my Six Steps to Abstract Painting method. Dive deeply into color and composition, the two most important elements to making stunning abstract paintings.
"I was looking for an experience beyond the typical tree painting class and Andrea’s class was perfect! I’ve taken many art classes and am a relatively experienced painter, but my mother was more nervous about being “let loose” to paint whatever she wanted to. During our class, Andrea handled both our desires wonderfully. Giving us mediums, techniques and suggestions whenever we needed them. We could have brought in reference photos, (or wine lol) but being surrounded by Andrea’s work was inspiration enough. We both walked away really feeling like we created something memorable and unique in just two hours.
"Andrea is an accomplished artist, and her teaching style is appropriate for all levels of artists. Our granddaughter is very proud of her finished painting. We had a wonderful time, and we created some great family memories, along with some interesting paintings. We all agreed that we can’t wait to do it again. It was a great family activity."
"My son and I had an amazing weekend in Santa Fe and the best ending to it was taking our abstract painting class with Andrea. From the minute we walked in, we were in a warm and welcoming environment. Its clear Andrea loves what she does and that she was born for teaching art. I had no experience and felt a little inhibited, but with her guidance and support it was an extremely positive experience and I certainly learned a lot."
"Andrea Cermanski has all the skills of a good teacher. She's knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and gives precise and helpful instruction to each individual student, allowing him or her to discover their hidden artistic talents."
"I did a private class with Andrea and it was so wonderful!! Andrea is an amazing artist and she is also a great teacher!! Thorough, patient and just a fun person to be around! I really wanted a basic introduction to how to use the paints, mediums, brushes, palettes, etc. I got that and so much more!! She even helped me with the anxieties I was having around painting. I left feeling inspired, and way more confident! Ready to go home and explore. I look forward to another class after I have played some on my own. Highly recommend!"