Abstract art for improvers

Online North

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest and prior experience of studying abstract painting and drawing in some capacity. This course is aimed at those with some experience not the beginner.

Course content

You will be exploring ways of looking and seeing. You will be trying a variety of activities. These include using a range of materials for painting and drawing. Each week there will be a different focus, technique or activity: abstracting from collage, from a still life, from an imaginary image. You will be able to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course via the online sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve

Additional costs and requirements

Previous experience of studying Abstract Painting and Drawing.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone / headphones and a good internet connection.

You will need to provide your own materials.

Additional information and resources

How will I learn?

You will be working with your tutor and other learners using an online video platform called Zoom. Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout. You may wish to continue work between the sessions. This will help you to get the best from the course and to progress at a pace you are comfortable with.

What I need – additional information

Paper minimum size A3, cartridge and watercolour paper.


Chalk pastels

Watercolour or acrylic paints, brushes.

Palette and water pots

Other drawing materials (e.g. pen/stick and ink)


PVA glue or Pritt stick


What can I do next?

You may like to enrol on a range Art courses: Drawing and Painting, Still Life, watercolours or another art course with Learn Devon.

You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you.

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

Start date28 Feb 2022
End date28 Mar 2022
Start time14:30
End time16:30
Concessions not available