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David Chandler - Abstract workshop

Thursday 12th September

  • 75 British pounds
  • Compton Studios


Three Ways To Paint an Abstract “What does it mean, jellybean?... Even if I knew, I could only know what I thought it meant.” John Chamberlain (1927-2011) Abstract art may be over one hundred years old as a genre, but it can still baffle and provoke as much as it intrigues and excites. This one-day, practical course in acrylics demystifies the art form by looking at the fundamentals of all painting from an art historical perspective, before guiding participants through the creation of three very different abstract works. Suitable for all abilities and attitudes (from enthusiasts to doubters, to the plain curious), this course is for anyone who wishes to gain more confidence with their colours as well as their brushwork. All materials are provided. It would be good to bring your own brushes. All refreshments are provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Parking Please note there is no parking directly at the venue. There is on-road parking in the road opposite or in The Avenue where there is a walk way to the studios. Coldharbour pay and display carpark is a short walk. Disabled Parking We have 2 disabled parking bays for blue badge holders directly outside the door to the studios that may be reserved in advance. Please email to book. About David Chandler David Chandler teaches adults to paint and draw and more than eighty students attend his regular art classes, in Frome and Bath. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK, is a guest teacher at Dillington House in Somerset and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. David also co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992, has written documentary for Channel 4 (War Heroes), biographical drama and comedy for BBC radio (Woman In Blue, Laughing Gas, Driving To Distraction) and is the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. VIOLET PECK, is his first venture into juvenile fiction.

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Contact Details

  • Compton Court, Coldharbour, Sherborne, UK

    Carolyn 07917 190309 Jenni 07549 357138

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