6 hour course 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Be prepared to free up and let go! Capture the freshness, vivacity and colour of flowers in the garden with a variety of acrylic techniques.
We will initially be looking at shape and form, starting with bold tonal marks. We will then explore gestural energetic mark-making and exuberant use of colour to capture the impression of flowers.
Along with selective use of collage to introduce a contrast of texture and definition, drawn marks can be added as a foil to the looseness of painting – this is definitely not a botanical painting class!
Lots of step-by-step demos & individual help.... a basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.
What to bring:
In case of bad weather please also bring other reference to work from – photos / sketches of gardens / allotments / parks etc (ideally with a structure of some sort….fence / trellis / shed / canes etc)
Heavy watercolour paper or canvas board
Heavy cartridge paper or pad for initial studies and exercises
Clipboard or drawing board and bulldog clips – we will be sketching & painting outside if the weather allows
Soft drawing pencil or dark colour water-soluble pencil, rubber
Posca pens if you have any (or similar paint markers) – don’t buy specially
Oil pastels or artists crayons such as Neocolour - whatever you have (don’t buy specially)
Acrylic paints – primaries plus any others you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours and black & white… magenta is also useful for pink flowers.
If you have a small watercolour set you may like to bring it for initial outdoor studies.
Mixing palette with a large flat area (plates are fine), range of brushes (whatever you have – including some large ones and fine ones)
Kitchen sponge, cotton rag (old pillow case would be fine)
Kitchen roll, water pot, scissors, glue brush
Old clothes / apron
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Any other materials not specified for the students to bring
1 to 1 guidance
A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them.
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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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