An Introduction to Abstract Painting

Monday 20th September 2021 10am until 4.30pm
Price: £100 (£110 including all materials) Lunch provided.

An Introduction to Abstract Painting is a one day workshop for people with some experience in painting and drawing who wish to loosen up or release their creativity by exploring and experimenting with abstract work.

We will look at some key ideas in abstract work, explore mark making and composition and then go on to create abstract paintings using basic mixed media techniques. The structure of the day involves a mixture of guided exercises to help you grasp the principles alongside demonstration and teaching from Lin. A booklet with detailed instructions and handouts for the day is provided for each person.

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners new to abstract painting
  • People who would like to learn how to loosen up and become more expressive in their painting
  • Anyone who would like to quieten their inner critic.

As an experienced teacher and artist Lin Cheung is able to create a friendly supportive workshop environment so that people feel relaxed and comfortable and ready to learn.  She is interested in supporting people to discover their creativity whether they are new to art or more experienced.

The Studio

All workshops take place in Lin’s studio in Buxton. This is on the ground floor of her house and provides a light airy space for working and running small workshops. The room will comfortably fit six people.

The studio is equipped with a painting wall which can accommodate two people working standing up, a high counter suitable for working flat and which will also take two people. And finally, a six-foot table for another two people to work sitting down. If you prefer to work at an easel then this can also be provided.

Lunch is provided as part of the day and is catered for by the Green Pavilion cafe who are able to accommodate most dietary requirements.

You can reach Buxton by road or rail, there is an hourly service from Manchester Piccadilly and Lin’s studio is a 10 minute walk from the train station. If you travel by car then there is ample on street parking outside the studio.

To Make a Booking:

I use an online booking page to take workshop bookings. Click on the button below to go to the page. After booking, you will receive an email with all of the booking details and the materials list for the workshop.

Terms of the Booking. If there is not a viable number of students, workshops may be cancelled, and payment returned. Should you cancel, a refund will be given,  less 50% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refund can be made in respect of bookings cancelled 20 days (or less) prior to the date of the workshop. Bookings may be transferred to alternative dates.