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June 2018 ‘Norfolk Creative Arts’ Grand 3 day contemporary painting mixed media weekend!

Last year was a sell out so early booking highly recommended!

Norfolk Creative Arts

Norfolk creative Arts is a renown creative art school based in a grade II listed former junior school in the village of Grimston in West Norfolk. The two chaps who run the show Hans and Sean had the vision to open Norfolk Creative Arts in 2011.

Following a careful restoraton to bring the building back to life after being neglected for several years, Hans (who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and then Fine Art and Theatre at Brighton University with over 10 years experience as an events manager for a top London event company) and Sean (with 20 years customer service experience and managing teams within the financial and charity sector), have both created a centre of excellence in Norfolk - perfect for your own artistic development with me as your tutor in this superb creative arts venue.

Introduction
This exciting mixed media 3 day painting weekend with 'Norfolk Creative Arts' has something for everyone!

You will learn how to creating 'free flowing' expressive contemporary Norfolk landscapes as the theme over the exciting three day 'art fest'.

Using bold, colourful and dramatic mixed media the paintings you create each day will be filled with atmosphere and light exploring lots of dicfferent layering techniques that are sure to inspire!

Workshop 1 - Friday 15 June
Big skies and marshes - all things acrylic

Mixed media techniques combining acrylic inks, metallic inks with acrylic paints on canvas, board or canvas board.
The emphasis is on the experimental combining spontainaity with control to create paintings with lots of exciting textures too!

MATERIALS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO BRING
Acrylic paints in your own favourite colours (any brand but Royal Talens Amsterdam 'Expert' and/or 'Standard' series highly recommended) 
Palette knives (any size)
Canvas, board (eg. 4mm MDF) or canvas board. 20 X 20 inches to work on for example
Acrylic inks to include metalics in your own favourite colours (but Royal Talens highly recommended)
Rags, cloths, kitchen roll
Gesso (premixed)
Pumise (course pumice highly reccomended)
Your own reference photos to paint from. Some provided during the workshop but your own good quality reference highly recmmended
A variety of both LARGE and medium to small acrylic painting brushes and hogs.
Synthetic brushes (different sizes to include a large Swordliner) useful for acrylic ink work
Old ceramic plates, jars and pots to mix and 'pour' your paint from
Rough sandpaper 
Masking tape
Old decorators brushes - 1 inch - 2 inch for example
A bag to protect your painting(s) on the way home
Notebook and camera


Weekend workshops - Friday and Saturday 16 and 17 June
Salt mashes, esturies and tidal pools - all things mixed media

Mixed media techniques combining gouache/watercolour with acrylic inks, metallic inks and soft pastel on watercolour paper
The emphasis is on layering and textural effects paintings with lots of exciting textures too!

MATERIALS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO BRING
100% RAG CONTENT WATERCOLOUR PAPER - Canson Moulin du Roy 300gsm (140lb) 'not' watercolour paper highly recommended
Watercolour/gouache paints in your own favourite colours (any brand but pro. makes highly recommended due to the higher quality pigmentation) 
Soft pastels (Royal Talens Rembrandt and Unisoncolour pastels highly recommended)
Thin scrap paper (eg. photocopier paper) for masking techniques
Masking tape
Masking fluid
Acrylic inks to include metalics in your own favourite colours (but Royal Talens highly recommended)
Kitchen roll
Your own reference photos to paint from. Some provided during the workshop but your own good quality reference highly recmmended
A variety of both LARGE and medium size brushes to include 2 inch 'one stroke ' flats, hakes, large mops and so on
An old hog or tooth brush for spatter techniques 
Old ceramic plates, jars and pots to mix and 'pour' your paint from
A bag to protect your painting(s) on the way home
A decent hairdryer to quickly dry your layers
Notebook and camera
 

Level of ability
Each workshop is aimed at artists with some previous experience (sorry, not suitable for pure beginners) and those who wish to become more expressive with their painting approach and who want to loosen up their style exploring different media in depth.
 

Overview
Fabulous extended weekend workshops creating paintings with real depth, expression...way beyond the 'chocolate box' approach!
Several exciting demonstrations in stages each and every day to help you delevop your paintings in style
Regular one to one and group tuition throughout each day
Class numbers restricted to 12 students only to ensure maximum learning ability for all so early booking is highly recommended!

Cost and timings 
1 day Friday workshop - total £110 
2 day weekend workshops - total £195

Value for money discount for all 3 workshops - total £280 

Each workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm

How to book
To book your place please contact Norfolk Creative Arts directly on 01485 240 420 or email Hans at art@norfolkcreativearts.co.uk

Location
Norfolk Creative Arts, Grimston Church Hill School, 71, Gayton Rd, Grimston PE32 1BG

Further information
For any further information about these exciting painting workshops or help needed with recommended accommodation for artists booking from afar, please contact Norfolk Creative Arts directly on 01485 240 420 
www.norfolkcreativearts.co.uk/
 

What will be provided:

  • Expert one to one and group tuition throughout each workshop
  • Two course gourmet lunch each and every day
  • Excellent studio facilities for your rewarding superb extended weekend painting days
  • Regular specialist teas, fresh coffee and home made cakes every day
  • Easels and drawing boards provided
  • Mixing pots provided
  • Paper needed to be purchased from Robert (UK Canson Ambassador at discount) if desired

What you will need to bring:

  • See specific lists above for each workshop you'd like to book

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