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Abstract Art.  Experiment with mark making and the  formal elements of line, form, colour, tone, shape, pattern and texture to create stunningly personal abstract images.

These are the ingredients of abstract art and the course enables you to learn how to use these essential art elements, through play and experimentation, to create your own personal abstract art images.  

You will be guided to explore a variety of materials and learn many new techniques that will inspire and give you the confidence to develop your own abstract language and style.

Suitable for: Beginners, improvers and intermediate artists.
Everyone is welcome.
Sat + Sun weekend course

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£125

includes most materials

Day: Sat + Sun
Time: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond


21-22 October 2017


6 places remain
  • Essential items to bring
    Pencil: 4B, 6B, 8B or 9B
    Plastic erasor
    Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
    Drawing paper:
        Winsor & Newton, Medium Surface Cartridge Pad – A2, 220gsm   -or-
      Daler Rowney Fine Grain – heavy weight drawing pad – A2, 200gsm

    Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for smudging charcoal or paint when drawing
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron
    Pen and notebook for taking notes during the course

  • 2-day weekend:
    Sat: 10 – 4pm
    Sun: 10 – 4pm

    Tutor: 
    Brian Raymond

    Suitability
    Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.

  • Diaries from all previous courses

    CLICK HERE

What can I expect

Structured learning
The weekend has been carefully planned to take you step by step towards an understanding of the structures behind creating abstract art so you leave confident in knowing how to create your own personal abstract art ideas.

Individual attention
Loads of individual 1:1 tuition, and teaching by demonstration and examples.

Personal artistic development
This course breaks down the process of making abstract art with lots of exercises and creative processes that will encourage your independence, self-confidence and creativity.

Shared learning
There will be plenty of opportunities to receive lots of positive feedback, share ideas and learn from each other in a supportive group environment.

Choose this course if you want to find out how to make creative personal abstract art.

Testimonials

“Having no previous experience of abstract art, I found this course exhilarating, enlightening and very informative.  Excellent tutor Brian.”
Barbara I


“Exciting, expressive, challenging (as usual), creative, developing and [creatively] exhausting – GREAT!”
Steve R


“Very good.  Pushed me out of my comfort zone.”
Helen K


“Great! Freedom to express myself and try new things.”
Donna B

MORE TESTIMONIALS >

Course structure

Making marks on paper is the ‘a-b-c’ of drawing, and learning to expand the range of marks you use will enrich your drawing and painting experience and result in more expressive and dynamic artworks.  This is the fundamental skill you need to create abstract art. My teaching will enable you to have the confidence and experience of developing ideas step-by-step to enable you to continue developing abstract art ideas at home.

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to see what you need to bring.

Day 1
You will be guided through exercises, with advice and tips, to encourage you to make free spontaneous drawings and paintings while exploring the qualities of materials such as pencils, charcoal, acrylic paint and ink – exploring traditional and new techniques you may not have thought of before.  The skills you learn today will be used to create your own abstract art.

Day 2
Today focuses more on composition and how you arrange your shapes and colour in your picture.  You will learn how to interpret every-day scenes and turn them into expressive abstract images in collage and mixed media.  

You will go home at the end of the course revitalised and excited about new ways of drawing, painting and mark making to create personal and individualistic abstract art.

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Testimonials

“Having no previous experience of abstract art, I found this course exhilarating, enlightening and very informative.  Excellent tutor Brian.”
Barbara I


“Great! Freedom to express myself and try new things.”
Donna B

 Learning Links

Some suggested follow-on courses that will help develop your skills.
Remember to read the course diaries and testimonials on the course pages  to find out what other students have said.


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