Robert Burridge

Sun, April 6 to Sat, April 12 2025

Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage with Robert Burridge

Medium: Acrylic

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new “Loosen Up Workshop.” Also you will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show. Robert Burridge, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint.

Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Come prepared to paint your stuff!

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About Robert Burridge

Robert Burridge is a painter in all media, national juror, college and national workshop instructor and is the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Signature Member of both the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the ISAP, his honors include the prestigious Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts and the Franklin Mint Awards, and was recently invited to have a solo exhibit of his abstract paintings at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Burridge’s country studio is located on California’s central coast in San Luis Obispo County.

In 1985, Robert turned his passion into his second career. He retired from industrial design and became a full time, contemporary fine art painter, moved to California’s Central Coast and prepared to paint the rest of his life. Today, besides painting, Robert is an invited juror for international art shows, a college and national painting workshop instructor, and teach a fine art mentor program in central France. Robert’s work has received lifetime honors, including The Franklin Mint Award and recently the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s prestigious Crest Medal Award for achievement in the arts previously awarded to Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent and Georgia O’Keeffe.

As for himself, Robert’s styke has changed over the past 30 years and currently has settled into abstracts. The reason abstract painting has ended up making sense to him was simply if he paints long enough, he’ll finally get to the point where he realize he’s involved with something that doesn’t serve any language. Instead it becomes a big concept of how much and how little he can paint into each painting. It reminds him of something he heard: “A French woman gets completely dressed and then removes one thing.” The concept intrigues Robert. It’s about restraint, about how much is enough to reveal your intentions, your meaning. Abstract painting is not worth looking at unless it has that higher road of meaning and clearly communicates the artist’s intentions and to do it with removing one thing.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $960.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,677.85-$2,891.69

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.