Abstract Art: Feb 2022

“Exceeded my expectations – I feel creatively unblocked, Thank you.”

Jenny C
It was a wonderful weekend embroiled with the fun, playful ambiguities of making abstract art. What I like teaching about this course is trying to give students a strong understanding of the ‘mechanics’ of how abstract art works so they can confidently go and explore further on their own once away from the studio. Read further to find out what the students thought of their weekend experience.

Student comments

“Fantastic – features really wide-ranging and engaging content covering painting and pastels with excellent guidance and feedback. 100% met my expectations with a wider range of topics than expected.”
Charlie S

“Such a great creative journey in the space of a weekend – really freed me up and inspired me to experiment and work with different media.” My course highlights were “acrylic painting and Brian’s generous teaching style.”
Jenny C
“The course is a journey of exploration – to be playful and experiment-to stay with it. I [now] have a lot of ideas for how to start making abstract art + how to assess what I’ve done.”
Kathryn F
“Fabulous – absorbing. Educational. Really enjoyed the weekend and learnt a lot.”
Pam B
“Really enjoyed it, the course has helped me to understand how to improve my work. I’ve learnt o use mark making more in my work as well as the importance of value. ” My course highlight was “day 2.”
Dan S
A total journey – challenging, but rewarding. Hard to put into words actually, but that perseverance pays – revisiting and resolving, rather than hastily moving on. Engage with the potential of the materials – experiment and have fun. Understanding some core principles alongside and experimenting. Great balance in terms of practice and some theoretical underpinning.”
Sarah M
“Really enjoyable and exciting. Learnt a lot about experimentation and exploration – the propoerties of different art elements.”
Colette F
“Was great – really good pace, strong curriculum. I learned so much.” My course highlight was the “pace of different activities, challenge to refine something.”
Julie M
“Inspiring course. Interesting was of looking at art (connection to music and conversation). The importance of seeing it as a journey and keeping all the art elements in mind. [Having been on previous courses as well] I always know I will be engaged fully and learn a lot.
Barbara B