22-23 June, 2019 10am-4.30pm

Fringe Festival

17-21 June 2019

Release your inner creative with this year's exciting programme of workshops, demonstrations, talks, exhibits, competitions and more.

Expressive Seascape With Pastels and Ink with Robert Dutton

Mon, 17 Jun 2019
10.00am - 4.30pm
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The emphasis for this exciting workshop is to express atmospheric effects by developing students ability to create deep, rich darks, to contrast with bright ocean pools of light over a distant sea.

Balancing spontaneity and control of your media you'll learn how to become more expressive with your painting on this very unique mixed-media paper. Using lots of masking techniques, deep, rich saturated colours and layers, you will learn how to control and explore light and dark tones to create a wonderful richly-layered seascape, full of depth and energy.

Using both a bold approach with big brushes loaded with plenty of saturated colours, you'll learn how to use contrasting tones to create a painting full of depth.

This superb, fun-packed workshop will help you quickly gain the confidence to control big washes of flowing colour and mixes of deep darks to really help you develop as artists.

With regular demonstrations, one-to-one and group tuition throughout your workshop you will learn lots to help you really develop as an artist, working with like-minded, friendly people throughout the day.

Suitable for improvers and artists with some painting experience as well as artists who want to loosen up their style and be more free and expressive in their painting techniques.

What you need to bring with you:

  • Fixative (not hairspray!)
  • Soft and hard pastels (various colours and brands of your choice) Unison pastels highly recommended.
  • Large drawing board and an easel of your choice if you want to work upright.
  • Masking tape.
  • Your own good-quality reference photos of seascapes, sketches and so on to work from. A4 good quality printouts highly recommended. Some are provided, but have to be returned at the end of the workshop.
  • Canson Mi-Tientes 'Touch' pastel paper (white). As Robert is a UK Canson Ambassador you can purchase your pastel paper directly from Robert on the day if you wish. £5 per full Imperial Sheet
  • Your own favourite brushes - the larger the better to include 2 inch flats, large mops, size 30 rounds and Large Swordliner highly recommended
  • A variety of acrylic inks (any brand) colours of your choice to include white.
  • Masking fluid and old A4 photocopier paper (or similar).
  • White, old, ceramic plates on which to mix your inks (or similar).
  • Medium-sized containers for wells of mixed ink.
  • Masking fluid highly-recommended and an old brush to apply it.
  • A notebook and camera.
  • Protective sheet or folder to secure your painting from damage on the way home.
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