All my workshops are about learning how to paint expressively, 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 total 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 suggest how to develop 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.
"Painting Abstract Landscapes"
May 10th, 11th 17th 18th 2019 - 9.15 to 1.00pm
In this workshop we are going to focus on how to translate the experience of landscape into painting. Landscape painting led the way towards abstraction. Instead of trying to literally recreate what they saw, the Impressionists focused on the play of light and atmosphere on colours and shapes. Today in a post-modernist world we have the liberty to play with what we experience in nature and in the landscape to. create our own personal abstract landscapes.
As in all my workshops I will be teaching. how to paint freely, expressively and in an abstract way. The workshops are suitable for a range of abilities, including total beginners. All materials will be supplied. We will mainly use oil and acrylic paint, but other materials will be available.
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 from these workshop will go to my charities.
To book a place contact Liz