Times: 11:30 - 17:00
Learn how to create expressive and colourful abstract art. Suitable for newcomers and for more experienced painters wanting to try something new and exciting.
***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***
Saturday 14th, 21st, 28th June 2020, 11:30am – 5pm (£125 for 3 day sessions)
Day 1 will begin with an introduction to abstract art, with a brief look at how it began and developed through the 20th century, and discussion about what art means today as a visual manifestation of human expression. We will explore various colours, shapes and textures with examples of abstract styles, where you will choose a famous abstract artist to imitate the style of, using coloured pencils and pastels. During the second half of the day you will put the introductions into practice and use acrylic paints to do a series of experiments exploring colour and mood. You’ll begin with an underlying structure/theme, then move to a broader visual improvisation where you get to create as you go, moving the paint around on the surface using water and spreaders, and adding shapes, textures and motifs that feel right to you.
Day 2 will focus on composition and geometric shapes. You will explore factors which all work together at once: colour, line, shape, contrast, focal area and movement. You 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 together onto paper/canvas, producing aesthetically pleasing arrangements and patterns. We will also look at the vanishing point and explore its use in creating a “tunnel” effect.
Day 3 will combine concepts from days 1 and 2, plus experimentation with layering for depth, self-exploring, and how to be “confidently spontaneous and intuitive”. We will conclude in creating an abstract “self-portrait” or “personal world”, with discussions and constructive feedback.
Tutor Madeleine Pires
Spring/Summer Programme 2020, Saturday 14th, 21st, 28th June 2020,
11:30am – 5pm (£125 for 3 day sessions)
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, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
£125 for the 3 week course (full course must be booked in advance)
You will receive a list of essential materials 2-3 weeks before the course, if you want this list earlier please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cancellations / Refunds
Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.
Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.
If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.