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

Next Course Spring 2024

Directions in Abstraction is an online course designed to teach and inspire artists who have a keen interest in abstraction and would like to develop this further. Through a range of techniques in abstract painting such as colour concepts, texture development, and collage and scaling experiments, you will quickly expand your artistic knowledge, allow your painting practices to evolve and begin to find your authentic voice as an artist.

This course welcomes small group sizes, limited to just twenty-four, which lets Lin Cheung support and encourage your creative development on a more personal level. Lin’s teachings are also delivered live rather than pre-recorded, allowing you to ask questions throughout and really feel a part of the conversations and demonstrations.

The course itself is built up each week, using well-thought-out and structured lesson plans to delve into the skills and techniques of abstract painting, along with the sources of inspiration and artistic mindsets. Check out what last year’s delegates had to say about the course, including an interview with on of last year’s attendees.

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 with the option to buy a hardback book of all the course materials.
  • 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
  • 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 from 2023
Week NumberDateTopicOutlineCoaching Dates
Week 020th MarchIntroductions, Q&A session. A one hour session getting to know each other and saying “hello”Nothing this week
Week 1 27th MarchGetting Started with LineAn exploration of line 30th March
Week 203rd AprilLooking at Shape and PatternAn exploration of shape 6th April
Week 310th AprilExpress Yourself with Colour Colour wheel, techniques in colour mixing.13th April
Week 417th AprilCollage and CompositionMaking collage papers and collage play. Ideas on composition20th April
Week 524th AprilIntuition & Free Expression
Accessing intuition for free expression27th April
Rest week01st MayTake a rest!Nothing this week
Week 608th MaySurface Texture and History or Developing your own MethodsHow to create surface texture & history.11th May
Week 715th MayIntention and Making DecisionsStructures and frameworks for decision making18th May
Week 822nd MayInspiration and InfluenceWhat inspires you?25th May
Week 929th MayScaling UpScaling up to make larger works01st June
Week 1005th JuneEditing & FinishingEditing and completing work8th June
Course Programme and Dates

Read more about my teaching model here.

Read comments from last year’s delegates here.

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.