Contemporary Approaches to Painting

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
140 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training

Course description

Contemporary Approaches to Painting

This course aims to give students introduction and guidance to discover what contemporary painting can be. Youll explore this question through works of art made between 1960 and the present day, with a focus on art made during the past decade. The day will be an introduction to artists practices today, exploring some of their main concepts and strategies and applying some of those theories to your painting.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No previous knowledge or experience is necessary for this course, but it would suit the student who is willing to openly explore painting as a language that might not necessarily be descriptive or merely the imitation of things or styles. This course will help students to produce work for their portfolios and apply for BA or Foundation courses.

Training Course Content

You will be working with acrylic, inks and monoprints as well as a variety of other mediums. You will also learn many other skills such as painting techniques, producing grounds, textures, mark making etc.


  • Full fee: £140
  • Concessionary fee: £47

Continuing Studies

There are several other courses available at the Centre in art and craft. Students may use it to build up a portfolio for entrance to art school, or at the Approaches to Contemporary art course at MWC.

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Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...

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42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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