Abstract Landscapes for Beginners

Abstract Landscapes for Beginners

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Abstract Landscapes for Beginners - Sydney Course

Are you interested in exploring your creative side and building on your painting skills? Do you want to create stunning abstract landscape paintings using acrylic paint on canvas and ink on paper?

If so, then try out our new Abstract Landscapes for Beginners course!

Designed for all levels, this course is suitable for beginners with little to no experience in painting abstracts, and for the more advanced students, who will be encouraged to explore their own creativity and loosen up their technique.

Over the course, you will learn the fundamentals of acrylic abstract painting, colour and composition. You will explore different textures, collage and abstraction techniques to create depth and dimension in your paintings while exploring the line. Each week, you will work on a different aspect of creating an abstract landscape, building upon your skills and knowledge with each session.

Offered in a supportive and collaborative learning environment, connect with other likeminded art lovers. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to explore their creativity and develop in painting abstract landscapes - whether you are looking to create art for fun, relaxation, or to build a new skill.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will:

  • learn the basics of acrylic painting and ink on paper with collage
  • work and experiment with art materials
  • understand composition in abstract landscapes
  • learn techniques for creating depth and dimension in a painting
  • create texture and layering
  • understand negative space and line
  • apply all the techniques learned to create abstract landscape paintings

Course Outcome

By the end of the course, students will have explored different colour techniques such as colour blocking and glazing, and will have an understanding of colour harmony. Students will have created multiple abstract landscape paintings, applying all the techniques learned throughout the course with personalized feedback and critique.

What to Bring

Please bring the following items to class:

  • Acrylic paints, starter set in various colours (tubes or jars)
  • Black waterproof ink and gouache paint for working on paper
  • Canvas (A5 and/or A4 to start) and watercolour paper pad 300gsm
  • Assorted selection of paintbrushes (different sizes/nylon long-handled)
  • Palette and palette knife
  • Water container (for cleaning brushes)
  • Water sprayer
  • Paper towels or rags (for wiping brushes)
  • Gesso
  • Visual diary (for planning compositions)
  • Table easel and sheet to cover tables

Students may also want to bring any additional materials they prefer to use, such as specific types of brushes, a paint scraper or stencils.

Prerequisite

There are no essential prerequisites for this course – it is designed for beginners with little to no experience in painting and those who desire to explore and be creative.

Students should come with a willingness to learn and experiment with different techniques. Additionally, students should be prepared to spend some time outside of class working on their paintings and practicing the techniques they have learned.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

  • We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.
  • To check the delivery mode of the course you are interested in please view the class timetable.

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!