INDIVIDUAL PAINTING PROJECTS
with artist and tutor Graeme Swanson
Thursdays from 1.00pm - 3.30pm
4 Weeks from Thursday 9th - Thursday 30th July
Each week, there will be a live interactive session and Graeme will schedule individual tutorials by either Zoom, WhatsApp or email (student preference)
What does abstract mean to you?
During this 4 week intensive and fun abstract painting course, you will have opportunities to explore and express, what abstraction means to you by creating your own abstract image or visual story.
You can develop ideas, sketches, consider patterns, shapes, textures while experimenting with various techniques in painting (with acrylics) ,drawing, or mixed media.
Creating an abstract composition – getting started, tutor advice and demonstrations
Colour and Composition - Considering your colour scheme tips on composition
Expressive Exploration - Alternative applications, using different brushes, rollers, spatulas, old credit cards to create an abstract expressive style
Mark Making with acrylic paint (dries in a short time, so that you can take away with you attend of the day)
Try different surfaces, cartridge paper, board, maybe a small canvas?
An element of informal art theory will also be included
The course is suitable for those with some painting experience who would like to learn how to develop an abstract style and as an advanced course for those who wish to further develop and explore their individual abstract creative process.
Each week you will be able to access a themed tutorial which is open to your interpretation and arranged individual feedback session (Zoom, WhatsApp, email)
Acrylic paints: a set of mixed colours, (beginners/starter pack) although you can mix most colours from just blue, red, yellow, black and white
An old cloth, dishwashing sponge
Out of date plastic cards e.g. bank/credit/supermarket/club. These are great for spreading, scraping, lifting paint. Old spreader
Paintbrushes, with synthetic bristles, min 2- 3
A household DIY paintbrush
Sketchpad or sheets of strong cartridge paper, perhaps a small board or canvasboard, or a small canvas