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The Joy of Abstract Art

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The Garden Studio

33 Oakley Road


SE25 4XG

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Come and join professional artist Blandine Bardeau for an afternoon of abstract drawing, painting and collage in her beautiful Garden Studio.
We will explore abstract art using simple yet powerful exercises aimed at loosening-up into a playful, more childlike state of creativity.
Most of us as adults are terrified of making a mistake, doing the «wrong thing», and as a consequence we have stopped making art at all. This workshop aims to open-up a new page, to go beyond the fear and pressure of producing a «good result», to see that we can all make art and that it is an enjoyable, powerful practice. Students will be encouraged to experiment, play and try out new things and to start developing their own artistic language.
No previous experience required, just a willingness to explore and be surprised. Over 18 only.

In this workshop you will:

-Learn exercises you can easily use to start abstract artworks

-Learn to enjoy the process rather than focusing on the end result

-Produce some exciting and surprising artworks

-Discover how inspiring art making with others can be


"I had identified a need to devote some time to concentrating on my artistic practice. The course proved to be exactly what I wanted and needed. I spent time supported by a group of like-minded yet creatively diverse people in an atmosphere of calm, and with activities led by someone with whom I immediately felt a connection and whose philosophy and approach to the subject gained my immediate respect." Susie

“A time to experiment with how it feels to draw, rather than what comes out as the end product. I didn’t really care what my pictures looked like. It was really relaxing and freeing to do the exercises. It felt quite meditative. I think it was a good lesson to stop thinking about replicating what you see and then judging it, but just let stuff come out.” Rosie

Each workshop runs on a Saturday, 1-4pm, and costs £45 including materials.

Four Forthcoming 2018 dates are available:

-Saturday 15th September

-Saturday 27th October

-Saturday 24th November

-Saturday 15th December

Closest stations: Norwood Junction Overground and National Rail, East Croydon Station, Arena Tramway


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes you have to be 18 years old or over to attend. There is no maximum age.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There's free on street parking. The closest station is Norwood Junction on the Overground or National Rail. East Croydon is also easily accessible and very close from Arena Tramway stop or a bus ride.

What can I bring into the event?

You should bring clothes you're not worried about staining. All other materials are provided, but if there's anything special you own and would like to bring in, feel free, such as a brush or a special paint.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

you can email me studio@blandinebardeau.com

What's the refund policy?

I do not offer refunds for this event. But I am happy to transfer your ticket onto a friend.

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The Garden Studio

33 Oakley Road


SE25 4XG

United Kingdom

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