Painting workshop - reflections
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Art Workshops in Wirral

'Painting Reflections' (SB016)

This workshop was last run on 2nd July 2015. Please contact me to request a repeat running of this workshop. The workshop was initially run as a full-day workshop, but may be condensed to a half-day. However, the longer the day, the more we achieve! More information on my workshops...

Step-by-step guide to painting reflections
Step-by-step tuition guides students through the painting of reflections on wet surfaces

The 'Painting Reflections' workshop demonstrates an approach to the depiction of reflections in wet roads, pavements and other hard surfaces, during and after rainfall. It provides a working methodology for the production of such artwork, using which students should be able to complete further paintings in a similar vein.

The workshop will take place under my tuition in my home studio conservatory in the Wirral. Student numbers will be kept to a minimum (2 or 3 students) to facilitate one-to-one tuition. The workshop will offer step-by-step tuition in an informal, friendly atmosphere, where students and tutor can bounce ideas off one another. It is my intention that students enjoy a productive, informative and fulfilling day. The class is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists. More information on my workshops...


10:00 - 13:00

Following a brief introduction, students will be guided through the re-production of a demonstration painting, following my step-by-step guides.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 17:00

Under guidance, students will take what they have learned from the morning session into the production of their own work. Students are encouraged to provide their own photographs in order to make their work more personal.

Please note that timings are approximate - I will make every effort to ensure that students are fully conversant with appropriate principles before moving on to subsequent stages - there is no rush and you will be under no pressure or expectations. Students may work in whichever medium - traditional oils, water-mixable oils, alkyds, acrylics etc. - you would prefer. I will produce a demonstration piece in oils prior to the workshop. By the end of the workshop you should have two finished paintings and be familiar with basic elements of composition, application of paint, use of colour and working methodology. Hot and cold drinks with nibbles will be provided, as will a cold lunch.

Learn how to paint reflections
Learn how to paint reflections