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Saturday 3rd February
Mitzie Green—Tuscan Scenes in Acrylic & Collage Texture £70
We are delighted to welcome Mitzie Green this year. Mitzie brings her unique style of painting, using different types of paper to create a “messy background to work against and from which comes order and meaning” – to quote Mitzie.
This workshop is using acrylics and collage , painting a Tuscan scene from a photograph. In 2016 Mitzie received the John Apthorp Award at the Radlett Art Society Exhibition.
Saturday 24th February
Trevor Osborne- Use of Colour in dynamic Composition and the Creation of Atmosphere – Water Colour/ Mixed Media - £70
Composition, with an emphasis on tonal composition based on the application of Notan. Referencing the dynamic use of composition by Degas.
Plus - Have fun, loosen up and play with new materials
(acrylic inks, Brusho, Watercolour pens and possibly using pastel over under painting) for those who have not had an opportunity to use these before.
We look forward to welcoming Trevor to Little Berkhamsted!
Saturday 17th March
Jake Winkle—Farmyard Animals - Watercolour - £70
Suitable for all levels Jake takes us step by step to produce a great painting using vibrant watercolours to capture the mood of the subject.
Jake never fails to make his workshop enjoyable with lots of individual help and inspirational subjects.
Saturday 7th April
John Shave – Getting to grips with Oil Paint – including using pallet knives- £70
John’s aim in this workshop is to give everyone a good grounding on how to apply and handle the application of oil paint. It includes ideas on composition, tonal contrast, ideas on how to limit detail and how to play with lost and found edges to give a feeling in the finished painting of what is generally called modern Impressionism.
(Optional: Rent an oil pack for the day from John)
Saturday 21st April
Mark Fennell— Capturing Character/painting characters - Oil or Acrylic - £70
Mark’s Workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling toward achieving characterful expressive, yet realistic portraits in oils or acrylics.
We’ll begin the day warming up with some loose paint sketches, then move onto working up a finished portrait with lots of one on one help in capturing the character of the subject.
Saturday 13th October
Tim Fisher - Line and wash with soft pastel - £70
A welcome return for us – Tim is an experimental artist. Many of his paintings have been created due to line and wash with many new techniques discovered.
Tim is ever pushing the boundaries of his art and is happy painting in all mediums
He is also a successful author with two books in print by Search Press
" How to Paint Flowers in Acrylic"
This year sees him writing a third book for Search Press, "Oil Pastels" which will be due for publication towards the end of 2018.
Saturday 10th November
Claire Warner - Summer Storm in Cornwall –Watercolour - £70
Suitable for all abilities Claire will demonstrate the use of texture in watercolour to produce an energetic wild and windy seascape with dramatic colours.
Lovely edgy textured rocks and soft foamy waves.
Loads of one to one help and everyone leaves Claire’s workshop with a great painting.