The Painting Process through Abstraction – Workshop

Painting from collage allows students to experience the entire process of making an artwork, even when there has been difficulty in starting an artwork before.

Marco Corsini, A kind of homecoming, 2005, 70 x 70 cm, Acrylic on cotton
Marco Corsini, A kind of homecoming, 2005, 70 x 70 cm, Acrylic on cotton

This three-day Abstract Painting Workshop will be held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.

Students will follow a process which will take you from creating a collage from found magazine images to the undertaking of an abstract or semi-abstract painting in oils or acrylics.



You will learn about:

  • How to loosen up creatively and have a bit of fun.
  • The Elements of Design and the Principles of Design.
  • Taking a preliminary image and translating it to a larger format.
  • How to develop a painting and unearth deeper and more meaningful aspects of the work.
  • Considering conceptual elements.
  • The entire painting process with a technical focus.
  • Tone, Colour, Composition and Narrative in an artwork.

The workshop is limited to ten people to ensure one-on-one tuition. It will be tutored by artist Irene Ferguson. You can read more about her here.

Please bring along a canvas of over 50cm on one side – all other materials are included.

Workshop details and enrolment

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend: Sat Jun 11th, Sun Jun 12th, Mon Jun 13th (three days)

Time: 9.30m – 4.00pm

Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond

Most materials included

Cost: $298

Please read our Refund Policy before enrolling by following this link.

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This workshop is now sold out.