Course Description

This course is designed for the beginner or intermediate painter who would like to explore the expressive and experiential nature of abstract painting. Students are introduced to a range of painting application techniques such as layering, masking, patterning, and collage. Unusual mark-making tools and materials such as squeegees, combs, rollers, sand, and gel mediums will be explored. Studio work will be supported by presentations that demonstrate examples of contemporary abstract painting with accompanying class discussions about technique and style.


  • Develop unique mark-making vocabulary in the form of a mark making book exploring texture and form, such will be applied in more developed projects,
  • Experiment and become proficient with tools as squeegees, combs, rollers, taping, and a multitude of brush techniques,
  • Learn about and explore dynamic and effective colour nuance and colour relationships,
  • Read and discuss short essays about contemporary and art historical artists whom explore abstract painting using unconventional methods and materials.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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