Will Ntiamoah

Workshop: The Skin Tones Project - An Introduction to Painting Skin Tones

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2023

Wednesday 9th August 12pm-2pm, Burslem School of Art

Join artist William Ntiamoah in exploring a range of skin tones through painting practices and techniques, celebrating our beautiful gift of evolution, skin tones.

The workshop will involve learning about artists that focus on skin tones to create beautiful portraits. Will will guide us through conversations discussing, enlightening and inspiring the group on the importance of our forever evolving diverse skin tones, a look at how we can achieve beautiful skin tones through observation and how it can be applied by everyone from first-time painters to experts to gain an understanding of how the same process can be used to paint great portraits. No experience necessary. All material will be provided.

Workshops are free, and and open to all - both young people and adults. Young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


This workshop is part of a series of free public workshops during the Three Counties Open Art exhibition, held at the historic Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent. Displaying the works of around 100 artists connected to Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, the show celebrates the creativity of the area in a range of mediums, styles and subject matter.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm daily.

Burslem School of Art is fully accessible, with Blue Badge parking at the front and rear of the building. If parking at the rear, please note that you will need to call the intercom to be buzzed in, and a member of staff will give you lift access via a key. The front of the building can be accessed by a ramp. If you have access needs and would like to let us know before your visit, please don't hesitate to email or call 01782 731368.


About the artist

William Attieku Ntiamoah, as an artist has always been captivated by the beauty of nature. He recognizes painting as the most effective medium to capture its essence and finds great joy in using oil paint to depict people and scenes, allowing him to showcase the distinct character and charm inherent in each subject.

For William, painting extends beyond creating realistic representations; it involves capturing the emotions and energy that blooms’ from his subjects. Utilizing colour, texture, and light, he strives to convey the unique beauty and intricacy of various scenes, whether they portray green pastured landscapes or serene forest clearings.

Through sharing his paintings with others, William believes he can inspire a deeper appreciation for the natural world. In today's fast-paced, technology-driven society, he recognizes the ease with which people overlook the simple pleasures and awe-inspiring sights nature offers. By presenting these scenes in oil paint, William hopes to encourage others to pause, take a breath, and truly observe the world surrounding them

In a society swamped with images promoting perfection and beauty standards, William believes there is tremendous power in portraying people and scenes authentically, embracing their imperfections and habits. Through this approach, he aims to help individuals recognize the beauty present in their environment, even in the most unexpected places.

Painting people and scenes in oil is not just a passion for William; it represents a way of life. By capturing the unique character and beauty of each subject, he endeavours to inspire others to perceive the world from a fresh perspective and appreciate the simple and natural joys life has to offer.


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Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3EJ
ArtsKeele, Appetite, Burslem School of Art Trust, Barewall Gallery, City Learning Trust.
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01782 734340

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