Landscapes: Towards Abstraction

Landscapes: Towards Abstraction


Be prepared to free up and let go! Using bold colours and loose energetic mark-making with big brushes and palette knives we will create lively and dynamic landscape paintings. We will explore composition, layering, & creating an abstracted interpretation of the landscape. Add in a bit collage, drips & spatters, and flourishes of oil pastel for that finishing touch!

Lots of demos and individual help – no experience needed.

What to bring:

Heavy watercolour paper (approx. 250gsm or heavier) – at least 2 sheets A3 size or 4 sheets A4 size

Drawing pencil


Masking tape

Matt medium (gel sort) or PVA glue

Oil pastels or artists crayons such as Neocolour - whatever you have (don’t buy specially)

Acrylic paints – whatever you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours, black and white

Mixing palette

Brushes (whatever you have)

Kitchen sponge

Small offcuts off cardboard or old credit card

Palette knife if you have one


Inspiration / source material - this is an abstract approach so these will simply be starting points

Old clothes / apron

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course, you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginner and up

Number of students: 10


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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