Learn to paint expressively with an individual painting voice while increasing your knowledge and understanding of the importance of colour, composition and form. Annabel Butler guides you in an exploration of the painting styles between realism and abstraction. She introduces you to the Expressionist painters, who sought to depict their emotional responses rather than an objective reality. Students are encouraged to paint quickly and loosely, develop expressive brushwork and experiment with colour. A range of subject matter will be covered each week, including various expressive approaches to landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and interiors, to produce a range of studies and finished series of paintings by the end of the course.