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Workshops: Still Life: Construction, Light and Colour

21 February 10:00

Using interesting items from the museum collection you will put together your composition using construction (size and proportion); light (building up your picture in tone); and colour (applying colour, texture and detail).

There will be an opportunity for group discussion and individual help throughout the day.

We will also look at and discuss some examples of still life room interiors by artists such as Hans Holbein the Younger (court painter to Henry VIII), Johannes Vermeer (Dutch painter), and Paul Cezanne (post-impressionist French artist).


Materials you need to provide:
A3 or larger sketch pad, watercolours or acrylic paints, 1 tube of white gouache, paintbrushes (suggested number 2 or 3 for detail and numbers 8 or 12 for larger areas).

Tutor: Hazel Batchelor
Former Head of Art and county staff Development Advisor, North Essex Schools. Trained at Bath Academy of Art and Manchester High School of Art.
West Berkshire Museum
Wed 21 Feb | 10am – 3pm

The museum and café are open 10am – 4pm.

To book a place on these workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email museum@westberks.gov.uk.

Cancellation policy:

Workshops are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your booking onto any other session at either Shaw House or West Berkshire Museum and pay any higher price difference. Please contact reception directly, not the course leader, in order to transfer your booking; Shaw House 01635 279279, Museum 01635 519562.