Painting Workshops

 



 


 


1-DAY LANDSCAPE/ABSTRACT Painting Workshop 
Date: Saturday 6 August 9.30-3.30pm
Venue: Sidetrack Studios, Salt River
Skill level: Suitable for beginners or more advanced artists
Cost: R2200 (all materials included - canvas, boards, paint, brushes to use, paper, palettes, containers, tea/coffee)
Participants: 8
Covid safety measures in place. Please wear a mask.

 

3-DAY PAINTING ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday 23 August - Thursday 25 August  9.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: Sidetrack Studios, Salt River
Skill level: Suitable for beginners with some painting experience or more advanced artists
Cost: R4800 (all materials included - canvas, boards, paper, notebook, paint, mediums, brushes to use, paper, palettes, containers, tea/coffee)
Participants: 5
Covid safety measures in place. Please wear a mask.

 

My aim as facilitator is to assist you in embracing and growing your unique sensibilities as an artist and to enable you to get unstuck and move forward in the painting process through simple prompts and exercises.

Working on many surfaces and without preciousness, you’ll make decisions in the moment and learn to manage your internal critic. The goal is to introduce ideas on how to approach painting with a sense of liberation as well as sharing with you some key design tools. By maintaining a balance between freedom and control, chance and intention we hope to expand the possibilities of what painting can be.

These workshops are suitable for beginners or more advanced artists.

 

In LANDSCAPE/ABSTRACT we’ll begin with collecting observational sketches from a walking meditation. Then develop these notes through collage and colour exercises into abstracted compositions. We’ll paint on paper and a selection of smaller boards and canvases.


In the 3-DAY PAINTING ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP we’ll start by identifying and exploring your creative vision for 2022. We'll create a visual road map that we'll add to over the 3 days so you'll leave the course with a creative plan and the insights to make your vision a reality. I’ll introduce you to some simple exercises and  design tools and we’ll look at how to implement them in your paintings. We’ll work on many surfaces (paper, boards and canvas) and in series. You’ll have ample time to work on your own with me on hand when you need guidance. Bring along any additional unfinished paintings you might have that you’d like to resolve.

 

In IMAGE/ABSTRACT we'll collect images from magazines and work with these to trigger new colour and form arrangements. We’ll paint on paper and a selection of smaller boards and canvases.

 



My approach to painting has developed out of my own personal journey as an artist over the past 30 years. I have been a painter of urban landscapes, harbours and airports and have slowly moved towards abstraction. When working in abstraction I am freed from the constraints of reproducing the way the object or landscape might look in a photograph and painting becomes a limitless arena for expression. I have developed various simple and playful exercises to help me through this process which otherwise can be more frustrating and confusing than fun. I have found working in abstraction brings with it self-discovery, exhilaration and moments intense joy. I wish to share my approach to painting and support other artists in finding joy in their own art journey.
 

 

If you're an artist or aspiring artist wishing to deepen your painting practice or if you've always wanted to try painting, join me for my next workshop.

Book your space or ask me any questions by sending me an email at http://maryvisser2012@gmail.com or whatsapp me on 0822922709

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