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The Poetics of Paint: Going Beyond Pictorial Space - Easter Art Workshop with Ed Scott

Easter Art Workshop with Ed Scott Adult Workshop
23 April 2022 White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre
The Poetics of Paint


 Saturday 23 April 2022 at 10am – 4pm

The Poetics of Paint: Going Beyond Pictorial Space

A full day workshop exploring the medium of paint. The day will begin with a series of mark-making exercises that engage an intuitive, expressive and creative handling of line, shape and form.

Supported by a life model, participants will be guided beyond a purely representational approach to observational drawing. Informed by colour theory we will use the brush to think through ideas around mood, memory, the real and unreal.

In the afternoon we will be applying strategies explored during the morning session in order to develop a more focused and considered figurative painting that participants can take home. This workshop is an expressive, fun and creatively liberating introduction to the endless opportunities of paint. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring a sketch pad (approximately 250gms A3 size) and a selection of paint brushes (different sizes and shapes). A selection of acrylic paints (Primary Colours plus Tinting colours of your choosing- for example, Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine, Zinc White and Burnt umber) - System3 provide a good acrylic paint starter set; more reasonably priced paints can be found in shops such as The Range and The Works. We recommend that participants wear an apron, an old overshirt or similar clothing during the session.


If, for any reason, you are unable to bring any of the materials listed above with you to the workshop, please contact Edward via email at least 48hrs before the session so that alternative arrangements can be discussed


Edward Scott is an artist and recent graduate of Fine Art at Falmouth University. He works mostly with paint but also collage and print making. Edward’s work explores the curiosities of the everyday as well as ideas connected with sensory experience, place and the figure. Edward is currently working with Wiltshire Creative as one of their SHIFT associate artists.

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