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Summer School: Abstract Painting Ages 10 - 18
2 July 2019 until 3 July 2019
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover
This intensive two-day course will be packed with new knowledge and experience related to the medium of oil paint. We will be looking at how we can, as artists, interpret visual information found in the world around us and create bold and exciting works of art.
Participants will be encouraged to work from sources that we find in the visual world, whether this be from film, photography, videos from YouTube, or any other source of inspiration. We will look at technical skills including colour mixing, the use of wet and dry paint, density of material, application and the use of tools. Later, there will be the opportunity to bring other, more unconventional materials into the mix.
This course is suitable for all levels of participants, either experienced or inexperienced, or have never picked up a brush. With the support of an experienced tutor there is much to gain for all.
Alan Aitken is a young painter who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2017, receiving several prizes and exhibitions during his degree show, including his work being selected for the 2018 New Contemporaries show. Since graduating Alan has been teaching within secondary schools while volunteering with Project Ability’s senior students and working with the Saturday children’s art class at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. He is now taking further steps to develop his own practice, having an interest in domestic spaces, philosophy and film.