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May 2019

In the Footsteps of the Scottish Colourists with Jenny Tyson 16 /17 May

May 16, 9:15 am - May 17, 4:00 pm

Looking at the work of the much admired Scottish Colourists, Jenny will help you to develop bold and vibrant compositions using thick paint and confident brushstrokes. Day One will be painting a still-life against a landscape using natural light, capturing light and shadow and using crisp outlines and structured composition.  There will be an emphasis on using paint thickly and expressively with bright contrasting colours, thinking about pattern and loose brushstrokes and over turning studio conventions. Day Two will concentrate…

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Letting Go – Exploring Colour and Form with Paul Treasure 30/ 31 May

May 30, 9:15 am - May 31, 4:00 pm

‘I don’t Paint to Live, I Live to Paint’,   Willem de Kooning The course is all about really letting go and painting from the heart and not the mind; reacting rather than analysing  –  with particular reference to de Kooning who has been a major influence on Paul’s work.  Students will have the opportunity to develop their own experimental approach under Paul’s inspiring guidance.  We will begin with a simple still-life and work on different ways to respond to and…

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June 2019

Creative Landscape in Mixed Media with Alison Orchard 24 / 25 June

June 24, 9:15 am - June 25, 4:00 pm

9.15 am – 4.0 pm Using inks, gouache wax resist, collage and many other techniques. Alison will lead a second workshop where students can release their inhibitions working and responding to the landscape in the open air.  She will give an introduction to analysing and composing the landscape and demonstrate a range of techniques in many media including inks, wax resist, bleach, and collage.  She will generously share her repertoire of techniques including her dynamic approach to using inks.   Students…

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