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’s weekly art classes have been running for twenty years and are attended by more than eighty students per week. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland since 1999. He is the co-founder of Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company, which delivers leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area and the co-founder of Frome Sketchers, an urban sketching group with a membership of over 100. In 2010, he won the Bax Award at the Black Swan Open Arts Competition in Frome and in 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. He wrote a regular column for Future Publishing’s Paint & Draw magazine, is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists, and is the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for Frome FM on 96.6 FM and on-line at http://frome.fm. He is currently working on a practical guide to watercolour for Ilex Press in partnership with the Tate.