October 2018

Monday, 8th October

LIZ DOTESIO (Course Reference: 08/10/18/LD) £125

Atmospheric Soft Pastels, Autumn colours

Earth colours and misty atmospheres at this time of year are a perfect subject for Soft Pastels. We will explore their possibilities and I will begin by showing you ways of creating atmosphere and how easy it is to portray mists and distance in the landscape along with the sharp edges that jump out. Some people think soft pastels can't create sharp edges and thin lines ....well they can! For those who might be interested we could investigate how to achieve a more abstract painting. All abilities very welcome.

Thursday and Friday, 11th and 12th October 2018 - TWO DAY COURSE

Ann Swan (Course Reference: 11/10/18/AS) £250

Autumn Colours in Coloured Pencils

Details to follow

Tuesday, 16th October

WENDY JELBERT (Course Reference: 16/10/18/WJ) £125

Wonderful Watercolour Pencils

The versatility and magic of this media is amazing. When used with imagination and inventive techniques, they can produce a wide range of exciting textures, patterns and effects, often unimagined by the everyday artist! When taken beyond conventional channels, you can exploit their free flowing colours by using them with sprays or brushes, rather than using them just as a drawing instrument. They may be used with water, grated into rich washes, used with masking fluid, and applied dry on top of dried pencil work as glazes, enriching both the colours and depth of your work. Both traditional and new ideas explored! A real adventurous day ahead!

Saturday, 27th October

PAUL WEAVER (Course Reference: 27/10/18/PW) £125

Atmospheric Interiors in Watercolour 

Room interiors can make exciting subjects, be it a shed, old barn, restaurant or stately home. Windows, doors, figures and reflective surfaces of floors and furniture create dramatic forms and light effects. Paul will combine studio practice and working from life, helping you explore the atmospheric potential of room interiors. Experience in the basics useful.