About the Course
Two day art workshop - learn and improve your painting technique with artist Chris Forsey.
This workshop is designed to inspire and encourage you to go your own way and to take risks. The teaching will not be prescriptive or step by step, rather, you will be shown ways to use colour and design compositions and introduced to different techniques for mark making. The rest is up to you!
Each day will start with Chris giving a short demonstration of his approach to acrylic painting , including an explanation of how he uses mixed media in his work. This will be followed by informal individual advice and help as you embark on your own paintings.
Reference material will be supplied by Chris, but you are encouraged to use your own sketches and photos. The workshop session will finish with a short, helpful appraisal of the weekend’s paintings.
About the Artist
After studying art and graphics in Bristol, Chris began a career in illustration. Constantly trying to extend and add to his skills, he became a self taught watercolour painter, before moving on to other water-based media. He has exhibited on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
More recently Chris has developed a mixed-media approach to his work, combining watercolour, acrylic, pastel and gouache. He says “I am exhilarated by colour and surface and enjoy creating textured layers of dry-brushed colour that allow hints of complementary hue to glow through, thus creating an exciting surface of scattered, broken colour”.
Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.
Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.
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What's included in the price?
This full day workshop includes a homemade cooked lunch, refreshments and a cream tea.
What you will need to bring
Your usual Acrylic painting kit and any other water based materials and equipment you think you may want to use.
A good selection of brushes – large, small, flats and rounds
Acrylic Paper, Board or Stretched Canvas
Acrylic Paints – Chris suggests Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow, Lemon yellow, Orange, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Paynes Grey, Raw umber, Titanium white, acrylic medium (but feel free to make your own choices)
Some materials and equipment will available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact if you would like more information.
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