CREATE A CANVAS
SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE, HOBART
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point
Follow the pink signs up the stairs to Studio 227
11.30pm-3.30pm Saturday, 25th February, 2017
suits adults and teens.
CREATE A WORK ON CANVAS
We will create a work that speaks to you on a very personal level. You will lay onto canvas (or wood if you prefer) confident layers with form and colour in abstract style with total confidence and strength, and you'll lose that fear of criticism. I will guide you through the intuitive process of letting out what you want to see in front of you in free-form. You'll have breakthroughs and will be able to commit to colour and marks with confidence, thereby creating a work in a short amount of time. The joyous process is important and is what the workshops will concentrate on. I paint and create in reaction to the chaos of life around me, I will sometimes do stripe after stripe or dot ofter dot, enjoying the calm, methodical stillness of silent, bright paint coming alive in front of me, not caring about the end product or who is waiting to judge the outcome. It is liberating and will be reflected in your resultant work. It's the magic ingredient of good work- the artist's presence.
Pre-stretched canvas (or wood) less than 60cm x 60cm in size (so we can all fit in the room!)
Minimum four of your favourite colours, in acrylic. The more, the better. We will be working straight from the tube, don't worry about colour-mixing theory, but I will help you mix if you need.
Paintbrushes. A two inch flat sable is great to have, along with assorted smaller liner brushes, also in imitation sable or hog's bristle. Don't stress too much about getting the 'right' ones.
Graphite stick or graphite pencil in HB and 6B.
Over-shirt or apron to protect your clothes.
A rag to wipe brushes on.
When choosing or buying you tools, the higher quality, the better. This will define your work and is clear in your finished product.However, this work will be a liberating treasure for you and there are no rules. As a rule, canvas that feels heavier to lift is generally a better quality than light ones. You can find these at Adart in North Hobart, or Artery in the city.