Joan Mitchell’s Summer Garden

Joan Mitchell’s Summer Garden
​5 Week Course

Thursday 9.30am – 3pm
22nd, 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th June 2025

Tutor – Robin Wu

Taking the expressive, colour-filled and abstract works of legendary painter Joan Mitchell as inspiration, this short course will explore creative and practical ways to use the summer garden in bloom as a spring board into a seductive painterly world.

We will spend time outside drawing, looking, researching, making notes from the lush gardens at Cockenzie House – generating a rich variety of visual material. We will also work in the studio away from the subject matter – unpacking and reassembling our own ‘indoor gardens’ of drawings, location paintings and research that will then be used to seed further works.

The course will explore guided ways into abstraction, working with literal and  non-literal colour, different scales, surface and texture and finally we will build towards a personal project in the form of a large, immersive, garden-inspired painting.

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