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beautiful abstract art!

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The New Action Art, based in Sacramento, has provided to 100’s of artists the experience of doing innovative, fun, and exciting abstract art.  Once an artist (or anyone wanting to learn to do art) has come to a workshop, they know they have learned something special.

We hold weekly & monthly workshops at a number of locations in Sacramento, the Bay Area, Chico and other NorthernCalifornia regions. Locations include University Art in Sacramento, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, University Art in Redwood City, University Art in San Jose,and the Chico Art Center.  Our workshops are friendly, inspiring, and supportive, no matter what your skill level

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Check out our Guide to the New Action Art website.

No matter your experience level, you can create fantastic paintings with the New Action Art.

Let us show you how fun and spontaneous abstract art can be!


Watch our 1 minute video introducing Mike Schaffer and The New Action Art.

Video 26: Adding Pebeo to Phase One

Adding the turpentine based Pebeo paint can bring even greater color and excitement to Phase One . Watch and learn how to make your painting even more dynamic.

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Versa-Tile Workshop Create Great Abstract Works

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Working on a smaller scale allows our artists to create a series of works that is easy to display. Each “Tile” is a wonderful work in its own right, but when you display the Tiles with magnets and then on hanging metal, it all comes together.

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Sample: Abstract SeascapesSample: Painting Without BrushesSample: Multimedia With PeboSample: Abstract Fantasy

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Visit our blog to learn about the different styles of art seen here.

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Become a New Action Art Member and have access to over 25 instructional videos and blogs that are only available to members.

Learn On Line how to create great abstract art !  Becoming a New Action Art Member gives you access to everything we teach at our Northern California workshops. Learning how to use acrylic inks, Pebeo, liquid acrylic paints, and many other mediums to make great art.


Membership is only $10 per month and you can cancel your membership at any time.  Sign up today !

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Patti W. –

“Anybody can do it. And you just keep going and going.”

Color. Movement. You.

The key ingredients in New Action Art are COLORS you choose, the MOVEMENT the materials make on the canvas, and most important of all, the creator … you!

Your unique perspective is waiting to be discovered.

A movement is happening that takes us in a new direction – away from the pressure of the photo-real – towards fun and surprise that can only be realized in abstract art.

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“If you’re new to abstract art, the only thing you need to know is the enjoyment of color.”