Saturday 19th August, 2017 ALL FULL
NEW DATES ADDED:
Sunday 3rd September, 2017
Saturday 23rd September, 2017
Come and spend the day painting gorgeous Tiny Faces.
Relax, let go of your worries, and de-stress.
Enjoy yourself painting fun and funky tiny faces.
This workshop is designed for those who have no experience at all.
It really is for complete beginners.
This is for those who would love to be able to paint, to have a creative outlet, but who say:
“I haven’t a creative bone in my body.”
“I can’t draw a stick figure”
“I can’t paint, I can’t draw, I can’t… (whatever your reason may be)
Yes, you can sketch. Yes, you can paint.
You just need to learn, just like everything else.
So put all your “can’t’s” aside and come have a fun day learning!
Your Painting Day
Start by learning the basic dimensions of the face, where the features are placed.
We will then do lots of quick sketches, with a variety of exercises to get you to do to loosen up and sketch some faces.
We will look at a wide variety of painting styles. Freeing yourself of any pre-conceived ideas around what your painted face “should” look like.
No more thinking “I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I haven’t a creative bone in my body”. If you want to draw and paint, you can learn! Just like anything else.
I will show you some apps and how to use them to help with your painting. I encourage you to download them. These are invaluable tools to help you when painting.
We will look at value and start painting tiny fun and funky faces in black white and grey. Creating shadows, midtones and highlights, learning to create dimension to your faces.
We will then look at the colour wheel, choosing a colour scheme and mixing your own colours.
Paint tiny faces with fluid paint in colour.
Next we will be using heavy body paint to build up layers. Expressing yourself through colour.
Lastly we will use everything you have learned to create Tiny, fun and funky faces that are uniquely yours.
What will you leave with?
You will leave with all your paintings and sketches.
You will leave with all the knowledge and techniques you have learnt throughout the day so that you are able to continue to practice your skills at home.
You will leave with an amazingly fun, joyful, creative hobby for life.
Why go Tiny?
We will be working on canvas/paper no bigger than 4x5in.
There’s a few reasons why we are working tiny.
Going tiny gives you the freedom to open yourself up to explore your potential and expand your knowledge.
You don’t need a lot of room. I do all my Tiny paintings while sitting in a recliner in the loungeroom. Surrounded by my family or watching TV.
You can complete a painting in a small amount of time, you really can carve out a small amount of time each day to create. The more you practice the better you get.
It frees you up to explore more, to try new ideas, to loosen up.
A lot of people are worried about “wasteing” art supplies, so they don’t try new things. People are worried about their ideas “not working out”, wasteing time, and so become stagnant. Or even completely frozen and don’t attempt in the first place.
- How to work with acrylic paint. Heavy body, and various types of fluid acrylic
- Basic dimensions of drawing faces, front face & side facing
- Mapping the face
- The importance of using photos for inspiration
- About creating backgrounds for your tiny faces
- The colour wheel, mixing your own colours and colour palettes
- How to create unique amazing colours of your own
- The importance of value in your paintings
- To use pencil, charcoal and graphite
- To work on loose canvas, pre-primed with Gesso
- Various styles of painting. Expressionism, figurative, stylised, loose and colourful.
- A deep sense of peace and harmony
- It’s fun! Inducing happiness and excitement.
- It can be a meditative experience
- Your own creative outlet and expression
- A deep sense of joy and pleasure derived from the painting process itself
- A sense of accomplishment and pride at what you have created
- Becoming engrossed in painting helps the mind to let go of worries and stress
- It may help with depression and anxiety
- May help with sadness, feelings of emptiness, giving you a reason to get out of bed in the morning
I will supply all the:
- Loose Canvas
- Everything else we might use.
I have a LOT of supplies!