Landscape Painting in Acrylics
This course is intended for students with some experience of producing a painting (perhaps in watercolours, pastels or oils). We will explore observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response to create explorative and evocative paintings on a reasonably large scale (50cm x 60cm). A basic knowledge of acrylic painting is necessary as this will be an improvers course and focuses on more advanced practical techniques and conceptual awareness, which are intended to facilitate the students’ personal development as an artist.
Acrylic painting has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours, it is an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or mixed media techniques. The course includes creating suitable surfaces, exercises in drawing, using pencil & charcoal, painting, use of rags and palette knives.
We will explore the transition from representational naturalism to abstract painting. Weather permitting we will be working outside for some of the session, the parkland of Dartington is a short walk away from the studio door. We will also look at the development of formal elements and obscurity in picture making, using imagination, expression and atmosphere.
Saturday 25 November 9:30am - Sunday 26 November 2017 9:30am
Dartington Hall, Studio 20 , Space studios , Totnes , Devon, TQ9 6E
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