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Abstract watercolour: Oxford Summer School 2018


  • The Oxford Academy Sandy Lane West Oxford OX4 6JZ (map)
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Learn how to compose exciting abstract watercolours directly from your immediate environment, whatever you’re looking at.. Structured drawing and painting exercises will show you how to rapidly record the abstract bones of a composition, using the school architecture, and other surroundings as starting points.

Short technical demonstrations about working from observation to abstraction, maximising colour impact, loosening up, and watercolour’s unique handling will facilitate your work, and reference to artists's work, including Richard Diebenkorn, Patrick Heron and Giorgio Morandi, will give you broad principles and lots of ideas.

The course is suitable for beginners, rusty returners and experienced painters. Wherever you’re starting from, this course will help you find your version of the abstract. You’ll receive a list of materials/equipment to bring, and watercolour paper and drawing boards will be available to buy.

More information, all enquiries and bookings go through the Oxford Summer School website >