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Abstract Exploration - An Art Studio Experience

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Hosted by Debbie
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Overview

Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops
  • Arts & Culture

About the experience

Experience Duration : 6 hrs 30 mins
Experience Summary:

On this art experience day I'm inviting you to join me on my journey towards abstraction. I am learning so much and I love to share both my knowledge and studio space with you. This day is designed to make best use of the studio space and the materials at out disposal. We will create on canvas abstract or semi-abstract art that uses the landscape, seascape or florals as inspiration this workshop is designed as a series and can be taken alone or as part of your own built up course...

Detailed description:

This all-day art studio experience is a great chance to welcome you into my art studio for the day... I will be running this Workshop quarterly and will cover different materials and processes...

  • Sat 25th Nov '23 - Golden Landscapes: a Gold Leaf Art Experience
  • Fri 26th Jan '24 - Using a Square Format with Winter Inspiration
  • Fri 23rd Feb '24 - Gelli Print Inspiration - How to Use Collage in your Work
  • Fri 22 Mar '24 - Work from Photos and Sketches to Abstract your Art
  • Sat 20th April '24 - Woodland Inspired: Introducing Cold Wax

I will show you how... leave your art expectations at the door and lets see what happens - Exciting!

We start at 9.30 welcoming you to the studio with a coffee and a chat, setting up our materials and introducing the group, numbers are limited to 6 maximum so I can spend plenty of time on individual needs. Working on canvas we will look at any inspiration that you have brought, don't worry I'll have some to hand, this series of workshops concentrates on materials and how to use them or how to combine them.  If you are interested in your abstract art to use gold leaf, have a go at cold wax, interested in why you would work on a square format or understand how to mix your media without causing any issues then this is what I do. You'll have access to studio tools and materials (I have a lot!) so this will give you the opportunity to play with materials, creating a mixed media piece if you wish or use one medium its all fine.  Each workshop in this series focuses on particular techniques or materials, I have those who come to workshops regularly so there will always be something new. Guidance will be from me, Debs, reviews describe me as a friendly artist, I  think because I love to teach as well as to paint.  I'll show you some fantastic new techniques and answer any questions you might have - so you can focus on channelling your inner artist, enjoying the art and your day is what it is all about. Throughout the day refreshments will be provided and your all-day painting experience will have a short lunch break around 12.30. You will have time to get out and explore the quaint rural setting of Bradley with an option of joining the group at the Red Lion pub which is only next door... before returning to the studio feeling recharged and full of fresh inspiration. You'll add the finishing touches to your masterpieces.  We'll review your art and answer any queries before heading home around 4.00pm with a clear head and some great new skills! Looking for an art workshop to enjoy with your friends? This workshop is a beginner-friendly experience and a great chance to get everyone involved in painting together. Knowledge required: Beginner-friendly but this workshop is also great for those who want to explore advanced techniques or would like to move towards abstraction from realism as I am doing (let me know in advance as I work with individual needs and can gear the workshop with you in mind). This experience is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hen do. Suitable for adults, and children (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending children, and must pay for a separate ticket. Although this experience is a treat and would make a lovely gift for her or him, gift for mum or dad, anniversary gift or birthday gift, it always touches me when my day is given as a present. I also find that many come back again and again as it is simply a great day out and they love the studio space, I love running them for that reason too. Hope to welcome you into the studio soon.

About the host

Hi, I'm Debs and I have been running classes, workshops, painting holidays and now art experiences since 2016. I am what they call self-taught as... I never dreamt of being an artist but I have always been creative and have a degree with music and creative writing.  Sometimes it is difficult times that bring you to where you need to be and that's my story, if you wish to know more you'll find it on my site but that's why I started to paint, it's not what I want to share with you here... I have always been inspired by being in the landscape, I have run holidays where we paint outside, painting what is visually there but what I'm excited about and want to share is why I like to be out there, the feeling it gives me and that is why I am on my journey into abstraction. 'Creativity makes me smile, I feel lucky every day to be able to do what I do' And I want to share this with others. So if you're looking for a unique experience, a great day out exploring your own creativity, be my guest in the art studio for the day!

Places we'll visit

Your art experience is located in the Staffordshire, rural village of Bradley.  It's at the very heart of this small village with it's Church and Pub at the very centre nestled in the centre of a conservation area between an old thatched cottage and the village hall. The pub is part of the Lewis Partnership chain and has been very good to us as far as parking is concerned, when you arrive you can park on their car park, (it's the same postcode ST18 9DZ) and find us behind the green gate in the wall (on the right as you enter the car park) they do great meals too and we always book a table for lunch though it's optional for you to join us, it does add to the experience. My home studio is welcoming with lots of light and I provide all day refreshments and access to my full range of equipment, all materials and tools that you need, it's a great opportunity to try out something new or ask any arty questions you may think of. I love my studio, you can see the building of it on my YouTube Channel!

Additional information

Items

What the Host will provide
  • Canvas, Canvas Board or Wood Panel
  • Brushes
  • Mark-making Tools
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Relevant Materials to the Workshop e.g. Gold Leaf
  • Other Mixed Media such as Pastels, Oil Pastels, Ink etc..
  • Acrylic Gels, Mediums and Texture Pastes
  • All other Art Materials Required - Palette etc..
  • Refreshments - Tea, Coffee and Biscuits
What the Host requires you to bring
  • (Optional) You may wish to bring art materials for example, your favourite mark-making tools, brushes or paints, you don't need them but it is always good to be familiar with your own colours and tools. (optional)
  • Old clothes or an apron. It can get messy!
  • (Optional) I will book a table at the Red Lion next door and you're invited but alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Restrictions

  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner

Languages

Primary Language : English

Minimum age

Minimum age : 12 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 3
Private groups maximum size : 6

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message

Special Considerations

Accessibility


The art studio is accessed via one step and there is a toilet available via flat access.  The Red Lion Pub has full disabled access and toilet facilities.


Car Parking


Please park on the Red Lion car park, you will find us through the green gate in the wall on the right as you enter the car park.  (Sat Nav: ST18 9DZ)


Age Restrictions


These art experience days are designed for adults but children 12 and over are welcome to come if accompanied by a paying guest.  There is limited space so all guests need to be part of the experience.

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Location

Meet Up Location : Bradley, Stafford ST18 9DZ, UK, (ST18 9DZ),

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