10th Nov Painting Tree Landscapes with Fiona McIntyre MA
PAINTING TREE LANDSCAPES
Acrylic ink, acrylic paint & collage with Fiona McIntyre MA
24th February & 10th November 2018
10am – 4pm
Successive Romantic movements from the late 18th century to the present day have featured landscape painting as a subject in its own right, which often emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries such as the Arborealists. Fiona has been drawing and painting trees and landscape for the last 30 years. As a member of the contemporary art movement Arborealists she is uniquely qualified to bring her skills, knowledge and passion for nature to this unique course.
The course will involve spending a day in the studio developing paintings and collage on large sheets of watercolour paper working from previous sketchbook material using a variety of coloured media and paint. We will NOT be working directly from photographs so it is important that sketches and drawings are made outdoors in advance of the course. I teach students in such a way that their minds are opened to new possibilities of 'seeing'. Once students are freed from unhelpful habits I encourage self-expression through experimentation of media and techniques.
There will also be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Fiona’s book, ‘A Tree Within’ written with co-author Alan Wilkinson for £25. For more information:
Fiona McIntyre studied at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by Malmö and an M.A from Winchester. She is a figurative/landscape painter and member of the Arborealists with work represented in various public, corporate and private collections in the UK and Scandinavia. She is currently exhibiting in France at Dortoir des Moines de Saint-Benoit, Poitiers and in a major exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in - 'Capture the Castle, Turner to Le Brun'. She is co-author with Dr Alan Wilkinson of "Fiona McIntyre: A Tree Within", published 2016 (Sansom & Co) and recently gave an illustrated talk on her art for a book signing event at Waterstones, Gower Street.
All students will need to bring in the following:
Sketchbooks and drawings
Photographs (purely as reference material)
Any leaves, bark or found objects from trees
A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill
Recommended materials list:
Pencils/graphite sticks/coloured graphite
A1 Fabriano Watercolour paper
A selection of brushes in different sizes and shapes
Acrylic inks/acrylic paint:
Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, Cadmium yellow
Lemon yellow, Yellow ochre, Red ochre, Burnt umber, Sap green
Hookers green, Turquoise, White, Payne’s grey
All workshop attendees receive an extra 5% off art materials from our extensive shop next to Studio One. The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.