Join us for an evening to paint with local artist Caroline Clark (Caz). Take some time out to enjoy the freedom of colour and being creative. No experience or materials necessary. Caz will lead you through a practical session and will introduce you to the fun that painting can be.
You will take part in a 3-hour step-by-step session where you will produce a ghoulish skull painting on canvas/wooden panel, roughly 20 x 30 cm. You will learn how to transfer photo images onto on a surface and then about layering and complimentary contrasting colours. The painting will be figurative and realistic in nature, with bold, expressionistic brushstrokes, using acrylic paint. All materials will be provided along with a lovely cuppa and baked treat to help you get your creative juices going.
Caz is an approachable and friendly teacher who is happy to encourage and support you in this creative session. She will be on hand throughout to offer ideas and technical expertise so that you have a really enjoyable and fun experience. As an artist with over 25 years of personal experience and practice, Caz loves to share the pleasure of painting with others.
This session is suitable for beginners or people with little or no experience or those who just want an excuse start painting again. This session is suitable for adults and young people (aged 13 years plus).
You will learn about
• Mixing colour
• Brush marks
• Transferring photo images to a surface
• Using a simple colour palette
• How enjoyable it is to be creative (even if you think you don’t know what you are doing).
When – Thursday 12th October 2023
Where – Little Arts Workshop, Millside Industrial Estate, 3 Southmill Road, Bishop’s Stortford
How much – £45
Time – 7pm – 10pm
Age – 13 – 103 years
About The Artist
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
My art is based on three ideals – joy of colour, the process of painting and gratitude for what is around me.
I am an artist with over 25 years of experience, living on the borders of rural Essex and Hertfordshire, producing landscapes and abstract paintings based on the amazing local countryside that surrounds me here and in North Wales.
I love colour and the relationship we have with it – the way it makes you feel and memories it invokes. My palette is often bright and cheerful, and I enjoy looking at shape and patterns and the relationship they have with each other on the canvas. I mainly use acrylic for its immediacy as well as using other mixed media to develop each individual piece until there is balance and cohesion.
The process of painting makes me happy, and I find that if I have been indoors for too long, I have to trudge off into the fields with my easel and a canvas under my arm; it makes me feel like myself again. Most of all, I love painting my local area around Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth as I look to create an intuitive visual language that describes my experiences.