Capture the warm and inviting colours of a Canadian landscape! In this three-hour acrylic painting workshop, BC-based artist Kathryn Wadel will demonstrate how to create a soft and rich colour palette. She will then guide you through the steps to create an expressive, autumn-inspired, abstract painting on canvas. A great opportunity to creatively explore the fleeting beauty of autumn landscapes.
Open to beginners.
Part 1: Get to know your materials
To begin, Kathryn will provide an overview of the materials and demonstrate colour mixing recipes to create an autumn-inspired colour palette.
Part 2: Sketching and expressive mark-making
In part two, Kathryn will guide you through developing compositional sketches and gestural mark-making to create an expressive abstract painting.
Part 3: Eco-conscious clean-up + Q & A
To end the workshop, Kathryn will demonstrate eco-conscious brush cleaning and maintenance practices to keep your tools in top shape. She will then answer all your acrylic painting questions in a Q & A.
List of materials to bring:
✓ Graphite pencil
✓ Acrylic paint (Cadmium Red or Bright Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White)
✓ Acrylic paintbrushes (filbert, flat and round; synthetic bristles)
✓ Palette knife
✓ Canvas paper or canvas (9 x 12 in)
✓ Masonite board/Support board
✓ Painter’s tape
✓ Paper towel/Cotton rag
✓ 2 water containers (recycled glass jars)
✓ Easel (optional)