March 2018

Tuesday, 6th March

DAVID COBLEY (Course Reference: 06/03/18/DC) £115 ... Includes a £30 Introductory Saving

The Essentials of Life Drawing 

David will start the day with some very quick poses to get everyone (including the model!) warmed up. The participants will then tackle a longer pose in their own way. From observing their efforts David will get an idea of any difficulties faced and what input is required to help everyone improve. There will be a discussion about what the practice of life-drawing hopes to achieve, and as the day progresses there will be further poses and demonstrations to illustrate what life-drawing is all about.    

Monday, 12th March

PAUL WEAVER  (Course Reference: 12/03/18/PW) £95 ... includes a £30 Introductory Saving

Expressive Watercolours from photographic reference

Paul will demonstrate how creative planning of composition, tone, colour and edge can pave the way for painterly, expressive results from your photographs!

Thursday, 15th March

PAUL ROBINSON   (Course Reference: 15/03/18/PR) £95 ... Includes a £30 Introductory Saving

Pen, Line and Wash

This informative course consists of capturing the delights of assorted penwork with the use of different pens and inks. There will be demonstrations and explanations at every stage, with the importance of the right materials and methods needed for your success. We shall be studying simple projects including still life, and progressing to buildings with watercolour washes for the foliage and scenery. Help is given to everyone no matter what level they are at.

Friday, 16th March

WENDY JELBERT (Course Reference: 16/03/18/WJ) £95 ... Includes a £30 Introductory Saving

Working from Photographs

We will study how to capture the world around us, using our photographs in a new and selective way. I will show you how to create successful paintings from the vital information you need when using your camera. A good mixture of sketches and photos will provide all the information for fruitful pictures. How many times have we all returned from an outing or holiday full of enthusiam about all the paintings you are going to do from your dozens of photos...only to find them all too confusing or busy and you are wondering why you took them in the first place! Help is at hand... there will be demonstrations and answers at every stage.

Monday, 19th March

LIZ DOTESIO (Course Reference: 19/03/18/LD) £95 ... Includes a £30 Introductory Saving

Introduction to Oils for beginners

The day will begin with a short demonstration on how to use oils -their mixing and application. Then with a restricted palette, everyone can produce their own sky filled landscape. Composition, tonal values and finding a focal point will be discussed along with the secret of how to achieve distance within a few inches of canvas. We will explore the various marks and effects that brushes can make. Everyone will work at their own pace with individual tuition throughout the day.