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Classical Instruction in Drawing and Painting

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Single Student Exhibit -  Susan Keen

"I have always admired houses that have "character." In St. Tammy parish I had so many to choose from! One of my goals as an artist was to enhance my understanding of perspective, so sketching and painting houses was a natural choice. 

The Chicken Coop is located on the grounds of St. Joseph Abbey and will soon be the home of Abbey Artworks. Otis House is located in Fairview State Park. The Mandeville gazebo is located on the lakefront. The other houses are private residences."               Susan Keen

Next Southern Hotel Workshop  
To Be Announced

The Southern Hotel         TWO NIGHTS IN LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS                         
Covington, LA                   • LUNCH AND DINNERS PROVIDED BY OXLOT 9
$690 (Including tax)                     • SPA SPECIALS


Three days of learning to paint under the tutelage of Abbey Art Work’s instructor Lyn Hill Taylor at Covington, LA’s historic fine-art filled Southern Hotel.

 All class materials are provided for this uniquely designed workshop where beginners and intermediates can prepare their minds under professional training to begin to paint, mix a professional palette, make their way around a picture plane and finally create an image that moves the heart and soul.

Taylor, Louisiana Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, will lead this practical and inspiring workshop while guests energize and focus during the three days and two night study in historic accommodations at the classically renovated venue.

 Continental breakfasts, lunches and an exquisite dinner paired with a lecture by a celebrated artist fill out the event.days, all inclusive.

Contact Info:

Abbey Art Works Info:  lyntaylor@paintpaletteandbrush.com, Lyn at 985-789--6889, 

Southern Hotel registration: cassie@southernhotel.com or  Cassie at 504-202-1521

New Paintings by Lyn Hill Taylor, AAW Instructor


Private 3-Day or 5-Day Sessions available Now with Lyn Taylor

Call to schedule your private session or get a friend and share a semi-private one. Beginning in August and continuing until Christmas, students make their own schedules by calling 985-789-6889 or go to Contact Page here to find an opening on the calendar. Beginners and experienced students welcome! 

3 Days back to back; 3 hours per day; morning or afternoon; total of 10 hours including extra final 1 hour Wrap Up 
Session. Fee $350

5 Days back to back; 3 hours a day; morning or afternoon; 16 hours including extra final 1 Hour Wrap Up Session. Fee $560


 AAW's  Shocking Truth About Color Theory and Revolutionary Teaching Palette Workshop (3 hour or 5 hour)

#2 AAW's  Leonardo's Legacy: Painting, Science, and the Life of the Soul Part 1  (3 or 5 hour)

#3 AAW's  Leonardo's Legacy: Part 2 (3 hour or 5 hour)

Note: Add $100 to have sessions videotaped for your future study.
Ask for a discount if you are a senior citizen or if you enroll for more than one session at a time.
Call for complete information 985-789-6889 or go to Contact Page here.      
See Below for Southern Hotel Workshop News and Plans

Abbey Art Works Students

All student work is completely original and show unique styles and interests.
We are proud to work towards competence, confidence, and enjoyment for all students.


Student's (Cher) Genesis to Completion of A Painting using Direct and Indirect Methods 



Student Landscapes Spring & Summer 2015


Artist Lyn Taylor Leads Southern Hotel's
First art workshop
Times-Picayune June 26, 2015
Sarah Bonnette
Click link below to read the full article

June 2015 Workshop
Congratulations to all who participated. Some beginners, some not!
Enjoy some images from the workshop.

JUNE 21, 22, 23, 2015

                     Lyn Taylor Demo 1-4 Steps

Lyn Taylor 
Demo Step 5

Next Southern Hotel Workshop will be 
October 11, 12, 13
Taking Reservations Now

Study at AAW:
Call for availability of class times for New Students. 985.789.6889 or go to Contact Page here.

Student Work

A New Feature 
This space will contain our new feature called the 'Fly on the Wall" Production.

So, here is FOTW #1                                                                   and FOTW #2
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Eavesdropping In the Studio
A beginning student works with artist/instructor, Lyn Taylor, of Abbey Art Works. Learning to retain da Vinci's "Indeterminate".
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Eavesdropping in the Studio #2
A beginning student works with artist/instructor, Lyn Taylor, of Abbey Art Works.


Abbey Art Works
is pleased to share its first
Virtual Exhibit

 One Artist Exhibition: Nancy Tigert

The goal of Abbey Art Works is to encourage those who always wanted to learn to paint but, as with beginners in any endeavor, they needed the supportive nudge of experienced instruction.
Nancy was among the first Pioneer Class of AAW. They were all complete beginners in drawing and painting. Now they are ready to confidently share their work with you.

This August 2014 Workshop was sold out with a waiting list! Thanks to all who participated. See samples below of original work done from still life. One half of the participants had never painted before
 Look for notice of an encore of this successful event in 2015.


Detail of Portrait of Abbot Justin Brown, OSB,
 by Lyn Hill Taylor, 
Abbey Art Works Instructor, 2013

Plein Air Work at Jane's Farm

Seminarian Class
From St Joseph Seminary College

Lyn Taylor: AAW Instructor
New Drawings 
Exhibit Coming Soon

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