Visual Art

OBSERVE – PLAY – CREATE with Painting

From: £80.00

SUN, 28 August 2022

10:00 – 17:00

Explore markmarking and texture in this art workshop.

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Artist Bella Green will show how to develop your subject from drawing into painting and offer strategies for making colour more expressive.

You will play with layers of markmaking to build a painting and explore the use of texture and gesture to interpret and respond to your subject, along with investigating the power of using a limited palette of colours.

As well as practical work, there will be demonstrations, slides and notes to take away and many options and exercises to help you play with and explore painting .

The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

About the Day

OBSERVE – PLAY – CREATE with painting will run from 10am until 5pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

Essential Information

Please bring a range of Golden Heavy body acrylics, or similar in:

Titanium white

Benzimidazolone yellow light III or Lemon yellow

Cadmium yellow medium

Cadmium red light hue

Alizarin crimson hue

Ultramarine blue

Cerulean blue deep

Any Black

And extra colours if you have them:

Phthalo green (blue shade), Yellow ochre, Burnt sienna, Burnt umber.

Painting Mediums:

Golden Glazing Liquid Satin or Gloss

Extra Heavy gel impasto medium (if you want to work with knives)


2 round and 2 flat brushes medium size

A large and a small painting knife

2B pencils, pen and notepad


Galleria Acrylic Pad by Windsor and Newton 14x 10 inches or similar

A drawing board or stiff card the size of your paper


A3 tear off palette or several old white plates

Please also bring a couple of jars or pots, some paint rags or kitchen roll.  Please wear an old shirt or an apron as sometimes the activity can get messy.

The workshop takes place in the First Floor Gallery space.  There is a flight of stairs and no lift access.  If you have any access issues, please get in touch to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Bella Green

Bella Green is visual artist/painter, born in Glasgow and who now lives and works in Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway. She trained at Harrow and Norwich Schools of Art and for postgraduate work at Leicester University. She is a very experienced tutor who loves face to face teaching and has worked with students of all levels, from secondary schools to postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art. For many years she has worked with art clubs and societies in Scotland and throughout the UK.  She has been a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland for over 20 years and exhibits regularly with them and other galleries.  She also taught drawing and colour at a summer school in the Verrocchio Art Centre in Tuscany for over 20 years, and she has shown every year at Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway’s Open Studio event.

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