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Acrylic Painting Workshop: Paint like Frances Hodgkins

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  • Members Ticket: $93.50 ea ($90.00 + $3.50 fees)
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Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy Frances Hogkins' 'Red Jug' (1931).

This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn step-by-step how to paint with acrylics in a relaxed and fun way. No previous artistic training required! By the end of the session you will have a completed painting ready to hang on your wall.

The price of the workshop includes all materials (canvas, art smock, brushes, easel, paint) and coffee and tea on arrival. The non-Members price includes a one-year Auckland Art Gallery membership.

Note: This event is suitable for everyone from the age of 13.

About the artwork 'Red Jug'
When she passed through Paris early in 1931, Hodgkins lunched at the famous oyster bar, Prunier, with her friend Maurice Garnier, as well as visiting a modernist exhibition that included works by three of her favourite artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Matisse’s use of flat planes of colour, particularly red, seem to have directly influenced the red jug that gives the title to this work, while the cubist form of the other vessel, created through the use of flat tonal layers, may also be a homage to Picasso and Braque. The twisting, pale blue cloth rising up animates their forms and drapes over what may be the residual form of the back of a chair.

'Red Jug' is currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery as part of the exhibition 'Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys'.

Image credit:
Frances Hodgkins, 'Red Jug', 1931. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982.

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