About AB Art Studios

AB Art Studios offers fine art courses and workshops for adults and teenagers. The studio specializes in oil painting and drawing, with regular workshops exposing students to new techniques and different materials. Instruction focuses on modern and contemporary approaches to art making, prioritizing expression, stylistic development and ideas over realism. However, a strong basis in the fundamentals of each material and technical aspects such as composition, rendering, mark-making, layering and color theory are taught to give students a strong technical foundation to build on. 


Classes are offered at every skill level, from complete beginner to advanced, in a studio environment that encourages creative exploration and experimentation. Students are encouraged to challenge their viewpoint of a subject and of art itself as they experiment with different approaches and explore artistic expression.


The primary language for courses and workshops is English, with German and/or other languages spoken depending on the course or workshop instructor

AB Art Studios offers different options to suit your needs:

Courses - meet every week and typically last between 6-8 weeks, giving students enough time for an in-depth study of artistic approaches. Our courses are listed Here

Workshops - one-day or weekend workshops on different topics hosted roughly once a month so you can learn about new materials and approaches to art making. Click Here to go to the workshop schedule

Private Sessions  if you're looking for in-depth specialized instruction on a particular topic or if you need flexibility with scheduling, you can apply for one-on-one instruction. More info Here

 Painting and Drawing Instructor

Abby Brown

Abby Brown is the head instructor and founder of AB Art Studios and has 6 years teaching experience within the arts. She is originally from North Carolina, USA, and is currently living and working in Vienna, Austria. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, graduating Magna cum Laude with Honors in Fine Art. After moving to Austria, she has been living and working full-time from her artistic practice, and has exhibited her work internationally in Europe, the USA and Asia. 

Drawing and Multi-Media Instructor

Patrick Loan

Currently visiting lecturer at Cardiff School of Art, UK, previously lecturer at South Essex College, UK; MFA in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts (exchange semester L'école des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France);

Has exhibited in the UK, the US, and a number of countries in Europe; has also organised many art and education projects in the UK.

Visiting Instructors

AB Art Studios sometimes hosts workshops with visiting professional artists to expose students to new techniques, materials and approaches to art making. Check back often to see upcoming workshops with visiting artists.

Studio Pooch


The studio often hosts a dog, Klaus. He is small, friendly, hypoallergenic and very playful. He likes to greet people loudly (we are working on that), but only to express his joy at having visitors.

Studio Address:

Schwarzingergasse 4

1020 Vienna

3rd Floor


+43 664 765 53 89

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