Last Saturday i conducted an art workshop at the historic village of Evandale, in Northern Tasmania. 13 participants undertook the task of creating abstracts using spray paint, stencils along with mixed media such as coloured pencils, oil pastels, felt pens and acrylic paint..
As you can see by today’s photos, there was a lot going on and the results were extremely encouraging.
How would you handle the task of creating something without any deep thought or planning?
Do you always need control when planning and working on your art?
Can you handle the unexpected?
This is what confronted my class and they stood up to the pressure admirably.
Using mountboard and Canson Mi Teintes paper, students selected a number of objects and laid them down on their supports and applied a quick layer of spray paint. This process was often repeated, resulting in an image that was sub-consciously planned. Now it came the time to make conscious decisions as to what medium/s were to be added.
They came not knowing what they were in for, but left with a collection of successful artworks.
A good day was had by all!
I’m hoping to conduct a coloured pencil workshop at Evandale on November 11. I have 2 workshops at Latrobe in early September and another at Burnie in October.
Friday: Esoteric Art