All my workshops are about learning how to paint expressively, across the spectrum from abstraction to representation. Learning to paint freely and from imagination. Rather than teaching how to paint like I do, my aim is to encourage and help students to find their natural way of drawing and painting.
I run a number of workshop "series" each year and each series looks at different elements of painting expressively. I choose different topics to keep the workshops fresh and interesting with new learning to be gained each time. Each workshop in the series is stand alone, you just choose a date which suits. That said, many people come on more than one day in a series, to have another go at the exercises and consolidate learning.
My workshops are suitable for all abilities including complete beginners. Participants come with varying goals - professional artists wanting to 'loosen up' their style or find new directions, art teachers seeking to develop their own art, skilled amateur artists wanting to learn new skills and a different way of painting and beginners to art looking for a way to begin.
I encourage students to paint from "inside out". I teach students many different ways to start a drawing or painting and a range of skills and techniques using line, shape and colour. The aim is to help them paint expressively allowing the painting to evolve rather than setting a rigid idea of what it should be.
The workshops are small, only 8 to 10 participants, and are informal in style. They are held in my Studio at Wildwood, a new eco house overlooking the Surrey Hills.
"The Music of Painting"
September 21st 22nd 28th and 29th - 9.15 to 1.00pm
Music and painting have much in common and we can learn a great deal from exploring the musicality of painting. In these workshops I will teach how to use music to help you to paint creatively and with imagination. Also how music can inform our understanding of how to paint - how being aware of the rhythm, melody, harmony and tonality in your painting will help you to paint freely and with confidence.
These workshops are suitable for a range of abilities including total beginners. As with all my workshops the focus will be on painting expressively. All materials will be supplied. We will use mainly oil and acrylic paint in these workshops, but other materials will be available to add to these.
The workshops are stand-alone – you just pick a date. That said many people come to more than one workshop to consolidate their learning
£40 per session - all proceeds go to charity
To book a place contact Liz