Fabulous Flowers in Acrylics

Thursday 8 October 2020 , 10am to 4pm.  £45
This workshop is for adults.

Be prepared to free up and let go! Capture the freshness, vivacity and colour of flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches. 

We will initially work through quick exercises looking at shape and form and explore gestural energetic mark-making to capture the impression of flowers. We will look at the use of negative space and drawn marks as a foil to the looseness of painting – this is not a botanical painting class!

Lots of step-by-step demos & individual help…. a basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

Further Acrylic day courses with Karen are available during October and November 2020

About the tutor

Find tutor information for Karen Carter here

Other costs and Materials to bring

Due to CoVid 19 we are unable to share materials so please bring the following:

  • Heavy watercolour paper x 2 sheets (approx. 350gsm) (A3 or bigger)
  • Heavy cartridge paper for initial studies and exercises
  • Soft drawing pencil, rubber, charcoal
  • Oil pastels or artists crayons such as Neocolour – whatever you have (don’t buy specially)
  • Acrylic paints – primaries plus any others you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours and white
  • Mixing palette with a large flat area (plates are fine), range of brushes (whatever you have – including some large ones and fine ones)
  • Slow-drying gel /drying retarder (useful but not essential)
  • Kitchen sponge, cotton rag (old pillow case would be fine), palette knife if you have one
  • Kitchen roll, water pot, water spray bottle if you have one
  • Inspiration – pots, jugs, vases of flowers
  • Old clothes / apron,

Please bring your own mug for these sessions. There will be hot water for drinks to have during the session.

Please remember also to bring your own packed lunch.

Participant numbers and social distancing

Workshop participant numbers will be capped at 6 people to retain small group numbers.

Please note that we will be observing social distancing whilst trying to make this as normal a workshop as possible.  Bring your own face mask.  Do not attend if you, or members of your household, feel unwell or have CoVid-like symptoms.  In any case we will be following the government guidance for our activities outdoors and if the guidance changes, we’ll be bound to observe it as necessary. 

Cancellation policy.

Please note that a ticketing fee of £2 is included in the price of this workshop and this is not refundable in any circumstance.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and you cancel your attendance more than two weeks prior to the workshop, the ticketing fee above will be retained.  If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop no fees are refundable.

In the event of City Arts having to cancel the workshop due to participants’ numbers falling below the minimum requirement or government advice changes, we will refund the whole workshop amount minus the ticketing fee above.