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Sat, 16 May


Art Department, Aboyne Academy

Two Day Workshop: Patricia Reith

Subject: Urban Abstract Collage of local town or village/exterior/interior. Theme: Build Environment, Aboyne

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Two Day Workshop: Patricia Reith
Two Day Workshop: Patricia Reith

Time & Location

16 May 2020, 09:30 BST – 17 May 2020, 16:00 BST

Art Department, Aboyne Academy, Bridgeview Rd, Aboyne AB34 5JN, UK


About the Event

Learning Aims

Composition, Colour Selection, Focal Points

Contextual; Looking at Artists also using the built environment as a subject. e.g. Victoria Crowe, George Birrel, Joan Eardley, Paul Klee & many contemporary artists.

Day1: Looking at investigation sketches & resources; select suitable material for experimentation. Inspired by investigations, using compatible colour scheme and make abstract shapes from a variety of papers to experiment with layouts and colour schemes on background paper.

Day2: Fix colour coordinated abstract shapes to background and begin creating a solution by adding / drawing details and selecting the focal points of composition. It is not the aim to create a single perfect finished work, but to evolve an exciting range of possibilities for future imaginative outcomes.

Cost £40


Members should bring the following

Investigation and Recording of Subject: to be collected / recorded before workshop. 

Personal Sketches / Sketchbook, 

Photos of Subject (hard copies preferred) i.e. aerial, panoramic, parks, fields, farms, groups of buildings, architectural details such as rooftops, chimneys, towers, clocks, walls, pends, entrances, windows, reflections, doors, paths, gardens, fences & gates, washing lines, street furniture; 

Make a collection; rubbings of various street textures i.e. grids, pavements, manholes, wooden features etc.

Local Newspaper cuttings (text & photos) addressed envelopes, letters, flyers, architects plans, postcards.

Materials Resources required (bring what you have)

Backing sheets of A2 cartridge paper 250-300gm. White or Coloured. 

Tissue; white / coloured, textured papers/ corrugated etc.

Papers for collage: as above 

Dip in inks of any type: dip in pen, bamboo stick; 

Watercolours; flat wide chisel brush, small round pointed brush. 

Broad & fine point dual ended black pen, white pen.

Oil pastels, consolidated graphic /charcoal stick. 


Metal palette knife, 

Large Pritt Stick, 

Brush on glue, 

Metal rule for tearing etc.

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