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Watercolour Landscapes: back to basics, learning from the masters

7th September to 19th October

Six Tuesdays: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

No session Tuesday 5th October

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road,  Maidenhead SL6 4PP

Each week exercising a basic technique will be followed by discovering how one of the great watercolourists used it to stunning effect. The artists for reference will include, Lorrain, Cotman, Girtin,and Turner.  Please bring your own watercolours and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tickets from the Box Office at www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997

The Zorn Palette: painting without blue

Saturday 9th October

11.00am to 4.00pm

Face to face at;

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road,  Maidenhead SL6 4PP

The Zorn Palette: paint a still life or portrait in watercolour or acrylic.  The Zorn palette is black, vermillion, yellow ochre and white.  Painting without blue is both a challenge and a revelation of the subtle colours that can be achieved.  You are invited to bring a couple of objects for still life or a portrait photo. Some objects for still life studies will be available.

Bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Tickets from the Box Office at www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997

A Year in Pastel: landscape and natural forms

26th October to 30th November

Six Tuesdays: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Face to face at;

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PP

Starting with January and February we’ll explore colour palettes for each two months of the year ending on a festive note for November and December.  You will be encouraged to bring your own reference materials and objects.  Please bring your own pastels and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tickets from the Box Office at www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997

Notan: Thinking in black and white

Saturday 6th November

11.00am to 4.00pm

Face to face at;

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road,  Maidenhead SL6 4PP

Notan is the balance of dark and light in a composition, deriving from the Chinese, Nóng Dàn, which refers to Nóng meaning thick or concentrated (dark ink) and Dàn meaning weak (watery ink).  We will make notan studies using two, and three tonal values and discuss how these relate to painting in colour and printmaking. References will be supplied or you are welcome to bring a couple of still life objects and/or any photos with strong contrasts to form the basis of your studies.  You will need to paint in opaque grey and black on a white support or white and black on a grey support.  Please bring your own materials.  White and black gouache or acrylic would be suitable as detailed on the information sheet.

Tickets from the Box Office at www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997

 

Inspired by Ancient Art 1; The Romans

Saturday 11th December

11.00am to 4.00pm

Face to face at;

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PP

Inspired by Ancient Art: 1  The Romans

Be inspired to make your own compositions from details of Roman art at Pompeii and Herculaneum in watercolour and/or pastel on a textured support.  We will focus mainly on wall paintings but architectural details may also form part of your composition.  A paper with a more random surface is ideal for portraying weathered and fading frescoes. References supplied or bring your own.  Hand made Indian paper or paper roughly brushed with acrylic gesso would be suitable and some Khadi paper will be available at cost.  Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Tickets from the Box Office at www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997


Contact Jo by e-mail: johall@mhstudios.co.uk for more details of any of these events.