Big, bold experiments in B&W…this is experimental and abstract Mixed Media in Monochrome with artist Jane Burnley.
Have you ever fancied painting big, trying out lots of different media and techniques? Would you like your work to be a bit more spontaneous and expressive? Would you like to paint abstract, to experiment, without necessarily feeling you have to produce a completely finished piece? Would you like to temporarily forget colour and focus on painting in monochrome – just black, white and grey (and the various shades in between)? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, this might be the course for you!
Experienced artist, Jane, will guide you through this exciting, liberating day, teaching various techniques in mixed media. Working at easels you will be able to paint (acrylics), print, use charcoal, Indian ink, oil pastel, use (gloved) hands for painting, scratching, collage etc etc….
Please note there is a materials charge of £10 payable direct to the tutor on the day
Click the link below to see a list of items you need to bring if anything
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please wear old clothes!
Household paintbrush(es) - approx 25mm and (optional) 37mm size
Scratching tools eg nails, old credit cards, small screw drivers, sticks, bits of wood etc.
Smallish pieces (approx 12”) of bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, anything similar with texture..
Sponge (pan scrub)
You can bring your own brushes, pastels, charcoal etc if you wish, but there will be some here you can use….