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April 15th

Pen and Watercolour with Judi Trevorrow

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £50

Medium: Watercolour and Pen

This workshop has been postponed in response to UK government issued advice. If you have booked a space we will keep you updated via email.

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Creating Animal Portraits in Watercolour with John Hopkins

Date/Time: Sunday, April 26th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £65

Medium: Watercolour

This workshop has been postponed in response to UK government issued advice. If you have booked a space we will keep you updated via email.

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Quick and Loose Watercolour with John Hopkins

Date/Time: Monday, April 27th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £70

Medium: Watercolour

This workshop has been postponed in response to UK government issued advice. If you have booked a space we will keep you updated via email.

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May 10th

Painting Wildlife in Watercolour with Stephie Butler

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

Price: £75

Medium: Watercolour

Back again due to popular demand, Stephie will show you in this workshop how to paint wildlife in watercolour full of colour with an impressionistic feel, making your works unique. The workshop will focus on the face of the animal and how to portray feelings and emotions in your subject. 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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Watercolour Portraiture – Two Day Workshop with Stephie Butler

Date/Time: Monday, May 11th - 10:00 am to Tuesday, May 12th - 4:00 pm

Price: £145

Medium: Watercolour

Back again due to popular demand, and this time for a 2 day workshop! Stephie will show you in this workshop 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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Sunset Seascapes in Acrylic with Glyn Macey

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 26th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £75

Medium: Acrylic

This workshop has been postponed in response to UK government issued advice. If you have booked a space we will keep you updated via email.

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Oil Impasto Landscapes with Joe Armstrong

Date/Time: Friday, May 29th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £50

Medium: Oil

Joe uses a palette knife and incorporates loose flowing strokes of vibrant colour to create his distinctive impasto paintings on canvas. He will commence the workshop with a demonstration where you will get a feel for his technique; you will then be led through the various stages of creating a painting in his style. Joe will encourage you to open up and become comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and a range of striking, vibrant colours.

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Skyscapes in Oil with Georgina Potter

Date/Time: Sunday, May 31st - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £60

Medium: Oil

Learn how to paint incredible skies with guidance from new tutor and Diana Brooks Award winner, Georgina Potter. This workshop is best suited for those who have previously used oil paints and both amateur and professional painters are very welcome. After careful explanation and hands-on demonstation, students will produce one small fast painting within an hour using Georgie's methods and techniques. After lunch you will have the opportunity to work on several small boards, while receiving one-to-one support to help you develop an individual style.

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June 7th

Brush Lettering Basics With Becky Thorns

Date/Time: Sunday, June 7th - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £45

Medium: Calligraphy

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER A SELL-OUT! Learn the basics of calligraphy from professional artist Becky Thorns, who’s playful style is often centred around carefully crafted lettering. You may have seen her work in the form of signage for businesses around town or maybe on the cover of MyCornwall! Becky’s workshop includes all materials and will focus on the technique of brush lettering and during the day, you will learn the fundamental principles, from how to correctly use the pen, to laying out a final piece. Having worked on strokes, letter forms and embellishments you will have the skills to produce a beautiful final piece to take home!

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Inspired by Vincent : Landscapes with Sarah Wimperis

Date/Time: Monday, June 8th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £50

Medium: Acrylics, Oil or Other

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 his painting or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting.

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Fast and Free Watercolours with John Hoar

Date/Time: Monday, June 22nd - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £75

Medium: Watercolour

Back again after a hugely popular workshop last year, John Hoar is the master of fast flowing washes and impressionistic watercolour landscapes. Using pen and wash, and 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. The 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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Plein Air Painting in Soft Pastels – Three Day Workshop with Gail Sibley

Date/Time: Friday, June 26th - 10:00 am to Sunday, June 28th - 4:00 pm

Price: £240

Medium: Plein Air Soft pastels

This workshop delivered by the Grand Prize winner of “Painting on the Edge” 2014 will introduce you to painting on location with soft pastels. Explore the process of painting on location, from how to choose what to paint, to simplifying the scene and drawing up a thumbnail. Students will learn to create quick colour studies, before blocking in the big shapes, and moving towards a completed painting. You will go over the importance of understanding values and how this knowledge can strengthen your work and liberate your colour choices. There will be plenty of one-on-one direction and demonstrations as needed so all abilities are supported. Gail will encourage you to be bold yet observant. It’s serious work with plenty of room for laughter and fun!

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Portrait Drawing with Hester Berry

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

Price: £60

Medium: Pencil

In this workshop students will work on how to look objectively at the face, removing barriers of presumption and foreknowledge. You will draw from a model, starting with simple shapes to build up the form of the face, drawing on the use of construction lines. Hester will show you how to use devices that aid measuring distances and angles, and work to get an accurate structure. Students will then learn about tone, which will add volume and life to the work.

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July 5th

Light and Shadow in Colourful Watercolour: A Two Day Workshop with Trevor Waugh

Date/Time: Sunday, July 5th - 10:00 am to Monday, July 6th - 4:00 pm

Price: £150

Medium: Watercolour

Make your watercolours sing and get the best results using simple and effective techniques and applications. Something to suit every watercolourist, from beginner to professional. Make the light the main focus in your paintings. There is nothing more beautiful than a painting filled with light and colour. Trevor demonstrates ways of reaching this goal in your work…it’s fun and easier than you think!

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Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners with Anna Rennie

Date/Time: Thursday, July 23rd - 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. Anna's 2019 workshop sold out, we recommend booking ASAP to avoid disappointment!

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August 3rd

Sketchbook Expressions in Mixed Media with Amanda Hoskin

Date/Time: Monday, August 3rd - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £55

Medium: Mixed Media

Amanda is a master of the sketchbook and uses her notes and sketches as a starting point for her painting. In this workshop she will show you how to use a sketchbook to inspire and inform your own work, using her own journals as examples in her demonstrations. She will encourage you to push the boundaries of your painting and experiment with mixed media, oils and pastels. Amanda has many years’ experience as a professional artist and tutor who has also published several magazine articles and books. Her work is known and loved throughout Cornwall and can be found in galleries across the Duchy.

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Summer Landscapes in Oil -Two Day Workshop with Andrew Barrowman

Date/Time: Sunday, August 9th - 10:00 am to Monday, August 10th - 4:00 pm

Price: £110

Medium: Oil

Working in oils you will paint the beautiful summer landscapes of Cornwall, complete with hazy summer skies. Andrew Barrowman is a popular Cornish artist based at Krowji, who's signature style has caught the attention of many galleries and private collectors, both in the county and further afield. This oil painting workshop is suitable for all levels of ability, including absolute beginners. The two day course aims to give students the opportunity to learn new techniques that can really be explored under Andrew's careful guidance.

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September 3rd

Expressive Portrait Painting in Oils or Acrylics – Two day workshop with Mark Fennell

Date/Time: Thursday, September 3rd - 10:00 am to Friday, September 4th - 4:00 pm

Price: £140

Medium: Acrylic or Oils

This is an inspiring 2 day course for all abilities to try a portrait for the first time or improve on your existing portrait painting skills. Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well-structured approach to painting a portrait, breaking it down into easy to follow steps. He will cover everything from his choice of materials and colour palette, and setting up, to colour-mixing, and how tone and colour temperature can be used to describe structure, shape and form.

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Gouache Landscape: “Last of the Light” with Jeremy Ford

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

Price: £75

Medium: Gouache

Gouache is the most versatile of all paint media yet relatively unknown and consequently under-used. Gouache is water-based, being like thick opaque watercolour enabling artists to paint in any style. No previous experience is needed for this workshop which will include using gouache as watercolour initially, then thicker applications for over-painting. Any mistakes can easily be rectified due to the high covering strength of gouache. Following a step-by-step format, Jeremy will demonstrate each stage of painting before you do it yourself. Students will learn to mix the correct colours and deal with any associated problems before moving onto the next stage. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers as Jeremy guides you through the creative process.

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Watercolour: “Moonlight” with Jeremy Ford

Date/Time: Friday, September 11th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £70

Medium: Watercolour

This workshop covers many well-known watercolour techniques and some unusual ones which help to create an appealing atmosphere within a painting. Using a limited palette of colours Jeremy will guide you in easy stages step-by-step, demonstrating each process of painting before you do it yourself. We build each stage, including mixing the correct colours, dealing with any associated problems before moving onto the next stage. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers as Jeremy guides you through the creative process.

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Capturing the English Coast in Acrylic and Mixed Media – Two Day Workshop with Glyn Macey

Date/Time: Sunday, September 13th - 10:00 am to Monday, September 14th - 4:00 pm

Price: £150

Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media

With his irrepressible energy and imagination, Glyn will demonstrate how to capture the ever-changing English coast with bold colour, expressive mark-making and texture. The two day workshop will begin with an introduction to Glyn’s unique style of painting, followed by a demonstration of techniques which you will then put into practice. Students will be encouraged to produce their own work using the techniques discussed which include the basics of composition, tone, colour and movement, as well as how to add mixed media elements such as layering collage to create texture and energy.

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An Introduction to Acrylics with Marie Antoniou

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £75

Medium: Acrylic

Through expressive brushstrokes and strong colour, you will learn how to get the best out of the medium of acrylics. Practical demonstrations will provide helpful hints and tips, followed by one to one tuition throughout the day. This workshop is ideal for those who are looking to loosen up their painting style as well as those who are new to acrylics. Photographic reference will be provided on the day but feel free to bring your own personal photos.

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Acrylics – Taking it Further with Hashim Akib

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

Price: £75

Medium: Acrylic

This is an informative acrylic painting workshop, for those who are interested in colours and mark-making. Learn how to use large brushes and develop a bold approach to painting. You will paint a variety of subjects with less emphasis on obsessive drawing. Demonstrations and one to one guidance will be provided, and the course is suitable for anyone with an open mind. Photographic reference will be provided on the day but feel free to bring your own photos. There will…

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Light and Movement in Watercolour with Jake Winkle

Date/Time: Friday, September 25th - 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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A Step Away from Realism in Acrylics with Kevin Scully

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: £60

Medium: Acrylic

This workshop, lead by award-winning artist and author Kevin Scully, will show you how produce a painting that is neither wholly realistic, nor completely abstract. Students will discover the enigmatic area of painting where the subject matter is recognisable, but the elements contained within it have been implied rather than defined, leaving the eye to fill in the missing detail.

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