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June 24th

Paint Light on the Coast in Oils or Acrylic with Jenny Aitken

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24th - 10:00 am to Friday, June 25th - 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £135

Medium: Oil or Acrylic (PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE)

This two-day workshop is lead by  award-winning artist Jenny Aitken, who is know for her sparkling seas and coastal light. It is suitable for beginners and regular painters who would learn how to construct a painting in order to best tell the visual story – how to begin and methodically work through to a successful conclusion. Look at the reflective nature of waves, still water and foam, and how to achieve the illusion of moving water and light through paint.  - PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE

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Sleeping Streets at Dusk with Catherine Beale

Date/Time: Monday, June 28th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £65

Medium: Watercolour

Learn how to create an atmospheric townscape at dusk using expressive watercolours and lots of water. Mix colours on the page (rather than in the palette) to depict soft skies and mellow stone. You friendly tutor will explain the benefits of painting wet-in-wet in this way, introducing you to “lifting-off” techniques, the joy of using rigid watercolour board, as well as choosing pigments that react beautifully together.

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Dusk on the Ridgeway with Catherine Beale

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 29th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £65

Medium: Watercolour

Create an atmospheric cityscape in the blue hues of dusk using expressive watercolours and lots of water. Mix colours on the page (rather than in the palette) to depict the silhouettes of buildings and trees. You friendly tutor will explain the benefits of painting wet-in-wet in this way, introducing you to “lifting-off” techniques, the joy of using rigid watercolour board, as well as choosing pigments that react beautifully together.

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July 1st

Plein air Landscape painting in Oil with Andrew Barrowman

Date/Time: Thursday, July 1st - 10:00 am to Friday, July 2nd - 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £110

Medium: Oil - Plein Air (PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE)

Andrew will begin with a brief introduction to his outdoor painting equipment, setup and materials. He will then introduce the oil colours used during the day and explain how and why it’s important to lay them out on the mixing palette for easy and quick access during outdoor work. - PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE

You will then go into the landscape near the studio with a sketchbook to get some ideas and look at possible locations for paintings. Andrew will demonstrate and show examples of how to record the landscape quickly and how to ‘see’ a view that has good composition, and may make a good subject for painting.

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September 8th

Plein air Landscape painting in Oil with Andrew Barrowman

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 8th - 10:00 am to Thursday, September 9th - 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £110

Medium: Oil - Plein Air (PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE)

Andrew will begin with a brief introduction to his outdoor painting equipment, setup and materials. He will then introduce the oil colours used during the day and explain how and why it’s important to lay them out on the mixing palette for easy and quick access during outdoor work. You will then go into the landscape near the studio with a sketchbook to get some ideas and look at possible locations for paintings. Andrew will demonstrate and show examples of how to record the landscape quickly and how to ‘see’ a view that has good composition, and may make a good subject for painting. - PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE

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Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media with Soraya French

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 14th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £75

Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media

This workshop is designed to take you on a journey of discovery, showing you the versatile techniques of working in mixed media, and helping you create landscapes that sing with vibrant colour as well as exciting and expressive mark-making.

This workshop is fully booked. To join the waiting list, or to be the first to hear about other events by this artist, please click below and provide your name along with a telephone number. Join the waiting list »

Loosen up in Acrylics with Kevin Scully

Date/Time: Saturday, September 18th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £60

Medium: Acrylic

This workshop lead by award-winning artist and author Kevin Scully is an opportunity to loosen up your painting style! Work quickly and confidently using a variety of techniques and brushstrokes. Your tutor will guide you through the various steps that you can take to create a painting full of interest and atmosphere, where the elements contained within it have been implied rather than defined, leaving the eye to fill in the missing detail. A chance to venture out of your comfort zone and go a little wild!

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Painting Wildlife in Watercolour with Stephie Butler

Date/Time: Monday, September 20th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £75

Medium: Watercolour

This workshop will teach you how to paint wildlife full of colour and movement in Stephie Bulter’s inspiring impressionistic style! You will focus on the face of the animal and how to portray feelings and emotions in your subject using watercolour. 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.

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Watercolour Portraiture with Stephie Butler

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 21st - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £75

Medium: Watercolour

Learn 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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October 19th

Oil Impasto buildings & Landscapes with Joe Armstrong

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19th - 10:00 am to Wednesday, October 20th - 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £110

Medium: Oil

This workshop with popular local artist Joe Armstrong will teach you how to create striking paintings of buildings within landscapes, using a palette knife and flowing strokes of colour. During the 2 days students will follow Joe’s creative process, learning the various stages of creating a distinctive impasto painting on canvas.

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Painting Acrylic Flowers with Judi Trevorrow

Date/Time: Monday, October 25th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £50

Medium: Acrylic

Popular tutor Judi Trevorrow will teach you the art of painting flowers in acrylic. During the workshop you will explore how versatile acrylic paint can be by creating soft backgrounds and brush formed flowers.

The day will provide structured demonstrations and friendly guidance in a relaxed environment and Judi aims to help you develop your understanding of acrylic paint.

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November 7th

An illustration Masterclass with Caroline Pedler

Date/Time: Sunday, November 7th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £10 – £50

Medium: Pencil

This is a workshop for all level of illustrators or budding storytellers.  It will predominantly be using the professional sketching process called thumbnails, to sketch out a storyline of choice, or one provided. There will be a brief introduction, explaining the format of the day, followed by some pointers and technical insights into book publishing and self-initiated work.  You will explore how to initiate a story idea, then deal with character development and thumbnailing narrative. There will be plenty of one-on-one throughout the session, offering bespoke creative direction.

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