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Flattened Perspective: an altered reality

June 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

How to simplify compositions to be represented with a flattened perspective, adding interest to the focal point without over-dominating.

Image credit: David Jones: The Chapel in the Park (1932) Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940. © The Trustees of the David Jones Estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo: Tate

This workshop is one of three inspired by the Truth and Beauty exhibition at the Granary Gallery.

Your tutor is Gail Wareham GSA, NAPA. You can see Gail’s work by visiting her website http://www.gailwareham.com.

Working with a flattened perspective is seen by many as an incorrect portrayal of a scene, but if you use the skill correctly you can add interest and depth to your work, helping your focal point to shine as well as creating a scene of altered reality around it.

We look at the work of Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and David Jones from the Truth & Beauty exhibition and create a painting centred around their seascape work.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced students seeking to widen their skills. There are 10 places available.The workshop begins with a 30 minute exploration of the exhibition Truth and Beauty upstairs in the Granary Gallery with Gail.The workshop will be held in the conference rooms on the mezzanine floor of the building. Gail will introduce the workshop over coffee, which can be purchased from the YHA cafe on the ground floor. We will break for lunch from 12.30 till 1pm, and you can bring a packed lunch or purchase it from the cafe.

Our session finishes at 3pm.

Please bring

Sketch paper and pencil, rubber, ruler, eraser

A4 or A3 (your preference) painting paper, canvas paper, or stretched canvas.

Acrylic paints

Flat & Round head brushes

Water Pot

Kitchen towel / rag

Art Board

There is no need to print out and bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.


June 21, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Conference Rooms, YHA
Dewar’s Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom