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Painting as an Extension of Drawing Principles Workshop

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Semiahmoo Arts Society

14601 - 20th Ave

Surrey, British Columbia V4A 9P5

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INSTRUCTOR: Rick McDiarmid, SFCA

MEDIUM: Acrylic, Oil or Watercolour (choose one)

LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate

DAY: November 24 & 25 2018

TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LOCATION: Semiahmoo Arts Society, Surrey

PRICING: Members $220 / Non-Members $270

Learning to draw is a process of learning to see relationships in a different way. We abandon the notion of “things” and move into a new way of “seeing”. The principles learned are not abandoned in the transition to painting and the many respective mediums that may be employed. Observation and conscious awareness of visual relationships is fundamental to our successful creative expression. This includes not only the relationships that we observe with chosen subject matter (e.g. objects from life or those from photo reference, sketches and other conceptual material) but also the changing relationships on our painting surfaces as we engage the many forming processes.

Moving into the painting process may include various technical considerations such as chosen medium (e.g. oils, acrylics, watercolour, mixed media) and preparation of applicable surfaces, before any layout or drawing is started. Following this selection and preparation of materials, the painting process begins and may include a number of different approaches from traditional to more explorative methods. Setting up the composition and design is a process of integrating visual elements such as, shapes and their edge relationships, mass form and line, colour relationships of hue, value, intensity, dominance of colour and form and surface quality, to name a few. Brushes, painting knives and other tools of application are commonly used to execute the drawing and painting development.

This two-day workshop offers an overview of the relationship between subject matter, drawing and painting, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. Rick will delve deep into the awareness of visual relationship, focusing on how to review and use reference materials (e.g. sketches, drawings, photographs, studies and notes) and the skills gained in the previous workshop to create a strong painting statement. Underpainting techniques, drawing with the brush, compositional considerations and an increasing awareness of the visual relationships that we are setting up in the process of painting, will be the focus.

Participants may paint in acrylic, oils or watercolour (choose one medium only for the two days) and will endeavour to complete one painting idea during the short two-day cycle.

This workshop will include one on one instruction, demonstrations, and Q and A opportunities, gaining both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice of these basic building blocks of the visual arts.

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