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Mixed Media Still Life Painting (1-day workshop)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square Northampton, England, NN7 United Kingdom (map)

Come and discover how using a variety of media techniques can express your individual style in this one day mixed media still life workshop run by Emma Lindsay.

The aim is to produce a still life painting (approx. 30cm x 45cm) using a variety of media and gain an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of still life paintings.

We will reflect on what is meant by the term ‘still life’ by referencing the work of Winifred Nicholson, Pierre Bonnard, Linda Bankerd, Tiffany Logan and Bella Foster.

We will begin by considering composition, scale and proportion using pencil, charcoal and pastel and then experiment with paints, ink, gel medium, pastels, acrylic pens and more. You will learn how to apply them and use them in exciting, contrasting ways. We will build up textures with tissue, acetate, newsprint and text from books, cutting and tearing shapes to create a range of interesting effects.

What to bring

All materials are provided, just bring an apron/old shirt.

Please note WiFi is available so you are welcome to bring a phone or iPad, if you have one, to look at examples of artists’ work.

Do bring a packed lunch (although delicious lunches available at pub next door).

About the tutor

After completing a Fine Art and Art History degree at Newcastle University, Emma has worked in heritage organisations and in education, whilst maintaining a love for painting, drawing and printmaking. Emma’s work has been published in various books and guides, and she has exhibited in Covent Garden in London and Hatton Gallery in Newcastle. Emma is now concentrating on running art classes for both adults and children. You can see examples of her classes on Facebook @artworkshopswithemma and Instagram @artworkshopswithemma.

How to book

Suitable for ages 16+. Spaces limited to 16. Cost £50 per person. To secure your place, please contact Emma via email or telephone 07570 772334.