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This workshop with talented visiting artist Yana Trevail will cover A Tonal Approach to Painting, a method that uses simple still life and self-portrait exercises to develop a clear understanding of tone, by deconstructing what you see into a basic visual grammar of form and colour, dark and light.

Using acrylic, students engage with the technique through monochrome exercises painted from direct observation. It’s a process that accommodates the needs and interests of the individual and can be applied to landscape, still life or portraits, and abstract work, according to the preference of the student.

The method is really all about how to see without preconceptions and how to efficiently translate the 3D world onto a 2D surface.

All abilities very welcome.

Booking with Truro Arts Company

The workshop takes place at The Coach House, 10 minutes outside Truro.