Students will be guided to explore acrylic paint along with a variety of materials, learning many new techniques that will inspire and give them the confidence to develop their own abstract language and style.
Learn to love mark-making
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. This session is about play and experimenting with your materials to broaden your creative and self-expressive skills.
Create visual conversations
Developing the language of abstract art is about building visual conversations in paint. This session teaches you how to develop increasingly complex mark-making and start to create coherent pictures with underlying structure.
Embracing colour and layers
It’s time to introduce the dynamics of colour and learn how this element adds a whole new dimension to our abstract art compositions. This session is about colour, developing more complex layering and surface texture to add depth and interest to our visual story telling.
See your world as abstract
Influences from other artists in vital to developing your abstract art. Students will also be taught how to use the world around them as a never-ending source of inspiration. This session introduces outside influences and gives students the opportunity to fully explore all their learning and take their first steps towards developing self-expressive abstract compositions in their own fledgling styles.
By the end of the course…
Students will go home feeling revitalised and excited about new ways of drawing, painting and mark making to create personal and individualistic abstract art.
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“Exciting, challenging, interesting, accessible – DO IT! I started from a very low base. I learnt about composition, all the different ways to make marks – making things interact. It was really enjoyable, and I felt I learned some basic skills to get me going. It was good fun and I achieved more than I thought I could.” Kate A
“Learning the principles and techniques involved in beginning to understand how Abstract Art is formed and the steps we were shown and practiced was invaluable. The course has shown me not only how to construct the image but the various elements that make it up.”
“Having no previous experience of abstract art, I found this course exhilarating, enlightening and very informative. Excellent tutor Brian.”
“Great! Freedom to express myself and try new things.”