Kids Sunday Art Club - Patrick Heron

Acrylic / Drawing / Abstract

Love art? Bored at home? Why not join us online? Learn to take elements of a still life and abstract them into shapes and colours like Patrick Heron did.

Patrick Heron – Eight including Ultramarine

You will need

  • Paints: poster paints or acrylic – Red, yellow, blue, white & black
  • A few different sized brushes, these can also be household brushes for DIY
  • 1 sheet or more of A4 white printing paper
  • 1 sheet of heavy A3 or cartridge paper
  • 2 sheets of thin card or cereal packet for your viewfinder
  • 4 paperclips or some masking tape
  • Scissors
  • A pencil, rubber and sharpener
  • Something to mix your paints on, maybe a dinner plate or a piece of smooth card.


Aimed primarily at those between 7 and 12 but younger ones can join in with help from an adult or older sibling.

These fun workshops are just £10/session and the whole family can join in together for just one fee.

This week we will be looking at bold and bright paintings by Patrick Heron. He loved to look at colour in nature and create simple shapes on large canvasses. Can you collect natural materials like leaves, pebbles and berries when you go outside and fruit from your shopping? We will be looking at the colours and shapes of what you have collected very closely.

Then we will learn about mixing paint and you will create your own colour chart. You will draw simple shapes playing with size onto a larger piece of paper and use the chart to fill these shapes with paint. To finish off we will think about the background and decide what colours to make it.

Taking inspiration from the things around you, have fun learning about what makes a still life and abstract objects into shapes and colours like Patrick Heron.

Kids Sunday Art Club – Patrick Heron

Acrylic / Drawing / Abstract

Sorry, this course is not currently available

How Does an online session work?

Once you have booked, we will send you a link an hour before the session starts so you can join in live. These sessions will be broadcast on You Tube and all you need to do is follow the link ten minutes before the start time. You can watch this on a Smart TV, PC, smartphone or tablet and even cast to your TV from your phone.

If you are late joining don’t worry, you can rewind the session and watch on start again or even live pause. You can watch again as many times as you like for up to one week after broadcast.

Your Tutor

Liz Luckwell

Linking my method to the landscape, I take students on Porthmeor Beach to make experimental drawings in the sand, bringing them back to some of man’s first marks and symbols. My teaching is grounded in an understanding for people and their desire to learn. I feel I have a genuine understanding of how nervous and apprehensive prospective students can sometimes be and am able to help them relax and enjoy being creative.

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