Art Workshops 3: Abstraction New Visions

Ref: C3742897

This term we are experimenting with Abstract art: A trend in painting and sculpture in the twentieth century. Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. It explores the relationships of forms and colours, whereas more traditional art represents the world in recognisable images, using a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. This can be applied to art that is based an object, figure or landscape. It is also applied to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality. Abstract art is often seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality. Since the early 1900s, abstract art has formed a central stream of modern art.

Course aim

In this new approach to Abstract Art we will be exploring and experimenting enjoying the language of shape, form, colour, creating pictures both Drawing and Painting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand the fundamentals of Abstract Art.
  • Have an understanding of the basic artistic skills, drawing and painting using both traditional and modern techniques.
  • Acquired a knowledge of Abstract Art in its many forms.
  • Several finished Art works and have a working sketch book.
  • To have enjoyed the creative process and ventured slightly away from a more traditional workshop discovered new techniques and ways of looking at Art.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • The tutor always brings Art Books and iPad, and we do have use of an IT room, there is WiFi access at Parkside Pavillion.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • I will be very happy if the students can carry out preparatory research in to art and artists that they interest and inspire this is always brilliant.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Art Workshops 3: Abstraction New Visions

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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