An introduction to colour theory with the emphasis on improving the use of colour in paintings of any media. We will practise mixing and using colour effectively and discuss different approaches to paintings to explore the ideas talked about. Suitable for beginners, those with some experience, and anyone who would like to improve their colour theory awareness. All materials will be supplied. Location: The Crypt Gallery, Norwich School, Cathedral Close.
This workshop is aimed at keen beginners and intermediate-level students wishing to improve their painting skills and explore different styles and methods of watercolour painting. The course will cover the following areas: painting materials and equipment; preliminary drawing in pencil; direct painting with the brush; the controlled wash; using a limited palette; tonal painting; understanding paper weights and surfaces; understanding brush types and sizes. We shall explore a range of methods and techniques and compare and contrast the working methods of various different artists. There will be a practical painting exercise with guidance provided by the tutor followed by a constructive appraisal of each students’ work. Includes outdoor work beginning at The Crypt Gallery, Norwich School, Cathedral Close. Bring your own materials (list in event booking link).
The workshop will explore how to document places, people and events through drawing on location. Owen will talk about his experience of producing artwork and share his preferred mediums and working methods. Along with warm-up exercises, practical hints and tips in order to start creating artwork and develop your own way of working. Including: An introduction to reportage illustration and its history; Overview of leading practitioners today; Media and techniques; Drawing in public; Subject matter; What makes successful drawings; Demonstration and appraisal of work produced during session. Suitable for ages 15+, novices, keen students, and aspiring artists. The Crypt Gallery, Norwich School, Cathedral Close. Bring your own materials (list in event booking link).
We’ll explore some simple techniques in oil painting for improving tonal balance and composition, helping you to improve depth and realism in your work. Trained in the classical techniques of fine art oil painting Nial Adams has become known for his evocative landscapes and, in particular, his big Norfolk skies. This session, aimed and improving beginners and competent artists, will help you to refine your understanding and use of tonal values, often neglected in pursuit of colour. Nial will share some simple methods of building form and depth through the use of a limited palette. These techniques, while ideal for landscape work also apply across all other genres of oil painting. Working in a small group with Nial, you’ll be using limited colours and brushes to quickly establish strong composition and build confidence in using the full tonal range. At The Crypt Gallery, Norwich School, Cathedral Close. Bring your own materials (list in event booking link).
The weekend of 27-28 May sees Paint Out provide an excellent opportunity for aspiring and seasoned artists to acquire and refresh core skills in Tonal Oil Painting, Perspective and View, and Social Media Promotion tips at Saturday workshops. These are followed up with a Sunday public paint out to practice what is learned and enjoy the sights of Norwich from the height of a static open-top double-decker bus or nearby on foot.
All Norwich workshops begin at Anteros Arts, 11 – 15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ and may include indoor and outdoor work.
Tonal Painting With Oils – Nial Adams
Nial Adams is a landscape artist painting oils in the classical style of tonal realism. His work features well-known locations, as well as abstracted artworks. He works from his studio in Hevingham under the title of Big Norfolk Skies.
In this session, Nial will share some of his knowledge on the aspects of creating tonal value in your artwork. You’ll be working in oils on canvas, with a restricted palette. This fundamental aspect of art will help you to create greater depth and contrast, whether you’re painting or drawing, from landscapes to portraits. Suitable for aspiring and seasoned artists.
Perspective drawing for the award winning view. Norfolk artist Eloise O’Hare, famous for her lively paintings of landscapes will lead this fun and hands-on workshop. After a brief discussion and looking at some example work, you will be taken outdoors to draw by the river. Eloise will help you to find the perfect view for your drawing, plan the composition and will teach you some simple tricks to get your perspective just right.
Social Media guru with 15,000 followers, and 100,000 views a month, Web promotion specialist (“how to get to no#1 on google”) Katy Went will help you learn how to maximise your social media reach for your artworks with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc – and how to find the best platform for your style and expertise. How and when to write your posts, how and where to share them for 7,000+ reach and 20% interaction.