The Abstraction course combines art history with plenty of practical work and traces its development from the early years of the 20th Century to the final hurrah of the New York scene in the 1950s. This story is far from an undisciplined free-for-all. The artists who contributed most to abstraction were highly trained and engaged in a serious investigation into the "active ingredient" in painting. The legacy of abstraction is a deepening of all styles of painting. Today artists switch from figurative to abstract painting as one feeds the other. To understand this and to strengthen your own practice, try the abstraction course.
This course starts on 10 September and runs over 12 sessions. Dates are:
10, 17, 24 September
1, 8 15 October
half term (no class) 22 and 29 October
5, 12, 19, 26 November
3, 10 December
Twelve intensive 3-hour sessions 2-5pm, fee £355.
All courses take place at Pavilion Studios, Dukes Meadows, Alexandra Drive, London W4 2RX
This course is also available as a weekend course - see Weekend Courses for details.