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 Picasso’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 Picasso’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 Picasso look-alike images
- Picasso (1881 – 1973)
- 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 Picasso 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 depicting objects seen from multiple viewpoints. Fractured shapes + space with dynamic movement and emotive colour.
Students will be using water colour, soluble colour pencils, collage and graphite during the workshop.
By the end of the workshop…
Students will leave the workshop understanding Picasso’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.
Helpful info + Guidance
“Loved it! I was a bit apprehensive. Cubism isn’t what I’d call my cup of tea, but the references were really interesting and the way the task was set really helped me to let loose. Learnt more about the origins and inspiration for Cubism – very interesting and helped build my own interpretation – realised there’s much more skill and depth to it.” Vanessa S
“Motivational, Exciting. I learnt to understand why Cubism’s ideas allow us to play with [traditional] perspective.” David F
“Fun, relaxing. It’s a unique experience that frees your mind and lets you express yourself.” Laura F
“Incredibly insightful experience. Quality teaching and encouraging advice. I learned a lot and expressed myself. Thank you.” I learnt about the “background info on the artist and what techniques he used. The movement dates and periods and how to make dominant shapes and let loose. I would recommend the workshop as it gave me an “insightful learning of techniques and understanding of artist and just because its fun.” My course highlight was “it was all a highlight… thank you Brian.” Kiana M