Saturday 23rd March 2024
11am - 1.30pm
Venue: Victoria Gardens Community Room, Victoria Gardens, Neath, SA11 1HW
£70 per person per day
Materials are not supplied, for each class you will need the following painting materials:
Ppainting surface– canvas or paper towels.
Plate for mixing or artists palette.
Soap for clean-up.
Scraping tools, sponge, toothpick, etc.
Join Bert's painting class and learn how to cultivate the habit of urban painting by painting the everyday world around you. You will have the opportunity to create a visual diary of your surroundings and develop the daily practice of documenting the story of your life through paint.
In just two and a half hours of instruction, each student will produce a finished painting for the day.
You will gain a newfound appreciation for cities and towns and the environment that surrounds them. From the perspective of a bus window to a construction site in progress, you will practice your painting skills and create vibrant urban paintings using acrylics, pencils, pens, or watercolours.
Step-by-step tuition will guide you through creating successful paintings, understanding perspective, using tonal blocks for composition, and capturing the movement of figures and crowds. This class will help you hone your artistic abilities and create lively urban artworks that reflect the world around you.
Bert Evans was born in Port Talbot in 1948. He specialised in painting at Newport collage of Art 67-72 where he found the help and advice by such painters as Jack Crabtree and Selwyn Jones so important in his development.
He is primarily a painter of light, which he says makes the most mundane scenes and subjects interesting. His loose approach complemented by a good understanding of colour always attracts a positive reaction from observers. He is a firm believer in only painting from situations he has witnessed firsthand. ”How else can I be sincere in my work?” he asks.
Although he has enjoyed experimenting in watercolour, it is his oil paintings that have earned him his reputation and he can count Hollywood actor Michael Sheen to be a big fan of his work, having purchased several Bert Evans Originals.
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