'Capturing Skies - Ventures in oils'
On this workshop Steve will be covering techniques and methods which he uses to produce abstract oil paintings that show a mood and atmosphere that is very unique to his style.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
Aim: To provide basic and advanced techniques of oil painting to inspire creativity.
Introduction to my work with examples This will include 1/2 hour demo
Preparation of background: a brief discussion on techniques and thought process to preparing boards.
Tools: 1. Brushes 2. Palette knives 3. Choosing colours/palette 4. Mixing paint and arranging palette 5. Brush techniques
Composition: A brief overview of compositional ideas and decision making processes.
Questions and answers
Experimenting and guidance.
About the Artist
Steve Rostron worked in education as a teacher for over 10 years. He decided to concentrate and devote more time to painting after relocating to Lancashire in 2009. Based in the village of Sabden the surrounding landscape and every changing sky's made a huge impact on his work. The work is not always a direct representation of a scene or view but more an amalgamation of experience, memory and the visceral experience of painting. This approach allows more artistic and creative freedom. The work created has a more abstracted feel encouraging the viewer to bring their own interpretations.
Oil and Acrylic Brushes in a variety of sizes and shapes (rounds, filberts, flats)
Oil paints (preferably of a reasonable quality. Winsor and Newton Artist's or Winton Oil, Daler Rowney Georgian Oils)
Canvas or Canvas Board's (entirely your preference in size but anywhere between A1 and A3 is suitable)
Turpentine or White Spirit (white spirit is available if required)
All of the products are available to purchase at Calder Graphics if you do not have any of these items.
Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:
1 x Table Top or Studio Easel
1 x 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board in various sizes
1 x Paint Pot
1 x Palette or Plate
Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.
Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking., either through the shop or online.Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason full refunds will be given up to 48 hours before.
You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484422991 or in store.
We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site: Calder Graphics. This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.
If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.
Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. Please bring your own lunch due to this workshop being on a sunday, and Blue Rooms Cafe will be shut.
The nearest car park available to the venue is the multistorey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only).
Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME OF THE WORKSHOP AND “CHECK IN” WITH A MEMBER OF CALDER GRAPHICS.