Abstract painting for all

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for students with prior experience and will build upon these skills.

Taught in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Course content

You will design the size and shape of your painting. This will be cut from plywood and stretched over with cotton duck canvas and primed. This will form the base for your painting in acrylic paint, using a restricted palette.

Support and feedback

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

Additional costs and requirements

Two images of abstract paintings you like. A set of paintbrushes, 4” brush for priming, palette, sketchpad. Acrylic paint. A piece of 9mm plywood.

I will supply the canvas and primer

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 anything you did, especially compositional studies would be to your 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.  

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 date13 Jan 2020
End date10 Feb 2020
Start time18:00
End time20:30
Concessions not available