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Turner: Northern Exposure. Workshop 4: Constructing Turner

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Conference Rooms, YHA Berwick

The Granary, Dewars Lane

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1HJ

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Inspired by Turner, use your own sketches and Turner’s technique to compose a perfectly balanced yet dramatic landscape or seascape painting in the media of your choice. We start with a 30 minute tour of the Turner exhibition led by Prof Maria Chester, followed by refreshments, then Gill Walton will lead a two-hour workshop.There will be a 30 minute break for lunch and you can bring your own lunch or eat in the Granary cafe. There will be a further practical session with Gill from 1 -3.00pm.

Turner was a prolific sketcher and produced many sketchbooks over his lifetime, but to him, these were just information gathering for his finished painting. His larger works were carefully constructed (often altering a view to improve the composition ) from snippets of sketches back in his studio. By looking closely at his sketchbooks and watercolours and using the knowledge we have about his chosen materials and technique you will be helped to develop your own painted interpretation of a Berwick landscape. Gill is based in the Scottish Borders and if you would like to know more about Gill’s background and work please go to her website at http://gillwalton.co.uk

The Introduction will give an overview of some of Turners larger paintings throughout his lifetime and the recurring patterns of composition that he used. Session 1 is a chance to look over any sketches you have brought with you and maybe do some more in the beautiful surroundings of the Granary overlooking the River Tweed. You can cut and collage your sketches to put together a composition or redraw your images until you have a plan. Session 2 is to produce a final painting in water based media of your choice, this can be watercolour, inks, gouache, acrylics or water based oil paints. Turner himself mixed media often using raw pigment and watercolour with gouache and ink in his sketches. He often scraped back or scratched into his work so make sure you have a sturdy support for your final piece, such as thick watercolour paper that has been stretched or a primed canvas or board.

These workshops are part of a programme of art workshops, tours and lectures based around the exhibition ‘Turner: Northern Exposure’ which runs at the Granary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed from 25th May to 13th October 2019 (Tues - Sun 11 -4. Closed Mon). Entry to the exhibition is free.

Each workshop will be led by a local artist and tutor who will help you explore different techniques, approaches, media and subjects in your personal response to Turner’s visionary art. Beginners to more experienced students are equally welcome.

Numbers for each workshop are limited to 10, so early booking is advised.

Colours favoured by Turner were: Indigo, Prussian blue, Cobalt, Indian yellow, Chrome yellow, Indian red, Chrome red, and Rose madder.

Materials: please bring a sketchbook, pencils, watercolour brushes, water media paint and paper for the first part of the day. Your final work will be in the water based medium of your choice, so bring the materials and mounts that you will need. Gill will bring a selection of other materials for you to experiment with.

Easels are provided.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.




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