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Wabi Sabi surface texture (embracing the beauty in imperfection) with Lea W...
Sat 27 May 2017, 10:00 – 15:00 BST
Come and join me and the very talented guest artist LEA WILLIAMS for a totally relaxed day of painting with texture.
This fantastic workshop provides you the tutoring from 2 professional practicing artists for the price of 1!!!
Allow both artists to guide you in the exploration of a variety of techniques that will build up layers of exciting textures on paper. These layers can be manipulated so that the they interact or have an effect on each other contributing to a final peice.
These pieces may become finished artworks in their own right or be used as a wonderful base for producing further imagery/drawing/painting on top.
The day will include step by step demonstrations of the painting techniques by both artists providing a diverse and rich extensive knowledge. And of course lots of one to one tuition to help you develop your own style and vision.
THIS IS A PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR A COMPLETE BEGINNER AS WELL AS THOSE WISHING TO DEVELOP A MORE FREE EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING STYLE
Wabi-sabi is the term refered to in Japan that represents a view centred on the acceptance of change, transience and impermancence. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.
When creating this opens the door to allowing our work to flow and evolve to find its own way and how it turns out is exactly as was meant to be. There are many artists that refer to artworks as wabi-sabi that involve a great deal of texture, have an aged or vintage appearance, contain sentimentality or have taken on the effects of the weather.
Lots and lots of materials will be provided for you to use on the dayincluding practice paper, acrylic paint, inktense drawing sticks, oil pastels, and coffee!
BUT you may wish to have the following to expand your creative potential:
- sheets of A4 (or bigger) Watercolour paper which is around 140lbs (3oogsm/gm) weight.
OR acrylic paper
OR pre stretched canvas
-Watercolour paints AND acrylic paints OR Gouache. A minimum palette would be ultramarine, cobolt, burnt umber, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow and viridian. LOTS OF WHITE!
-A selection of brushes such as a ¾” flat or filbert, a No 8 round and a No 4 round (with a fine point)
-Pastels soft OR Oil pastels
-It will also be useful to have with you a selection of coloured pieces of paper/magazine pages/newspaper/colourful wrappers/paper bags etc
OR swatches of fabric or lace type fabric or netting
- Also a pencil, a mixing palette, a water container, and kitchen paper.
This is a suggested list so you may bring ABSOLUTELY any other materials that you have or wish to work with this may be watercolour pencils, pens, markers, inks, brusho, fabrics swatches, wax, chalks, drawing sticks/inktense/gelatos/oil sticks. A board and masking tape, masking fluid, water spray bottle, an old toothbrush. We may also use cling film, salt, sponges, sandpaper, plastic sheets, wax candle and so on BUT many of these materials will be provided for you to use.
All Painting abilities welcome. Suitable for beginners
NO NEED TO PRINT THE EVENT TICKET OUT AS I WILL HAVE THIS BEFORE THE DAY
PLEASE NOTE REFRESHMENTS ARE PROVIDED BUT BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
The workshop takes place in a working artists studio in a stunning location. With expert tuition and small class sizes we hope to deliver the best creative experience. There is plenty of parking and you can enter the studio via the white door that is circled on the left side of the image at the side of the building. The Orangery is highlighted in red.