DATE: April 12 – 14, 2019
TIME: 10:00am to 5:00pm
LOCATION: 1401 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
SUPPLIES LIST: will be sent when minimum amount of students is reached.
LEVEL: All levels | STUDENTS: max 15, minimum 12
Amy Carter, during her 3-day workshop on painting large floral pieces in oils, will guide students through composition, tone and color to create powerful, emotive and exciting pieces of work. Amy will demonstrate how to bring out your personality in your work and how she puts a modern spin on the classic floral painting.
“The image and composition are a reflection of the artist and therefore the artist should identify what mood, idea, or feeling they are trying to convey with their work.”
Some of the topics she’ll focus on are:
- What makes a good composition
- Color reference and how to pick colors
- Exercise creating inspirational mood board including role model artists,
and color palette
- Depth of field
- Hard and soft lines
- Cropping your image and using a viewfinder when painting from life and the use of photographs, projectors and screens
- Glossing and finishing
- Developing your image and brand
- Selling your art, what galleries are looking for, limited edition prints, marketing.
- …and much more!
British artist Amy Carter reignited her passion for painting in 2016. Since then Amy has been experimenting and refining her style, having exhibited work both in the UK and abroad. Her work includes large oil paintings of bold flowers.
“I try to capture the natural beauty of the flowers, sometimes painting them after they have started to wilt and decay, giving a darker feel to the work.”
This mood is reflected in the rich blue grey backgrounds that are often present.
“Flowers are very symbolic, often steeped in folklore and intertwined within our culture. Ranunculus, in victorian times symbolised charm and attractiveness. Nearly every species has a specific meaning associated with it. They can symbolise anything from love to death and we have woven them in with our socially constructed ideas of beauty for centuries. “
Amy also paints figurative portraits, often women with floral headdresses which sit alongside her floral pieces, again, they can have a subdued feeling to them, often painting the faces in muted tones and the flowers in full colour.
Influences include Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vladimir Tretchikoff and Joseph Henry Lynch.
CANCELLATION POLICY (NEW!)
If a month before the workshop we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the workshop to happen the workshop will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.
If you cancel less than 60 DAYS prior to the start of a workshop you will receive half of your registration fee, If you cancel less than 30 DAYS prior the start of the workshop you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 60-day limit you will receive a full refund minus 3% processing fee. Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY (NEW!)
Workshop will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.
Will be sent when the minimum amount students is reached
Always bring Easel and side table
A standing travel easel
A TV table or small foldable side table for your palette