Pop up Painting – The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Born in Edo, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Suitable for adults and teenagers if accompanied by an adult/parent.

Materials

Needed for week 1:

  • Printed out picture of The Great Wave Painting
  • Canvas, canvas board, cardboard
  • Soft pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Sharpener

Needed for week 2 and 3:

  • Prepared canvas with picture outline drawn on from week 1.
  • Acrylic Paints, a selection of colours which must include white, black, red, blue and yellow
  • (If you have oil paints please feel free to use I can give extra guidance on these as we go through, but I will aim the workshop at Acrylics)
  • Three different sized paint brushes; Small – size 2, Medium – 4, 5 or 6, Large – any size above a 6
  • Pot of water for washing out brushes
  • Cloths/kitchen roll
  • Apron to protect your clothes
  • Mixing palette – could be paper plates or an old plate
  • Table top easel or prop canvas up on books, not essential but useful

The format of the course:

Week 1 – Drawing Out

Week 2 – Starting to paint

Week 3 – Finishing painting and touches

When: Wednesday 7-8pm

Date: 5th, 12th and 19th August 2020

Price: £15 + Bkg fee

When: Wednesday 7-8pm

Date: 5th, 12th and 19th August 2020

Price: £15 +Bkg fee

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