Women’s Day Landscape Painting Workshop

I’m very excited to be offering various Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl Book Cafe in Stanford from February 2022.

The first four sessions will be botanically inspired drawing and markmaking (with a little bit of painting too).

Botanically Inspired Drawing and Mark Making

Suitable for all skill levels. Start a drawing practice, or revive one. The sessions will follow on from each other to build on your work, but you may join as a once-off drop-in session.

4 sessions – 2 sessions left

10am-12noon

R200 per class when you book and pay in advance

R250 per class for drop-ins

Please note that art supplies are not included. Please bring your own (see Materials to bring in each class info block below), but I will have some spare paper and materials for drop-ins who don’t have everything they need.

Mon 28th Feb: Drawing BIG

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: using the techniques practiced in the last two classes, we will create a mixed media still life, introducing some colour with acrylic paint
Materials to bring: paint brush, acrylic paint, drawing ink, charcoal, maleable eraser, 200gsm cartridge paper (2 x A2 sheet)
Suggested paint brushes: the bigger the better, if you’re only bringing one brush, make it a round or flat no. 12, synthetic
Suggested paint colours: titanium white, arylamide yellow lemon, cadmium yellow medium (optional), cadmium red medium (optional), alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna

Mon 7th Mar: Exploring Negative Space

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: using the techniques practiced in the last three classes, we will create a mixed media still life, using the spaces between to “draw” what you see, with more emphasis on colour
Materials to bring: paint brush, acrylic paint, drawing ink, charcoal, maleable eraser, hot press watercolour paper (2 x A2 sheet)
Suggested paint brushes: the bigger the better, if you’re only bringing one brush, make it a round or flat no. 12, synthetic
Suggested paint colours: titanium white, arylamide yellow lemon, cadmium yellow medium (optional), cadmium red medium (optional), alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna

Mon 14th Feb: Loosening up + Looking

Reference: various parts of plants, fresh and dried
Techniques: blind contour drawing, mark making, non-dominant hand drawing
Materials to bring: drawing ink, 4B pencil, 200gsm cartridge paper (4 x A3 sheets)

Fri 18th Feb: Playing with Charcoal

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: Focusing on fluidity and working loosely, we will continue with blind contour drawing, mark making, non-dominant hand drawing
Materials to bring: charcoal, maleable eraser, 200gsm cartridge paper (4 x A3 sheets)

Art Sessions at Egret + the Owl Book Café, Stanford

Art Supplies

Please see the weekly session description for information about what materials you will need to bring along to the sessions.

Extra things to bring along to the sessions:

  • an apron
  • a drawing board (I have a few that will be available at the sessions)
  • water containers (empty 1kg yoghurt containers or large jars work well)
  • a palette (the white polystyrene trays you get food in work well)
  • a spray bottle for water (optional)
  • kitchen roll/paper towel

If you have questions about these sessions, please email me: hello@tracyalgar.com or WhatsApp/call 084 584 3757.

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