Ever wonder how you begin an abstract painting? What sources do you use? In this course you will gain an understanding of abstract painting and learn how to create abstract images of your own.
Abstract painting is all about learning how to see the world differently. Through practical exercises each student will learn how to turn everyday objects and images into abstract paintings. They will gain an insight into new working methods and learn new painting techniques and skills.
Participants will start with a simple still life exercise and gradually explore different working methods, while experimenting with a range of painting techniques, approaches and colour palettes. Each class begins with a demonstration of the evening exercises. Through each demonstration the students will build up a new painting vocabulary that they can bring into their own practice. Students will be encouraged to experiment and bring in their own influences and interests into the class.
This 6 week course will be taught in a supportive and friendly environment dedicated to enjoying learning and discovering new ways of working. It is suited to beginners and people who would like to learn more about abstract painting. The class sizes will be kept small so each student can avail of one to one tuition.
Dates: 24th January to 28th February
Times: 7pm – 9.30pm
Location: Schoolhouse for Art Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Tutor: David West
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