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7-8 February: Beautiful Brushwork

  • Westhope College Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL (map)

Painting is not just about creating pictures – it is about how we choose to apply the paint when we create pictures.

Suitable for painters in oils and acrylics this workshop will focus on how to make your artworks more expressive and painterly.  Famous painters are often recognised by their brushwork; think of Van Gogh, Monet or Cezanne, this is because brushwork is the most personal and stylised aspect of painting.

Through exercises designed to increase both confidence and ability we will learn how to use brushwork to create your own uniquely expressive, beautiful artworks.  Starting with learning about various brush types and their uses we will then master a series of methods for applying both thick and thin layers of paint.

The emphasis here is on learning how to create paintings with attractive, descriptive surfaces whilst maintaining the accuracy of the image.

Bring full painting equipment in your chosen media.