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Cotton On Manchester: Art Theory and Practice (Wildlife Painting)

July 30 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
white butterfly on blue square background

Create your own wooden panel painting in acrylic of an animal of your choice using easy to follow and fully supported techniques from preparing your surface to a finished artwork to take home. 

 All inspired by the ‘British Wildlife Photography’ exhibition at Gallery Oldham.
In this workshop, not only will you learn the art of painting animals by professional artist Christopher Rainham, you will also be shown around the exhibition by art historian Sara Riccardi. She will discuss select artworks in the exhibition and run through the theory and history behind using animals in artwork and photography.
‘This exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards. This retrospective looks at the past 10 years and for the first time will include all the overall winners along with a selection of images including category winners and highly commended images, that have made this the exciting and wonderful event it is today.’ Find out more at https://galleryoldham.org.uk/exhibitions/
Then, working on a 20 cm square wooden block, you can design and paint your own artwork with a range of techniques using acrylic paint. 
Simple drawing techniques and step by step use of acrylic paint to create your own artwork in an expressive and controlled environment. 
Fully demonstrated approach to drawing and painting. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience wishing to learn new skills and approaches to picture making. 
18+ ONLY.

This event will take place:

Saturday 30th July
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Gallery Oldham, 35 Greaves St, Oldham OL1 1AL
To purchase tickets please visit Cotton On Manchester: https://cottononmcr.com/product/art-theory-and-practice-wildlife-painting/