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We tried out the idea of running our own 'day workshops'. 
Ian and Judy organised a workshop on painting abstracts based on some of the exercises in Rolina Van Vliet's books on abstract painting. 
We restricted it to 8 participants and repeated.
The following gallery gives a flavour of the outcomes from each of two groups completing the same 3 exercises.

John explains his work

Detail of Tony's

Julie's 2nd attempt

Steve C's

Judy's 2nd attempt



Ken at work ex.3

Tony at work ex.3

Exercise 2 finished

Ken's ex.2

Detail Steve's ex.2

Detail Maya's ex.2

Julie's ex.2

Judy's ex.2

ex.2 in progress

Detail Judy's ex1

exercise 1 finished

Steve's ex.1

Maya ex.1

Arthur ex.1

John ex.1

ex.2 in progress

Ex.3 on the board

Group preparing for stage 2

exercise1 in progress

exercise one

deatail - Roly's

detail - Maureen's

group identified theme of each painting

exercise 2 - abstracted landscape

exercise 2 - Isobel's shapes

exercise 2 - Wendy's

exercise 2 - Bruce's geometric shapes

exercise 2 - Maureen's

excercise 2 - Ian's monotone

excercise 3 in progress

exercise 3 in progress

exercise 3

exercise3 in progress

exercise3 - Bruce's

The day's output