£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx. £5
'Sponaneous Still Life' with Roy Simmons
Still life can be exciting. Often thought of as a way to hone art skills in a controlled manner, still life painting in a spontaneous way can really supercharge your creativity!
We will look into different ways of working, focussing on a speedy and loose approach. Another important idea to understand are ‘lost and found’ edges. The most successful paintings also incorporate elements of ‘chiaroscuro’ (Light and Dark) and counterchange. Counterchange is the deliberate arranging of light against dark, and dark against light.
Oil pastel is an incredibly versatile medium, we will explore different ways of using them. After a short introduction to materials and tools, we will complete an exercise to get used to ways of working.
Next, I will complete a still life painting (demonstrating from the front) using the camera and large screen, so you can remain at your desk as you follow along step by step.
After lunch we will complete more studies, working from supplied photos or, indeed, objects we can arrange. All materials are supplied and at the end of the day each student will take home their favourite painting fixed and mounted, along with all the others. .
Dates for this course - see the table below to book:
Sat 5th March 2022
Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of £5 for materials supplied. Typically this course runs with around 8-10 students. Suitable for Beginners.
Please bring: The tutor provides everything required for the day, please bring your £5 materials money and an apron to cover your clothes. Oil pastels can be messy! About the Artist Always passionate about art, Roy Simmons moved to Cumbria a few years ago and soon became inspired by the wealth of land and seascapes around him. He enjoys painting in most mediums and often combines them with mixed media. As you can see from his course description, he also enjoys passing on his skills to others.