Short Workshops List 

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Short workshops: The ‘Golden Age’ of newly modern artists of the late 19th century bravely changed art from being static to dynamic, innovative and ‘modern’; reflecting their new fast changing world.  Even today in the 21st century artists are still hugely influenced by their ground-breaking creativity.

Discover what you can learn from Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso to help you revitalise your own drawings and paintings.  These 3 exciting short drawing + painting workshops with a contemporary twist, will help bring their legacy to life and enable you to learn from them, so you can make your own inventive, creative personalised drawings uncovering your own style along the way.

Suitable for adult beginners, improvers, intermediate, and experienced artists looking for something a little different.
Everyone is welcome.
Short Workshops

Cezanne

Simplifying nature

Cezanne-personal-interpretation

29 October 2019
£39

All Materials included

Day: Tuesday eve
Time: 6.30-9pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond

Cezanne is known as the father of Modernism. He saw beyond surface detail and painted the underlying structure and form of objects, wanting to “treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone”.
With a contemporary twist and further inspiration from contemporary living artists, you will learn how to make your own inspired, personally creative still life drawings that celebrate shape, form and structure.

3 places remaining

  • Inspiration
    Cezanne (1839 – 1906)
    Variety of contemporary living artists

    What will we be drawing or painting?
    Contemporary still life drawings with simplified shapes, focusing on structure, planes + facets. Colour + pattern will be strongly featured.

    Images
    CLICK HERE to visit our Pinterest board
    View the artists we will be learning about.

    Materials
    Oil pastels + pencil

  • Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for blending materials when drawing
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron
    Pen and notebook for taking notes

    Short workshop:
    Tuesday eve: 6.30-9pm
    Tutor: Brian Raymond

    Suitability
    Beginner, improver, intermediate, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.

  • Diaries from all previous workshops
    CLICK HERE

Matisse

Expressive colour

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31 March 2020
£39

All Materials included

Day: Tuesday eve
Time: 6.30-9pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond

Matisse inspired the world with his bold shapes and groundbreaking use of outrageous colour. For the first time in art, paintings were able to express the artists feelings, rather than simply describe objects.
With added inspiration from contemporary living artists that will give a modern twist to Matisse’s influence, you will learn how to create your own expressive contemporary still life drawings that embrace the bold use of personally expressive colour.

Places available

  • Inspiration
    Matisse (1869- 1954)
    Variety of contemporary living artists

    What will we be drawing or painting?
    Contemporary still life drawings that play with colour relationships to enhance personal self-expression – transforming everyday objects into emotionally charged subject matter.

    Images
    CLICK HERE to visit our Pinterest board
    View the artists we will be learning about during the workshop

    Materials
    Acrylic paints, pencils

  • Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for blending materials when drawing
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron
    Pen and notebook for taking notes

    Short workshop:
    Tuesday eve: 6.30-9pm
    Tutor: Brian Raymond

    Suitability
    Beginner, improver, intermediate, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.

  • Diaries from all previous workshops
    CLICK HERE

Picasso

Cubism

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30 June 2020
£39

All Materials included

Day: Tuesday eve
Time: 6.30-9pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond

Picasso’s Cubism threw out all concepts of traditional art and re-imagined how artists could depict an ever changing dynamic modern 3D world on a flat surface. His solutions were revolutionary and still shock people today.

Places available

  • Inspiration
    Picasso (1881 – 1973)
    Variety of contemporary living artists

    What will we be drawing or painting?
    Contemporary still life drawings depicting objects seen from multiple view points. Fractured shapes + space with dynamic movement and emotive colour.

    Images
    CLICK HERE to visit our Pinterest board
    View the artists we will be learning about

    Materials
    Water colour, soluble colour pencils, collage, graphite

  • Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for blending materials when drawing
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron
    Pen and notebook for taking notes

    Short workshop:
    Tuesday eve: 6.30-9pm
    Tutor: Brian Raymond

    Suitability
    Beginner, improver, intermediate, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.

  • Diaries from all previous workshops
    CLICK HERE

Course Structure 

Grab the opportunity to be inspired, be introduced to some key artists who helped art move forward in exciting ways, and learn how their creativity and ideas can help you become a better artists.  These practical tutor-led workshops will enliven your creativity and offer you new ideas to bring to your own drawing and painting.

About the workshops

These short drawing and painting workshops WILL teach you the essence of what drove these artists to draw and paint with passion, what they contributed to the art world, the reason behind their fame, and most importantly give you new inspiration for your own art-making.

The workshops will NOT teach you how to copy paintings by Cezanne, Matisee or Picasso, to create look-alike pictures, or how to copy their style of painting. 

The main focus

The main focus of the short art workshops is to guide you to explore and develop your own personal skills and techniques.  You will be supported and guided to create inspired, personal, creative artwork that help you develop your own drawing or painting style.

Context

Even now in the 21 century contemporary artists are still reflecting on the issues Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and other artists tried to resolve and are finding new innovative solutions to the same visual art ‘problems’.  Join us on these exciting drawing and painting workshops and travel a creative journey to discover your own creative solutions.

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