21st May - Chris Tkacz
Abstracted Landscapes - Oils/Acrylics
About the tutor
Chris studied at Birmingham School of Art & Design in the early 70s where he gained a BA and MA degree in Fine Art. The strong influence of American abstract painting fused with a more romantic English landscape tradition shaped his work during these formative years.
Chris has also woven the Eastern European roots of his Father’s Polish background into his complex cocktail of inspiration. He has developed expertise in many media and techniques, he has combined printmaking and painting techniques as well as having a strong understanding of perspective and formal drawing and painting techniques. Creative exploration and technical control would form the basis of workshops and demonstrations together with contextual and art historical connections.
About the workshop
Chris' workshop will be based on Abstracted Landscapes with a strong reference to colour choice, using colour to evoke a sense of time and place.
What you need to bring to the workshop
Participants can work in Acrylic or oil paint with brushes and palette knives. A primed board or canvas is advisable. Chris will also bring along some primed surfaces.
If you are working with oil paint bring Low Odour Medium please. Alternatively, consider using watermixable oil paint.
Something to cover the table and floor
The wearing of face coverings at all times except in the cafe area will be mandatory.
We will not be able to have a drinks/biscuits trolley so please either bring your own or use the cafe facilities
Please minimise sharing equipment or paint tubes
Please clean up after using the kitchen area and your table