Have you wanted to create an abstract painting, but you did not know where to start? This course will provide you with the skills to do just that. You will learn how to abstract a realistic image using concepts such as contrast, shape modification, changeover lines, and geometric form. From there, you will create an abstracted image from a drawing, a photo, or a painting of your choice. Emphasis will be on composition, balance, use of line, distortion, simplification, color, and the expressive and emotional nature of the image.

Supply list:

  • Pad of newsprint paper (18″x 24″)
  • 2B pencil or vine charcoal
  • Ruler
  • Soft eraser or kneaded eraser
  • Students may also work in watercolor or acrylic paint