SCRAWL - text into abstraction.

FULLY BOOKED. Mixed media drawing and painting

  • Started 13 Jun
  • 460 British pounds
  • Old Moss Road

Course Information

This course will explore the difference between formal printed text and your own handwriting and how when both of these come together, an abstracted dialogue can begin. By writing with our hands in an automatic fashion you will be encouraged to let go of the need to read words or phrases and allow the words to dissolve into Asemic writing – a form of writing that has no semantic context. This process will allow each student to build up a rich patina of surface texture with various tonal media from which collages can be constructed. These collages will become the basis to inform abstracted paintings where colour can become the main focus. The main aim of the course will be to concentrate on the importance of shape and the ways in which we give prominence to some shapes over others, the balance of size, scale and space, in order to arrive at an intuitive abstract design. This course would suit beginner as well as experienced artist alike and will be accompanied by slide talks and demonstrations.

Course sessions

Contact Details

  • Old Moss Road, Ullapool IV26 2TG, UK

    01854 612281