AC9513

Abstract painting

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Learn how to create beautiful abstract paintings on paper and canvas using a range of fun and original techniques. Taught in a friendly and supportive environment.

Course content

You will be exploring mark-making and the emotional effects of colour. Study works on paper and a final finished larger canvas

Support and feedback

You tutor will advise, help and support you throughout the course.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a stretched canvas, size of your choice, a range of brushes and any specialist paint you require. We have a limited supply.

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 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 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

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.  

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College (Petroc) 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.  

When he was 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. 

DayMonday
Start date16 Sep 2019
End date14 Oct 2019
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Cost£78
Concessions not available
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