This workshop is a one-day introduction to painting with acrylics and is suitable for beginners with no experience as well as artists experienced in other mediums who would like to learn more about working with acrylic paint.
Acrylics are a highly versatile, water-based, non-toxic medium. They are very flexible in their application allowing for everything from thin washes to thick impasto.
There are also now many new mediums that can be added to the paint to give different effects, such as a glossier finish or thicker texture.
This workshop will deliver a good overview of techniques, understanding of a basic palette, basic colour ixing and a chance to experiment to discover your own preferences.
A fee of $5 will be payable to the tutor on the day for small items such as canvas paper primed with a base colour. Geoff will also bring plenty of materials so that everyonw will have plenty to work with regardless of level of expertise.
What to bring:
If you want to keep cost t oa minimum, for paint you can buy at least one red, one yellow and one blue from the list below, or a beginners / basic set of 20ml tubes made by Matisse or Arrchival would be ideal.
Cadmuim Red Light
Cadmium Yellow Light
Plus any other colours you may already have - especially the earth colours. Please bring only professional quality paints for the best results.
The following brushes, paper and cancas can be bought reasonably from art stores. Bunnings also sell good value hogs hair brushes
1 x hogs hair flat brush size 0
1 x hogs hair flat brush size 4
1 x soft flat nylon bristle size 0
1 x soft flat nylon bristle size 4
1 x round nylon bristle size 0 or 2
1 x small canvas board/ stretched canvas approx 8" x 10"
acrylic painting paper
HB pencil an deraser
Water jar and bucket
Rags for cleaning
Protective clothing, e.g. an apron, dust coat or old shirt
Palette for mixing colour (ice cfream lid is fine)
BAS has a kitchen with a fridge, toaster and microwave if you would like to bring lunch, but there is also a range of cafés close to the studio.
Geoff Hayes gained formal art training through a Bachelor of Education (Art and Design) at the University of South Australia, completed in 1980. After teaching art in South Australian seconday schools for 20 years, he moved to the Blue Mountains. While working in a local Framing/Art Supplies/Gallery in Wentworth Falls, he had the opportunity to develop his art practice inspired by local landscapes. His works have been will received by clients and peers, contributing to a growing reputation. He continues his development in art by embracing more challenges in composition and working on further refinement of technique. He continues to enjoy art teaching with occasional workshops for loval art groups.
THERE IS A LIMIT OF 10 PARTICIPANTS.
ONLY PAID APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON THIS FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AT BAS' DISCRETION.
WORKSHOP PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, OR FOR ABSENCE FROM ALL OR PART OF THE WORKSHOP. WORKSHOPS MAY BE CANCELLED IF NUMBERS ARE INSUFFICIENT.
For further information contact: email@example.com
or Jo Chipperfield (workshops coordinator): 0418 633 923