A five-day workshop: cost £315. Please book using the Eventbrite link below or contact us on email@example.com for further information.
This workshop will give students the opportunity to work on one large painting from nature, over the course of five days.
Taking inspiration from the landscape around the Moray Art Centre, students will look at different approaches to painting. Using brushes, rags, sandpaper, palette knives and fingers as tools, students will work on drawings and studies which will form the basis of a considerably larger (80 x 120cm) and more resolved painting on a panel.
Demonstrations will explore the nature and qualities of oil paint and mediums such as linseed oil, turpentine, stand oil, encaustic, damar varnish and liquin to accelerate the oils drying.
Throughout the week students will be encouraged to look at ways of analysing and modifying a painting; observing space, abstraction, colour and texture to create a sense of atmosphere and expression. In doing so, students will develop skills in visual perception and expressive improvisation to find and build their own visual language.
All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.
Kenneth Le Riche attended the University of Dundee graduating in1986 in Mechanical Engineering. In 1990 he attended classes at the 369 Gallery in Edinburgh under the guidance and tuition of Callum Inness, Moyna Flannigan and Olivia Irvine before attending the Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art and enrolling at the Edinburgh College of Art where graduated in 1998. He subsequently studied at the New York Academy of Art for the MFA where he graduated in 2003 with a distinction.