Weekend workshops 2021

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Kenneth Le Riche:

Painting as Liquid Thought


Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November

9.30am - 4.30pm

“Paint is water and stone and also liquid thought” (Elkins).


Working with a wide and unlikely mix of materials encourages artists to find new and unique ways of expressing themselves.

During this workshop students will immerse themselves in the process of using colour pigments, shellac, linseed oil, liquid/oil emulsions, ash, inks, liquin, charcoal, acrylics and oils... where the act of painting - gestures and moods - becomes embedded in these materials.


Sketches of the surrounding area will be made over the first part of the workshop and used as reference material to embark on a painting back in the studio. The emphasis will be on students finding their own visual language with these materials while responding to their interpretation of the natural environment.


There will be clear teaching with demonstrations where necessary and PowerPoint presentations of relevant work by artists such as John Virtue, Anselm Kiefer, and Miquel Barcelo amongst others.

All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.