ONLINE Canal Art: Castle Scenes - Thurs 25th January 2024 at 10am
Included in this ONLINE class:
- 2 hours of live, expert tuition in a small & friendly class
- Unlimited access to watch again until 25th March 2024
- High quality, downloadable reference materials & handouts
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
BOOKING DEADLINE: Thurs 11th January at 12pm UK TIME
Join Kerri as she paints in the traditional 'Roses and Castles' canal art style. Roses and Castles is the popular generic name for the naturalistic and pictorial elements of the traditional paintwork of the narrow canal boats. She’ll create a castle scene reminiscent of those which have adorned working canal boats for hundreds of years.
Castle pictures were originally designed with a few simple ochre/cream towers painted against a background of clouds, sky and distant misty mountains. The were created quickly with as few brushstrokes as possible. There might be a bridge, fences, swans or sailing boats, depending on the whim of the painter.
Kerri will guide you through each step sharing hints and tips along the way. The class will be split into two sections – the background layer and the detail layer. Kerri will be painting with the same enamel paints used to decorate the boats themselves.
You can choose to paint along if you wish for the background section, but you may need drying time before moving on to the detail layer. This will depend on conditions in your work area.
Specific skills you will learn
In this class we'll cover a wee bit of history, as well as;
- development of the art
- what kit you need (and how to treat it right!)
- different styles of castles
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.
Kerri will offer 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.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.