Composition Basics for Abstract or Realistic Beginners
3.6 (25 ratings)
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Composition Basics for Abstract or Realistic Beginners

Tips you can put into practice right now for your abstracts or realistic paintings
3.6 (25 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
106 students enrolled
Created by Doris Charest
Last updated 2/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Be able to identify different compositions
  • Be able to choose different compositions or their work
  • Be able to try different compositions to see it suits their work
  • Be able to pick good compositions
  • Have a great knowledge of what composition is and how it works
Requirements
  • Have a love of art
  • Be able to try different compositions for their artwork.
  • Be willing to try different compositions
Description

Composition is essential for a good painting.  Abstract or realistic, this course will give you a strong idea of how to use composition to create better paintings.  The arrangement of the shapes on the canvas can make your painting a success.  While understanding composition is a challenge, there are easy ways to learn the basic so that you can have successful compositions.  Included are tips on composition that have been tried and proven successful.  Learn about different compositions and try them out yourself. This is a fun way to learn composition techniques that will help you create great paintings.  Exercises that you can try and a pdf that you can download to help your memory are included. 

Who this course is for:
  • A beginner in art or one that wants a refresher of different compositions
Course content
Expand 13 lectures 40:55
+ Introduction
13 lectures 40:55

An introduction to what the course is all about.

Preview 02:04

How your shapes are arranged on your canvas is one of the first steps to a great composition.

Preview 01:53

Movement that leads to the focal point is essential.  Learn how to do this here.

Let's start with movement
02:55

Creating movement is another part of composition and there are several ways of accomplishing this.  Let's arrange big and small shapes this time.  Have a look!

Movement - Big and small
02:55

This is a practice session.  You can take out your stamps and try out different compositions.  Fun, fun, fun only!

Composition using stamps
05:59

Contrast is essential to a good painting.  Tips are waiting for you here.

Contrast
01:30

This is another technique in composition that you can use to create  great paintings. 

Preview 03:38

This is an all-important part of composition.  Learn tips and tricks to accomplishing this feat.

Leading the eye
02:42

This is a compositional format that is great fun.  Learn more on how to create this composition and then try it yourself.

Bridge
03:13

A few more tips on composition and one more exercise.

More on composition
04:28

A summary of what we have learned and a bit more.

Conclusion with some pdf sheets for your reference
00:44

This is a review with a twist.  The same visual but a different voice-over with different advice.

Preview 06:25