“What does it mean, jellybean?... Even if I knew, I could only know what I thought it meant.” John Chamberlain (1927-2011).
Abstract art may be over one hundred years old as a genre, but it can still baffle and provoke as much as it intrigues and excites. This one day, practical course in acrylics demystifies the art form by looking at the fundamentals of all painting from an art historical perspective, before guiding participants through the creation of three very different abstract works. Suitable for all abilities and attitudes (from doubters to the plain curious), this course is for anyone who wishes to gain more confidence with their colours as well as their brushwork.
David Chandler's weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of Seeing Things, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. He co-wrote the Sony album Promised Land in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. Violet Peck, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.
1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)