Diving into colour: Abstract art workshop - Adult Learning in York Week
Abstract art is about expressing the experiential world using shapes, colour and gestural marks.

This hands-on workshop in abstract painting will dive headfirst into the practice of self-expression and letting go. The workshop will cover acrylic painting techniques, expressive mark-making, and will give insights into creative ways of building textures and layers of colour. We will be using unconventional tools such as squeegees to paint with alongside brushes, and will start by working on paper before moving on to create a finished abstract painting on canvas by the end of the session.
By looking at examples of work by contemporary and modern abstract artists, and with guidance and practical demonstrations from the tutor, this session is a way of exploring your unique visual language.
Prosp User 3
This workshop is suitable both for those who have prior experience of painting and drawing and wish to develop their technique as well as those who want to try something new. It is all about being playful, trying out new ideas and most importantly having fun! Prosp User 4
Materials you need to bring:

• A pad of A2 paper
• Selection of Acrylic Paints:
Primary colours, plus a selection of colours you like the look of.
• Pre-Stretched Canvas (whatever size you feel comfortable with, (and can carry!) but big enough to get gestural. Somewhere between 50 x 50 – 80 x 80 cm seems realistic – it can also be rectangular)
• Water pots/Mixing tray
• Selection of brushes
• A squeegee of sorts (This can simply be an old credit card, or something similar. A small piece of flat plastic or a silicone scraper tool. It should be a bit flexible, but not floppy and not rigid.
• Any other tool that you think might be interesting to paint with (not essential)
Prosp User 5
This course takes place in the Garden Room at the central library in York. It is a ground floor classroom. Please note that the library has no parking available. There are sometimes a couple of available parking slots for people with a blue badge directly outside the library but these are City of York Council owned, and not library owned, and cannot be relied on to be available. There are bike racks and a number of buses that stop nearby.

There will be a short, informal break about half way through for you to get something to eat or drink from the library café if you wish.
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/EW1
28/06/2022
28/06/2022
10:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
4.00 hrs per wk
1 weeks
Kimbal Bumstead
5.00
£5 for all