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. 

Start date16 Sep 2019
End date14 Oct 2019
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available