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March 25th

The Wild Landscape with Glyn Macey

Date/Time: Monday, March 25th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £75

Medium: Mixed-Media and Acrylic

With his irrepressible energy and imagination Glyn will teach you how to explore atmosphere and life in a landscape, giving you confidence to capture the essence of place. You will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create inviting landscapes packed with life. This workshop is all about experimenting and having fun!

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April 1st

Oil Impasto Landscapes with Joe Armstrong

Date/Time: Monday, April 1st - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Oil

Joe will commence the workshop with a short demo where you will get a feel for his style and his process of creating a painting from beginning to end. Joe will then encourage you to open up so you are comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and lots of vibrant paints.

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Acrylic Spray Painting with Barry Amey

Date/Time: Monday, April 8th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Spray Painting

During this workshop Baz will introduce you to various painting techniques using a spray can. He will show you different ways to apply the paint, such as block printing, pouring, different types of strokes and using stencils, plus you will also have the chance to experiment with a variety of nozzles to create different effects. Young artists 12+ are welcome!

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Traditional Woodblock Printing with Adrian Holmes

Date/Time: Monday, April 15th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Japanese Printing

Join printmaker Adrian Holmes for a print workshop in the wonderful art of Japanese woodblock printing. Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful meditative print process using watercolours and rice paste. Green and environmental friendly it uses non-toxic materials to create rich organic colourful prints. Enjoy this opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and create a beautiful finished woodblock print.

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Mixed Media with Amanda Hoskin

Date/Time: Monday, April 29th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Mixed Media

In this workshop Amanda will push the boundaries of painting either landscapes, a still life or an abstract. You will experiment with various mediums including oils, watercolours, inks, charcoal, layering of paper and gold, silver or copper leaf. Amanda will do a demo to show how she uses these materials; discussing thoughts and ideas as she works. This workshop will be experimental and fun where any preconceived ideas of how you think you should work are left at the door!

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Watercolour Painting with Winsor and Newton – FREE DEMO with Stephie Butler

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 30th - 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Price: Free

Medium: Watercolour

Join our guest tutor Stephie Butler as she works through a painting using Winsor and Newton watercolours. Learn about her internationally recognised style and how it is created using these versatile paints. There is no audience participation during this demonstration, you are invited to observe and understand Stephie's thought process, techniques and use of materials.

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May 1st

Watercolour Portraiture with Stephie Butler

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1st - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £75

Medium: Watercolour

In this exciting, informative workshop, Stephie will show you how to paint portraits in watercolour that are full of colour with an impressionistic feel, making your works unique. There will be a mixture of ongoing demonstrating and one-to-one attention that will focus on the face and how to portray feelings and emotion in a subject. You will be encouraged to develop your own style, to learn how to paint with instinct alongside technique, to simplify drawings prior to painting to enable a looser style, to paint with colour that deviates away from the norm. Most of all, you’ll have fun and come away inspired to paint more!

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Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners with Anna Rennie

Date/Time: Monday, May 13th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £60

Medium: Silver Jewellery

Design and make your own silver band ring. With full tuition from a BA qualified Silversmith you will learn the techniques to measure, form and texture your very own silver band ring. Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in having a go at the hugely enjoyable craft of jewellery making.

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Inspired by Vincent : Acrylic Portrait Painting with Sarah Wimperis

Date/Time: Monday, May 20th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Acrylic

This workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own.

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June 3rd

Abstract Art and Pebeo Special Effect Paints with Fiona Burn

Date/Time: Monday, June 3rd - 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Price: £25

Medium: Pebeo Mixed Media

Fiona Burn will show you a range of techniques and ‘tricks of the trade’ using Pebeo’s Fantasy Moon and Prisme special effect paints to obtain incredible effects.  This workshop uses solvent-based paints, modelling paste, stencils & foil to create contemporary abstract canvases. You will receive a set of PEBEO mediums worth £9.95, included in the price.

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The Cornish Coast with Tracey Hunter

Date/Time: Monday, June 10th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Acrylic

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tracey will demonstrate the process and techniques of building up an acrylic painting of the Cornish coast. Tracey will also demonstrate how to paint clouds, waves, cliffs and sand, looking at brush techniques and colour mixing. Full guidance will be given to each individual, relative to their style and painting.

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Fast and Free Watercolours with John Hoar

Date/Time: Monday, June 17th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £75

Medium: Watercolour

John Hoar is the master of fast flowing washes and impressionistic watercolour landscapes. Using a limited palette, John will show you how to create an exciting painting that crackles with energy – painted in his own inimitable style. He will reveal how to distil an often complex scene into a simplified watercolour masterpiece. This workshop will be about making free and competent watercolours, using lots of water and understanding the importance of tone. You will complete three paintings, one of which will be with pen and ink and wash.

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Botanical Watercolours with Susan Hillier

Date/Time: Monday, June 24th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £60

Medium: Watercolour

During this workshop you will undertake detailed drawing in the morning then paint using watercolours, in the afternoon. No experience in botany is needed as everyone will work at their own pace on a subject of their choice. On the course Susan will discuss basic materials and methods for beginners whilst also giving professional advice for the more advanced students. Susan encourages individual development in a relaxed environment.

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July 1st

Creative Italic Calligraphy with Celia Lister

Date/Time: Monday, July 1st - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Calligraphy

Celia will introduce you to Italic lettering, which is versatile and creative, with a wonderful rhythm and style. Working from the traditional roots of Italic you will cover the principles of making good letter forms using an edged pen, developing your own Italic calligraphy to design and produce a short saying or greetings card.

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Impasto Painting with Georgian Oils – FREE DEMO with Joe Armstrong

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 2nd - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Price: Free

Medium: Oil

Joe is a very well-known and popular local painter who uses Georgian Oils to create his vibrant impasto Cornish landscapes. In this demonstration, sponsored by Daler Rowney, you will watch Joe begin and work on a painting. He will talk you through the techniques he uses to lay out an image, mix colours and apply the paint. You will be able to ask him questions throughout the session and he will be on hand while you have a chance to…

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Harbours in Mixed Media with Glyn Macey

Date/Time: Monday, July 8th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £75

Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic

Using mixed media and found objects, you will create artwork full of texture and interest inspired by Cornish boats and harbours. Guided by Glyn’s irrepressible energy and imagination you will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create two inviting pieces of work packed with life.

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Drawing, Composition and Techniques in Watercolour with Sue Lewington

Date/Time: Monday, July 15th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £60

Medium: Watercolour

The workshop will commence with a talk and a demonstration. Sue will then guide you through different techniques, showing you how to incorporate drawing, whilst giving tips on planning your composition. You will leave the workshop with an insight into watercolour painting, some finished sketchbook pages, or a finished painting.

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Seasonal Woodlands with Yvette Wiltshire

Date/Time: Monday, July 22nd - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Pastel

Taking inspiration from the changing light of the seasons, and of Spring in particular, you will create a pastel painting of woodland trees. Yvette will lead you through choosing your paper colour and texture, storing and taking care of pastels and how to make corrections.

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Mixed Media Fine Art with Corinne Detain

Date/Time: Monday, July 29th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Mixed Media

Using a variety of media and mark making techniques, you will work on layering and texture in an explorative and experimental way, responding intuitively to your materials and ultimately producing an abstract piece under Corinne’s expert guidance.

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August 5th

Painting ‘Alla Prima’ Oil Landscapes with Andrew Barrowman

Date/Time: Monday, August 5th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Oil

Learn to oil paint landscapes and seascapes using ‘alla prima’ painting techniques (the wet-on-wet process). In the workshop you will aim to paint two canvases, each using these direct methods. You will also experiment with drying mediums, oil mediums and cold wax medium whilst having lots of fun!

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Making Sketchbooks: Figures and Portraits

Date/Time: Monday, August 12th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £60

Medium: Mixed Media

This fast paced workshop offers a small insight into the world and imagination of artist and image-maker Rob Unett. Using multi-media, painting, mark making, collage and drawing - from both observation and feeling, Rob will guide you through his process of fast studies that result in creating informative and inspirational sketchbooks.

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Illustrative Painting with Sophie Harding

Date/Time: Monday, August 19th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Acrylic

This workshop will demonstrate how to produce two co-ordinating illustrations suitable for card designs. You will learn the process of designing a strong image, from an initial pencil sketch to a finished artwork. Sophie will show students how to mix colour and create a range of effects using acrylic paint.

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Light and Movement in Watercolour with Jake Winkle

Date/Time: Friday, August 23rd - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £70

Medium: Watercolour

Paint bold, loose watercolours using fabulous colour and expressive brush strokes. Jake will use his expertise to guide you through painting two pictures painting. You will learn mark making techniques such as wet in wet, dry brush.

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Painting ‘The Brisons’ in Acrylic with Judi Trevorrow

Date/Time: Friday, August 30th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Acrylic

Returning tutor Judi Trevorrow will lead this acrylic painting workshop on the theme of ‘The Brissons’, located near Cape Cornwall. You will observe a series of demonstrations, which will show a range of techniques and Judi’s distinctive style. Join us to learn to creatively translate a costal scene into a finished acrylic painting in this day-long workshop suitable for all abilities.

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September 2nd

Mixed Media, Painting and Collage with Sally MacCabe

Date/Time: Monday, September 2nd - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: £50

Medium: Mixed Media

This workshop is an opportunity to work experimentally with a wide variety of materials. Sally will commence with a starter exercise as a stimulus for a design which you will then interpret onto canvas or board using mixed media including acrylics and layered, collage papers.

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