This practical tutor-led workshop will enliven student’s own creativity and offer them new ideas to improve their own drawing and painting. There is added inspiration from contemporary living artists that will give a modern twist to Matisse’s influence. Students will create their own expressive contemporary still life drawings that embrace the bold use of personally expressive colour.
- Learn the essence behind Matisse’s ideas and the reason for his fame
- Be inspired and apply the new ideas to help transform their own personal style
- Students will be creating new art and will not be copying or making Matisse look-alike images
- Matisse (1869- 1954)
- Variety of contemporary living artists
THE MAIN FOCUS
Students will learn that even now in the 21 century artists are still reflecting on the issues Matisse tried to resolve. The focus of the workshop is to guide students to explore and develop their own personal skills and techniques. Students will be supported and guided to create inspired, personal, creative artwork that help them develop their own drawing or painting style.
What will students 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.
Students will be using acrylic paints and pencils during the workshop.
By the end of the workshop…
Students will leave the workshop understanding Matisse’s ideas more fully. Having travelled a creative journey to discover their own creative solutions, students will be better able to transform their own drawing and painting.
Help + Guidance
“Extremely well structured session to allow personal creativity to come through. Starting from emotions – using colour, shape and gesture to express this.” Helped me to “look at things differently, learning a new way to do a painting. My course highlight was” being inspired again.”
“Fun, intense, creative, a really good learning hand-on experience. Using emotion and being really in touch with it”. I enjoyed being able to “learn with a friendly group of people and an inspiring tutor.” My course highlight was working with “colour!”
“Relaxed environment, time passed so quickly, wonderful environment for painting. I have learnt to focus my painting on my own emotion, rather than the object. Fantastic as a refresher course. My course highlight was the “excellent 10-minute PowerPoint discussing shape, colour and paint.” Ashton W