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Free Form Landscapes Semi Abstraction in Acrylics with Peter Griffen

Have you ever wanted to loosen up in your style of painting or wanted to know how to paint in a substractly style?

Learn to paint free form landscape painting with Peter Griffen who will be flying from Sydney to our art school. Peter will take you on a journey of abstraction, colour and energy. There will be particular emphasis on composition, line, strong colour and collage. Participants will be working at their own rate and encouraged to be exploring and creating their own unique works. Self-expression and individuality will be encouraged. In this workshop, you will ‘take a line for a walk’ and enter the world of abstraction.

What will I learn

A wide range of ideas and techniques to get you experimenting with abstraction, including:
• ‘abstract loosening up’ exercises, to help you to begin working in your own individual way
• Free form responses to photographs of the landscape or you can bring sketches
• collaging, including inventing and experimenting with new techniques
• using vivid colour
• engaging your intuition and free thinking
•to use a variety of different approaches from splashes, dripping, scraping and collaging, to create a truly imaginative abstract work.

Reference material on contemporary art will also be available for inspiration. This is a hands-on experimental, abstract and semi-abstract painting workshop.

Who is this course suitable for?

Suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. 

What do I need to bring?

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What is provided?

• tea, coffee and biscuits (you might like to bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • I was grateful to learn about a long list of famous abstract artists, combining colours, composition, different approaches and techniques used in abstract painting. Peter was a kind and gentle teacher. I valued that he took the time to provide everyone personalised feedback. I did 13 paintings over the weekend - WOW! I really enjoyed this workshop. Lara B Seventeen Miles Rock
  • Experienced artist with warm, calm approach, very attentive to each person's natural inclinations and interests, with gentle humour. No overload of information - just a demo with many suggestions to choose from. Venue works well, plenty of space, good natural light and nicely set up for the workshop. J. Thompson Holland park
  • Thanks so much for such a fab weekend. Peter is definitely one of the very best tutors I have ever met. The vibe was very relaxed, comfortable and stimulating. I learnt so much in this brief period of time. The premises were excellent and I was made to feel welcome and at home. Highly recommend this. Just wish it had been longer than a weekend! P.Phillips Paddington