Use unusual tools and approaches to mark-making to free your acrylic painting. Paint with enjoyment and playfulness to build confidence and push the boundaries of your practice.
Investigate and experiment with colour, tone and texture using acrylic paints and mediums to develop your own unique visual expression. Use a variety of tools, painting surfaces and approaches to encourage a freedom and spontaneity in mark-making.
You will learn to playfully experiment with materials which will increase the elements of chance and the incidental in your painting. Through this intuitive process you will allow the form and composition of your subject to be teased out as you add and remove paint, using techniques of thin washes and thick impasto. You will work both from memory and from inspirational images or objects as you allow your subject to emerge. The tutor will offer one-to-one support and guidance towards finding your own process and expression. You will explore what brings a painting to life, considering contrast, focal points and perspective.
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in your use of colours, marks and textures to create exciting and dynamic paintings. You will have gained insight into the processes and materials that inspire a freedom of expression and un-bounded mark making in your work, taking home a number of experimental painted studies and/or completed paintings.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Maggie Feeny has been a teacher and professional artist for over 30 years. She trained in Bristol, London and Brighton and has taught painting and ceramics. She curated exhibitions in her Artist's Open House, Brighton, attracting artists from London, Cornwall and neighbouring counties. Maggie's work is exhibited nationally in both private and public spaces.