Introduction to Abstract Painting

Overview

This one day workshop will guide students through basic concepts of abstraction using a still life as subject matter. Experienced tutor and professional painter, Ochre Lawson, will lead students through a series of abstraction exercises based on master artists to help you understand abstract compositional ideas and basic colour theory.

You will learn:

  • Skills in observation and simplification of form 
  • How to see line and form and break up space
  • Compositional ideas around weight of shapes
  • How to create a sense of depth in abstraction
  • Basic colour theory
  • About different brush strokes and applications of paint
  • About different abstract artists and their approach