Adventures in Acrylics
The focus of this workshop will be mainly acrylic painting techniques using texture, design and colour with some mixed media (charcoal, pastel etc.). Playing with the backgrounds also, we will be learning many different application techniques. You will be using exciting colour combinations, taking reference from nature and life and applying our own little twists to some impressionist landscapes, animal studies and caricatures. I will be supplying some reference material, these choices are optional, so feel free to supply your own images, e.g. landscape, seascape, animals & birds. We will not be copying direct but using images to create innovative ideas and design.Will demonstrate this using technology, cropping, Photoshop etc., simplifying things to some degree. A few of my favourite, banksia flowers and leaves, Melaleuca trees, crashing waves and many ideas on the inclusion of water in your art work. You will be become more adventurous, exploring the unknown and maybe some resurrecting of old works. For those not so adventurous there is always plenty of detail to apply which is included in the process anyway and some fine tuning. One day of figurative & life drawing will be included to break the week up and keep things interesting. Hopefully way more fun than frustration. You will enjoy inspirational background music to add an ambience to the five days of learning, sharing and exploring. I try to keep the process enjoyable with plenty of demonstrating, interaction, and hands-on fun. The model fee will be included in the requirements list. Open to all comers 18 years and over.
Chris has been a progressing full-time professional artist for 27 years. His passion for painting and creating has opened numerous doors rewarding him with many achievements within the industry including owning and operating successfully a number of art galleries and also receiving multiple awards within Australia. To name a few he was a finalist in Waterhouse Art History Prize in Adelaide, multiple prize winner at Darcy Doyle Art prize on the Gold Coast, Champion Picture and Best local artist at Immanuel Art Fest, Buderim and recently Champion picture at the Buddina Art Fest on Sunshine Coast. His work has diversified into many different styles and techniques, traditional, Impressionist and contemporary. Inspired mainly by nature and covering a number of interesting subjects with portraiture and life drawing a recent addition to his repertoire, Chris now shares his knowledge doing multiple workshops within the communities locally and abroad. Toowoomba Summer School, Faye Boyd’s Fine Art School Grafton and his favourite, Courses in Paradise – Fiji, just to name a few. Still young at heart and passionate within the industry, Chris hopes to continue to wow and visually stimulate his audiences and viewers and help others to grow within their own artistic development.