5-Day:Painting As Liquid Thought

with Kenneth Le Riche

  • Starts 4 Jul
  • 375 British pounds
  • Findhorn

Service Description

Learn new and unique ways to express yourself on this popular course, with award winning artist, Kenneth Le Riche. Five Day Course: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Materials and a light lunch provided “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 summer school 5-day workshop students will immerse themselves in the process of using colour pigments, shellac, linseed oil, liquid/oil emulsions, ash, inks, liquin, beeswax encaustic, 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 large painting on panel, 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 Antoni Tapies, John Virtue, Anselm Kiefer, and Miquel Barcelo amongst others. Who is this course for? All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to come along. About Kenneth: Born in 1963, prize-winning artist Kenneth Le Riche describes himself as a late bloomer. Having first earned himself a degree in engineering (1986), he worked in a variety of different jobs in different countries. He only started painting in earnest in his late 20’s and didn’t go to art school until he turned 30, when he attended the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art (1994). This paved his way to study at Edinburgh College of Art where he received a BA Hons. (1998) and where he won an Andrew Grant Scholarship. He was also awarded an Erasmus grant for a four-month exchange to the Villa Arson Centre d’Art Contemporain, France. He was awarded a scholarship to pursue further studies at the New York Academy of Art where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts with distinction (2003). Le Riche regularly has work selected for the Royal Scottish Academy, the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibitions. He has been a council member for Visual Arts Scotland and is currently a professional member. In 2009, he won the Visual Arts Scotland Purchase Prize.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Forres, UK