Paint: Abstract Art

When and Where

Dates
4 Feb 2020 - 17 Mar 2020 (18 hours, 6 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00
Location
Morley College London Waterloo Centre

Cost

Full fee
£185
Concession fee
£150
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tutor
Malina Busch
Course code
VPD287B

What you will learn

Discover how to use abstraction in your artwork through guided projects. Experiment with a variety of drawing and painting materials, learn about historical and contemporary approaches to abstraction, and develop your own personal vision. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Experiment with a range of materials and techniques in relation to abstraction
  • Use historical and contemporary approaches as inspiration for abstract compositions
  • Explore and develop an awareness of colour in relation abstraction
  • Build confidence taking a personal approach to abstraction through individual research or projects

Class format and activities

Practical projects
Material demonstrations
Visual examples
Group discussions and feedback
Individual feedback and tuition
Beginning students will follow set projects for studio work, based on your personal level of development. Returning students will have the opportunity to develop self-directed projects in conversation with the tutor. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Students of all abilities are welcome. The only thing you need is an open attitude towards experimentation and discussion.

What you need to know before you enrol

Demonstrations and studio work do not demand a particular level of fitness, and activities can be adapted for individual circumstances where needed.

What you will need for your class

This class takes place in a well-equipped art studio with easels and tables. The course fee does not include art materials and you can bring your own or purchase these from your tutor at cost price each week. For example, cartridge paper is 40p for an A1 sheet. All materials will be provided for the first session when your tutor will give you a suggested materials list.

What you can do next

This course will complement any painting or drawing course at Morley. Type the search term "painting" or “drawing” into the Morley website to bring up the full range of courses from beginner to advanced offered by the department. If you are wanting to prepare a portfolio for application to University, the level 3 VFA004A UAL Art Foundation Diploma offers a year of intensive study covering drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital, and mixed media.