Students will be guided to explore acrylic paint along with a variety of other materials, learning new techniques and processes that will inspire and give them the confidence to develop their own abstract visual language and personal style.
All images are students work completed on the course
“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
Become familiar with the Tools of Abstract Art and the first 5-KEYS that will provide a framework and structure to making art. Making marks on paper is the ‘a-b-c’ of drawing and learning to expand the range of marks used to enrich the drawing and painting experience. This session is about Visual-play and experimentation that will expand students’ creative and self-expressive skills.
Developing the language of abstract art is about building visual conversations in paint. This session asks students to embrace colour and teaches students how to develop increasingly complex mark-making and start to create coherent pictures with underlying structure and emotive power.
FLOW + EVOLUTION
A further 5-KEYS will be introduced to support students in establishing a creative framework for making abstract art. Learn a creative approach to creating abstract art with the right mindset and help the flow and generation of new ideas. This session is about developing more complex layering, surface texture to add depth and interest, and structured organisation to the visual story telling process.
GATEWAYS TO CREATIVITY
Materials and Techniques are crucial in supporting your creative ambitions as an abstract artist. Influences from other artists is also vital to developing your abstract art style. Students will 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, inspired and excited about using the new set of skills and techniques learnt over the weekend. The 10-KEYS to making abstract art will give them the creative confidence to put all they have learnt into practice and continue their journey in drawing, painting and mark making to create personal and individualistic abstract art.
“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.”