9. FUNTASTIC ACRYLICS With Jenni Kelly
This workshop will introduce students to an unorthodox approach to painting. Be prepared to scrape, spray, throw and roll paint; and leave brushes to last. Working with warm and cool colours as well as transparent colours for glazing, exploring some mediums, starting with the abstract to impressionism, students will be encourage to unleash their untapped creativity without restriction. Enjoy demonstrations and Jenni’s individual guidance. You will leave with a new found creative confidence and a greater understanding of managing acrylics. No previous experience is necessary; just an open mind!!! Open to all comers, 18 years and over.
Jenni was born in Kerang, Victoria and lived and was educated in Bendigo where her interest in oil painting began viewing the great Australian masters at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, thus starting a long life love affair of viewing galleries Australia wide. After marriage and family in areas such as Mackay, Isisford, Cardwell, Augathella and Clifton she continued to do some painting and was a member of The Flying Art School for many years travelling hundreds of kilometres to designated centres. Jenni is basically self taught and is constantly improving her skills by attending other artists workshops, e.g McGregor Summer Schools Toowoomba, Mitchell Summer School’s Bathurst and Clifton Art workshops.. Jenni is currently living in Murrumba Downs at North Brisbane. She achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to exercise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’s work is continually on display at the Tina Cooper Gallery at Eumundi http://www.tinacooper.com and Art Nuvo at Buderim http://www.artnuvobuderim.com.au and Hearts and Minds Art-home at Noosa Marina, Tewantin http://www.heartsandmindsart.com.au
22 Pieces of Jenni’s paintings are hanging throughout the Holy Spirit Hospital at Chermside Brisbane. Saturday, 8th April 2017 Introduce students to Acrylics tools which will be used throughout the workshop. e.g rollers/scrapers and diffusers. These will be used on our first painting of organic shapes and colour. Canvas size 50 x 76 cm.
Sunday, 9th April 2017 Introduction to Colour, e.g Living Reef Canvas size 60 x 60cm. I will explain to students complementary colours-warm and cools and why these are so important in your paintings.
Monday, 10th April 2017 Figurative-Emu, Black Cockatoos and other Aussie icons. This is a” keep it simple” approach . Start drawing with soft 6B and then using liquid acrylics in a resist way.
Tuesday, 11th April 2017 Abstracts on small canvases. Using all the techniques they have learnt over the past few days.
Wednesday, 12th April 2017 Finish all existing works plus varnish and ready to take home.