Turner: Northern Exposure. Workshop 5: Turner and Abstraction

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The Granary, Dewars Lane

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TD15 1HJ

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This is an oil paint and beeswax abstract painting workshop. 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.

During his lifetime Turner was berated for the abstract qualities of his paintings, yet these are the very qualities we now admire. Looking closely at Turner’s later paintings, his technique and materials and his compositions and textures, you will be shown how to construct your own abstract paintings with oil paint, beeswax and raw pigments. 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

We will begin by looking at some of the texture and mark making in Turner’s later works and in a series of trial pieces we will experiment with layering paint, wax and pigment just like the great master himself. These small pieces may become finished pieces in their own right but are intended to inform the final piece. You may wish to work from sketches produced on workshops 1 or 2, or sketches made on the day.

After lunch, using the techniques learned, we will work on a larger canvas or board.

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

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.

Materials: please bring;oil paints and brushes, a palette knife if you have one, odourless solvent such as sansodor or zest it (unless you are using water based oils), rags, oil bars or oil pastels if you have them, beeswax dissolved in solvent or Annie Sloane wax polish (if this is difficult to find you can purchase a small amount from Gill). You will also need a primed board or sturdy canvas and a selection of 10cm x 10cm boards or canvas paper for trials. 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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The Granary, Dewars Lane

Berwick-upon-Tweed

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