Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Abstract Painting with Caroline Thompson’


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host a workshop titled “Abstract Painting with Caroline Thompson” April 1, 8 and 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

Thompson, an abstract expressionist artist, will lead three classes for participants interested in exploring different approaches to creating abstract work in oil or acrylic. Participants will learn about color, texture and movement; how to use a palette knife; and how to create points of interest that pop off the canvas. Thompson will also discuss some of her recent works and her manner of using repurposed items for applying, maneuvering and sometimes removing the medium as integrated design elements.

Cost for this workshop is $25 and registration is required by March 25. Participants must be at least 18 and must bring their own supplies.

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Thompson has participated in more than 45 solo and group shows in Boulder, Colorado, including Boulder’s premier art venue, The Dairy Art Center. She was founder of St. John’s Episcopal Art Gallery and co-founder of “Beautiful Art for Beautiful Minds,” a 10-year event benefitting the Boulder County Mental Health Partners. She has taught creative workshops in Colorado and Tennessee. She was previously represented by the Edward Bernard Gallery in Cape Girardeau, where she participated in several First Friday events.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email