Painting Course and Art History Talk at New Lanark

A landscape painting course with local artist Veronica Liddell with complimentary History of Art in the Clyde Valley talk

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Date posted: Monday, 02 September 2013

In August 2013, there was a chance to take part in a fun and informative landscape painting course with local artist Veronica Liddell with complimentary History of Art in the Clyde Valley talk by Heritage Manager for New Lanark Jane Masters.

The course began with an introduction to the materials used, advice on colour mixing, drawing, composition and styles of landscape painting. There was also an opportunity to sketch outdoors. Step by step instructions were provided for complete beginners and Veronica demonstrated a variety of techniques throughout the course. The course also included a guided tour of New Lanark and an introduction to the New Lanark Search Room. All materials, lunch and tea and biscuits were also included. 

The History of Art in the Clyde Valley talk covered works by Alexander Naysmyth, 'the father of Scottish landscape painting,' to contemporary artists, and from designed landscapes to public parks. The history and legacy of art and architecture in and around New Lanark was explored as well as the way in which the Clyde Valley and in particular the Falls of Clyde, has acted as a source of inspiration for artists and designers for centuries. Following the talk, guests could enjoy a glass of wine and the opportunity to explore the new exhibition, 'Robert Owen: A New View of Society 200 Years On.'

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