Abstract Techniques Revealed. Create Large Modern Art
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Abstract Techniques Revealed. Create Large Modern Art

A loose and carefree approach to creating abstract contemporary paintings.
4.6 (51 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
248 students enrolled
Created by Gino Savarino
Last updated 12/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $45 Discount: 78% off
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What Will I Learn?
  • Paint a large, textured and colorful modern art piece.
  • Have the confidence they were looking for to create a contemporary painting.
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  • Basic painting skills, but not really necessary. I will show you step by step.
  • Materials required: Large canvas, assorted acrylic paints, gesso or primer, texturing medium, small, medium and large brushes, foam brush, pallet knife, 6" spatula, small sheet of bubble wrap, tile notched trowel. 1/8" x 36" wood dowel rod.
  • The desire to let loose, have fun and not worry about making mistakes.

In this course we will be creating 2 colorful, large modern abstract paintings. I will show you step by step how to add texture, line and form to a canvas and give you the confidence to paint loose and carefree without the worry of making mistakes. I share my secret techniques that took me over 20 years to perfect.

I will cover the usage of unconventional tools and materials to add interest and excitement to your masterpiece.

Without spending a fortune on art supplies, I discuss the paints and
brushes that I like to use and the different mediums to add texture and

With multi-camera angles, you will grasp every brushstroke and every splatter. Even though I work fast, you can take your time, pause and rewind as often as you 'd like and watch the course over and over again. This is not your average, boring art lesson. Get ready to be amazed at your ability.

Who is the target audience?
  • Art students or someone who always wanted learn abstract painting.
  • Intermediate painters who want to learn more advanced techniques in abstract art.
  • Those who want to try new ways to impress themselves and their friends and family.
  • Brave enthusiast who are not afraid to make "happy" mistakes.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Welcome t Abstract Techniques Revealed.
11 Lectures 01:18:19

Welcome to "Fashionista"

Preview 00:36

The fun begins when we add this unexpected texture medium.

How to make peeks, valleys and voids.

Preview 11:18

Applying good primer without spending a lot of money.

Preview 04:07

A look at the types of brushes I like to use and how to keep my paints organized.

Brushes and Paints

By adding a base layer of paint, the top colors will be bolder and more vibrant.

The Under Coat & Painting Process

Adding Exciting and Fun Details

We are now ready to start our second painting, "Magic Moments", but first lets go through the tools needed and one secret ingredient to get that great texture for less then $2.

Preview 00:54

Texture is spread out and applied to give it a 3 dimensional feel.

Preview 07:46

A dark base coat is applied to make the foreground colors pop.

Ready for the dark undercoat.

By sectioning off the canvas we paint fast to create a super cool masterpiece.

The Painting process -Let the fun begin!

Time to tie it all together with stick, circle and knife.

Crazy Awesome Details.
About the Instructor
Gino Savarino
4.6 Average rating
51 Reviews
248 Students
1 Course
Professional abstract artist, gallery owner and instructor

Born in Argentina on December 3, 1969. His parents migrated to Buenos Aires from Italy for a better life and in 1978 from Argentina to Chicago. He now resides in Chicago, IL. He's fluent in Spanish and Italian.

    Soon after arriving to the United States, he needed some way to deal with the culture shock and for him the best way was through painting, drawing and listening to music. After graduating high school he enrolled in formal art classes for two years and soon after he decided to do things his way.      Gino does not believe there should be rules and guidelines in art.  He adds, "If you truly feel what you've created comes from the heart, it's already a masterpiece. There’s nothing more rewarding than to experiment with colors, shapes and styles, taking a step back when you're finished and having a sense of artistic accomplishment". This is why abstraction is the style of painting Savarino loves.

 His works can be found in many private collections worldwide, the lobby of Trump Place in New York, in many galleries in Chicago, New York and Atlanta, in 172 guest rooms at Le Meridien Hotel and most recently his paintings were used in an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.