Course Description

Examine various forms of abstract painting through the study of painting techniques, colour theory, formal critique, concepts and ideas. Explore the history of abstract art and its relationship to design, interior design, photography and art theory. In addition, a visual vocabulary of abstraction will be identified and developed.

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Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the process of abstraction in painting in a variety of ways
  • Explore the history of abstract art and painting
  • Acquire a practical knowledge of abstract painting techniques i.e. hard-edge, expressionistic, abstract figuration etc.
  • Describe the relationship of abstraction to art and design.
  • Distinguish the relationship between colour theory and abstract painting
  • Identify concepts related to practical colour mixing
  • Formulate a vocabulary to describe abstraction in painting
  • Create a personal abstract voice/style 

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 25, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2866. 


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