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Online Painting Class by Visual Arts Centre Singapore – Check out our ZOOM LIVE Art Sessions: Still Life Harmony of Colours – Morandi Style

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We’ve got a lot better in understanding about Zoom and how to navigate it right now, so we’re announcing the SECOND SESSION – Composition & Colour Harmony Morandi Still Life Painting, on Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-3:15pm Singapore Time!
 
 

Michael Britton Workshops in Singapore

LIVE FROM SINGAPORE! ZOOM ONLINE ART CLASSES 

Learn how to construct beautiful paintings like Morandi 

 

Learn and appreciate the underlying harmonies of composition and colour using the medium of your choice – watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, etc. – to complete a Morandi-inspired painting. Work with the materials you already have.

Giorgio Morandi was one of the giants of 20th Century art. His quiet still-life paintings are often described as frozen music.

This is a very rare opportunity to study online with international master artist Michael Britton in the safety of your home.

Start from 23 May Every Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 3:15pm
In each session you will complete one painting. S$75 for one session / S$180 for four sessions plus Michael’s e-book Structures of Beauty.

If you missed Lesson 1 no worries. I will be doing a full review. In Lesson 1 we focused on the Rabatements (a very powerful compositional tool) and the Primary color harmony of blue, red and yellow plus white and black.

In Lesson 2 we explore the golden rectangle whose ratio 1.618 was described by Plato in Timaeous as being the Number of the World’s soul.

In the second part of Lesson 2 you will learn the Secondary Harmonic Triad of Green, Orange and Violet plus tint, tone, shade and also …

How to create dynamic backgrounds!

In Lesson 1 I demonstrated with watercolor. In Lesson 2 I will be using oils.

 

Once you register you will be sent three templates of drawings that were drawn from Morandi’s still life objects that he used in his masterful paintings.

Just like costumes for paper dolls cut them out before class so that they are ready to go.

Underlying every great painting is a schematic of geometry that is commonly known as sacred geometry. To painters it is known as Dynamic Symmetry and has been in use since the ancient Greeks.

Don’t be intimidated! We are going to go step-by-step as I teach you some very simple but powerful composition tools.

Combining the compositions of Dynamic Symmetry and Color Theory results in unified and harmonious paintings. With even our crude cut-out objects engaging paintings can be created.

This example is watercolor, but you can use any medium you prefer. No need to purchase any new art supplies! Go with the paints that you already have.

 

Paint and learn Still Life online in this great online painting class with Morandi Style Harmony in Colours Still Life Painting with any painting medium of your choice through our ZOOM LIVE Art Sessions! Be led and guided by established realism oil painter Michael Britton. Learn colour theory, the harmony and beauty of colours and its relationship and application – a fusion of theory and practical painting work, and be fully guided through a step-by-step art demonstration to complete a Moriandi style Still Life Painting, a fruitful class with useful tips for your future art practise and painting and colour matching endeavours!

  • Understand and appreciate colour theory, its application
  • Beauty and harmony of colours, relationship, tones, shades, how to apply contrasts, creative negatives etc.
  • How to plan form and composition
  • Appreciate and with the newly learnt knowledge and understanding, be guided step by step
  • Using ANY Painting Mediums that you have – Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, Poster Painting, Oil Painting, create a Moriandi style artwork unique to you > colours unique to you in creating your own masterpiece, using and applying the colour theory, fulfilling a harmonisation of colours and accomplishing a complete artwork
  • Therefore achieving your own Moriandi Style artwork

 

Understanding Color Harmonies

Through a series of succinct exercises that you can, and should, always refer back to you will learn the color harmonies that will propel your paintings to the next level and higher.

The workshop is open to all mediums. Bring the colors that you have. The most important are blue, red, yellow, black and white. And several, three to four, small canvas panels about 8×8″ or 10×10″.  If you only have larger canvas panels then they can also be used for several of the exercises.

 

Always been a fan of the famous artist Giorgio Morandi? He is an italian artist known for his still life paintings and using subtle tones to depict simple subjects – vases, bowls, bottles, flowers and landscapes.

On this coming Saturday 18 April, 1pm-3:15pm, come join us for this ZOOM LIVE Art Session – Online Painting Class with full guidance. Artist instructor Michael Britton will lead and guide you to learn about colour theory and its application, appreciate the beauty and harmony of colours, learning colour composition and form and composition. Be guided to complete one Still Life Painting inspired by the Morandi style.

*Three more session timings will be announced on Saturday 11 April after the first session. If you are unable to make it on 11 April but would like to join at another timing or session, please email us or text 90056716 to indicate your interest. The full series consists of four sessions of Still life painting applying colour theory and the styles and textures of famous masters.

For this session, the art materials is rather simple! It’s great that you can use any mediums – watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel or poster paint colours! Prepare your own art materials set or order an Art Materials Pack from us at $25 only for Watercolour painting/Poster painting with home delivery via courier services. To arrange for this, please email us at [email protected]

Date: Start next Saturday/Sunday, 1pm-3:15pm

Duration: 2H 15Mins session to complete one artwork

Join this special ZOOM LIVE Art Session with us today!

Pricing: $75 one session, top up to $105 for three more sessions as a continuation of harmony of colours still life subjects. ($180 nett for four session series) You may mix and match with other ZOOM LIVE Art Sessions – Drawing and Sketching series, Acrylic Painting series, Chinese Ink Painting series. 

 

Morandi Colour Theory Class – One Session: here

Course Description

ZOOM LIVE Art Sessions – Morandi Style Harmony of Colours

Art Materials List: Use any existing paint colours and mediums – oils, watercolour, poster, acrylic paints are suitable, paint brushes, canvas/paper

Schedule: start from 23 May Every Saturday/Sunday, 1pm-3:15pm

Cost: $75 nett/session, $180 nett/ four sessions

Art Materials Pack includes: Set of watercolour paints, watercolour paper A4 two pieces, two paint brushes / Set of Poster paints, watercolour paper, A4 two pieces, two brushes

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio

Every Monday – Sunday

MON  11AM -1.15PM / 5PM-7.15PM / 7:30PM – 9:45PM

TUE  3.30PM-5.45PM

WED 11AM-1.15PM / 1:30PM – 3:45PM / 5PM – 7.15PM

THU 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM

FRI  11AM -1.15PM /  5PM-7.15PM / 7.30PM – 9.45PM

SAT 10.30AM-12.45PM / 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM / 6.30PM-8.45PM

SUN 1PM-3.15PM / 3.30PM-5.45PM

Visual Arts Centre MacPherson Art Studio

Every Saturday and Sunday

SAT 10.30AM-12.45PM

SUN 10.30AM-12.45PM

Registration & Fees

The art courses are available at both our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio and MacPherson Art Studio, please choose your preferred location.

You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrollment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.

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