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DRAWING MADE SIMPLE

Learn the fastest and most accurate drawing methods, then enjoy putting them into practice and see how quickly your work can improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, and this workshop will certainly give you some new ways to think about how to approach the creation of an image on paper!

Date Tues 9th April and Wed 10th April
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2439  
Fees £140  
   

   
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. April workshop will use 'Still Life' as a theme.

Date Wed 17th April
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2383  
Fees £60  
   

   
MORE CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Course full

Landscape And Figures

Unlike Western art, Chinese landscape painting is as much about the imagination and feelings of the artist. Take your basic Chinese brush painting skills one step further by exploring the techniques used to create the mountainous landscape of the country and the people who inhabit it. You will produce a circular mounted painting

Date Wed 1st May
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2437  
Fees £65  
   

   
MORE BOTANICAL PAINTING

3 places remaining

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. 22nd May (2440) Spring Bulbs and Buds. Enjoy a day drawing and painting the delights of spring time from flowering bulbs and emerging buds.

Date Wed 22nd May
Tutor Jeni Neale  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2440  
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 29th May
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2385  
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 Tues 4th June
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2388  
Fees £60  
   

   
INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

If you have ever fancied trying oil painting but have been put off by all the paraphernalia that goes with it, then this is the course for you. This relaxing one day workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of painting with oils and, through guided tuition, allow you to complete one or two paintings by the end of the day.

Date Wed 19th June
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2442  
Fees £65  
   

   
SIMPLE LINE AND WATERCOLOUR

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 Sun 23rd June
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2390  
Fees £40  
   

   
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

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. Working with Chinese ink and a brush, you will start by mastering the basic strokes followed by creating images of the Chrysanthemum , the Plum, the Orchid and the Bamboo, often referred to as the 'Junzi.

Display your finished work on a fan or miniature screen.

Date Wed 17th July
Tutor Leo Donaghy  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2524  
Fees £65  
   

   
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 Sat 20th July
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2443  
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. July workshop will use 'Flowers' as a theme.

Date Wed 31st July
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2384  
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 Tues 6th August
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2389  
Fees £60  
   

   
SIMPLE LINE AND WATERCOLOUR

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

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

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