As part of the programme of events for Flaming June: The Making of an Icon (Leighton House Museum, 4 November 2016 - 2 April 2017), we present this three-hour workshop exploring the use of colour and fabric in Flaming June. The workshop will take place in Leighton's grand studio, where he painted his most celebrated works, and will be led by Scott Pohlschmidt Director, Lavender Hill Colours.
Students will learn about the cadmium family - yellow, orange and red - a heavy metal based pigment mixed in oil and predominant in Leighton's famous work Flaming June. Scott will explain its properties and uses, demonstrate how to apply the paint as well as how to use glazing to enhance the vibrancy of the colour.
In the second half of the workshop, attention will turn to how to paint fabric, again inspired directly by Flaming June. Students will learn about the anatomy of cloth, where it begins and ends and how to render the folds to greatest effect.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a practical workshop in which participants will apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge. The cost includes a 20x20" cotton canvas. Students should be encouraged to bring a palette, cadmium paints and brushes if they have them; they can also can buy paints and brushes at the Museum on the day (cash only). They are dissuaded from buying anything new prior to the workshop as this will prove costly and potentially unnecessary.
Ticket price includes entry to Museum & exhibition.
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