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Abstract and Expressive Painting Workshop

Join this one-day workshop to create expressive paintings in a playful response to music.

  • Booking essential

Local tutor Amanda Duke will guide you through creating a selection of abstract and expressive paintings in response to music.

Whilst a variety of music plays, from jazz, to electronic and classical, use your intuition to practice markmaking and become familiar with textural surface qualities playfully, using a range of brushes and tools.

Throughout the day you will create 4-6 paintings using acrylic paint on high quality paper. You will explore colour; mixing hues and tones to create mood, light and atmosphere.

References to works by JMW Turner, Kandinsky and Paul Klee, to name a few, will be made to demonstrate key learning points and help make sense of abstraction.

Suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced.

All materials will be provided.

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £90.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Please report to reception on arrival, and the team will direct you to the studio where the workshop is taking place.

What to bring and wear

Please bring an apron and packed lunch with you.


The workshop will take place in the Battery House studio which has step-free access. There is a mobility buggy running between the main car park and the House.

Contact info

Petworth Property Office

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