Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye Bienarté

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Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye

Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye

Exclusive to Bienarté, this workshop is for those who want to loosen up their painting style, embrace bold marks and learn to trust their intuition and decision making. 

What will I learn?

Beginning with drawing exercises, Skye will teach you how to switch on the creative side of your brain. Working from still life floral set-ups and imagery, you will be guided through traditional techniques with a fast, loose, abstract approach.

You will be creating smaller drawings and a medium to large piece.

This will be a fun, energetic workshop with an emphasis on trusting your intuition, embracing loose gestural marks and not over-working your pieces.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for people with some experience of their chosen medium. It will cater to early learners through to advanced.

While Skye usually works in oil colours, you are welcome to work in acrylic. For those who would prefer to work in oil, please use a fast-drying medium and acrylics to paint the backgrounds.

What do I need to bring?

Drawing Materials
Paper - Pad of art paper or visual diary
Willow Charcoal or pencils
Coloured pastels or conte pastels
Fixative spray

Primed canvas - 76cmx 91cm canvas (30”x36”) - You can pre purchased from Bienarté or picked up from an art supply store.

Please arrive with your canvas background colour painted and dry - a mid-toned grey or bright pink.

A range of sizes from small to large.
Sea sponge/artist sponge

Acrylic or Oil colours
Titanium White
Quinacridone Magenta
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Phthalo Green/Blue

**Other colours if you prefer

**If choosing to begin with pink- Glow Pink (by Permaplastik)

Oil painters - A fast drying medium for example ‘Liquin’ or ‘Odourless Lean by Archival’
Acrylic painters - Not necessary but you may choose to play around with acrylic mediums if you prefer to.

Other materials:
Large sized palette/s
Palette knife
Water Spray (For Acrylic painters)
Odourless Solvent (For oil painters)
Drop Sheet/ Bath towel

Smart Phone or tablet

What is provided

  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • Easels
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

Useful Information

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Thank for providing a fantastic environment with a legendary artist/tutor/inspiration Llewellyn Skye is not only an incredibly gifted artist, she is a naturally born educator. She explains so clearly, supports, pushes (so beautifully) her students to take risks be brave but impresses the importance of stepping away from your work, taking it outside to truly get perspective. I will be back, would love 4/5 day course with Skye. Yasmin you were amazing, I simply can’t express my gratitude to you in words. Love, love, love you guys xxx ......Sheena from New Zealand
  • Skye's teaching in person has changed my life and hopefully my art. She is a one of a kind! Can't wait to get home and put it into practice! Bienarte is an amazing venue with high ceilings, fantastic facilities and Yas was a beautiful friendly host Renia L from WA
  • Skye was very giving in her teaching, demonstrating and time given individually to artists. Also introducing and showing how the use of technology can help with decision making. A great workshop.....Wilma from NSW