Topeka Art Guild and Gallery

Abstract Landscapes with Kayann Ausherman

  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Topeka Art Guild Classroom

Registration is closed

Join us April 13th for a class on abstract landscapes instructed by artist Kayann Ausherman. Use mixed media and assorted tools to create lovely, textured, colorful, and modern landscapes. 

Supplies needed

  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes (assorted sizes)
  • Canvas board (9"x12" or 11"x14")
  • Watercolor paper (assorted sizes, for practice)
  • Palette knives
  • Bondo spreaders or old gift cards
  • Collage papers
  • Matte gel medium
  • Reference photos (preferably printed 8.5"x11")
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencils
  • Mats to check composition

Optional Supplies

  • Fabric
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paint pens (Posca or similar)

Please be sure to bring your own lunch

About the artist

Kayann Ausherman is a self taught mixed media artist from Haven, a small town near Wichita. She has always had a creative take on life even though her art career didn’t start until herchildren were grown. She grew up in rural Kansas with parents who were scientists. A degree in anthropology was followed by working for a free lance graphic designer, and then laying out computer schematics, first as a draftsman and then as a cad operator. A large family of adopted and biological children kept her busy for the next couple of decades until she returned to her childhood love of art in 2013. This lifetime of experiences and influences now finds its way into her current art. Rather than focus on realistic replication of her subject matter, she prefers a more whimsical representation. She feels the creative process is about experimentation and exploration of new ways to express the familiar, hopefully evoking an emotional connection. She often uses repurposed and unusual materials in her artwork like wrappers, envelopes, postage stamps and “found” papers

Kayann has illustrated twochildren’s books, and her work has been published in over 25 national mixed media magazines including Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and more. Since 2013 she has taught numerous workshops on such varied topics as Citra Solv, art journaling, collage, and many other mixed media related topics both in Kansas and elsewhere. Citra Solv sponsored art contests have named her the winner a number of times, and she is one of the Citra Artists listed on their website. She has exhibited her art in many local venues such as Botanica, Dillon Nature Center, banks, churches, bookstores and coffee shops. Her art can be found online at and her Etsy

When not making art, Kayann enjoys time with her husband and ever growing family. They enjoy camping in the mountains of Colorado, and are constantly fixing up their 100+ year old farmhouse. She also maintains an active blog on her website at

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software