3 hr: Still Life for Beginners
with Angela Wiseman
- Starts 23 SeptStarts 23 Sept
- 20 British pounds£20
Still-life offers one of the best subjects for a beginner to sample mediums and techniques and begin their journey into understanding form, depth and perception. 10:30 - 1:30 All materials included Still-life has historically always been the underdog of the art world, but during our time we are going to learn that rather than a subject you attempt with a bored shrug, it is indeed something the beginner artist can become very excited about. Still-life can become one of the most important and readily available tools within your toolset. This wonderful genre offers the beginner an open and readily available safe area in which to begin that journey into learning about different mediums and how they handle, how to choose appropriate surfaces for mediums, how to begin understanding tonal value, light, perception and how to let yourself fall in love with the form. We will begin with absolute simplicity and make a few explorations in charcoals as we begin to explore the relationship between the form and the light source, moving on you will be encouraged to try a variety of dry mediums and different surfaces. Throughout the session, we will refer to historical and current artists working within the still life genre and the many styles in which the genre is presented. About Angela: "I have a very strong love affair with still life, there isn’t a single aspect about this genre that I do not enthuse about. My preference is to work with soft pastels while also enjoying exploring ways of working with charcoal and more recently with highly pigmented oil sticks/bars. I believe strongly that the best skills a beginner can bring to their table are enthusiasm and commitment, enthusiasm to explore, to question, to ponder and to make mistakes and more importantly the ability to make a commitment to yourself to see things through and keep showing up. As a neurodiverse artist (Dyslexia and adhd) I am passionate about creating a level of understanding that is open to all and leaving no question unanswered. " PLEASE NOTE: All of our workshops require a minimum number of participants for them to run. Workshops may need to be canceled or postponed if numbers are not met.
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Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK
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