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Kirstie Cohen Painting Workshop this Spring!
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Kirstie Cohen's Painting Workshop 25th & 26th April

Tantallon Studios, North Berwick   10am-4pm   each day
£120 per person


Kirstie is offering another fantastic painting workshop at Tantallon Studios this Spring. Suitable for the complete beginner and all those wishing to improve their painting practice. Limited to six spaces, please book early to ensure your place. Lunch provided. Contact Esther at info@tantallonstudios.com to book your place. 
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The Workshop

The aim of the class is to communicate a technique and inspire the participating artist to develop their interests and skills

The class will start with a demonstration of a technique using oil paint on board with landscape content.
Everyone will then apply the technique using ideas that can come from their sketches, photographs or memory.
Different tools will be used from brushes to palette knifes, scrapers and cloths.
I will demonstrate for example drawing with paint using its fluid properties.

These are some key words to describe the process –
 
Expressive
 
Imaginative
 
Intuitive
 
Atmospheric perspective, reflection and the development of spatial awareness within the painting will be explored.
I will also introduce texture that can be integrated during the preparation of the paint surface.

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Materials List & Source Material to bring to the workshop

Oil paint– red, yellow, blue, white, paynes grey. (Winsor and Newton Griffin Alkyd quick dry oil paint is good)
Odour free solvent for example - Zest it – (NOT- Spirit Green - which is a soap based brush cleaner)
Soft cotton rags (old T shirts are good )
Assortment of brushes
Kitchen Roll
Container
Pallet
Palette knife
A large primed smooth mount board, (NOT CANVAS BOARD) maximum size 80 x 100cm (can be smaller if you wish.) Also 6 small boards approx. size 20 x 30cm. White emulsion paint can be used to prime board.
 
Any drawing materials you have, pencils, chalks etc.
 
Please bring a sketch book and any source material if you have any.
Kirstie was born in Edinburgh and raised in North Berwick, graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1987. She now lives and works from her studio in the Highlands near Inverness. She has made her name as an important Scottish landscape artist with solo exhibitions and work in private collections nationwide and abroad.
 
As one of Scotland’s leading landscape painters with her own unique style, Kirstie is keen to support new and existing artists to explore the creative process. This will take the form of workshops that will demonstrate the different stages of one of her techniques. Using oil paint and wash she will show how she works with traditional concepts such as atmospheric perspective for you to practice, discuss and apply. You will also be given the opportunity to develop your own ideas that excite and inspire you.
 
The workshop is for amateur enthusiasts and professional artists.
 
Kirstie is also available for talks that take the audience through images of her early student work at the Glasgow School of Art to the present day. Based on her conceptual process she will describe how her techniques have evolved and progressed throughout her career and how this has translated successfully within the field of landscape painting.  

www.kirstiecohen.co.uk
 
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