In the Garden- Flower Studies with the Masters
In this course we will be following the tradition of many great artists and learning from those artists who came before us. We will be studying under the tutelage of Redon, Gauguin, Mackintosh and Preston, all of whom each have something unique and magical to teach us about painting flowers. We will study their work, their methods and processes and then we will be taking what we learn to produce our own pieces, to inspire and develop our own craft and expression, to stretch our skills and deepen our confidence.
4 Artists ☆ 4 Weeks ☆ 4 lessons each week (minimum)
Producing this class has been a love affair- a love affair with each of the artists as I fell more and more in love with their work, a love affair with my garden in all it's winter glory, and a love affair with creating, with painting, with sketching, with pastels, with watercolours, with drawing- with the act of making art.
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Redon- The Prince of Dreams
Redon's work explored the triumph of light over darkness and after years of working in monochromatic images, his Noirs, colour exploded onto his canvas in a celebration of life through flowers filtered through his dreams.
Mackintosh- A Modern Man
Much celebrated for his architectural work, Mackintosh was a master of design and hugely influential over the Art Nouveau movement, bringing design and detail perfection to the decorative arts.
Gauguin- In search of Eden
Gauguin sort to find paradise on earth and when he couldn't he improvised and created works that aspire beyond the world in front of him to a create a utopian world.
Preston- Decoration without ornamentation
Preston brought Modernist ideas to her decorative floral arrangements adding influences of cubism, minimalism and abstraction to stylise her flower studies and bring Australian flora onto the canvas in new ways.
Each week, for 4 weeks, we shall take one of the artists and immerse into their work, examining, studying, copying to learn and then finally taking what we have learnt into our own unique piece
☆ Minimum of 4 lessons per week.
☆ Lessons delivered via video along with support slideshows, photos and text.
☆ Community Facebook group to share and be further inspired.
☆ Acrylic painting, pastels, watercolour, sketching and drawing, journaling and relief printing.
☆ Lifetime access*
At the end of this course you should walk away with new techniques and approaches to painting flowers along with the confidence to tackle what can at times seem like a daunting subject matter with all the delicate patterns, profusions of colour and mass of detail.