sonal nathwani

New Florals:
From Sketch to Abstract

April 12-14, 2019

 

The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "New Florals: From Sketch to Abstract" travel workshop with international abstract artist Sonal Nathwani in Miami, Florida.

“Join Sonal in her colourful world of abstract blooms and gorgeous greenery. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists who wish to learn how to create exciting, dynamic work inspired by flowers and foliage. Workshop participants will use a variety of materials (graphite, watercolour, ink, crayons, acrylic paint) to develop their sketches into vibrant, expressive paintings which capture the essence of flowers in a unique way and embrace the beauty of imperfection.”

 
 

 
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schedule

Day 1 - Friday

COURSE INTRODUCTION

  • 10:00am Group Meeting & Breakfast

  • The purpose & importance of sketchbook painting

    • Taking a look at all the materials, personal sketch books & works that Sonal has produced. Insight on how & why she uses them.

  • Creating + crafting your botanical sketchbooks

  • Studying Realism to Abstraction

    • Floral paintings from the past, including the Dutch masters and Impressionists to see how they can inform our own work.

  • You will be working from real life, curated, floral set-ups in the studio

  • Drawing & Painting on paper, working in your new sketchbook and exploring your materials.

Day 2 - Saturday

BOTANICAL GARDENS & PAINTING

  • 10:00am Breakfast

  • Morning visit to Miami Botanical Garden to sketch and physically gather inspiration directly from nature.

  • Return to the studio after lunch and discover how you can use all the images & raw materials collected earlier to create your new paintings on canvas.

  • Translating sketchbook work to canvas

  • Private Botanical Demo with Sonal

Day 3 - Sunday

PAINTING & TECHNIQUE

  • 10:00am: Breakfast

  • Practicing Botanical Techniques

  • Full studio day of painting

  • Continuing private demos with Sonal

  • Take some time to collectively review the paintings and drawings everyone has produced over the weekend / discuss what was learnt in the process.

You will complete around 2 new paintings & have a new take home sketchbook.

We Provide ALL your materials.
No need to bring a sketchbook, brushes, medium or paint!

All botanical set ups will be provided by local based Miami florists.

All photos below are from Sonal’s recent workshop with us in Rome, Italy.

Miami

3 FULL WORKSHOP DAYS
10AM-5PM
DAILY CATERED FOOD
SUPPLIES (SEE LIST ABOVE!)
+ ARTIST GIFT BAG

12-14 April, 2019
FRIDAY - SUNDAY

3 FULL WORKSHOP DAYS

Early Bird

BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST

$950

AFTER DECEMBER 1ST

$1150

EXTRA

Once the workshop is filled, you will be invited into a private Facebook Group to meet everyone participating beforehand. This is where a lot of information about the workshop will be shared and we can coordinate what will be happening throughout the duration of your weekend.


Register


the studio

250 NW 23rd Street
Wynwood, Miami
33127

The studio space is a beautiful private loft in the heart of Miami’s art district.
Photos coming soon!
You will have your own personal workstation with absolutely everything you need to be part of this workshop.

 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.

  • All remaining payments are due in full by Friday, March 1st, 2019.

  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.