GSA MAKING SENSE OF PLANTS @NA
MAKING SENSE OF PLANTS – A Two Part “Taster” Workshop
@ NECESSARY ARTS with Katie Wilde
2 SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 20 & 27, 10 AM – 4 PM
ACCESSIBLE ART CLASSES @ NECESSARY ARTS COMPANY!
No stairs to climb here! Necessary Arts is completely accessible!
Located at 84 Wyndham St N
(the alley way between Baker St. lot & the post office) www.necessaryarts.ca
The Guelph School of Art is pleased to offer this workshop at Necessary Arts. Please register with the Guelph School of Art at Wyndham Art Supplies.
Attracted to foliage and flowers but find the complexity of plants overwhelming? Want to add plants to your art but aren’t sure what styles or techniques are for you? This two-part “taster” will offer a range of technical tips, techniques, and exposure to various painting styles. Learn tricks to make your eyes, brain and hand work together as a team to translate plants from life into art! Whether you’re interested in botanical illustration or still life, traditional or contemporary - or simply have no idea yet - this workshop will help you make sense of it all as you unlock your ability to depict plant life with greater accuracy, expression and style.
MATERIALS: Pencils (mix of hard & soft), kneaded & gum erasers, medium to large sketchbook, fine tipped wet erase marker, at least ten sheets of canvas paper or watercolour paper min 8.5"x11", rags, an assortment of brushes, including #0 or smaller detail round, 3/4" wash, #2 flat, #4-6 round, acrylic or oil paints: glazing medium (if acrylic), linseed oil (if oil), Recommended colours: At minimum a true magenta, cyan, yellow, black and white. A useful range of pigments may include alizarin crimson, magenta (quinacridone magenta or permanent rose), cadmium red light or vermilion, dioxazine violet, pthalo blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, pthalo green, sap green, permanent green, viridian, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna, black, titanium white.
OPTIONAL: stretched canvas, board, or any surface you would like to paint on. Optional brushes: 10/0 spotter, any rigger, #2 angular flat, #8 round, 1" or larger wash.
~Beginner to Intermediate Level Recommended