Discover your inner artist, and learn how to copy Henri Hayden's 1918 painting Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit.
This painting workshop by Art in Bloom Academy is a social event, where you will learn to paint step-by-step in a relaxed and fun way in one of Auckland Art Gallery's most beautiful spaces. No previous artistic training required! By the end of the session you will have a completed painting ready to hang on your wall.
The price of the workshop includes all materials (canvas, art smock, brushes, easel, paint) and coffee and tea on arrival. The Non-Members price includes a one-year Auckland Art Gallery membership (value up to $50).
Note: the workshop starts at 10:30am, coffee and tea is served from 10am in the Members Lounge.
This event is suitable for everyone from the age of 15.
This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement which, if not met, may cause the workshop to be cancelled. If this is the case, those registered will be fully reimbursed.
Workshop capacity: 32
About the artwork
It was Hayden's interest in formal simplification and pictorial construction in the manner of Cézanne which gradually led him to Cubism, initially through a meeting with Juan Gris. During WWI he spent time with Picasso and other foreign artists continuing to work in Paris. His Cubist paintings, which he produced until 1922, illustrate a sensuous quality of colour, and are mostly based on still-life objects such as bottles, guitars, newspapers and pipes.
'Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit' is currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery as part of the exhibition 'Game Changers: International Modernism'.