Abstract Art Painting Workshop

How to paint abstract art


Sally Mowbray
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College
4.8 (270)
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5 hours Class size 1 to 3     label $199

Learn how to paint abstract art at this colourful Sydney workshop. You will take home a beautiful completed artwork on your desired canvas size!

This abstract painting class is great for beginners as no previous art skills are required. You will be introduced to the major themes in abstract painting, and learn everything about colour, using texture, making an effective composition, and brush and acrylic paint handling.

You will be required to bring along two canvases in the size you wish to paint on as well as your brushes, so when you arrive you are ready to dive straight into the workshop. The workshop will begin with an introduction to abstract art and abstract composition, before moving on to practising colour mixing and layering using provided acrylic paints. You will learn various paint application techniques and be able to complete your artwork under the guidance of your instructor.

When the workshop concludes you will feel confident in abstract art painting and will have a beautiful artwork to impress your friends and family!

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case, we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

This class can be booked for private events; for more details (including price quote), please just contact us via the button in our profile below.

All students must be over 18+ years of age.

Knowledge required

This abstract art painting workshop course is designed for beginners or more experienced students wanting to learn and practice new techniques.

What you'll get

Acrylic paints and inks but feel free to bring your favourite colours to class if you wish.

What to bring
  • One medium-sized canvas up to 60cm (student provides)
  • 3 or 4 small practice studies on cardboard or cartridge or watercolour paper (student provides)
  • A painting knife or an old credit card
  • Items for impressing texture such as netting, fabric, combs, forks, leaves, sticks, feathers, sponges, letters – use your imagination
  • Pencil (2B) and soft eraser
  • Some paper for sketching
  • A variety of brushes suitable for acrylic paint
  • Palette (disposable palette pad or old white china plate)
  • 2-3 old cloth rags cut to 20cm pieces
Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Abstract Art Painting Workshop location
More about this class

This teacher has 270 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

Your teacher
Sally Mowbray

Sally Mowbray


Sally has amassed more than 20 years of experience in adult art education. She has a Master of Arts (Painting) from the Royal College of Art in London, receiving a distinction for her thesis. Between 1997 and 2002, she delivered courses in painting, drawing and collage at The Mary Ward Centre in London. It was a great foundation for her current role at SCC, where she has tutored since 2008. 

Sally has enjoyed numerous public and private commissions from across the United Kingdom and the United States and has exhibited her artwork in Britain and Australia. A good number of her students have gone on to full or part-time art education, and/or become successful exhibiting artists.

Sally encourages students to interpret given projects in an individual way. Her teaching style is informed but non-prescriptive and underpinned by critical thinking objectives. She places a strong emphasis on practical experience as well as knowledge acquisition.




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Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (270)
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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.
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