Learning in Libraries - Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media

An introduction to combining media in an expressive style. This is a very loose style of painting and so is suitable for beginners and for improvers wanting to let loose.

21 June 2021 10am to midday

Learning in Libraries Online

Monday 21 June to 5 July 2021
10.00am to 12.00pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom software; no account is required.
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This is a relaxing and friendly course with step by step demonstrations. You will be gently guided through different painting activities to develop painting techniques, starting at the basics.  Some art knowledge either current or previous would be advantageous but not essential; what is required is lots of enthusiasm, willingness to learn and a desire to have fun.

Session 1: Texture, Line, value, colour – Experimenting with media, mark making and creating implied texture. Explore a variety of painting and drawing technique activities.
Session 2: Value and space – Choosing composition and colour theories and practicing background, middle ground and foreground, starting with a monochromatic and vignette landscape.
Session 3: Line, colour, value, emphasis, balance – Work on a couple of small expressive landscapes, some initial references will be provided but explore imaginary too or use own reference of a landscape.

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Create a monochromatic landscape with at least two different media
  • Explain how background, middle ground and foreground can be achieved in a landscape painting to create depth/space
  • Apply the sgraffito, embossing and vignette methods to sketches of a landscape

Booking is essential