Experimental Painting and Drawing: One Day Workshop

Course overview

This exciting workshop gives artists of all levels the opportunity to experiment with drawing and painting in new ways, including figurative and abstract work with which they might transform their painting practice.

The primary aim of this workshop is to enable students to experiment with a range of materials and techniques that they may not have previously considered. Under the guidance of our experienced tutor and practising artist Dianne Burch spend a fun day experimenting and playing!

You will try out ways to make art through drawing and painting with a range of different materials and will be encouraged to play! You will finish the workshop with a new perspective of how materials and artists can work together and where you see your own place in this process.

Teaching methods include:

  • Practical activities where you can experiment with different ways of working
  • Tutor demonstrations
  • Individual support where you will be encouraged to be open-minded to develop your creativity, seeing how broadly the group interprets each challenge

Please bring lunch and refreshments.

Dress for a potential mess! (An old shirt will cover sleeves and fronts very well).

You are welcome to bring pictures of things that inspire you.

The following materials are provided:

  • aluminium foil
  • drawing pencils including HB, 3B, 6B
  • A4 paper
  • white cartridge paper
  • charcoal
  • erasers
  • sharpeners
  • mixing palettes
  • water containers for brush washing
  • kitchen roll
  • white chalk pastels
  • coloured pastels
  • black paper
  • graphite sticks
  • A3 cartridge paper

You will need to bring the following:

  • aluminium craft wire (1mm craft/florist wire)
  • range watercolour paint in tubes
  • brushes including sizes 1, 3, 8 and 12 suitable for watercolour and acrylic paints
  • range acrylic paint (I use Daler Rowney System 3)
  • black ink pens (Steadler Uniball liquid ink pens)
  • white watercolour paper
  • A4 silver mirror card
  • watercolour masking fluid

These groups are about learning together and finding what inspires us, supporting and enjoying those individual discoveries.

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We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
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