Workshop aims and skills/knowledge to be taught
- To experiment with different paints and mediums to create beautiful semi abstract oil paintings from photographs.
- Using various paints including Watercolour painting techniques , watercolour paper and various brushes and tools.
- Acrylic painting techniques using various paper based surfaces including prepared surfaces .
- How to choose a colour palette and mix colours.
- Surface preparation.
- How to start an abstract painting.
- What makes a successful abstract oil painting.
- When an abstract painting is finished.
- How to evaluate and critique your work.
Course outline for the day
- Zarina will introduce the aims and content of the workshop.
- The group will begin with photograph aesthetics. What makes a good picture then painting.
- Zarina will talk about; surface, palette, mediums, and the best paints to use for the best results.
- Zarina will demonstrate step by step, creative semi abstract oil painting techniques, using paint to visualise photography.
- The group will paint along, completing all the painterly tasks.
- Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and what makes a good abstract painting.
- The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and evaluate each other’s work.
- Zarina will talk about colour and tone, light and dark, composition, balance and colour palette.
- The group will continue completing all the painterly tasks.
- Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and how to build on what you have created in this session.
- The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and critique each others work.
- At the end of the session there will be a group critique.
After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.
To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.