Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.30am
  • Venue : Pavilions Teignmouth - Studio
5th June
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[beginner/improvers. *Oil pastel and water colour can also be used]


5 JUNE 10.30-4.30  £67


Using a minimal amount of paint, we will create glowing passages of colours over a resist base. Resist techniques are great fun as different edges and textures are created automatically and characterfully, adding new dimensions to our work. Using the principle that oil and water don’t mix, we will use resistance to highlight light and shade areas, then glaze them with rich, loose washes. The effect is wonderful and encourages us to be bold and brave with that perennial favourite the figure.


After a discussion about light, painting form, compostion and figure proportions, we’ll have an easy warm up exercise and start some sketching from clothed /nude model photos.  Learning to add the resist areas, then the fun starts as we reveal the light and shadow on figures with bold oil or water colour washes. More can be overlaid as we develop our design.


Moody limited colour pictures [think Picaso’s blue period] can be created or full-on colour as you build the glazes, letting the three dimensions of the figure appear. Magic!


[Bold beginners are welcome, we will be jumping straight into the subject,[ look out for our watercolour/acrylic intros for more on technique etc] you’ll get lots of support along the way.


Materials can be minimal today, please select from list here.


Our ‘at a glance’ programme for the season is here to help you plan. Come and treat yourself to an enjoyable day with like-minded company, in a bright, airy studio, coffee nearby and there’s always some laughter and surprises!


Students paint for all sorts of reasons...skills, an enjoyable hobby, social life, self-expression, relaxation and so on.Liana’s sessions are considered good value, inspiring and packed with tips; several serious students have even gone on to sell their work.

 Liana is a seasoned trainer, therapist and artist, skilled at breaking down learning steps, instilling confidence and creating a warm, fun, supportive atmosphere. All students are also invited to join her Artists Circle community for free challenges, news, critiquing and teaching.

 ‘ I always leave class with a whole host of new skills, but more than that, I have a new energy and belief in myself to carry forward into my art, my life. If you want to get your artistic mojo back, sign up!’ C. D

 Please help us prepare well for you by booking at least two days before a course. Every effort will be made to accommodate last minute bookings, if there are places still available. Thankyou.

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