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SIMPLE LINE AND WATERCOLOUR

2 places remaining

Create an inspired piece of work in this half day workshop. Working from a still life subject and using a very simple technique, you will be able to create an image of strong line and flowing colour.

Date Wed 7th August
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2391  
Fees £40  
   

   
MORE BOTANICAL PAINTING

Course full

These one day workshops are aimed at people with little or no experience of painting flowers and bulbs in a detailed, botanical way. Through demonstrations and one-to-one tuition, learn the joys of transparent watercolour washes, focusing on simple techniques to build depth of colour and tone. 10th August (2441) Summer Blooms. From pencil drawing to painting in watercolour, Jeni will give detailed instruction on how to look closely; observing, understanding and finally depicting a seasonal flower in detail.

Date Sat 10th August
Tutor Jeni Neale  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2441  
Fees £70  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR MADE EASY

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. You will learn the basics of using watercolour paints, brushes and paper. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to produce your painting, teaching you skills that you can build on in the future.

Date Wed 21st August
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2386  
Fees £60  
   

   
BOTANICAL PAINTING

1 place remaining

Whether you have no experience with watercolour or just need to brush up on your skills, this is the class for you. Jeni will take you stepby- step through the basic stages of botanical painting, from careful observation to painting using seasonal flora. Through demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition, learn the joys of transparent watercolour washes, focusing on simple techniques to build depth of colour and tone.

Date Wed 4th September
Tutor Jeni Neale  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2387  
Fees £70  
   

   
SKETCHING MADE EASY

This one day workshop looks at the materials, equipment and techniques used to produce sketches and drawings. Through carefully guided tuition, you will learn how to compose a sketch and how to record what is in front of you. You will be shown how to look at what to sketch, what to include in your sketch and what the difference is between a sketch and a drawing.

Date Tues 24th September
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2444  
Fees £60  
   

   
LINE AND WASH

Line and wash is a simple technique involving drawing out an image using waterproof ink and washing watercolour over the ink once dry. It can also be done using inks for the wash or with light translucent washes of acrylic paint. Using a simple range of colours, you will learn how to apply these media using a variety of effective techniques. Once used as a quick sketching method, it can also be used to produce bright but detailed paintings.

Date Tues 8th October
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2584  
Fees £60  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS

A chance to explore how to use watercolours in a variety of ways to produce lively and vibrant images. You will learn skills in colour handling, contrast and brushwork and produce a painting from a given subject. October workshop will use 'Flowers' as a theme.

Date Thur 10th October
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2593  
Fees £60  
   

   
OIL PASTELS MADE EASY

This one day workshop is perfect for those with little or no experience of oil pastels. You will explore a range of techniques including blending, overlaying and Sgraffito. The structured tuition will allow you to experiment with these techniques and apply them to a final image based on a theme of either 'Landscape' or 'Flowers'.

Date Wed 30th October
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2583  
Fees £60  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR MADE EASY

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. You will learn the basics of using watercolour paints, brushes and paper. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to produce your painting, teaching you skills that you can build on in the future.

Date Thur 7th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2595  
Fees £60  
   

   
ACRYLICS MADE EASY

Acrylics is a very versatile medium. Have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and, through structured tuition, produce a painting from a selection of images provided. This workshop also allows those of you who have had basic acrylics tuition to develop your skills further.

Date Sat 16th November
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2582  
Fees £60  
   

   
MORE CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Course full

Take your basic skills in Chinese brush painting a little further. Course 2569 - Peacock on Wisteria. The peacock is the most beautifully decorated bird. Perched high in the wisteria branches, this makes for a challenging but rewarding subject.

Date Wed 20th November
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2569  
Fees £65  
   

   
NOTAN - THE ART OF LIGHT AND DARK

Ever wondered why some art works sing whilst others look ordinary? The answer is in black and white. Notan is a Japanese word used to describe the balance of light and shade in a painting. The pattern of light and dark in a picture is the single most influential factor in our appreciation of any art work. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, learn how to design successful pictures every time. Materials not included.

Date Tues 26th November and Wed 27th November
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2613  
Fees £140  
   

   
BEAUTIFUL BRUSHWORK

Painting is not just about creating pictures - it is about how we choose to apply the paint when we create pictures. Suitable for painters in oils and acrylics this workshop will focus on how to make your artworks more expressive and painterly. Through exercises designed to increase both confidence and ability you will learn how to use brushwork to create beautiful artworks. Materials not included.

Date Tues 10th December and Wed 11th December
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2614  
Fees £140  
   

   
INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

This workshop is ideal for anyone who has always wanted to try oil painting but never knew where to begin. Look at how to get started, what paints and equipment are needed and which colours to use. Using a relaxed and methodical approach you will learn how to apply, control and enjoy this versatile, traditional painting medium. Materials not included.

Date Tues 14th January
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2615  
Fees £70  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS

A chance to explore how to use watercolours in a variety of ways to produce lively and vibrant images. You will learn skills in colour handling, contrast and brushwork and produce a painting from a given subject. January workshop will us 'Landscapes' as a theme.

Date Wed 15th January
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2594  
Fees £60  
   

   
DRAWING MADE EASY

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? Course 2571: On this workshop you will be shown how to develop those simple skills and grow them into pleasing drawings.

Date Sat 18th January
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2571  
Fees £65  
   

   
ACRYLICS MADE EASY

Acrylics is a very versatile medium. Have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and, through structured tuition, produce a painting from a selection of images provided. This workshop also allows those of you who have had basic acrylics tuition to develop your skills further.

Date Tues 28th January
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2664  
Fees £60  
   

   
MORE CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Take your basic skills in Chinese brush painting a little further. Course 2570 - Hydrangeas. The hydrangea is a magnificent bloom and whether a Lace cap, Mophead or Panicle, each presents different challenges.

Date Sat 8th February
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2570  
Fees £65  
   

   
WATERCOLOUR MADE EASY

If you like the effects of watercolour painting but don't know where to start, this is the day for you. You will learn the basics of using watercolour paints, brushes and paper. Using plenty of demonstrations, the tutor will guide you each step of the way to produce your painting, teaching you skills that you can build on in the future.

Date Sun 23rd February
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2596  
Fees £60  
   

   
FUN WITH ACRYLICS

This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore the fun side of acrylics and is perfect for those with little or no experience of this medium. Experiment with a range of different media, including texture, structure gel, and masking and add glitter and gold wax. Discover how these can be used to enhance an image.

Date Sun 23rd February
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2581  
Fees £60  
   

   
DRAWING MADE EASY

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? Course 2572: Begin by looking at compositional skills, shade, and tone to create a still life and a simple landscape.

Date Tues 10th March
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2572  
Fees £65