Abstract Painting: 8-Week Online Course


1 April – 20 May 2024

Use the coupon code CODE50 at the checkout to get 50% OFF this online course! Hurry, offer ends 31st March!


Class Time: Mondays 7 – 9pm (UTC+1), starting 1st April 2024
Medium: Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media
Format: Live Streaming Zoom Class & Video Recording
Level: All levels

All online classes are recorded, so you can replay and watch at any time from one week to the next!*

What makes an abstract painting good?

All too often artists approach abstract painting from a belief that ‘anything goes’ or that ‘anyone can do it.’ This 8-week course quickly dispels these notions as we explore the origins and development of Abstract Art, learn and practise the painting techniques and materials that are used (which equal any representational style of painting), and embrace the challenge of creating original art work.

The course follows three vital strands that underpin good abstract painting:

  1. Technical Execution
  2. Originality
  3. Relevance (or Art Historical Context)

Each week, you will study the different elements or building blocks of pictorial representation, and how these elements combine to form a painting composition. This will also help you to formally analyse and evaluate your own work.

Weekly painting projects and assignments are designed to develop both your technique and your creativity. Oil and acrylic painting techniques are practised in technical exercises, which will also give you a hands-on appreciation of the technical production of famous abstract paintings. The creative projects will give you an opportunity to produce original work that employs the skills, techniques, and art historical knowledge that you are learning week-to-week.

In summary, this course will provide you with a myriad of ideas, inspiration and technical know-how that you can apply to your own paintings, boosting their originality and maximising self-expression while preserving good artistic judgement.

* Each class recording will be available for 7 days from the date of that class.

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