Three Ways to Paint an Abstract
“What does it mean, jellybean?… Even if I knew, I could only know what I thought it meant.” John Chamberlain (1927-2011)
Abstract art may be over one hundred years old as a genre, but it can still baffle and provoke as much as it intrigues and excites. This one-day, practical course in acrylics demystifies the art form by looking at the fundamentals of all painting from an art historical perspective, before guiding participants through the creation of three very different abstract works.
Suitable for all abilities and attitudes (from doubters to the plain curious), this course is for anyone who wishes to gain more confidence with their colours as well as their brushwork.
David Chandler began teaching art to adults over twenty years ago. There is now a waiting list for his in-person classes in Bath and his online courses on Zoom attract an international audience. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies throughout the UK, painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. Since 1999, he has led many painting courses in France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers more than thirty different leisure classes to adult learners in Somerset. He was a recipient of the Bax Award at the Black Swan Open Art competition and a finalist of the Holburne Portrait Prize in Bath. He is also the writer and presenter of Seeing Things on FromeFM, a monthly radio programme about the visual arts. He was a regular contributor to Future Publishing’s ‘Paint And Draw’ magazine and his practical book for watercolourists, ‘Tate: Master Watercolour’ (published by Ilex Press in February 2021), is available worldwide.
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All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.