When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Malina Busch
  • Course Code W23PDGF05E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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, but some experience of painting and mixing colour is recommended.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create paintings using abstract approaches and techniques
  • Use line, form, colour and tone to create abstract compositions
  • Extend your knowledge of materials and techniques through experimentation
  • Develop an awareness of historical and contemporary approaches to abstraction


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Your tutor will guide you through set studio activities which the whole group will do together. This is a practical course and most of your time will be spent drawing and painting. There will be explanations and demonstrations by the tutor, and a variety of activities including group discussion and peer feedback. Returning students are welcome, as set projects change each term.

    Entry requirements

    Some experience of painting and mixing colour is recommended, but students of all abilities with an open attitude towards experimentation and discussion are welcome.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is an online course and will be delivered using Teams and email. You will need access to a personal device with internet and a camera, such as a computer, iPad or smartphone. A smart phone will be useful for photographing and sharing finished work. You will need to download software for Teams prior to the first class (instructions and support will be sent to you by email). You will also need to provide your own art materials.

    What you need

    Heavy drawing or watercolour paper (A4 size or larger), a basic set of acrylic or watercolour paint colours, a few brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes, pots for water, kitchen roll, scissors, glue, pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, India / drawing ink

    What you can do next

    Further and part time drawing & painting courses at Morley College, part time & full-time fine art courses, BTEC, BA & MA.