Paint 6 Small Abstracts 2022 - £295

Course dates 2022

2 day course Paint 6 small Abstract Paintings on Paper – £295

2022  –  MAY 19th and 20th  –  Thursday and Friday

2022  –  OCTOBER 26th and 27th  –  Wednesday and Thursday

All materials are included.

Follow Up sessions 2022  – for those who have already attended a 2 day course.  Cost £75 per day (£60 per day if you book 5 sessions in advance).  You bring your own lunch and own materials.  Coffee and cake included.

Wednesday 6th April

Wednesday 4th May

Wednesday 8th June

Tuesday 5th July

Wednesday 3rd August

Friday 30th September

Tuesday 18th October

Treat yourself or give as a gift – our gift vouchers never expire.

To book phone Emma 01273 400606 or email

The Course

Having taught Abstract Painting for many years, I have developed this new course Paint 6 Small Abstracts for abstract and painting beginners and ‘abstract explorers’.  

We start in sketchbooks practising paint application techniques and then go on to paint 6 small paintings.  Working on a theme like the ones shown here, is that you really start to understand the effect of different marks and colours.  You can start to assess what you like or don’t like, what works for you and what doesn’t. 

It is more relaxing as the pressure is off ‘one painting’.   Creating 6 small paintings gives a chance to loosen up and explore ideas in a relaxed way.


In the context of general painting techniques and skills you will learn the following:-

In Abstract Painting, also known as Pure Painting, you cannot hide behind the distraction of a subject so the other painting skills become much more important; colour choices, colour balance, picture construction, harmony, mood, the value of mark making and how to apply paint in interesting ways.

Course details

On the Painting 6 Abstract Paintings on Paper course beginners and ‘abstract explorers’ have a chance to play with abstract painting within the context of guided themes and colour schemes with a wide range of materials provided.  These ideas can go on to be developed later into a large painting.

The 2 day course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to brush up on basic techniques.  We start by creating a reference sketchbook of techniques, styles and ideas and then we paint 6 small pictures.

As with all our courses, the subject is a vehicle for learning different artistic skills that build our technical tool kit.  

The aim of this course is to cover many aspects of painting abstracts in order to give you knowledge, inspiration and techniques to help you create your own work.  Playing with paint and experimenting and learning how to create effects are more important than taking home a polished painting.

I like to encourage you to develop your own style rather than follow a set, prescriptive style.  

Suitable for complete beginners and those who have painted before and wish to rekindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.  No drawing skills required.

Coffee, cake and a delicious home cooked, healthy lunch with wine are included.

Arrive from 9.30am, for coffee before a 10am start.  The day finishes at 4.30pm.