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Get Loose with Skye | Llewellyn Skye

Get Loose with Skye | Llewellyn Skye

Exclusive to Bienarté, this 3-day 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?

The first day will be a full day of learning about colour, composition and drawing, followed by 2 full days of painting.

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

You will be creating your own colour library alongside many sketches and paintings.

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:

Visual Diary 
Thick paper/card - to make colour swatches
Large clip seal bag - to keep colour swatches in
Paper - Pad of art paper
Willow Charcoal or pencils
Coloured pastels or conte pastels
Thick paper/ card to make colour swatches
Fixative spray

You can choose any surface to paint on, from cardboard to ply to canvas - 76 x 91cm (30”x36”) - You can pre-purchase canvases from Bienarté or from most good art supply stores.

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:
Pen/ marker
Large sized palette/s
Large clip seal bag (for colour swatches)
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

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