Abstraction, Nature and Colour in Acrylics | Peter Griffen Bienarté

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Abstraction, Nature and Colour in Acrylics | Peter Griffen

Abstraction, Nature and Colour in Acrylics | Peter Griffen

About the workshop

Starting with ‘abstract loosening up’ exercises with line and colour, participants in the workshop will then begin to work in their own individual ways following on from these beginnings.

Some may choose to work totally abstract, while others may decide to include some representation in their imagery, incorporating the free use of paint and a wide range of materials.

Collaging will be one of the many techniques emphasised, and the students will be encouraged to invent and experiment with new approaches.

Demonstrations and appropriate suggestions will be made when needed. Reference material on contemporary art will be available.

The use of intuition and free-thinking will be particularly encouraged as well as the development of exciting colour.

With this, free-thinking, established responses to nature will be made. Trees, leaves, birds, the sounds, the smells, the feelings, will be thought of, while continuing the painterly mark-making. The line and the mind will take a walk through a forest, along a beach, into the desert or simply fly into the sky.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Suitable for all levels.

What do I need to bring?


Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

  • tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • connection to the Bienarté art community

About the Tutor

Peter Griffen has been painting for forty-five years, during which time he has travelled extensively and has had numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He enjoys painting outdoors but the bulk of his time is spent in the studio creating abstract images derived mainly from the landscape. Typical of his work is its playful, dynamic quality and strong use of colour.

Peter has had solo exhibitions in London, Paris, St Tropez, Lyon, New York and New Zealand. He has had about sixty solo exhibitions throughout Australia and been in numerous group shows and is represented in many private and public collections.

He has been selected as a finalist in several prizes including the Blake, Sulman, Dobell and Fleurieu prizes.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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