Exploring Abstraction: Geometry and Gesture

29 Feb and 1 Mar 2020

2 Day

Exploring Abstraction: Geometry and Gesture

Price: Regular price £125.00 Sale


Tutor - Nick Moore

Saturday 29 February, 10.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 1 March 2020, 11am - 4pm 

Abstraction is often seen as being unrelated to the ‘real’ world in that it doesn’t reference recognisable, everyday objects and is often perceived as obscure, meaningless or chaotic. This workshop will take a focused look at abstract painting; you will explore both theoretical and practical aspects and look at different approaches to abstraction, such as ‘lyrical’, ‘gestural’ or expressive, and ‘geometric’. Working with the richness and versatility of the genre, you will engage in a variety of mark making techniques and materials, with structured exercises and time for individual development, as well as discussion and critique of the work.

Before booking please read the Terms and Conditions below. 



Participants must be 16 or over.

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively. Please contact us if the discount code is not working.

All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price), although we recommend bringing your own brushes if you have them. Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. You may wish to bring in something to take work home.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email drawingschool@rwa.org.uk or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have. If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking within 3 weeks of the start of the course or workshop you will not be eligible to receive a refund, nor will you be eligible to transfer to another course/workshop unless we can find someone to take your place on your original booking. If we cancel a course or workshop for whatever reason then you will be offered a different date, course or a full refund.


Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1PX