Exploring Abstraction. Thursday 6-9pm

Painting and drawing. How to make abstract work inspired by a wide range of artists and methods.

  • Starts 26 Jan 2023
  • 195 British pounds
  • Farquhar Road

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Service Description

Have you wondered about how artists work towards abstraction and how they arrive there? This course will give you an insight into this very subject as you will produce your own works following similar paths. It is a hands on course where we will work through 4 methods of abstraction to explore this theme in your painting and drawings. Themes. 1 Abstraction from representation/nature 2 Abstraction and improvisation 3 Abstraction from another artist work/s 4 Abstraction from the figure We will follow a set of projects where you will develop your own abstract works informed by works of a wide range of artists. You will be encouraged to try out different approaches, to experiment with ideas and techniques.....and it will be fun too! You will also learn a lot of information about materials. You will become more knowledgeable about composition in abstraction from Hilma Af Klint and Kandinsky through Cubism to Abstract Expressionism and beyond. Some of the artists covered : Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Mondrian, Bridget Riley, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Kandinsky, Hilma Af Klint , Sonia Delauney, Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, Marlene Dumas This course is suitable for all levels. Experienced practitioners who are keen to push their work in other directions as well as beginners. Materials: Week 1. Materials supplied but you are welcome to bring any you might already have. Weeks 2-4. You will need to supply your own materials. You can use any materials for the course e.g acrylics or basic paints, colour pencils or crayons, pastels and paper. You will get advice on materials in the first week. To see what people have said about our courses, check our Google Map reviews.


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Contact Details

  • 19 Farquhar Rd, London SE19 1SS, UK

    07866 422702

    info@artcourses.london