5-Day:Expressive and Intuitive Abstract – Free yourself up! with Celia

5-Day:Expressive and Intuitive Abstract – Free yourself up! with Celia

Actions and Detail Panel


Date and time


Moray Art Centre

The Park


IV36 3TA

United Kingdom

View map

Refund policy

Free yourself up and have some fun, with professional artist, Celia Forestal Smith.

About this event

Five Day Course:

Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Do you get stuck in a rut with your art making? Come and try new and experimental art materials and tools to free yourself up and get the joy back into your art making.

Join Celia on this experimental journey.

In this course you will learn:

To make your own brushes from natural materials outside

Create expressive mark making with your unique brushes

Make collage papers to use in your paintings

Personal colour palettes

Opacity and transparency of paint

Strong composition

The 3 stages of a painting; PLAY, EXPLORE and CLARIFY

Work in a series, not just one finished piece

Materials we will use: Drawing materials; Graphite pencils and sticks, stabillo pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, inks, collage, heavy gel matte medium, acrylic paints

Tools we will use: brushes, palette knives, scrappers, straight edges, rollers, squeegies, stencils

Collage papers, magazines, cartridge papers and primed thick card

Who is this course for?

All skill levels welcome. Whether you are new to art or simply want to free yourself up, please come along and simply enjoy the experience.

About Celia:

Celia Forestal Smith is a full time artist and tutor. She has a Creative Arts degree from Nottingham University, an Advanced Diploma in Painting from Central School of Art (London), a Masters in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and a Further Education and Adults Teaching Certificate.

Exhibiting and teaching for many years, Celia’s work ranges from graphic illustration to the highly abstract, capturing the spontaneous and intuitive nature of living in the moment – a type of expressive freedom. Her art is enriched with a deep appreciation for nature and landscapes, saying that “observational drawing and painting is the most effective and powerful way of deeply connecting to nature. It allows a process of slowing down, of appreciation and awe. It is soul nourishment.”

These days, you will find Celia working in her studio in the north of Scotland, teaching groups and individuals at local venues and exhibiting widely. She is also the Founding Director of Elemental Community Arts, having worked extensively with local schools and community groups in the Highlands and Moray.


Additional Information:

All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available.

Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Payment - Eventbrite

Payments can be made simply and easily using this website.

Payment is due at time of booking. We reserve the right to cancel bookings where we have not received payment within 14 days of the booking being made.

If you require overnight accommodation the following link may prove helpful.


5-Day:Expressive and Intuitive Abstract – Free yourself up! with Celia image
5-Day:Expressive and Intuitive Abstract – Free yourself up! with Celia image

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved