Chance, Understatement and Simplicity - Mixed Media | John Lovett Bienarté

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Chance, Understatement and Simplicity - Mixed Media | John Lovett

Chance, Understatement and Simplicity - Mixed Media | John Lovett

Join John Lovett for three days of hands on fun and discovery.

What will I learn?

In this workshop we will explore a range of varied subjects and, rather than being led by the source image, we will use different techniques to impose our own atmosphere and character on the subject.

We will take advantage of watercolours unpredictable and exciting nature to encourage those accidental outcomes that inject excitement into our work

Join John Lovett in discovering how chance, understatement and simplicity can turn what might be an average painting into a great painting.

John Lovett will take everyone through the following painting processes:

We will use a variety of materials and techniques to squeeze more out of our subjects. Our goal will be to amplify the character and atmosphere of the subject using watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, gesso and a variety of pencils.

We will take an experimental approach, allowing accidental effects to occur, but learning when and how to modify and control these effects.

We will work with what emerges from the developing painting, rather than trying to produce a predetermined result.

We will work hard, it will be a lot of fun and, as well as learning some brand new skills, we will produce some exciting paintings.

You will be provided with a variety of subjects, as well as plenty of advice and assistance from John. You will also have ample opportunity to put your learning into practice, have a lot of fun and perhaps even produce some masterpieces!

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all skills levels.

What do I need to bring?


  • Bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.
  • Bring your painting gear and as many questions as you wish to ask.

What will be provided?

  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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