Making Abstract art

Ref: C3127890

Gain confidence working non-figuratively with ink, paint and collage. Explore contrasts of colour, shape and texture in this freeing course which investigates the principles of design and composition. This introductory course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their artwork and is prepared to be experimental, have fun and share ideas.

Additional information about this course

Students will require access to a small range of art materials a list of which will be provided on canvas following enrolment.

Course aim

Improve your visual skills and confidence through this fun and hands-on course exploring abstract art making. Gain understanding of abstract art's history and the principles of design, to create and evaluate engaging artworks.

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:

  • Identify, and take inspiration from, abstract artists. Identify two abstract artists.
  • Identify at least two principles of design.
  • Be experimental with techniques and processes.
  • Create at least one piece of abstract artwork in a range of media.

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • See Canvas for full Materials List/ Suppliers Black Indian Ink Acrylic paint / Watercolour Mark making tools (see Canvas) Various papers PVA glue Containers for ink, etc. Decorators roller (mini) Scrap paper, newspaper, tissue paper Magazines for collage Scissors

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Making Abstract art

Enrolment Conditions

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 2020
  • 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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