Further Journeys into Abstract Painting
Abstract art is about representing the experiential world using shapes, colour and gestural marks. This hands-on course is a continuation of “Ways into Abstraction” (although new people are always welcome!), and will dive deeper into the world of abstract art by taking the learner on journeys into the practice of transforming what we see and feel into art.

In this course, we will work on refining techniques, and go deeper into discovering our unique style and modes of expression. Learners will be encouraged to develop their own projects throughout the course, with individual critiques and group discussions. We will be thinking about how we can tell a story through a painting. The final aim to produce a fully-fledged abstract artwork, in any size or shape (within reason!) that you will be proud to hang on the wall.

During the course, we will look at the work of contemporary abstract artists and how they do what they do. We will explore experimental techniques such as painting with sound and music, responding to our sensory environments through painting, and tuning in to intuition. We will take a deeper look at ways of applying paint, mixed-media approaches, mediums made from household items, mark-making, layering, masking and working with textures. There will be an opportunity to work on different surfaces, as well as using collage to incorporate external elements into the work.
Prosp User 3
Whilst this course is a continuation of a previous one, you do not need to have done the previous course in order to jump into this one. Ideally you will have had at least a basic experience of doing some painting and drawing before, or if you are interested in trying something new for the first time that is totally fine too! Prosp User 4
Materials required:
Acrylic paints:
- Primary colours: Red (Bright, Crimson or Cadmium), Blue (ultramarine or cobalt), Yellow (Lemon or cadmium) , White
- Additional Colours (choose colours you like the look of). For example: Quintachrone Magenta, Phthalo turquoise, green or blue, Orange (Bright), Green (emerald or sap), Indigo, Black, Neon colours
- Pad of heavyduty drawing paper A3 or A2 size (at least 200 gsm)
- Canvas board, Stretched canvas, wooden board – whatever you prefer to work on.
- A selection of brushes
- Piece of plastic, old credit card or similar, something that looks like scraper or squeegee
- Unusual tools that could be used to paint with (have a think! We will talk more about it in class)
- Water pot
- A plastic box or wide lid or something similar to use as a palette
- Roll of kitchen paper
- Drawing materials for mark making: Graphite Cube (Cretacolour graphite stick), Oil pastels, Coloured pencils, chalk pastels
- Optional extras: Acrylic Inks (one or two colours to try), Acrylic Medium (Gloss or Matte)
Prosp User 5
No session on 31st May 2022 (half-term holidyas).

When you arrive at Huntington school, please walk to the school's main reception and someone from the York Learning team will be there to direct you to your classroom.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations. Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations.
There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this. There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this.
If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish, If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish,
As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class. As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class.
Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council. Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council.
Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT3/ET4
10/05/2022
21/06/2022
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
2.00 hrs per wk
6 weeks
Kimbal Bumstead
60.00
£55.00 if in receipt of State Pension; £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits