There are many ways to explore abstract landscapes and this workshop will focus on abbreviating shapes, loosening up our painting and drawing through structured exercises, and exploring linear landscape features such as pathways, field boundaries, plough lines and manmade objects like fence posts and telegraph poles. These strong lines and recognisable objects will help us move beyond representational painting towards something looser and more spontaneous.
We will spend the first part of the session gathering visual and emotional information about the landscape and creating a number of quick responses by exploring line weight, tone and texture. You will then have the chance to take one of your sketches and work them up into a mixed media painting.
You will have the opportunity to practice a variety of different media such as ink, watercolour, acrylic, soft pastel, coloured crayons and charcoal. The Mill will provide equipment, including paper and paint but it would be useful if you could bring your own brushes and any favourite materials you like using.
Please also being with you a selection of landscape images that mean something to you, whether they are of somewhere you have been or simply a photo that provokes an emotional response in you.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email the tutor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday 21st November 2020
Time: 10:30am – 4pm