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Towards Abstraction | Julia Flanagan

Course Overview

A course for students with some prior experience who would like to explore abstract painting and develop an expressive, looser approach to painting. Students reference renowned abstract artists and will learn how they can use music, printing, collage and colour to create colourful, layered and vibrant images. We are pleased to present this new course with Art Est. tutor Julia Flanagan who has developed a reputation for her layered and whimsical explorations of paint and colour in acrylics.

images recent paintings by Julia Flanagan

What to expect

Through structured exercises and hands on practice students will:

  • work from still life objects and practice reducing objects to simple shape and form
  • explore using sound and emotion to inspire mark marking
  • use collage and block printing techniques to build pattern and texture
  • learn about the interaction of different colours and colour palettes
  • explore geometric abstraction, pattern, shape and colour

Is this course right for me?

Prior experience using acrylic paints is assumed

Materials list

Please bring the following to class:

your acrylic paints – bring any colours that you enjoy using
a variety of brushes
Pencils
Cartridge paper/visual diary
Bring 2-4 small pre primed canvases, pre-primed boards or pre-primed paper supports to work on.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$440 $418 Limited inc GST
Towards Abstraction | Julia Flanagan

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Term 1 2018 now enrolling Early Bird offer now open | Enrol and pay by 15 January to receive a 5% discount
Price excludes materials | Some acrylic painting experience is assumed

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.