16th Mar 2023

Many paintings begin with a drawing. The artist might record an initial idea on paper or make an ‘on the spot’ sketch which looks like it might be easily developed into a painting. In this workshop, we will look at the process of taking a drawing and developing it into a painting. We will look in particular, at why this is sometimes problematic. Why do some drawings appear difficult to transcribe into paintings? Can we predict these difficulties in advance and rectify them? This will be an enjoyable and challenging workshop for all who enjoy drawing and painting.

Paul Gatenby has taught art, including life drawing for over 30 years. In 2014 he set up Liverpool Urban Sketchers which meets up to draw together once a month. Proceeds from the workshop will go towards the cost of Liverpool Urban Sketchers 10 Year Anniversary celebration in 2024.

Location: Cass Art Liverpool

Date & times: 16th March 2024, 11am – 1pm

Ages: 18+

Materials: Explanatory handouts are provided. You will need to bring the following: You may work with whatever paints you are comfortable with but Paul will be using acrylics in these colours: Titanium White, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red medium. A range of brushes and a palette knife will be essential. You will also need a palette and water containers and some kitchen towel or cleaning cloth. Ideally bring along some drawings you have already completed. You could complete a drawing on the day but this might eat into painting time. All these materials can be purchased in the shop on the day, workshop attendees will receive a 10% discount.

Tickets: £25

This workshop is wheelchair accessible.