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Workshop: Idyllic Gardens Painting
June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 - 17:00CHF140 – CHF150
My story started some time ago in Romania, where I was born in a family of 3 different cultures: Greek, German and Ukrainian. Soon after I had finished my engineering education, I left Romania and I lived in different countries as a global nomad. At some point in my life I had a regular office job and eventually a bore out. I saved myself quitting it and retreating into Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. A 2 year stay in an Ashram followed. This altered not just my world views and my beliefs but also influenced the way I express myself in art. I paint with my hands but my feelings, emotions and my intuition are in charge; the hand is just a tool. I never know how a paining is going to look like in the end. It is always a surprise to me. All I am doing is to stay as much as possible in a meditative, no-thought, neutral state of mind and let the intuition do the work, pick the right color, move the canvas, stroke the brush in the right direction.
Ana is organising Painting Retreats in Italy and Switzerland every year. You can find out more details here: https://www.
— English —
We are thrilled to announce a special workshop with Ana Paz (www.anapazartist.com)!! Ana is an unique artist from Romania, based in Rehetobel, Appenzell. While having a background in engineering, Ana studied Spanish Philology, travelled around the world and spent 2 years in an Ashram. Somewhere along the way, she fell in love with art and pursued this passion ever since. On this Saturday afternoon, she will take the expression “colourful playground” to another level. Treat yourself with a relaxing afternoon and experience (shiny) acrylic paint in a way you will never forget. Let’s create a summer garden for your wall!
About the artwork:
Nature is the primordial art form that awakens aesthetic inspiration and wonder.
In Nature we can experience the “fabric” of life through our full senses and the interconnectedness of all its parts. Nurturing our relationship with nature provides an endless source of balance and artistic inspiration.
Ana paints wild flowers, idyllic nature and its expressive disorder in movement.
Her way of painting is in an impressionist fashion with free access to imagination, to improvisation and to fantasy. Each canvas is as much a result of randomness, as it is a product of planned brush strokes and striates of colors and washes.
This is how it ends up acquiring its unique soul.
It is a landscape upon which you can rest and let your imagination run freely.
In this course you will learn:
• Color mixing recipes
• Paint consistency
• Choosing the right colors
• Paint an abstract background
• Different techniques that I use
• Insights about: color theory , texture, shapes, contrast, composition, marks, tools.
• Building complexity layer by layer
• Deciding when the painting is finished
• Varnishing your artwork
This is not a typical “guided event”. There will be no step-by-step instructions for a particular painting. Instead, Ana will show you some techniques and tricks and encourage you to paint intuitively and freely.
No prior Painting experience necessary
2 canvases (40x50cm) and all other painting materials are provided and included in the ticket price. Additional canvases & paint are available at the studio (15-30CHF per canvas)
Do you like shiny things? We’ve got pearly, silver, copper and golden acrylic Paint!
We use premium acrylic paint by fleury-art.com
Language of Instruction: English (übersetzung auf Deutsch vorhanden bei Bedarf)
Tea & Coffee included.
BYOB (“Bring your own beverages”) if you would like to enjoy a beer or wine while painting. Bring your own food if you like, e.g. order a healthy Pizza from Stripped Pizza!