Abstract Painting

A ten week course



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In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, bookings for our Spring term of classes are temporarily closed. We are currently working with tutors to reschedule courses and will provide updates on revised dates at the earliest opportunity.

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Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+

What will be covered in the class?
Abstract Painting is a calm and inviting course that encourages you to produce and build confidence in developing your own unique and natural style of working.

Each lesson begins with an approachable practical experiment that is later developed using various materials such as acrylic paints, watercolour, pen and ink and collage; all will be demonstrated on how they can be used in each session and constant guidance will be given throughout the course.

Contemporary artists are introduced and discussed each week to aid as reference material. This course is ideal for beginners and amateur artists that are wanting to experiment with materials and ideas further.

Download our Art Room Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use.

What to bring?
You will need to bring an A4 sketchbook, set of paintbrushes, ink, and basic paint sets including a set of: acrylics, watercolours, oils and gouaches. A starter paint pack can be purchased from Milton Keynes Arts Centre prior to your course for £25; details of how to purchase this pack will be emailed two weeks prior to your course start date. Shared tools including palettes and easels will be available for your use but you are welcome to bring your own.

Included in the starter paint pack: Oil Paint Set of 12 (12ml)Watercolour Paint Set of 12 (12ml)Gouache Paint Set of 12 (12ml)Acrylic Paint Set of 12 (12ml)

The arts studio which is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible and work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Chantelle Stephenson is a practising artist and educator that graduated from the Cambridge School of Art in 2007. She has tutored Fine Art on the Foundation Art and Design course at Hitchin College and run workshops for Camden Arts Centre, The South London Gallery, and Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

Chantelle has a diverse range of technical disciplines including Oil painting, Abstract Painting, Alternative Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture 

In response to Government advice regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and in consideration of the welfare of our community, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has made the sad decision to close as of Tuesday 17 March 2020. Find out more here ︎

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ

We have limited opening hours for course participants and by appointment only.

If you would like to arrange an appointment or book onto one of our courses, please get in touch:

+44 (0)1908 608108

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