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Abstract Geometric Painting and Architecture

Abstract Geometric Painting and Architecture

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Jheni Arboine


Develop your appreciation of both architecture and abstract geometric painting on this Abstract Painting course. Ideal for anyone with an interest in architecture and or fine art practice, looking for new ways to develop their art practice.

With reference to contemporary painters who have found inspiration in architecture, you will heighten your awareness and develop a new found appreciation of the London cityscape. You will start by undertaking quick observations of buildings to collect visual data in your sketchbook and start to find your own expressive responses.

From the minutiae to the magnificent, including surface, texture, symbolism, shadow and form, you will investigate and explore. Historical facts and trivia will further intrigue and rouse your curiosity.

Back in the studio you will be guided by your tutor as you draw on the knowledge and experience you have gained to review, select and develop your observations into an idea for an abstract geometric composition.

Topics Covered

  • Artist case studies 
  • Architecture in context
  • Observational drawing
  • Sketchbook work
  • Experimenting with scale, texture, surface and shadow
  • Studio practice
  • Final composition
Course Outcomes
With an increased appreciation of the architecture in London you will be able to experience the city better. You will be able to take an idea from an initial concept through to a final composition and be more familiar with basic architectural terminology and painters who have used architecture as a starting point for their work.

Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in architecture and or fine art practice, curious to learn more about architecture and the public realm. Perhaps you are new to London and are looking for a unique way to experience the city. Ideal for artists looking for new ways to develop their own practice.

Course Level
All levels welcome

Tutor Description


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

  • A Sketchbook – any size or format 

  • Your choice of mark making materials (pens, pencils etc.)

  •  A selection of brushes – various sizes and types

  • A palette

  • A Smart phone or camera to gather data.

  • Good walking shoes, wet weather gear.

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.

Available dates