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Painting Workshops

 
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It's All In The Background

1-Day Workshop (pre-requisite to my multi-day workshops)

Play with color and learn how to create depth and movement with acrylic paints. It all begins with rich, intriguing backgrounds:

In the morning of the workshop, we will begin with a hands-on approach to the key elements of color theory and explore what can make a color palette sing and why others seem boring or flat. Most importantly, we'll learn methods for fixing the color palettes that don’t work. We'll create our own elementary color wheels while learning how to mix paints to achieve saturated colors and complex neutrals. In addition, we will play with the EYE FOR COLOR color wheels and templates to enhance our color palettes and explore exciting new combinations.

In the afternoon, we will begin creating the colorful backgrounds that will become the foundation for paintings that come to life on the following day or days of the workshop. You'll even have the option to add collage elements to further enhance the texture in your backgrounds.

P.S. You may even love the results of some of your backgrounds so much that all that's needed is your signature!

Bloomin' Color

2 Day Workshop in combination with It's All In The Background

Using one (or more) of the colorful backgrounds created on the first day, we will explore negative space to pull out abstract poppies, then add layers of fluid acrylics to enhance the shapes. This technique can be used to create any shape, so feel free to experiment. Finally, we will add touches of color to give the palette depth and interest!

Pre-requisite: Must be combined with It's All In The Background

Dreamy Landscapes

2 Day Workshop in combination with It's All In The Background

Using one of the colorful backgrounds created on the first day, we'll wash layers of fluid acrylics to create landscapes with depth and movement. Leave your canvas 'as is' to create a pure abstract painting, or add details such as a tree, a figure, hills or water, for an impressionistic landscape.

Pre-requisite: Must be combined with It's All In The Background

 

Does your team or group want me to teach a workshop? Let's chat about designing a series of workshops for you. Contact Team Beverly: Hello@BeverlyAshGilbert.net