ONLINE Observing Just One Thing: A Pile of Pebbles (Part 2) - Wed 28th February 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 28th April 2024
- High quality, downloadable handouts
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
Tutor: Karen Carter
Class timings (UK time)
Wed 28th February 10am - 12pm
Equipment & materials list
We're delighted to bring you another new class in our 'Just One Thing' series. Born from the traditional concept of 'single object studies', each class will explore one item in many different ways; an important lesson in observation for any student, but given a fun and informal twist.
Following on from the success of our Pebbles (part one) class, we know that few of us can resist picking up a pebble and holding it in your hand to admire its colours, textures and patterns. In this fun workshop we will explore a myriad of ways to work with pebbles as your inspiration – be amazed at what you can do with just one thing!
Artists have been inspired by the beauty of pebbles across many disciplines from the tactile sculptures of Barbera Hepworth to the contemporary prints of Angie Lewin and the amazing pebble portraits of Justin Bateman. We will follow in their footsteps and explore a range of projects in beautiful subtle colours, using a variety of techniques and approaches, in this gentle soothing workshop.
Become absorbed in a Zen drawing exercise – or cheat and have a bit of messy fun with a bowl full of bubbles! Explore colour mixing to create a palette of subtle neutral tints and tones using either watercolours or acrylics and look at making abstract compositions using simple shapes, interesting mark-making and layers of transparent and opaque paint – plus a spot of spattering! And finally, we'll finish up with a simple textural technique to create a printed pile of pebbles – perfect for cards or wall art.
Specific skills you will learn
- Mixing subtle colours and tones
- Abstract compositions using shape and layering
- Mindful doodling – design & composition
- Simple printing techniques
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.
Karen 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.