|Course Dates||Saturday & Sunday, 24th - 25th February 2024|
|Times||10.00am – 5.00pm|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
|Location||Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR|
This is a fun, relaxed course offering a structured introduction to abstract painting. This course will be focussing on how to represent forms, ideas and images that deviate from traditional representational image making, using acrylic paint.
You’ll be guided through a number of different approaches, including:
– Exploring light through tone and shape
– Colour conditioning and how we relate to colour
– Composition: micro and macro
– Looking at texture and how it makes us feel
– Using geometry
– Exploring process-based painting
– Experimenting with expressive gestural marks
The tutor will lead you through hands-on demonstrations, group discussions of relevant artists’ work, and there will also be plenty of individual guidance. You’ll build your confidence and gain a practical understanding of the fundamentals of painting, including colour, tone, mark-making and composition. You’ll then have the opportunity to complete a larger abstract painting inspired by an artist of your choice.
This course is suitable for all levels: beginners who have completed an introductory painting course already and are keen to explore painting in an experimental way, or more experienced students who would like to develop their understanding of abstraction.