“What’s drawing and painting? I’d use a hammer and chisel if I had to.”Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)
Conventional watercolour wisdom has it that the best way to get paint onto paper is with a brush – and as a consequence, watercolour artists have been floundering over their flat washes, struggling with unwanted streaks and despairing over their dull colours for centuries. In this one day course, we look at an alternative approach to landscape painting that will not only loosen us up, but give our paintings the atmosphere and authority we’ve always wanted.
David Chandler's weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. He co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. VIOLET PECK, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
1 day (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
8th May 2021