Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Chris Forsey – Introducing Mixed Media

£85.00 | 17th July - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 10

This workshop is designed to inspire and encourage you to go your own way and to take risks. The teaching will not be prescriptive or step by step, rather, you will be shown ways to use colour and design compositions and introduced to different techniques for mark making. The rest is up to you!

Chris will begin by giving a short demonstration of his approach to painting , including an explanation of how he uses mixed media in his work. This will be followed by informal individual advice and help as you embark on your own paintings.

Reference material will be supplied by Chris, but you are encouraged to use your own sketches and photos. The workshop session will finish with a short, helpful appraisal of the day’s paintings.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments 

About the Artist

After studying art and graphics in Bristol, Chris began a career in illustration. Constantly trying to extend and add to his skills, he became a self taught watercolour painter, before moving on to other water-based media. He has exhibited on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.

More recently Chris has developed a mixed-media approach to his work, combining watercolour, acrylic, pastel and gouache. He says “I am exhilarated by colour and surface and enjoy creating textured layers of dry-brushed colour that allow hints of complementary hue to glow through, thus creating an exciting surface of scattered, broken colour”.

What you will need to bring

Your usual Acrylic painting kit and any other water based materials and equipment you think you may want to use.
Basically bring Everything and don’t worry if you don’t have all the colours listed below
A good selection of brushes – large, small, flats and rounds
Good quality, heavy ‘NOT’ Watercolour Paper (available to buy on the day)

Acrylic Paints white, Prussian blue, Cobalt, Magenta or crimson, Cadmium Red, lemon yellow, New Gamboge or similar, Paynes grey, Violet, Raw Umber (or a selection of your choice)

Watercolours a similar pallet to above

Acrylic Mediums (these will not be available on the day)

Oil pastels a few of the lighter warm and cool colours, including white.

Inks   Paynes grey, Burnt Umber.

Some materials and equipment will available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact us if you would like more information.

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