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Abstract Painting – Evening at the Mary Ward Centre (Concessionary Fee Available)

Abstract Painting – Evening at the Mary Ward Centre (Concessionary Fee Available)

Duration: 12 sessions

Price: £198

Run by: Reception Team
at Mary Ward Centre

42 Queen Square

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About the Course

A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

Term 1: Techniques and ideas;
Term 2: Abstraction and the human figure;
Term 3: |nspired by nature, landscape and language.

Who is this course for
A practical introduction to abstract art for beginners and more experienced artists, interested in the diverse range of styles and techniques abstract drawing and painting has to offer.

This course is structured so that each term delves into a different aspect of abstract art, whilst reinforcing ideas from the one before it. Learners are, as such, welcome to attend individual terms as standalone courses, or to enrol for the whole year.

Term 1: Techniques & Ideas
Term 2: Abstraction & the Human Figure
Term 3: Inspired by Nature, Landscape & Language
Learners are welcome to bring their own ideas, inspiration or approaches to class at any point.

What does this course cover
Each term will build on the one before by reinforcing ideas, while focussing on a different aspect of abstract art. At the same time, each term will be self-contained so that students may enrol for one term only if they wish. Although each term will be themed around a particular aspect of abstract painting, students will always be welcome to bring their own ideas and inspiration or approaches to classes at any point in the term.

TERM 1 - We will take a broad overview of abstraction, exploring materials, methods and techniques for creating abstract imagery

TERM 2 - We will explore the relationship between abstraction and the figure, concentrating on how artists in the early 20th century abstracted the human form from life models. In addition to looking at cubism, painting will be examined as a means of physical, and emotional or spiritual expression. There will be a life model for some sessions.

Term 3: Inspired by Nature, Landscape & Language
Focus on how nature and landscape have influenced abstract artists in unexpected ways, through non-traditional landscape art, as well as the relationship between art and text, such as poetry and music.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch for more details and to book your place!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 1st May 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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