Abstract painting workshop

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

In this workshop you will get a taster of how to create beautiful abstract paintings.

Course content

You will be introduced to a range of fun and original techniques. You will be exploring markmaking and colour.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice constantly.

Additional costs and requirements

We will provide the materials and equipment you need for this taster session. Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No. did would be an advantage.

About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.

He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.

His work is in various public and private collections including ; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.

When he a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date11 Dec 2018
End date11 Dec 2018
Start time18:30
End time20:30
Concessions not available