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Cherie Hacker Workshop

Cherie Hacker Workshop

Abstract Painting: Explore Your Creative Spirit in the French Riviera

6 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020

Price: 1500€


  • Weekday lunch
  • Painting materials

Opportunity: If you would like to stay longer and work in the studio? Price: 75 € per week

Observation and intuition will be emphasized as Cherie Hacker guides you on your personal discovery to create abstract mixed media artworks. To begin our journey, we will venture together for an opportunity to observe and document inspirations in this beautiful seaside town of Saint-Raphaël. In the studio we will explore elements that provide energy to the surface with texture, pattern, line and text for mixed media layering and to add a special touch of place to your work. Compositions in black and white will build a foundation to approach color palettes that powerfully impact your abstract painting. There will be time to reflect process, and share our experience as we explore techniques and create community. Media includes water-soluble oil paint, ink, papers, charcoal and oil pastels on various surfaces. This 5-day adventure is for anyone who wants to immerse their creative process in a trusting and fun journey surrounded in the stimulating atmosphere of the beautiful Mediterranean.

Bring a journal or sketchbook, digital camera or camera phone.


Cherie Hacker

Cherie Hacker’s abstract paintings compose a colorful symphony of expressive movement full of lively organic and geometric shapes as seen in nature. Paintings include hints of collage that add to the color palette. Her work brings focus to the importance of the picture plane as part of her ongoing exploration in paint to tap into the unconscious mind and provoke an emotional response. Intuition and dreams contribute to her imagery, besides provide solutions within the process of a painting.

An Abstract Modernist, Cherie Hacker's inspirations formed in her teens from regular visits to the Art Institute of Chicago. Her education includes an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelors in Studio Art from UC Davis, Associate Art degrees with a Graduate Internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Her paintings are collected internationally and have been exhibited from Ardgillan Castle in Ireland, to Montreal, NYC, Alaska and throughout the US with an extensive list of solo and collaboration exhibits. Currently, Cherie teaches through the Arts in Corrections Program at two California State Prisons, and recently at Sacramento City and Folsom Lake Colleges. She is the recipient of artist grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NY; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; and the Maryland State Fellowship. Cherie has taught art workshops from children to the aging, served as a business partner and Gallery Director for Asylum Gallery, and currently curates exhibits at the E Street Gallery where her studio is located in Sacramento.