Mark Making Towards Abstraction


Discover the delights of making marks through an assortment of different lines, dots, marks, patterns and textures. Learn how to use different materials and layer these in exciting ways.

You will use different materials such as inks, acrylics, oil sticks, mixed media and collage. The course will be taught by a series of demonstrations by Annie, and different techniques will be introduced for you to play with.



1 day sketching outdoors

1 day developing sketches in the studio

Bring your own paints and lunch.

£120 including refreshments and paper. Bring your own paints and lunch.

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“I had such a fun, stimulating time on Annie’s painting course and am left amazed at the volume of interesting creative work we achieved during our 2 days together. Annie’s style of teaching is gentle, focussed and encouraging. She led us very naturally from making playful marks in the comfort of our sketch books to energetically  experimenting with a mix of media on large sheets of paper—all in response to the visually rich setting of Allen Bank.  The course has helped to boost my belief in my creativity and reminded me how satisfying it is to paint expressively with courage and freedom.

Big thanks Annie for these valuable gifts.”

Dinah Brown





Thanks for an amazing weekend. I really enjoyed it and feel empowered to ‘have a go’ myself now. It was great to understand the process behind an idea and to learn strategies to free up my thinking. I am so proud of everything I came home with and can’t wait for a day off to start !!!   I love your teaching style with so much encouragement and positive ideas. Please let me know if you run another course down my way 🙂

Estelle  (London)


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