Introduction to Abstraction

Thursday 17 August
10am – 5pm
Venue: artsmart Studio Thame
Tutor: Ali Cockrean
Cost: £49

Introduction to Abstraction – Thame, Ali Cockrean, 17/8

Why not book Ali’s other two workshops, making a three day Acrylic workshop? All three would work as a series or any combination would be compatible.

Ever wanted to have a go at abstract art but no idea how to get started?  Then this inspiring workshop with Ali Cockrean will demystify an area of art that many struggle with.  From forming an idea; translating it onto canvas and then developing your work into a finished painting, Ali will guide you through the process and answer all your questions about abstraction as you work.  All abilities very welcome.
Materials you should bring: Painting apron/old shirt to protect your clothes, 2 old jam jars for water, rags or roll of paper towel for cleaning brushes/palette knives/hands, disposable palette pad (or white enamel or ceramic dinner plates) for mixing paint. Artists Palette Knives (2 x trowel shape are best), a couple of scouring sponges – available in all supermarkets (usually in packs of 2 or 6) with scouring pad on one side and sponge on the other. A couple of magazines with lots of adverts (women’s magazines and Sunday supplements often work best. Gardening magazines are not suitable.) Pair of scissors & sellotape.
Acrylic paints – (Daler Rowney System 3 or Windsor and Newton Galeria are the recommended student quality brands) Colours required: Titanium White, Cadmium Red (Medium hue), Cadmium Yellow (Medium hue), Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Phthalo Turquoise (DR) or Deep Turquoise (W&N), Purple (DR) or Permanent Magenta (W&N)
Brushes – Bring a couple of brushes suitable for acrylic paint. One short flat and one round shape both medium size would be ideal.
Surfaces – A4/A3 pad of primed paper/canvas suitable for acrylic paint (W & N Galeria pad is the tutor recommended brand) 2 or 3 sheets of white cartridge paper.

About the Tutor: Ali Cockrean