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Still Life, Colour and Abstraction in Acrylics with Peter Griffen

Still Life, Colour and Abstraction in Acrylics with Peter Griffen

Back by popular demand Peter Griffen from Sydney, 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
• responses to still life objects, using approximations and abstractions.
• 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

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Course testimonials:

  • I loved this course and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to loosen up their painting style and delve into uncharted waters. It was fun and I would certainly do it again in a heartbeat..
  • Peter Griffen is an excellent Artist and I Highly Regard him. I enjoy all of his teachings, techniques and humour. I do recommend Peter to my artist friends and mention his skills to all my friends when I show them my paintings I did during his workshops. I will certainly adopt his teachings in my paintings. Very much appreciated, Peter!
  • I am really glad I signed up to Peter's workshop. It was so much fun to spend 2 days playing with paint under Peter's extremely creative and natural guidance. I learned a lot from Peter and now feel more motivated with my own art making.