LEARN: Expressive Painting & Drawing – Colour Contrasts & Harmonies

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360 Minutes
£ 66.00
Age Guidance: 18+
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Rooted in C20 and C21 landscape and organic still-life genres, this workshop will explore one of the core principles of composition, colour, tone, shape, form, texture and line, providing participants with the foundations to achieve the level of abstraction / representation they are looking for in their artwork.

Focusing on increasing confidence and technical skills in acrylic painting and drawing, as well as pushing the boundaries of figuration / abstraction, these workshops draw on Sara Dudman’s own knowledge and painting processes, as well as taking inspiration from the work of other pioneering artists.

A looseness of style, vitality and gestural marks are the hallmarks of Sara’s paintings. During each day, Sara will guide you through tried and trusted ideas and techniques for creating expressive paintings.

Each day will include a series of drawings and paint experiments, along with every participant creating their own acrylic painting on canvas (approx. 30 x 40cm).

Some days will include experimental and collaborative activities, intended to help loosen up and stretch participants’ ambitions, in addition to individual paintings and drawings (see each workshop description for details).

All the following painting and drawing materials are included in the price:

  • Paints, drawing materials, canvas, paper, photos or still-life objects to work from.

Not provided: please bring the following:

  • Mixing palettes, water pots, aprons
  • *optional: Table easel / your own brushes / your own photos / objects to work from.

Key artist: Pierre Bonnard

Theme: Tabletop flowers

This acrylic painting workshop will draw on Bonnard’s use of warm and cool colour contrasts and harmonies to suggest rather than describe form and subject.

* includes collaborative participation activity.

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