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Summer School: Kenneth Le Riche: Responding to the Landscape with Oils

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Moray Art Centre

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Responding to the Landscape with oils - building a large painting over 5 days

This workshop will give students the opportunity to work on one large painting from nature, over the course of five days.

Taking inspiration from the landscape around the Moray Art Centre, students will look at different approaches to painting. Using brushes, rags, sandpaper, palette knives and fingers as tools, students will work on drawings and studies which will form the basis of a considerably larger (80 x 120cm) and more resolved painting on a panel.

Demonstrations will explore the nature and qualities of oil paint and mediums such as linseed oil, turpentine, stand oil, encaustic, damar varnish and liquin to accelerate the oils drying.

Throughout the week students will be encouraged to look at ways of analysing and modifying a painting; observing space, abstraction, colour and texture to create a sense of atmosphere and expression. In doing so, students will develop skills in visual perception and expressive improvisation to find and build their own visual language.

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.

Note the 10% Early-Bird discount for payments made before the end of February!

The Tutor

Kenneth Le Riche attended the University of Dundee graduating in1986 in Mechanical Engineering. In 1990 he attended classes at the 369 Gallery in Edinburgh under the guidance and tuition of Callum Inness, Moyna Flannigan and Olivia Irvine before attending the Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art and enrolling at the Edinburgh College of Art where graduated in 1998. He subsequently studied at the New York Academy of Art for the MFA where he graduated in 2003 with a distinction.

Kenneth has taught at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Bridgehouse Art, Amagansett Applied Arts (USA), and The East Harlem School USA). Kenneth is a professional member of Visual Art Scotland and has featured in a number of group exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and has exhibited extensively - in Scotland, New York, Barcelona, Amman and Jerusalem. He has been artist-in-residence at Villa Arson in France, Odd Nerdrum’s Studios in Norway and the Mohtaraf Remal For Arts in Jordan.

Kenneth lives and works in Forres, Northern Scotland and teaches peripatetically as well as a Studio Practice Course for artists at the Moray Art Centre.

Art Statement:

There are two related strands in Kenneth's artwork: observation and imagination. They inform each other.

The observational work is figurative often depicting the experience of painting or drawing itself and its process of creating.

The second strand is of imaginary spaces and forms using perspective and, sometimes, arbitrarily constructed

symbols, like letters, arrows, arches, aqueducts and animals.

Both strands are concerned with the relationship between the abstract surface and the illusion. Overall a theme of latency pervades and the tension between form and completion is intrinsic to the work.

Within each work there is vulnerability where a thing's existence could still be taken away from it.

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Tickets purchased and paid for before the end of February 2020 will receive a 10% discount.

Payments can be made simply and easily using this website.

You may also pay directly by cheque, card or phone. During our winter recess please telephone 01309 692426 and leave a message and we will get back to you.

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.

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