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Spring 2015 – Textured Landscapes in Acrylic & Mixed Media

Textured Landscapes with Acrylics & Mixed Media (Demo)

Explore texture, design & colour in this 6 week acrylics & mixed media workshop. The subject matter for this session will be textured landscapes incorporating the use of acrylic paints, acrylic mediums (gels & pastes) & inks.

Starts: Thursday 12th February to March 26th 2015

(All dates will include February 12, 19 & 26 & March 12, 19, & 26)

Location: Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham

Subject matter and topics are to could include urban landscapes, seaside, skies, mountains or fields and other elements or wildlife in the countryside.

This workshops will look at incorporating items for collage to add texture and pattern such as cardboard, lighweight fabrics or textiles (not too thick), textured papers etc to make for an interesting mix of textures as a background that will be developed further with acrylic mediums & paint.

The general schedule for the six weeks is to have two three week working blocks as follows:

Week 1: Discuss ideas & inspiration, prepare initial support, plan colour palette/combinations, plan composition & textures and look at some techniques that can be used that will be suitable to represent your subject matter e.g. splatter, dripping, pouring etc.

Weeks 2 & 3: Continue work on the piece started in Wk 1 with a view to completing it by Wk 3. During these sessions will be discussion, critique and further development and demonstration of techniques along with personal guidance where needed. In the final session we will look at different methods of glazing to add depth and finishing your work.

Week 4-6: Taking what was learned from the first 3 sessions work will commence on a different type of landscape to that done in the first half of this block. Each week we will also take a look at some additional advanced techniques to those covered in the first half for you to incorporate into your work for example in this session we may take a look at working with oil over acrylic.

At the end of the 6 weeks two paintings approximately 40 x 50 cm will be completed.

As part of this session students will also learn how to prepare and work in different supports e.g. canvas board and prepared MDF board.

All artist quality materials, paints and equipment is provided although students are welcome to bring their own.

Fee is £12.50 per week pay as you go or £75 to book the full 6 weeks. Free parking, coffee & tea provided.

For more information contact Midge at

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is currently fully booked. However places sometimes become open during the year and if you would like to attend a future workshop or be added to my waiting list please contact me by email. Many thanks. Midge



The above session will be closely follow by these two art workshops of 4 weeks each:
April 2, 9, 16, & 30 – Acrylic & Pastel Workshop
May 7, 14, 21, 28 – Introduction to Encaustic & Oil Painting

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