Push the boundaries of expressive drawing and mixed media! Begin the day with skill-building exercises that ignite courage, awe and wonder in the creative process.
Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural world, we will explore the basics for experimental material combinations, layering with water-based paints and drawing media.
The morning will begin with an overview of using water-based + drawing media + weird stuff together. Exercises explore unconventional tools, mark-making, gestures, contours and organic line, using 'what's in your kit' to discover best/worst mixed media combinations, followed by a demo to show how I layer, build, and nurture expressionism. The upbeat afternoon explores creating an exciting still life to work from, focusing on line, space, texture and colour, with great music to light your creative fire! Expected results will be a minimum of two mixed media works that lead into a final discussion of finding your creative match in plein air/still life, and a demo of editing and framing.