Still Life and Flower Painting Course: Block 1

This is Block 1 of Artist Suzanne Kemplay's Still Life and Flower Painting Course at The Arienas Collective where you will learn to create your own stunning flower portrait on canvas.

Still Life and Flower Painting Course: Block 1

About Still Life and Flower Painting Course: Block 1

16th and 23rd September

Artist Suzanne Kemplay graduated in Painting and Drawing from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She works from her studio in Edinburgh, and has exhibited at a number of Scottish Galleries. Suzanne is predominantly known for her still life work and photorealist flower paintings.

This is Block 1 of Suzanne's 28 hour painting course. The course is designed to encourage, and give confidence to, beginners, while also helping those who want to develop their painting skills further. Go here for more information on the full course.

The course is available to book as a complete course (28 hours), as individual 2-week blocks (5 hours), plus as a weekend course (13 hours) to suit different levels, skills and interests.

A discount is available when booking all 3 blocks together at £135. This can be booked Here

The full 28 hour course is available to book and is priced at £270. This can be booked Here


Block 1 | Spring Flowers | 10.30am - 1pm

Week 1: 16 September - colour theory

Week 2: 23 September - colour harmony

Week 1: Colour theory

Starting with the colour wheel, Suzanne will guide you through how to mix colours, learn about the relationship of different colours, such as primary colours against secondary colours. You will learn how they work together and how to contrast by using complementary colours. From this you will then be able to mix colours faster and more efficiently.

Taking what we have learned from the colour wheel you will create a simple study of a spring flower (daffodil or primrose) and create your image using complementary or primary against secondary colours. Working on acrylic paper Suzanne will take you through a step-by-step process from sketching out your flowers through building up your painting to a finished piece.

Week 2 - Colour harmony

Working with our colour wheel, Suzanne will guide you through analogous colour schemes. These are colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel such as blue, blue-green, green or green, yellow-green, yellow. When used together they create harmony. Analogous colour schemes are often found in nature, and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. Use of a limited palette will also create a sense of harmony.

Working with roses you will create a simple study using either colour harmony or a limited palette. Working on acrylic paper Suzanne will take you through a step-by-step process on how to build up your painting.

Class sizes are kept small so that Suzanne can give you the support you need to get the most from the course.

What to bring:

Please bring brushes and a paint palette with you. If you don't have your own, we can supply these initially and recommend what to buy for future classes. All other materials are provided, and refreshments are also included.


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