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Learn the fastest and most accurate drawing methods, then enjoy putting them into practise and see how quickly your work can improve. This workshop will certainly give you some new ways to think about how you approach the creation of an image on paper. Materials: £2

Date Wed 30th August
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1723  
Fees £60  
 

 
CREATIVE SKETCHBOOKS

This one day workshop offers the opportunity to produce sketchbook studies exploring a range of materials and methods. Inspiration for work may be drawn from the beautiful Westhope grounds or from any alternative source material that you wish to bring along. This workshop is suitable for new students and also for those who wish to expand techniques from a previous workshop

Date Wed 6th Sept
Tutor Wendy Riddick  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1741  
Fees £55  
 

 
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

These workshops, with demonstrations, exercises and interesting subjects, will build skills in the rewarding art of watercolour painting. Each workshop will cover a range of skills and subjects, develop confidence in the beginner and challenge the more experienced artist.

Date Wed 20th Sept
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1761  
Fees £50  
 

 
PAINTING ON LOCATION

1 place remaining

Beginning in the studio, this course will give you the specific techniques and methods needed for painting on location. Discover how to plan a successful painting with just a few simple steps and some basic principles. Learn how to capture atmosphere and convey a sense of distance and scale in your paintings. Progressing to making outdoor studies of the beautiful surroundings of Westhope College.

Date Tues 26th Sept & Wed 27th Sept
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1722  
Fees £110  
 

 
WATERCOLOURS 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 continue to use in the future.

Date Tues 10th October
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1889  
Fees £55  
 

 
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS


Acrylics are a very versatile medium.In this introductory workshop, you will have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and produce a painting from a selection of images provided.

Date Wed 18th October
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1872  
Fees £55  
 

 
DRAWING THE FIGURE


A workshop dedicated to the art of drawing the figure from life. This relaxed and informal session will cover the most important principles of measurement and proportion as well as how to use light and shade. Learn how to improve accuracy and fluidity and make a series of drawings from life. A professional life model is booked for this workshop; this cost is included in your course fee.

Date Wed 8th November
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1984  
Fees £70  
 

 
DEVELOPING ACRYLICS


This workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your acrylic painting techniques. Discover different media, texturing and how to use palette knives.
Structured tuition will allow you to experiment with these techniques and apply them to a final painting.

Date Wed 15th November
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1874  
Fees £55  
 

 
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP


A combination of demonstration and instruction will give you techniques to create lively and vivid images. Each workshop will use a different subject to explore the art of watercolour painting, developing confidence in the beginner and challenging the more experienced artist.
Workshops can be booked separately.

Date Wed 22nd November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1891  
Fees £55  
 

 
FESTIVE PAPERCUTS


Add a handmade touch to Christmas by creating your own paper cut cards and decorative scenes. Explore letter forms and imagery and master the basics of paper cutting while designing and creating seasonal designs and motifs.
Cutting techniques will be demonstrated and your tutor will inspire and guide you on your choice of design.

Date Tues 28th November
Tutor Christine Green  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1918  
Fees £65  
 

 
PAINTING WITH A PALETTE KNIFE


A playful, relaxed and informative day spent learning the art of painting with a knife.
Using either oil or acrylic paints, you will learn how to create distinctive and dynamic artworks through a series of simple, enjoyable exercises and demonstrations.

Date Wed 29th November
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1955  
Fees £65  
 

 
THE FIGURE IN COLOUR

A day of figure painting or drawing focusing on the use of colour.
Investigate how to create realistic skin tones, how to use colour to express mood or emotion and how vivid colours can be used.
A professional life model is booked for this workshop; this cost is included in your course fee.

Date Wed 13th December
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1953  
Fees £70  
 

 
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS


Acrylics are a very versatile medium.In this introductory workshop, you will have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints. Learn how colour works, practise and develop a variety of painting techniques and produce a painting from a selection of images provided.

Date Sun 14th January
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1873  
Fees £55  
 

 
DRAWING MADE EASY


A workshop to demystify drawing, and to give beginners the confidence to enjoy the craft. The session will start with the basics of capturing a subject in flowing lines and strong contrasts. Using simple subject matter, ideas of composition and a straightforward approach to perspective will be explored, whilst emphasising the importance of enjoying the process!

Date Tues 23rd January
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1893  
Fees £55  
 

 
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: £7 maximum

Date Wed 24th January
Tutor Vicki Norman  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1954  
Fees £65  
 

 
WATERCOLOURS 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 continue to use in the future.

Date Sun 28th January
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1890  
Fees £55  
 

 
DEVELOPING ACRYLICS


This workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your acrylic painting techniques. Discover different media, texturing and how to use palette knives.
Structured tuition will allow you to experiment with these techniques and apply them to a final painting.

Date Sun 11th February
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1875  
Fees £55  
 

 
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP


A combination of demonstration and instruction will give you techniques to create lively and vivid images. Each workshop will use a different subject to explore the art of watercolour painting, developing confidence in the beginner and challenging the more experienced artist.
Workshops can be booked separately.

Date Sun 25th February
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1892  
Fees £55  
 

 
STILL LIFE ACRYLICS

An opportunity to work from a set still life using a variety of acrylic painting techniques including texturing and the use of palette knives. This workshop will investigate ways to portray different materials such as glass, ceramics and fabric.
Structured tuition will allow you to experiment with these techniques and then apply them to a final painting.

Date Tues 20th March
Tutor Stephen Hand  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1876  
Fees £55  
 

 
3D PAPERCUTTING

An exciting workshop to introduce you to the art of 3D paper cutting. You will learn a variety of safe cutting techniques and master how to design with cutting in mind. Using creative hand lettering or pictorial designs, you will produce at least one and maybe two 3-dimensional pieces. These could be birthday greetings, family names or a representation of a place or object that holds special meaning for you.

Date Tues 20th March
Tutor Christine Green  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1865  
Fees £65