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Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric using simple tools to make your own printing blocks and learn about pattern repeats in the process. A carefully curated colour pallet of textile inks will be provided for you to use during the workshop. You will make and take home a collection of stamps, printed samples on calico squares and a finished textile design on a linen tea towel. Class includes: all materials to make wooden stamps, print onto test fabric then print final tea towel. Skill level: All levels welcome.
Whatever your preference landscape, portraits, architecture or still life… let’s do this! First we’ll use photo references to shape realistic drawings. You will learn about outline, texture, shape correction, lighting and shading. Then the focus can change (only if you prefer) to learning some of the fundamental techniques in developing line based sketches. Sound good?
Let’s concentrate on our beautiful surroundings, the landscape. Work in any medium or style of your choice in an open-studio concept combined with excellent instruction from Bianca our tutor. Learn how to identify the essence of your subject, depict light and shadow, create depth in your paintings and expand your use of colour. Watch your skill levels soar in this class!
Learn to paint or improve your practice! This fun, arts course is a variety of guided, practical sessions that help students develop their skills and paint-handling techniques. Work with acrylic or oil paints on a chosen project simple enough for an absolute beginner but challenging for those with some experience.
Alla Prima means wet paint applied to previous layers of wet paint. We will use this technique to create a realistic style oil painting using photo reference. Alvin will teach you some of the many advantages of painting with oils and using good brushes. Let him simplify the challenge of capturing a likeness for realism in paintings.
In this workshop we’ll use landscape subjects to learn several impressionist techniques. You will then learn how to incorporate these into your own watercolour work. The painting technique fundamental to impressionism is ‘broken color’ which gives the beautiful sensation of light in a painting.
Want to turn your travel memories and into a treasured painting? Award-winning artist and illustrator, Ginette, will teach you to use ink pens and watercolour washes to capture a scene quickly while you are travelling. Theory and practical exercises for quick sketching and perspectives will be covered. Please bring your own travel photos!
This open group of painters welcomes newcomers. You may have attended classes previously and are now an accomplished artist and ready to enjoy the love of painting. These sessions are a specific time to paint and a social time to chat with like minded people. You do not need to be attending other Fine Art classes at UXBRIDGE to join this group.