Led by Takaka artist Elaine Robinson
Friday 11th March 2022, 10am – 4pm
Suitable for beginners and more advanced painters
Includes some materials and Morning/Afternoon Tea supplied / BYO Lunch
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people
Discover how to use colour in new and contemporary ways! This workshop will push your understanding of colour theory into unexpected and exciting directions.
Working in a mixture of acrylic paints and mixed media you will begin to understand how to mix colours and get inspired to try new, exciting combinations of colours, materials, and methods. Develop ideas on how to create your own decorative collage papers, allowing a greater exploration of artistic play.
Using contemporary and traditional Artists as inspiration, we will explore how colour plays a key role in developing and extending an artists visual language. Find the colour combinations that will bring your art work to life, and learn the simple techniques for mixing compelling signature colour palettes for future reference.
This workshop will give you the confidence to try out new colour combinations and push past that fear of the white blank page.
Painting full time after twenty years of teaching Art and Fashion design, Elaine Robinson is now embracing the opportunities to engage with the artist community in Golden Bay. Having completed a BA (hons) in Textile Design, Elaine worked for a number of London fashion design studios, travelling around the world to oversee production of printed and knitted textile designs. Once her daughters were born she retrained as a secondary school teacher and has spent the past twenty years teaching her passion of Art and Fashion design to students in the UK and New Zealand. Elaine now paints full time from her shared ARTAZA studio in Takaka, embracing the opportunity to continue to push her creativity. Working in oils, acrylics and mixed media, she enjoys developing thernamic abstracted works, which incorporate her love of colour, texture and pattern. It’s a lifetime’s work to explore and build a creative voice and she is thrilled when it also excites others on their own journey into a world of
self-discovery and creative knowledge.