Abstract painting for all (FULL)

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all levels, you will work at your own pace and level of ability. The tutor will offer 1:1 support as required and complete beginners may be given separate preliminary exercises if required. The best way to learn to paint is to dive in and have a go.

Course content

For beginners and those who wish:

Weeks 1-5: We will explore abstract painting styles through weekly exercises.

Weeks 6-10: We will work more independently on a painting or sketchbook work with 1:1 support from the tutor.

For returners:

You may wish to build on your own style and interests from the September course with weekly 1:1 discussion with the tutor.

All learners:

First session:

We will explore various easy and fun warm up exercises with charcoal and pencil. Please bring to the first session a roll of lining paper, masking tape, pencil and charcoal.

Support and feedback

Lots of 1 to 1 support and feedback and encouragement from the tutor and group participants.

Additional costs and requirements

Entry requirements: willingness to have a go and drop critical thinking!

Please bring to the first session a roll of lining paper, masking tape, pencil and charcoal.

After that you will need some paint in either acrylic or oil or watercolour/gouache, sketchbook and canvas/watercolour paper, brushes, palette. You can discuss what to purchase at the first session if you are not sure.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No – but the tutor may suggest you look at certain painters in between sessions to enrich your learning.

About the tutor

Suzy Fasht has been teaching drawing and painting for Learn Devon for the last eight years and is fully qualified to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector. She trained in Fine Art to post-graduate level and continues her own painting practise from her studio at Seale Hayne.

Further information about Suzy at

Start date15 Jan 2018
End date19 Mar 2018
Start time13:00
End time15:00
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