Discover Abstraction part 2

Led by Takaka artist Elaine Robinson
Tuesday 8th March 2022, 10am – 4pm
Suitable for all levels

NZ $95pp
Includes some materials and Morning/Afternoon tea supplied / BYO lunch

Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people

This workshop will enable you to extend your inner abstracted artist. To let go of creative expectations and allow yourself to find joy in the art of expressing yourself. 

Inspired by a range of unique starting points, this workshop will enable you to develop and explore mark making techniques alongside painting skills to transform a chosen theme/idea into Abstract works of Art. 

Looking and exploring the use of colour, texture and form; you will progress  from realistic images to mixed media paintings. Developing ideas from initial drawings, you  will learn how to use compositional techniques and referencing Artist models to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Learn how to work in a related series and techniques on how to extend and develop ideas. The workshop will explore creating a piece of Abstracted Art on a larger scale to allow greater freedom of expression.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to more advanced  painters, this workshop will inspire you in a relaxed environment to challenge yourself and enjoy the process of creating amazing Art.

MEET Elaine
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.