In this two day workshop we’ll focus on ways to expand your mark-making vocabulary to help find your own distinct painterly language or new directions in your practice.
We’ll explore ways to simplify your subject matter, loosen up your brushwork, define your own colour palette and how setting yourself different ‘limits’ can lead to different results. The exercises we’ll do can be applied to any subject matter, but we’ll use landscape and still life as a basis for this course – students are encouraged to bring in their own photos or can work with ones I supply.
Suitable for any level (although some drawing or painting experience is handy), the intention is to have fun playing around with lots of different ideas, creating multiple small studies you can use as stepping stones or starting points in your journey as a painter. I’ll be working in oils, but acrylic painters also welcome.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.