PAINTING IN THE PARK
Sometimes, rather than being inhibitive, setting yourself creative tasks, and working within fixed parameters, can encourage you to think about things in a new way, and help eliminate self-imposed expectations. While we all want to make successful works that speak to others, enjoying the moment, the process, and the journey, are of supreme importance too.
Painting In The Park explores a faster-paced, open-ended, and more intuitive approach to art making, and works part of the time away from the studio. Using both drawing and simple painting techniques, we will dip our toes into the world of plein air painting. Following in the footsteps of our Impressionist forebears, we will take our practice off-site and enjoy a small selection of Auckland’s green spaces. Day One will begin in the BSA studios with some practical tips and inspirations, and then move to an outside location. On Day Two we will meet off-site in the morning, and then return to BSA late afternoon to share our creations.
At the end of this course, students will have a range of methods and work examples that can feed back into an existing arts practice, or encourage the start of a whole new body of work. Ideally, participants will be confident in the use of their materials, have some basic observational skills, and will feel comfortable working outside in the public arena. Having your own transport would be handy although some car-pooling is possible.
(There will be a wet weather alternative if necessary).