Abstract Art (online)

Ref: C3747635

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this course will offer you a great introduction to Abstract Art. With guidance and support, you will be creating art from the very first session. You will learn how to mix colours from a limited palette and how to create texture in a painting. We will cover, design and the various tools and techniques that can be used to make a work of art. We will take inspiration from 20th century Abstract Artists and through play and experimentation, look at developing our own individual style. You will receive lots of support and encouragement in this friendly course.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to various techniques and styles used in creating abstract art. To create colourful abstract artworks in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use various mark making tools to create shapes and patterns.
  • Mix primary colours to create secondary and tertiary colours.
  • From experimenting with shapes and marks, create colourful abstract paintings.
  • Create artworks using photographs as a subject/reference.
  • Use collage papers to create mixed media artworks.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Equipment Acrylic paint - Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White. Paint brushes and pencils, Cartridge paper A3 + size Items that you have at home for making marks with paint. Examples - sponge, comb, plastic lid from milk carton or similar, toothpicks etc. plastic (old store) cards

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Abstract Art (online)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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