This is a fun, relaxed course offering a structured introduction to abstract painting. You’ll be guided through a number of different approaches, including abstracting images, using geometry, exploring process-based painting and playing with expressive gestural marks. The tutor will lead you through hands-on demonstrations, group discussions of relevant artists’ work, and there will also be plenty of individual guidance. You’ll build your confidence and gain a practical understanding of the fundamentals of painting, including colour, tone, mark-making and composition. You’ll then have the opportunity to complete a larger abstract painting inspired by an artist of your choice. This course is suitable for beginners who have completed an introductory painting course already and are keen to explore painting in an experimental way, as well as more experienced students who would like to develop their understanding of abstraction.