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).
Norwich Art Class/Workshops
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.
Paint Out 2017 Workshops – 27 May
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.
27 May, 2:30-4:30pm, £31 inc. materials – more details/book here
“See View” Perspective drawing – Eloise O’Hare
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.
27 May, 11-1pm, £25 inc materials – more details/book here
Social Media for Artists – Katy Jon Went
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.
27 May, 9.30-10.30, £10 – more details/book here