Students will discover a new rich textural language to use in their drawings and paintings that add interest and intrigue. Learn how to create relief tactile surfaces using acrylic paints combined with some surprising everyday materials. All techniques are demonstrated before students have a chance to try it out.
Explore and experiment with different consistencies of acrylic paint learning how it behaves when painted over a variety of surfaces. Students will learn how to create textures through a variety of application methods using emulsion, glues, collage and ways of layering mixed media that will result in stunning looking textures.
Focus on texture
This session is spent exploring more texture techniques and focusing on textural composition to gain a deeper understanding in building relationships between textures. Students will work on creating their own textured art work on paper, with inspiration from a variety of contemporary artists.
Demonstrations show students more texture techniques using cardboard, moulds, and print methods with time to experiment to find ways of balancing texture, colour and composition.
Personally expressive textures
The final session gives students the time to use their new skills to create their own textured artwork on paper that explores imaginative landscape, still life or figurative themes. It is an opportunity to transform the techniques students have learned and interpret them into a style of their own choice.
By the end of the course…
Students will go home with a wealth of ideas and techniques, and the skills to add texture into their artwork no matter what style they work in at home – abstract or realist, or somewhere in between.
Helpful info + Guidance
“I learnt lots of tips and ideas and ways of using everyday objects to create two lovely paintings which without the teaching from Brian I would not have thought I was capable of or had the confidence to try. I am happy with the resulting paintings.” Carol H
“Good fun, it’s nice to explore and play with different materials” Kerry W
“A great exploration of texture. Excellent way to unleash/re-kindle creativity.” Cathy
“Fun to experiment, informal and thought provoking. I won’t be afraid to add different elements, techniques and materials into my own work.” David E