This course helps you to find your inspiration to create a contemporary abstract painting. You will be guided to look for ideas, interpret them in a number of ways and to develop your own visual style. You will experiment with mark making, selection of materials & colour mixing. You will produce a range of samples and be encouraged to evaluate successes and failures in a constructive way that enables progress and helps your confidence to grow. You will build a small personal portfolio of experimental pieces from which you will plan and complete finished artwork.
This course assumes no prior artistic ability and is suitable for beginners, but experienced artists who wish to explore a contemporary abstract style of art-making are also welcome to join this class.
Some basic materials are available for you to experiment with until you decide what you need to buy for your own use, and advice will be given on what to buy and where to buy it from. Using recycled and freely available low-cost materials is actively encouraged. Small group – maximum of 6 places are available on this course.
You will be working in a warm, creative and inspiring environment inside the Studio where other resident artists work is on display. There is good natural light, parking right at the door in our own car park, central heating and double glazing to keep you feeling cosy!
Each class lasts for 2 hours and runs for 4 weeks, but if you wish to continue on a regular basis then the course will roll on throughout the year if numbers permit.
The next class begins on Tuesday January 10, 1pm till 3pm.
The tutor for this course is Carolyn Shepherd who is qualified with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art & Postgraduate Certificate in Fine Art and has exhibited internationally and across the UK. Carolyn is currently completing a Masters Degree in Conceptual Art in a Community Context based on her personal practice. Carolyn also runs the Studios & Gallery.