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Abstract Painting | Julia Flanagan

Course Overview

Do you want to explore abstract painting but don’t know where to start? Do you want to develop a more expressive and looser approach to your painting? In this new term course, students will learn methods and techniques to approach abstract painting and learn to loosen up. Students will learn about renowned abstract artists (historical and contemporary) and explore how they can use music, printing, collage and colour to create colourful, layered and vibrant but cohesive abstract 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 left to right Piet Mondrian, Picasso, Paul Klee

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
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 Limited inc GST
Abstract Painting | Julia Flanagan

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Price excludes materials | Some acrylic painting experience is assumed | Suitable for new or continuing students

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