Cezanne and Van Gogh

A crossroads in Art

Felicity Walker has been an art tutor for 35 years. She has worked throughout Ayrshire since the 1980’s and has tutored AIM on the island for 15 years. Her aim in any class she does is to encourage students to gain knowledge and confidence of how to make use of all their brushes and knives and understand how to use the paint effectively. She will demonstrate as we go along and encourages questions. The class will be structured but relaxed.

Much of modern artistic thinking evolved through these 2 painters, still influencing artists today. By painting a still life either using Cezanne or Van Gogh (or both) as inspiration for techniques, the contrast in their personality and their thinking becomes clearer – and the start of cubism and modern expressionism seen.

This class is suitable for students who have a desire to investigate their own creativity by understanding the creativity of paint.

The tutor will be guiding students throughout on brush handling techniques – taking note of expressive or considered ways of painting – producing two very different works.