DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS
A demonstration generally lasts about 2 hours. The watercolour is painted in a vertical standing position on an easel and is illuminated with a natural light source from above. A sound system is also available for use when giving the demonstration to larger groups. A wide choice of subject material is available throughout the spectrum of rural landscape, coastal and marine paintings
The workshop takes on a different format. Working with a group of up to 20 people, a completed painting is produced as the subject of the workshop together with a foundation drawing to outline the main composition of the subject. These are both placed at the front of the class. A handout containing a ‘step by step’ account of how the painting is executed and a coloured reproduction of the subject is made available to all participants in the group for use reference material. Tony will start to draw and paint the subject at the front of the class, stopping at regular stages to go around and discuss each individuals work with them and guide them as appropriate - until the painting is completed.
One of the most important aspects of the workshop is that at the end of the session an appraisal of all the completed paintings is carried out. Tony will express his positive comments and give encouragement to any newcomers to painting. Also there is the opportunity for each participant to express their personal views not only on their own painting but also on the work of their colleagues.
The workshop usually takes around 4 hours, usually 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon with a break for lunch. This arrangement is flexible and can be done in two separate sessions if necessary .
Lectures on Italian Renaissance Art
Tony also lectures on Italian Renaissance Art and explains how the renaissance period started in Italy and discusses some of the major artists. He also talks about the methods used and illustrates these with some completed paintings in oils. Finally he lectures on the lives and work of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. The lecture is presented using Microsoft Powerpoint and the Art Club/Society should have a projector and screen available. Please discuss this with Tony who will inform you of the exact requirements.
Details of booking dates and fees can be given by contacting Tony Cowlishaw by telephone at 0115 9253976 , writing to 60 Redland Drive, Chilwell, Nottingham , NG9 5LE or by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org