Friday, December 9, 2016

Immerse Yourself in Abstract Art Workshop with Sarah Donnell

Are you ready to Immerse Yourself in Abstract Painting?
My NEW and IMPROVED e-course has arrived!

This comprehensive mixed media workshop is designed to turn students into passionate and prolific abstract artists with the assistance of artist Sarah Donnell. Please read frequently asked questions for more information and scroll down for a full list of what is covered in the course!


How long does the course run for?
This is a self-paced course designed to run over four weeks, it can however, be taken as slowly as you wish. You have up to 12 months to finish the course!

Who is this course suitable for?
Experienced practicing artists wanting to develop their skills.
The course is designed to fit in around your already existing studio practice and artistic style.
The course encourages independent research, development of new skills and development of a unique art style (not just copying the teacher!).

Can I take this course if I'm not an abstract artist and don't want to be one?
Yes. The course is quite broad and focused on individual development of your own art style. Any queries about this please contact me.

What do I receive?
- PDF download workshop workbook (contains written material only)
- Access to the online classroom in the format of a private blog
- 12 instructional videos!
- Access to a private Facebook support group
- Full Access to all of the above for 12 months!


IT equipment / Internet access

• Access to a computer and printer to print your workbook
• Email for correspondence and Internet for research/networking purposes and accessing the private classroom

Workshop art materials required

Below is the list of suggested materials for this workshop. Please feel free to contact me if you are stuck for where you can buy these materials.

IMPORTANT - Only buy what you are interested in using! This list is designed as a basic mixed media kit to set you up. You may already have some of these materials or you may be not to keen on using some of them. It is totally up to you.

Drawing paper or watercolour paper {consider buying a whole pad} A2, A3, A4
Sketchbook in your favourite size
A variety of different size canvases {at least one large canvas}
Acrylic paints or gouache in your favourite colours
White gesso
6B lead pencil and sharpner
Permanent pens in different thicknesses
Willow charcoal
Black drawing ink
Oil pastels
Collage papers {we will handmake these!}
Palette Knife
Spray Varnish
Soft Gel Medium {or white glue}
Spray paints {from Montana Gold}
Bamboo sticks {try your local supermarket for these}
Sponges {household or sea sponges from the art shop}
Stencils {household items or from}
An old jar for holding water and dipping your brush into
Paintbrushes {different sizes and shapes}
An apron which can get dirty or old clothes for protection
Plastic gloves if you choose to protect your hands
Wooden backing board
Blue Tac
Retarder medium
Scraping tools
Water soluable pastels
Chalk pastels
Alcohol inks
Distress Spray Stains / Dylusions Ink Sprays or Art Spectrum Inks
You will also need a studio space in which to create - we will cover this in Section 1


Section 1: Immersing yourself in Abstract

What is Abstract Art?
Goals and Intentions
Shopping List
Setting up your Studio
Art Crushes
Inspiration Board
Planning your first Abstract Artwork

Section 2: Tools and Tricks

Beginning your First Piece of Work
Tips for Getting Past a Blank Canvas
More Tips for Painting
Working Large and Small
Working on Paper
Reflections on your work so far

Section 3: Painting Free

Mixed Media Materials
Incorporating Collage into your Work
Tools and Texture
Painting Intuitively
Developing your Personal Colour Palette
Continuing your Painting

Section 4: Developing your Style

Finding your Flow
Documenting Symbols and Themes
Personal Agendas
Developing a Series or Body of Work


I really like the aesthetics and your teaching style is really friendly and honest, and I thought you achieved a good balance between instruction and allowing space for individual expression...all very refreshing in an Arts context! - Amber

So what do you think?  Are you ready?
I would love to work with you 1:1 on your art practice so hop on over to ETSY here and make your purchase!

UPDATE - I am no longer offering this course due to lack of interest. If you are interested please send me an email and I can relist the course for you in my shop.