Painting with a Palette Knife

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02/11/2020 10:00 - 16:00
Micklems Farm
Phone:07973 325451
Address: Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

Painting with a Palette Knife

Hello to our lovely community of artists and crafters.
Following yesterday’s announcement, and having read the updated Government website, we are seeking confirmation regarding our status as an educational establishment and how the law applies to our business. We anticipate that, sadly, we will have to close once again, but if there is a chance that we can operate safely and legally, we intend to take it.
If we do have to close, all students who have booked onto a workshop from 5th November – 2nd December will be offered a credit note to book onto another workshop once we reopen, or a full refund. We are also exploring the possibility of running some of our workshops online and have reached out to our tutors who have experience in doing this.
We don’t want to lose contact, so to keep our community connected we’ll be running weekly creative challenges on our Instagram and Facebook. More information will follow soon.
We’re sad that it has come to this, but some things are out of our control, and we’ll continue to do everything in our control to make our students, tutors and everyone here at Micklems Farm feel safe when you return.
Keep safe

There is nothing more seductive than to apply thick paint freely with a knife. This workshop will tap into that joy. Bits of Palette knife painting have been used by many famous artists in the past. Turner and Constable used it for highlights in their landscape paintings. However it is only more recently that this technique has been used exclusively to make paintings.

This workshop will initially be experimental so that the students can find out about the kind of marks that are available with the palette knife and how to use the knives they way they find most useful. We will then do a very basic, simple still life picture using only the palette knife. After completing this we will look at the paintings of artist Nicholas de Staël and attempt a small abstract picture in his style.

Basic materials will be provided but please bring your own palette knives. A disposable palette would also be useful. Acrylic paints are good for palette knife work and I will bring a binder to add to them to make them more pliable. I hope this workshop might break new ground in your painting as well as being fun and creative.

Includes - Basic materials. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website.

Level: All

Number of students: 10

Tutor: Diana Seidl