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Improving Your Painting Skills with Strong Composition

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.30am
4th August
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Are you ready to get out there and capture summer subjects? it's a great time as lockdown lifts to re-engage with nature and we are lucky as artists that we can do that through our creativity. Our popular resident tutor ,Liana, will lead you through these  new workshops with her usual patience ,humour and knowledge to give you the skills and ideas to experiment indoors and out.

Very clear demonstrationsand very encouraging attitude,always finding something positive' N.F

All welcome, all media.

Good composition is the backbone of all paintings including abstracts. Learn the classic principles of composition ,the importance of tension and verticals,contrasts, how to lead the viewer and the 30/70 rule. Then take it further as we learn to compose in shapes and tones that make even the simplest design more dynamic.



10.30- 4.30










Table cover [6ft ,plastic sheet or newspapers]

Overall and mask if applicable


Whatever mediums and tools you usually use [eg water colour,acrylics,pastels,oils]

Appropriate ‘ground’ eg paper/canvas for a painting

Board and tape if needed. Water pots,kitchen towel etc


Soft pencils eg 2b and 6b

Soft rubber,ruler

Inexpensive drawing/cartridge paper/pad for planning, at least A4

A notebk


3 medium sized items from home of different materials/textures

A photo that you would like to select from and create a picture.


I look forward to exploring strong composition with you!

Liana x

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