Where to start with Abstract Art
Starting with a blank page can be extremely daunting. Creating something wonderfully abstract even more so. So, we’ve invited local artist Jo Hathaway to come and run this wonderful session to help you discover your playful side. In her experience, some of the best abstract work comes from free and positive play – finding a way to disconnect from the instinct to paint something realistic and just use colour and shape for their own sake.
What will we cover?
We will look at: what ‘abstract’ means in art; the elements that make it successful/ unsuccessful; how to use shapes to say something different; how to free up your practice and style; how to compose and build an abstract composition.
How will I be taught?
The day is made up of looking at what you like and don’t like in abstract work, some discussion, and straight in with some practical activities – all of which involve a little bit of masking tape and lots of paint.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
Whether you are a complete beginner or an artist or maker just looking to try something new, the tutor will guide you through some practical activities, tools and techniques.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
All materials are provided
What will I take home with me?
You will go home with a selection of work you have made yourself, that you can frame, print or send to others.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.