Experimenting With Gesso

Art |
29th February 2020

29 Feb | 10.30am -4.30pm | Tutor Frances Winder | £55

Gesso has a wide application for every water-based media, acrylics, watercolour, gouache and inks. You will build up the surface on paper, card and canvas and use this base to make your image. We also use textured backgrounds of gesso.

What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught?

We start with a series of sample textures, then create images with built up gesso, wonderful for creating mountain and rock forms. I do several demonstrations to show the method and bring examples of work demonstrating some uses of this base medium. Suitable for using with watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint. You may like to experiment.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will be provided with gesso in a container, a fork, magic tape, and a choice of materials to make impressions. Bring with you your paints and brushes, some old rags, an old tea towel is best, and a ruler, pencil, coloured pencil. Also bring a plastic sheet or old newspaper to protect the table.

You may like to bring reference material, photos or sketches.

Are there any additional costs?

Any other costs would be for paint, paper or card that you need to bring with you. If you are restricting your budget bring a basic set of gouache paints. White, yellow, permanent rose, burnt umber, ultramarine blue and Black . I would add Windsor blue as a greeny blue to this. You can paint anything with these colours.

About the tutor

I am a practising artist, you can see my work on www.franceswinderart.com.
I also am involved in the La’al gallery opposite the Brewery my work is in several private homes and in collections in London, Europe, America and Australia.
I exhibit in many local galleries. I am a member of Green Door Studios and Kendal Arts Society and can welcome you to my Studio in the Green Door Arts trail open studios in September.

Frances Winder


29th February 2020

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