Abstract Painting Courses

2 day course with Emma Burnett – £295

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Course dates 2021

If you are interested in attending a course but do not see a date to suit, then do get in touch as we may add more dates.


JUNE 12th and 13th  –  Saturday and Sunday  –  FULL

AUGUST 25th and 26th  –  Wednesday and Thursday  –  FULL

FOLLOW UP SESSIONS – 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.

MAY 17th  –  Monday

JUNE 8th  –  Tuesday

JUNE 29th  –  Tuesday

JULY 16th  –  Friday

AUGUST 13th  –  Friday

OCTOBER 19th  –  Tuesday

OCTOBER 21st  –  Thursday


£75 per hour.  Invaluable for people who are stuck with certain aspects in their painting journey to enable them to progress forward.  Coffee and cake included7

The Course

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 a picture.

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

You bring your own paints and canvas for this course but brushes, knives and sketchbooks are provided.

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.

Covid Policy

The safety of all our students and staff is of the utmost priority.  All health and safety measures are in place including:-

plenty of open windows and fresh air

temperature test on entry

frequent hand washing and sanitising stations

very small classes to allow distancing

rigorous cleaning throughout – before and after classes

each student has their own work table

Any class that has to be postponed or cancelled because of covid can be rebooked.  There is no time limit on rebooking classes.