Club Members Only
Details of Workshops September - November 2017
Rebecca Chalmers 16th /17th September £30
‘Beyond Caravaggio’ A Weekend Workshop
(see below for details)
Eileen Gardner 30th September £25
‘Rough Seas’ A Pastel Workshop
Eileen will describe and demonstrate the use of colour and technique in sea painting. She will give one–to–one guidance throughout the day and the workshop is suitable for all: beginners who have never tried painting with pastels before to the more experienced are all welcome.
Steve Bretel 7th October £25
Representing the world convincingly was often a problem for early artists, until methods for creating an illusion of depth and space were properly understood. Even today, using reference photographs without a sound knowledge of perspective to correct errors can be problematic. We will start by examining how these systems were developed, then move on to working from still life and photographs, using drawing and painting exercises to cover the fundamentals of both aerial and linear perspective. We will then incorporate these techniques into our individual drawings and paintings.
Liz Yule 21st October £25
‘Farm Buildings and Fields’ An Acrylic Workshop
Liz will spend a day working with acrylic paints, acrylic inks and collage to produce semi-abstract scenes of ‘Farm Buildings and Fields’ on 25cm square boards primed with gesso. Suitable for all levels but some experience would be useful.
Liz Dulley 18th November £25
‘Flowers and Foliage with Texture and Feeling’ A Watercolour Workshop
Through line, blots, drops, spattering and fun techniques, Liz will guide you through this exciting watercolour workshop to capture the feeling of chosen plant material using marks and colour.
Workshop members will have the opportunity to explore their individual response to the subject and create a unique representation. Open to all levels.
Weekend events -Workshops to respond and be inspired by exhibitions at the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh.
Beyond Caravaggio: September 16th and 17th
Led by Rebecca Firth BA(hons), MFA Painting
Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) was an artist of the Italian Baroque. He used chiaroscuro, to dramatic effect, by darkening the shadows and placing the subject in a shaft of light. His works have a strong psychological and emotional impact. The exhibition examines some of his works and the works of other artists of the 17th century who were inspired by him. This is a great opportunity to see the exhibition and then take part in a workshop in response to the exhibition. It offers the chance to use ideas inspired by the paintings we have seen and try a different style or mode of working.
Saturday 16th September :1pm – 3.30pm. We will meet at the exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery, Princes St., Edinburgh. We will make notes and sketches and have discussions about individual works, looking at colour, technique and composition and how these elements affect the impact and drama of a work.
Sunday 17th September: 10am -4pm We will use our experience at the exhibition as inspiration for an artwork, using acrylics or oils. We will recreate the deep rich colours and use strong contrast in the light and dark for dramatic effect. We will start the day with short exercises in creating light and dark and then move on to working on one piece for the rest of the day.
This way of working would lend itself to figurative painting. We would work from sourced material - photos from newspapers, magazines, the internet. There will also be the possibility of working on a still life, for those who prefer.