ONLINE In the Style Of: The Arles Period of Van Gogh - Wed 5th April 2023 at 2pm
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If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service of this workshop for 60 days.
Wed 5th April 2pm - 5pm
- 2pm - 2:45pm ArtTalk by Martin Beek
- 2:45pm - 3pm Q&A session with Martin Beek, followed by a short comfort break
- 3pm - 5pm Live demonstration by Jo Dixon
Our brand new 'In the Style Of' workshops bring together our ever-popular ArtTalks with the joy of a LivePlus™ class. Join us for an engaging talk with our resident art history expert, Martin Beek, followed by a live demonstration by a super talented Ardington tutor on the techniques of the featured artist.
This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in the work of Van Gogh and is open to students of all abilities. Apart from your notepad and pen, you needn't have the materials ready whilst watching this class.
In this, the fifth of our new series, Martin Beek and Jo Dixon will be taking an in-depth look at the work of Vincent Van Gogh, particularly during the Arles period.
Martin will offer an overview of the life of Van Gogh, before focusing on the importance of the Arles period. We will be paying particular attention to three works - Cottage Garden, Wheatfields with Cornflowers, and Orchard in Blossom.
Martin's talk will be illustrated where possible with original photographs and slides. He will also provide a list of helpful books and links to further explore on a PDF following the talk via the blackboard.
Taking inspiration from the crucial Arles period towards the end of Van Gogh's life, Jo will explore the distinctive techniques of his graphic style; from the myriad of mark-making effects in pen and ink, to the pure colour and the impasto textural brushwork in the paintings.
Learn how to work in his style, follow his colour palette, and use complimentary colour to achieve vivid images capturing mood and movement. Jo will demonstrate the techniques and guide you through creating a painting and drawing in this fascinating style using your own images as inspiration.
Jo's demonstration will be accompanied by a handout and photos, shared via the blackboard, offering a wonderful downloadable resource for you to use for years to come.
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Garden / landscape images to use as inspiration
- Acrylic paints (or oils if you prefer) in Van Gogh's colour palette
- Van Dyck Brown
- Cobalt Blue / Prussian Blue / Ultramarine
- Chrome Yellow / Lemon Yellow / Yellow Ochre
- Viridian / Emerald green
- Carmine Red/Rose Lake/Vermillion
- Zinc White
- Gesso for background priming
- Brushes - a mixture for acrylic (Van Gogh favoured large and medium Flat (hog hair /bristle) brushes)
- Small palette knife
- Large 1.5 " brush for background priming
- Water pots
- Canvas or board (or thick watercolour paper)
- Smooth cartridge paper (for ink drawing)
- Indian ink / sepia ink
- Reed pen / nib pen or other
Links to suppliers
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Jo will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.