Expressive Drawing & Painting: Flora & Natural Forms
This is a studio-based 12-week course at Putney Library, exploring expressive painting and drawing techniques to create a vibrant and impactful series of works in response to flowers and other plant forms.
What The Course is About:
Working from both observational and experimental approaches, you will explore line, tone, texture, colour and a range of techniques to enable you to create a series of expressive paintings and drawings inspired by flowers and other natural plant forms. Working from still life and from photographs, you will work with water-based paints (watercolour or gouache), ink charcoal, pastels and other materials to create vibrant and impactful works inspired by techniques of contemporary and historical artists. Your tutor will demonstrate throughout. This is a studio-based 6-week course.
What to bring to the first session: 3 sheets of A2 white cartridge paper, charcoal, eraser, black ink, white chalk, soft brush around size 16 or larger round ended or bamboo brush
Watercolour paper A3 pad 300gsm, White Cartridge paper A3 or A2 size 3 sheets, gouache or water colour paint set with at least the primary colours (red blue yellow) and black and white, brushes in a range of sizes (soft bristles best) including round ended at 20 or larger size and small size 1 and flat at size 20 or larger and a one inch flat brush will be very useful. Black Ink, willow charcoal sticks, white chalk pastel, oil pastels, crayons or candle.
This course is suitable for those with some previous experience of drawing and painting who want to explore more expressive techniques. Beginners to painting are welcome too, but some drawing experience will help you to get more form this course.
What will I achieve? You will have developed techniques to help you to push your painting and drawings into new directions. You will have learnt how to respond expressively in your art work when working from direct observation. You will have produced a range of experimental and finished works and developed your own motifs to evoke the vibrancy, texture and shapes of flowers and plant forms.