Art For The Terrified

Creative Learning |
22nd September 2018

Tutor Frances Winder | Fee £63 inc materials (£55 without) | 1 session

This one-day workshop is designed to cover the basics, exploring painting and drawing with water-based media as well as gouache, oil pastels and inks. Perfect for beginners or those who want to kick-start their artwork after a break.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
You’ll cover the basics, like how to put on a wash for example, but then also use exciting methods to adapt this for more experimental work. You will be taught by demonstration and by producing your own work. You learn to put on a wash, then adapt it with several experimental methods. Also how to learn to use gouache paint thickly and as a watercolour, combining it with oil pastel as an option, we try ink and wash methods and oil pastel on its own.

The workshop is suitable for anyone, from complete beginners, re-starters, to people wanting to find or change their art style by trying different methods and going back to basics.A follow-up workshop, Art for the Terrified 2 on 26 January 2019 leads on to using acrylics with rags and card as well as revisiting washes and water based media.

What do I need to bring with me?
All students should bring:
-pen, pencil, ruler and spare paper or a notebook/sketchbook for information or rough ideas
-newspaper to protect the Brewery tables,
apron or old shirt to protect clothes
-an old jam jar as a water pot, and old plate or tin plate is useful as a palette.
-Bringing reference pictures or any sketches you have done is useful.

If you are bringing your own materials and have not paid the additional fee for please bring:
-a palette
-watercolour paper
-gouache paints
-black ink and pens and watercolour paints if you have them. Oil pastels are available to use but bring your own if you wish.
-Brushes: round brushes are best for water-based paints, one small, one medium and one largish. Synthetic prolene brushes are suitable.

Tutor advice: Don’t buy a big set of colours from Smiths or the Works, buy basic colours of a good quality if you need to get any paints. Permanent rose, yellow, ultramarine blue, Windsor blue, Burnt umber, black and Permanent white. You can make green.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?

Materials (paints and paper) can be provided for the additional fee.

About the tutor
Frances Winder is an artist living and working in Kendal. Her work is in private collections in Britain, Europe and America. Landscape based but with elements of abstraction.



22nd September 2018

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