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Lowry and the Sea

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An art workshop looking at Lowry’s seascapes

Photo credit: Angela Elliott

This art workshop, led by local artist Rachel Sutherland, is inspired by the seascapes of LS Lowry, some of whose work is on display at the Granary Gallery Berwick upon Tweed TD151ES. The exhibition is open Weds -Sun 11- 4pm from 25th May – 13th October 2024. Entry is £5.

The workshop begins with a short tour of the exhibition by Rachel, followed by coffee in the YHA conference rooms where the workshop will be held. Rachel will introduce the themes of the day and be there to discuss, advise and guide as you create your own piece of work.

Using Lowry’s restricted colour palette (yellow ochre, vermillion, Ivory black, prussian blue and flake white) we will explore the use of subtle colour and light to create our own seascapes. The spiritual element that Lowry freely admits to, will be incorporated, discussed, and compared with other sea painters (Courbet and MacTaggart) of a less reflective style. How do we, as painters, be with the sea?

We will break for lunch at 12.30pm for 30 minutes, and you can order food from the YHA cafe downstairs, or bring a packed lunch. We will resume at 1pm and finish at 3pm.

There will be 10 places in the workshop.

Materials to bring:

There will be easels and tables available to work on, please bring your own board if needed.

Please bring your own materials such as canvas, robust watercolour paper or board, water based paints, brushes and graphite pencils. There will be a limited supply of extra materials for those in need. If you do wish to bring oil, please invest in Windsor and Newton Artisan Water based paints which come in tubes.

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.org) and do not supply an email address.


June 4
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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