Intention and Making Decisions

Early version
Final Painting “Forgotten Ideas”

Topic Outline.

If you have the opportunity please take some time before Monday to have a look at the additional information in the handout Principles of Art Making.

This week our exploration is about intention and making decisions. We will look at processes for assessing and analysing our work that can help with intention and decision making. You will apply this process to your current work, and having identified your intentions then go on to develop some of the paintings you are currently working on.

Materials for this Week.

For this week you will need:

Any boards you have been working on that are ready to be developed further.

Your acrylic paints, brushes and tools.

Any other materials you think you might want to continue developing your paintings.

As part of the teaching will take you through a review of the principles in art making. The PDFs below have the instructions for the exercises during the session. You may wish to have these to hand either on screen or printed at the session.


The first video is a demonstration showing how moving between intuitive expression and intention can move a painting forward.

The second video is of the full teaching session.

Sketchbook Work

Here are some sketchbook journal ideas for the next week. Feel free to do as much or as little as you want.