Abstract Painting

Join Abstract painting and explore the fundamental approaches to making abstract art on this 4 day course, developing your understanding of colour, gesture, scale, form, shape and line.This hands on course consists of practical demonstrations and individual practice - encouraging you to let go of traditional visual references and subject matter...

Taught by: Roger Gill.

Description

Join Abstract painting and explore the fundamental approaches to making abstract art on this 4 day course, developing your understanding of colour, gesture, scale, form, shape and line.

This hands on course consists of practical demonstrations and individual practice - encouraging you to let go of traditional visual references and subject matter.

You will develop your own visual language and improve your understanding of the principles of painting through experimentation. To compliment your learning, there will be references to contemporary and historical examples of abstract art and abstract artists throughout the course.

Topics Covered

  • Contextual analysis
  • Mark-making and gesture
  • Composition, tone and paint application
  • Paint manipulation, colour and collage
  • Texture and layering
  • Reworking
Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have created a number of paintings which explore different concepts of abstract art in your own style. You will have also further developed your understanding of abstract painting.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for painters wishing to experiment with themes of abstract art, although it would also be suitable for beginners eager to be introduced to painting in this style.

Course Level
All levels welcome

Tutor information

Roger Gill is an artist and tutor who works in London and who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. He teaches a number of drawing and painting courses at Central Saint Martins, including courses on life painting, oil painting techniques, portrait drawing and painting and bespoke one-to-one tuition.

To view Roger's work see rogergill.org.uk.


Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A Paint Palette ( flat white or clear) and water pots

  • A Selection of brushes (Preferably soft and hard) and a palette knife

  • A selection of acrylic paints - including the primary colours and black and white

  • An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes

  • Some examples of painters or paintings that inspire you or that you like

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.







Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
06/08/2018 - 09/08/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
08/04/2019 - 11/04/2019Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
05/08/2019 - 08/08/2019Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket