Exploring Landscape with Acrylic Paint | 12th October 2019
Tutor: Patrick Smith BA (Hons) P.C.E.T/P.G.C.E
Learn and experience a one day taster session of exploring the landscape with acrylic paint.
You will learn how to prepare your substrate to paint onto, prepare a wet palette, techniques associated to plein air painting, looking at mixing colour from primaries, experimental approaches and mark making, general composition.
Who is this Venetian School of Painting for?
This is a workshop suitable for all levels of experience.
Patrick Smith is an established artist in fine art and printmaking having work in many private collections both nationally and internationally. His practice concentrates on ideas associated with the edge and devices in composition and form. Patrick studied painting and printmaking at Leeds Metropolitan University where he was awarded the William Tier memorial award for Landscapes and Erasmus scholarship to train at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. He has taught for many years to degree level and runs various courses and workshops: https://www.psmithstudio58.co.uk/
What will I make?
Together we will embark on a series of small studies either outdoors or, if the weather is too inclement, we will be located in the studio referencing source material provided. If you have brought any images to work from then you can use those. This is also an opportunity to discuss your own practice in depth throughout the day. It is hoped that through this collaborative experience you will learn to free up and attack landscape painting with a less formal approach and exploit the very real ability for the fluid medium of paint to describe the natural world in a more organic fashion
Materials & Equipment
You will need to bring acrylic paints (galleria or above in quality), your art box with brushes etc, painting shirt. Any sketches drawings photographs to inspire. Our location offers plenty of stunning vistas so you're more than welcome to use those.
Painting panels will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own to supplement this
10am-4pm. Group size is limited to 10 people, to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session. Please arrive for the first session at 09:45 for a cup of tea or coffee and introductions. The workshop will finish 16.00, but please note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. Teas and coffees are provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch (the nearest shop is a five minute drive away).
All classes take place at 2shedstudios, Broughton, Malton, YO17 6QG. Parking is available at the studio