About the Class
- Class Level: Beginner
- Age Requirement: 13 to 70 years
- Average Class Size: 12
What You'll Learn
- Identify colour relationships of the colour wheel
- Explain the difference between value, tints, tones, and shades
- Explain the symbolism of colours and practical applications
- Apply a variety of abstraction techniques
- Apply texture
- Apply art elements and principles of design in a composition
In this course, you will explore and create art that embraces pure aesthetic values informed by formal art elements and design principles. Through the gradual process of abstraction, in which unwanted details and unimportant characteristics of an object are progressively stripped away, you will deliberately apply dot, line, geometric and organic shapes, and texture, to compose paintings defined by specific colour themes.
You will study and draw inspiration from the works of well-known abstract masters, among others, such as Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Basic materials which includes acrylic paints, drawing pad, and brushes will be provided for all sessions. Students will be advised on additional materials as required.
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'Abstract art' - also commonly referred to as "non-objective art", "non-figurative", "non-representational", is an umbrella term for any painting or sculpture which does not portray recognizable objects or scenes. There are varying degrees of abstraction: from semi-abstract to wholly abstract depending on how far detached the artistic expression is from reality. Thus a painting can be appreciated solely for its line, shape, colour and texture alone - it doesn't need to depict a natural object or scene.
This course is excellent for anyone starting their journey as an amateur artist learning to paint abstract paintings, who want to explore ways to be more adventurous and expressive but are not sure where or how to begin.
Seven weekly, on-going sessions, 7pm - 10pm, on Fridays. Total training hours per intake is 21 hours.
We regret there will be no refunds for cancellation of bookings with less than 3 days notice. You may arrange for transfer of your booking slot to another person.
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Jeffrey Ang received his training in fine arts and graphic design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). He obtained his BA (Multimedia Design) from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and Master of Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
He has been a design professional in the creative industry for 18 years holding positions from senior designer to art director in graphic design agencies, major publishing houses, including designing museum exhibitions, before moving into an academic career teaching art and graphic design in a tertiary institution for the last 15 years.
Jeffrey is now Founder and Principal Instructor at Artefakts Art • Craft • Design, an artist's studio he set up to continue his personal practice. He is excited and looking forward to share his deep passion and experience with all fellow artists and crafters.
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Reviews of Classes by Artefakts Art.Craft.Design
5 Dec, 2017
4 Dec, 2017
Fun, relaxing experience
11 Nov, 2017
Colourful, Fun, Peaceful Class
Joe Png Jun Y.
2 Nov, 2017
Drawing fundamentals delivered superbly
17 Jul, 2017
Super fun and cosy experience with great guidance!
Leck Siew H.
29 Jun, 2017
Jeff's lesson was personal,done in his cosy studio
Ng Yu Yan I.
29 May, 2017
Good, highly recommended
Quek Jian D.
24 May, 2017
Great Learning Experience
Ho Wei N.
13 Apr, 2017
very informative, fun, conducive art area