Animals in Loose Expressive Style
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2 Day Art Workshop
Location: Lesmurdie WA (Perth Hills)
Sat 31st Aug and Sun 1st Sept 2019 9am until 4pm$495 per person – you supply materials.
For those who love to play intuitively with colour and have fun without too much structure.
Suitable for all levels of experience – beginners to advanced
In this two day painting workshop, our animals will emerge right before our eyes, in a world of colour, and passionate gestural strokes as we make sense of the chaos, without losing the energy and immediacy of this kind of painting style.
What You Learn?
We will take a minute to understand the style we are about to embark upon in the context of where it fits in the art world. This should give you confidence and a sense of clear purpose as we go forward.
Then we roll up our sleeves. Starting with loose and fast and colourful studies, I will take you through the ‘thickets’ of uncertainty that often kill our projects before we get past the ‘WTF ... this is horrible’ stage (where we often give up). It’s all about trusting the sometimes chaotic process and I will lead you in and out of that – coaching you onwards! Similarly in the Abstract Floral Workshop, the idea is to create permission for ourselves to go through difficult stages and in fact learn how to lever them to create amazing work. Such is the artist’s daily struggle. You don’t have to know all this, but it helps when it comes to painting courageously. Much of the struggle is giving ourselves permission to be in this place, painting only ‘doggy essence’ for example. E.g. putting two black eyes and a nose in a mass of colour = “ah… a dog!” This kind of painting – is called many things, from expressionism, abstract expression, whimsical, to fauvism. It matters not what its label is, what matters is that we learn how. The style feels random, and as if it’s hit and misses, but it does not have to be. You can learn to be consistently random, and that is where this workshop comes in.
Some of the things we will explore are:-
What Are We Painting?
Your favourite pet or animals you love. Please see the notes in materials for what kind of photos to bring.
What You Take Home
What do you need to bring?
VIP – Your photos (see more detailed information far below)
What I supply?
Who is this workshop suitable for?
How many are there in the class?
Where is it?
When is the workshop?
Sat 31st Aug and Sun 1st Sept 2019 (2 days) From 9am until 4pm
What if I miss out?
Cost: 2 Day Workshop