Bluecoat Chambers: dot-art: Abstract Painting

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    Bluecoat Chambers: dot-art: Abstract Painting

    Venue: Bluecoat
    Dates: 04/11/18
    Times: 11:30 - 17:00

    Delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting with professional artist Emily Bartlett.

    ***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 0176660***

    More info & booking available here

    Sundays 11:30am – 5pm starting 4th November 2018 (£125 for 3 day sessions)

    Suitable for newcomers and for more experienced painters wanting to try something new and exciting.


    Day 1 will begin with an introduction to various materials and textures with examples of abstract styles. During the second half of the day you will put the introductions into practice and use acrylic paints, collage, and drawing materials to explore a visual world beyond the usual design principles and concerns of composition. You’ll begin with an underlying structure/theme, then move to a broader visual improvisation where you get to create-as-you-go.

    Day 2 will focus on composition. You will explore factors which all working together at once; colour, line, shape, contrast, focal area and movement. will look at opposites; saturated and neutral, dark and light, busy and quiet, textured and flat. Looking into the arrangement of these elements and their relationship to one another you will learn how to put these onto paper together producing an aesthetically pleasing arrangements.

    Day 3 will be combining days 1 and 2 plus a short experimentation with layering for depth, self-exploring, and finally concluding in creating an ‘abstract self-portrait’, with discussions and constructive feedback.

    Tutor: Emily Bartlett

    Emily is an experienced trainer and artist, who has taught painting to children and adults in both Italy and the UK.


    Autumn Programme: Sunday’s from 4th November, 11:30am – 5pm

    4th, 11th, 18th November


    Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

    Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane (behind Primark), or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station – Liverpool Central.


    £125 for the 3 day course (full course must be booked in advance)

    It is possible to split this cost into two payments, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.


    You will need to provide some of your own materials to take with you. Ticket holders will receive an email with a detailed list of essentials 2-3 weeks before the start of the course.


    • There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
    • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

    More info & booking available here