“Like a good poem, a good abstraction attacks your feelings before your understanding.”
Robert Genn

If you’ve wanted to create more abstract work and are interested in exploring new approaches, then this workshop is just for you. You will receive guidance on formal elements of design like colour, tone, pattern and shape because these become more dominant in abstract work, were narrative and subject matter take a backseat.

We will begin with some simple landscape sketches and then spend the day editing, simplifying and, reconfiguring elements to create several vibrant abstract paintings in acrylic paint. We will explore how different shapes relate to each other and how different applications of paint evoke certain moods and effects. Because abstract painting is such a broad subject we will focus on abstract use of colour and simplification of form and composition. This class is ideal if you have attended one of Rachel’s Contemporary Landscape workshops and would like to take your ideas further.

All materials for this class are supplied but you may want to bring along your own brushes and a sketchbook for note taking and exercises.

Course: Approaches to Abstraction
Tutor: Rachel Cronin
Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Start Date: Saturday 24th February
Price: £55.00

This course takes place in the Art Studio. Please note that regrettably this room is not accessible to wheelchair users due to necessary fire evacuation regulations.

Age recommendation for adult courses is 19+.
All adult courses are created in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College and co-funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. As we are in receipt of government funding, students will be asked to complete an enrolment form and evaluation diary for monitoring purposes. For more information, please contact the Creative Learning Officer at laura.walker@themillartscentre.co.uk.


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