Instructor: Sarah Jane Brown
Audience: Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s): Beginner, Aspiring
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Starts on Saturday, February 4, 2023
Feb. 4 | Feb. 11 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 25
4 sessions, 3 hrs each, every week
8am – 11am MT
Note: Price in $USD
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If your paintings sometimes turn ‘muddy’ and you’re not sure why, or you spend ages mixing the right colour, but then don’t know how you got there (or how to repeat it), then this course is for you!
Learn a straightforward system for mixing exactly what you want whenever you need it, using only a few colours. Get clean, bright contemporary colours and gorgeous soft neutrals consistently and efficiently!
All the essentials of colour theory explained in simple practical terms. You will also learn about colour relationships. controlling colour temperature and how to use warm & cool variations, choosing a palette to suit your subject (and budget!) and how to use optical colour mixing and glazing for stunning effects. Save yourself hours of frustration and learn how to make your paintings sing, even if you THINK you already understand colour!
Bring a sketchbook (or separate sheets) of heavyweight cartridge paper that will take paint without crinkling too much.
You’ll also need some acrylic paint in a minimum of 4 colours: primary yellow, cyan, magenta + white.
Of course if you have other colours we will experiment with these too, but there is NO need to buy more than the above.
You’ll need a water pot, some paper towel, and some kind of flat palette to mix on.
Finally, you’ll need some brushes, preferably including at least 1 synthetic flat brush 1/2”- 3/4”
I’m Sarah Jane Brown, a contemporary landscape painter, from Wales in the UK and I LOVE what I do!
I also love teaching; sharing my knowledge, skills and enthusiasm in a clear and simple way that enables students to really progress quickly.
I understand very well that learning new things can be everything from ‘a bit challenging’ to ‘totally terrifying’ so I promise to treat you with kindness and respect. I will explain everything clearlyand give you fun exercises that you can achieve no matter what your starting point.
My sincere wish is that you’ll learn essential skills, techniques and developmental thinking to be able to take your painting forward into a lifelong passion of your own
What Previous Students Say...
“Sarah is a patient and sympathetic teacher. She explains and demonstrates things fully and compehensibly. This was such an enjoyable few days and I have left with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. Thank you.”
“I learned so much – Sarah is a natural tutuor, warm, engaging, immensly knowledable and with a lovely manner that puts you at ease. She helps you to improve your skills in a fun lively and engaging way. Brilliant!”
“Sarah is not only an accomplished landscape artist but also an expert tutor – generous with her knowledge, sensitive and supportive to her student’s needs and very easily creates a happy and relaxed learning environment.”
“This was a fantastic, joy-filled, rollercoaster ride of experiences and learning, under the expert and patient tutelage of Sarah. A great learning adventure in great company. Thank you so Sarah, I can’t wait to start using all these new skills back in the studio.”