An acrylic painting workshop with artist Sara Dudman RWA. This workshop will focus on mixing and applying colours in acrylics to express and interpret the colours of the coast on canvas. Let loose the inner artist within you in this one-day painting workshop.

A looseness of style, vitality and gestural marks are the hallmarks of Sara’s paintings. During the day, Sara will guide you through tried and trusted techniques for colour-mixing and understanding colour relationships to create expressive paintings. The day will be all about creating paintings of coasts with energy and lots of subtle colour-mixing and layering to evoke the light and life of the coast.

During the day participants will learn about colour harmonies and contrasts and how to use these to enliven their paintings. We will also lightly delve into some simple colour theory and learn a bit about the science of colour too!

All participants will take away their own drawings and a unique 30 x 30cm acrylic painting on canvas at the end of the day.

The ticket price includes a basic painting kit with the following items:

  • A primed canvas
  • Acrylic paints
  • Acrylic brushes – various sizes including some larger flat brushes
  • An old plate for mixing colours
  • A3 drawing paper + charcoal

Please bring along your own apron to wear and any other materials of your own you would like to use.

About Sara:

Sara Dudman RWA is a painter, drawer and art educator. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art and Design and gained her Masters at De Montfort University. She exhibits extensively including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Prize and The Jerwood Drawing Prize as well as regularly exhibiting in New York, London, Cornwall and Hamburg. She was elected an RWA academician in 2016. Her rich career includes teaching, lecturing and advising on art in universities, schools, museums, galleries and The National Trust.

A deep curiosity about relationships and places underpins her creative practice and is fuelled by regular residential research trips throughout the British Isles and beyond. She lives and works in Somerset.


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