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Free Your Art - Acrylic Painting with a Palette knife



Learn to let go of conventional methods of painting landscapes!

Using a palette knife and a limited but dynamic selection of colours of Acrylic paint, your tutor Jane Powell will teach you to go-with-the-flow, and create beautiful landscape images from an expressive and abstract starting point


What to expect from this workshop:

  • You will work on an A2 paper 'canvas' gridded with masking tape into 4 inch grid squares
  • You will only use a palette of 4 colours of acrylic paint
  • You will be working with Palette knife not a brush
  • To start you will do abstract mark making and free expressive movements across the whole canvas
  • Working into the painting you will begin creating imagined landscapes that emerge from the abstract marks
  • customer takes home a 4inch mounted and framed picture (their favourite of the grid they have created)

What's included in the workshop:
  • All materials, tools and equipment
  • You will take home a 4x4 inch mounted and framed picture by selecting your favourite finished painting
  • Tea and Coffee
  • 10% off your shopping at our onsite shop for being a workshop attendee

What you need to bring:
  • A water container for washing brushes eg a jar or cup
  • An apron or old clothes that you don't mind getting paint on
  • Bring some lunch!  We do have posh coffee and cake in the Makers Kitchen (Cafe) but we don't yet have savoury snacks available

(If you already have these at home feel free to bring them if you prefer but there will be supplies for you to use and borrow)
A flat palette to mix paints on.  Any shallow plastic box will do - something like a Ferrero Rocher box works really well - or a board covered with greaseproof paper 
Kitchen Roll
Acrylic Paints in Black, White and two other colours (there will be some paints
you can use if you don’t have your own)                                     
Tip: It would help your paintings if the two colours are not too close on the colour wheel. These are good colour combinations for landscapes and seascapes but feel free to experiment yourself, there are no rules!
                - Ultramarine & Lemon Yellow (fresh vibrant springlike)
                - Burnt Sienna & Ultramarine (autumnal warm)
                - Yellow Ochre & Pthalo Blue (sea beach coast or mountains)
                - Cadmium Yellow & Windsor Blue (sea, hills, valleys)
A couple of Palette Knives trowel type 
One big paintbrush 1-2 inch wide - the types used for decorating are fine
Tools for creating interesting marks and textures: old combs, toothbrush,
cocktail stick or wooden skewer, bubble wrap, tissue paper or anything else you
have handy.

Skill Level:

  •  Beginner     

Tutor: Jane

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