Painting Landscapes - A Workshop Series with Orla Stevens

Join Orla Stevens for expressive painting and drawing workshops, exploring the landscape of your favourite places through mixed media acrylics, oil pastel, ink, chalks and collage.

Painting Landscapes - A Workshop Series with Orla Stevens

About Painting Landscapes - A Workshop Series with Orla Stevens

These workshops will look at various technical and expressive skills that go in to painting and abstracting a landscape, and developing your own creative voice. Work will be guided by reference photos, to explore our favourite locations, and remind us of the moments we spent there - translating this into mark, texture and colour to capture a sense of place.

Each workshop focuses on experimentation and research, guiding you through drawing exercises and sketchbook work, developing at the end of each session to a larger work on paper.

The classes are designed to work individually, or as a series. Workshop Four will combine our skills in the final class to create a painting on wooden panel.

Workshop Outlines:

Class 1: Mark-Making (18th August)

In this workshop we will focus on mark making, exploring various traditional and experimental ways of creating line, with unexpected tools and drawing exercises.

Class 2: Colour (25th August)

In this workshop, we will delve into the world of intuitive colour and colour mixing - Developing colour palettes derived from our reference photos, as well as memories of landscape.

Class 3: Composition (1st September)

In this workshop, we will explore balance, proportion and various processes to create both realistic and abstracted compositions.

Class 4: Painting the Landscape (8th September)

In this final workshop, we will run through the full process of creating a landscape painting; from research and development, through to the creation of a final piece on wooden panel.

In each class, participants can expect to complete a loose-leaf sketchbook and several developed drawings. These classes are very open and relaxed: made for all levels (including those who do not consider themselves artists!) and look to celebrate mistakes in order to develop and free up our work.

Ages 16 +

All materials included - although feel free to bring along anything you’d like to experiment with.

Please wear old clothes / bring an apron as things will get messy!
Please come with an image or a few images of favourite places to inspire you - printed out, or on your phone is grand.

6-8pm | £30 per class / £100 for all 4

Any questions, please get in touch with Orla via email at: os@orlastevens.com

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