Directions in Abstraction

A step by step process that was at just the right pace.

Everything was really well prepared and beautifully presented.

Delegates from Directions in Abstraction 2021

The course is now closed for 2022, you can join the early birds booking list for 2023 here

Directions in Abstraction is a ten-week course in developing abstract art.

Dates are 10 weeks Spring 2023 with one week rest.

The course covers finding your inspiration, a range of techniques in abstract painting including working with colour, developing texture, including collage and scaling work up. You will also learn how to develop a helpful art practice to support your painting. The course is for artists with some experience of painting who want to develop and loosen up their art and who have an interest in abstraction.

Directions in Abstraction is an online course with a difference as the teaching is delivered live rather than recorded and so you can ask Lin questions as she is teaching and demonstrating. Group size is limited to twenty four people so that Lin can get to know each of you and your work and support you. The course builds week by week with and is structured to provide a solid base into working abstractly looking at the techniques and skills of abstract painting along with sources of inspiration and mindset. See what last year’s delegates had to say here.

What’s included?

The programme will include:

  • a programme that is structured to build your understanding step by step, designed by a practicing and exhibiting artist, qualified teacher and group leader
  • clear lesson plans and outcomes all available as downloadable PDF’s
  • a three hour live teaching session on each Monday of the programme from 4.30pm until 7.30pm UK time. Each session is recorded and uploaded to the website for later viewing
  • a dedicated web portal with access to teaching materials and videos available until 1 October 2023
  • a full list of materials needed for the course
  • a variety of teaching methods including group and individual exercises, live paint along sessions, sketchbook and journaling prompts
  • maximum group size of 24 people to encourage interaction, getting to know each other and one on one feedback from me
  • two hour group coaching sessions on Thursday evening from 4.30pm until 6.30pm UK time where you can post images for feedback and ask questions
  • a free half hour one to one coaching session with Lin bookable during and after the programme up until the 1st October 2023.
  • group coaching is led by an experienced coach and group facilitator
  • a private Facebook community for sharing images, support during the course and keeping in touch afterwards.
The 10 Week Programme
Week NumberDateTopicOutline
Week 0Introductions, Q&A session. A one hour session getting to know each other and saying “hello”
Week 1 Getting Started with LineAn exploration of line
Week 2Looking at Shape and PatternAn exploration of shape
Week 3Express Yourself with Colour Colour wheel, techniques in colour mixing.
Week 4Collage and CompositionMaking collage papers and collage play
Week 5Intuition & Free Expression
Accessing intuition for free expression
Week 6Surface Texture and HistoryHow to create surface texture
Week 7Intention and Making DecisionsStructures and frameworks for decision making
Week 8Inspiration and InfluenceWhat inspires you?
Week 9Scaling UpScaling up to make larger works
Week 10Editing & FinishingEditing and completing work
Course Programme and Dates

Read more about my teaching model here.

Read comments from last year’s delegates here.

Cost and Terms

Cost for the programme is £350.00 (fee is charged in GB pounds). Click here for a currency converter.

You can pay in two ways, either in full at the time of booking through my website or in two instalments of £175.

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel with a 100% refund up to 10 days before the start of the programme, thereafter a no refund policy applies. Lin Cheung reserves to right to cancel or reschedule the programme if there are less than 12 delegates. You will have the option to request a full refund or transfer your booking to the next available date.


Teaching and coaching sessions are recorded using Zoom. As this means that group members may be recorded all video teaching and training material on this programme is confidential to the registered members of the course. It may not be shared or accessed by anyone not registered for the programme.


All written, visual and video material on this programme are the intellectual property of Lin Cheung and may not be distributed or reproduced for commercial use without prior permission.