Painting Flowers in the Dutch Style

This workshop celebrates the return of spring and the blossoming all around of bright flowers, the return of light and colour after the duns and greys of winter.

The children paint flowers against the black backgrounds beloved of 17th century Dutch painters of still life. We mix primary colours using a colour wheel, to pick out the spring palette, and explore the different shapes of blossoms, tracing their lines and revealing their geometry.

As ever, art is wonder, and wonder is a path to joy!