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Chinese Brush Painting – Peony And Insect Scroll
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Chinese brush painting is about opening the mind to a completely new way of creating imagery. Unlike in western art, simple birds, flowers, leaves and insects are created by the stroke of a brush.    Enjoy a full day of Chinese brush painting whilst looking at one of the most popular flowers in Chinese Art. The peony is the flower of China, known as “Grande Corniche”

Today we will explore the brush strokes that make up the petals and leaves.  From these exercises we will design a small scroll. Insects will make up part of the days studies.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

If you have Chinese brushes and paints from previous workshops,please bring these along.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 23rd August 2022
Tutor Leo Donaghy
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3125
Fees £75
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Watercolour Made Easy

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to producing your painting, teaching you skills on the way for you to continue to use in the future.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 6th September 2022
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3141
Fees £75
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Let’s Draw!

Drawing is not difficult. It is fun, relaxing and rewarding if approached with an open spirit. Ask yourself, can you draw a daisy or a house with the sun in the sky?

On this workshop you will be shown how to develop those simple skills and grow them into pleasing drawings.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 14th September 2022
Tutor Leo Donaghy
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3144
Fees £75
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An Introduction To Acrylics

Acrylic paints are an incredibly versatile medium.

Through both structured tuition and experimentation, this workshop provides the opportunity
to learn about acrylic paints, mediums and techniques to enable you to start painting.

With your own choice of subject to use as a reference to paint from, you will have the opportunity to experiment and explore acrylic paints and various mediums.  This could be a printed image of a landscape, portrait or still life or an image on your tablet or iPad.

Tutor will provide all necessary materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is  ideal for beginners and for more experienced artists who haven't yet used acrylics.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 21st September 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3133
Fees £75
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Watercolour Workshop – Capturing The Essence

Explore a range of aspects of watercolour painting. A combination of demonstration and instruction will give you techniques to create vivid and lively images. On this workshop we will be looking at capturing the essence of your chosen subject. Explore how to pick out and represent those elements of your subject which are the most exciting, giving your painting more interest and atmosphere.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided

Date Tuesday 4th October  2022
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3148
Fees £75
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Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

You will learn simple concepts and basic drawing exercises to break down the complex topic of portrait drawing. By the end of the day, you will have drawn your very own portrait. 

You will study the basic forms and structures of the head. Learn techniques to measure proportions and relationships of features in a face. Use charcoal to plot and plan a portrait on paper and then to model the head using tone.

Even if you are a beginner with no drawing experience, you'll find the workshop and exercises easy to understand and enjoyable, while still learning critical drawing skills.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Wednesday 5th October 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3136
Fees £75
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Netsuke

The Inro and Netsuke (net-sk)  originated in the 16th century and became collectible in 18th century Europe. Worn by Japanese men under the Obi or sash, they were used to carry things of importance such as medicines or money.

During this workshop you will make a simple imitation of the Inro and Netsuke (net - sk). This can be hung as a decorative form or given as a gift.

You will learn how to apply Xuan paper to a hard surface and apply a coloured glaze to the finished article.

We will look to Japanese design for inspiration.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 8th October 2022
Tutor Leo Donaghy
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3126
Fees £75
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Landscapes in Acrylics

Explore a variety of applications of this versatile medium within the genre of landscape.

Acrylic paint can be used like watercolour, applying the paint as washes to create transparent layers, or like oil paints when applying the paint thickly to create impasto and textured effects.

Please bring along a printed image of a landscape that you wish to use as a reference to paint from. Alternatively you can use an image on your tablet or iPad.

Tutor will provide all necessary materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

Please bring your own painting equipment if you wish to.

This workshop is  ideal for beginners and for more experienced artists who haven't yet used acrylics.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 19th October 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3137
Fees £75
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Chinese Brush Painting – Wisteria And Some Of Its Inhabitants

Another opportunity to explore the great variety of subjects in Chinese brush painting.

Wisteria, a member of the pea family, symbolises many things – new birth, love, friendship, prosperity and many more. A variety of exotic birds can be found nestling in its branches, such as the Eastern Blue Bird.

The simple flowing brush-marks for blossoms, leaves and stems is a joyful exercise. In this workshop we will explore the blossoms and birds.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

If you have Chinese brushes or paints from previous workshops, please bring these along.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 1st November 2022
Tutor Leo Donaghy
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3127
Fees £75
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Watercolour Made Easy

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to producing your painting, teaching you skills on the way for you to continue to use in the future.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 15th November 2022
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3143
Fees £75
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Portraits in Acrylics

Working from a printed photographic reference or digital image , you will learn how to compose your portrait with a tonal underpainting, then build form and features to gain a likeness.

We will be using acrylic paints and mediums - acrylic paints are water soluble and can be used like watercolour or like oil paints. As part of the workshop, we will explore the use of natural and abstract or expressionistic colour.

Please bring along a printed image of a portrait that you wish to use as a reference to paint from. Alternatively, you can use an image on your tablet or iPad.

Tutor will provide all necessary materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

Please bring your own painting equipment if you wish to.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3138
Fees £75
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Drawing – Pen And Wash

Drawing is a great way to record, relax and prepare for a painting. Add a colour wash to the mix and it brings a sketch to life.

You will be shown a variety of techniques and different ways of how to approach your work. Further experimentation will enable you to work quickly and enjoyably towards achieving a satisfactory result.

On this workshop we will be looking at various images including a cityscape, still life with flowers and a seascape with a rocky shoreline.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 7th December 2022
Tutor Leo Donaghy
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3147
Fees £75
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