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Acrylic course

Starts 9th JANUARY 2019

Come and create a beautiful painting of a cockerel. This is a fantastic course for acrylic and is great for beginners and intermediate. You will be shown how to create a wash for the background, tonal properties and how to apply acrylic paint to your canvas. I will go through a step by step method, demonstrating each new technique. All materials will be supplied apart from the acrylic paint.

This course needs a minimum of 6 people to go ahead.

Wednesday 9th January: You will create  rough sketch of your cockerel onto canvas and then apply a wash to the background

Wednesday 16th January: You will start applying colour to the background of the cockerel

Wednesday 23rd January: You will start focusing on the mid ground detail

Wednesday 30th January: You will add finishing touches focusing on attention to detail of the feathers, light and dark tones.

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. I will provide all materials for this course apart from the acrylic paint.

Course length:
Four evening sessions starting Wednesday 9th January, 16th January, 23rd January, 30th January

Session length:
1.5 hours (7.30pm – 9pm)

Location:
East Room, Wells City Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB

Price:
£60 for all 4 sessions

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Ram oil painting

Starts 14th JANUARY 2019

The course will help you to learn about oil paint, learn new techniques with application and help you to create a beautiful painting of a Ram. We will look at the artist Graham Sutherland for inspiration. I will go through a step by step method as well as provide individual support throughout the lessons. The course is suited to beginners and intermediate. The course is limited to 12 spaces.

Monday 14th January: The first session will look at the artist Graham Sutherland, preparing a wash and sketch of the ram.

Monday 21st January: The second session will focus on applying colour to the background and background of the ram. I will demonstrate using a palette knife and brush to create texture for the ram’s wool.

Monday 28th January: The third session will on applying tone to create depth through use of tone to the face and wool

Monday 4th February: The fourth session will focus on applying detail to the horns, face and body

Monday 11th February: The fifth session will be focusing on the detail of the face and finishing touches

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. I will provide all materials for this course apart from the oil paints. There is plenty of parking at Lincombe Barn and the room will be in Page Room for all of the sessions.

Course length: Five evening sessions starting Monday 14th January, 21st January, 28th January, 4th February, 11th February.
Session length: 1.5 hours (7.30pm – 9pm)
Location: Page Room, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW
Price: £80 for all 5 sessions

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Botanical watercolour

Starts 4th MARCH 2019

Feeling the January blues and want something to look forward to? Then get stuck in creating a beautiful triptych of the foliage surrounding us in Spring. Over 5 weeks, you will create 3 beautiful paintings of spring foliage. The paintings will be small scale 12cm x 12cm allowing you to focus on detail and once completed you will be able to frame them in the frames and mounts provided so that they are ready for display!

There are two options with this course. You can either pay £80 which includes all materials and 3 white picture frames or £65 which includes all materials but not the 3 white picture frames. This course will have you working from direct observation and get you thinking about depth and detail in the nature around us.

Monday 4th March: The first session will be an introduction to using watercolour, giving you some useful hints and tips, getting you use to the feel of watercolour and the effects you can create.

Monday 11th March: The second session will focus on selecting your foliage and sketching them on to you canvas. You will have the opportunity to apply your base layers of colour.

Monday 18th March: The third session will focus on developing colour by adding more layers and detail.

Monday 25th March: The fourth session will continue to develop on layering colour and detail.

Monday 1st March: The fifth session will see you adding finishing touches and framing up your pieces.

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. I will provide all materials for this course. There is plenty of parking at Lincombe Barn and the room will be in Page Room for all of the sessions.

Course length: Five evening sessions starting Monday 4th March - Monday 1st April 2019
Session length: 1.5 hours (7.30pm – 9pm)
Location: Page Room, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW
Price: £80 for all 5 sessions including frames or £65 without frames

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Learn to draw

Starts 12th March 2019

The course will help you to develop your drawing skills and is perfect for beginners or for those of you wanting to reconnect with art. Gemma from Green Fox workshops will go through a step by step method showing you how to create shape, tone and detail within your work. You will learn about perspective, scale and different techniques working with a range of dry media. At the end of the course you will have a number of pieces of work that you can be proud of.  The course is suited to beginners and intermediate. The course is limited to 12 spaces.

Tuesday 12th March: Using chalk and charcoal you will create an observational study of a still life object focusing on creating highlights and tone with this versatile media.

Tuesday 19th March : Working with pencil and the different gradients you will create an observational study of still life. You will experiment with the tonal gradients of pencils to create a detailed study.

Tuesday 26th March: Working with line using fine liners you will develop your understanding of capturing detail with nothing but a pen.

Tuesday 2nd April: This final session will encourage you to choose your preferred media from the course and create a still life study using one or all 3 media.

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. The course costs £90, including all materials and 10% discount voucher for The Bishop’s Table café. To book, visit the Palace Shop, or call 01749 988111 ext 205.

Course length: Four day sessions starting Tuesday 12th March, Tuesday 19th March, Tuesday 26th March and Tuesday 2nd April.
Session length: 2 hours (9.45am – 11.45am)
Location: Bishops Palace, Stable yard Room
Price: £90

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Watercolour of a Hare

Starts Friday 26th April 2019

The course will help you to learn about watercolour and using experimentation techniques to create an effective and beautiful painting of a hare. I will go through a step by step method as well as provide individual support throughout the lessons. The course is suited to beginners and intermediate. The course is limited to 12 spaces.

Friday 26th April: The first session will get you working with different watercolour techniques to show you what is possible with watercolour and get you feeling confident working with this medium.

Friday 3rd May: The second session will focus on creating a sketch of the hare on to watercolour paper and starting to develop your background. You will use  white masking fluid and create a background wash. Each process will be demonstrated.

Friday 10th May: The third session will focus on applying a background colour to the hare of the body.

Friday 17th May: The fourth session will focus on applying detail to the body and starting to think about texture such as fur as well as creating different tones.

Friday 24th May: The fifth session will be focusing on the finishing touches and adding detail to the hares face.

The course is £60 and covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials.

Course length: Five day sessions starting Friday 26th April, Friday 3rd May, Friday 10th May, Friday 17th May, Friday 24th May.
Session length: 1.5 hours (10.15am-11.45am)
Location: Arnos Vale,
Price: £60

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Save the Bees

Starts 3rd June 2019

Come and create a beautiful painting of a flower and a Bee. This is a fantastic course for acrylic and is great for beginners and intermediate. You will work on an A2 canvas and will be shown how to create a wash for the background, tonal properties and how to apply acrylic paint to your canvas. I will go through a step by step method, demonstrating each new technique. All materials will be supplied apart from the acrylic paint. You can choose from a variety of bee and flower images or alternatively you are very welcome to bring your own.

This is course is all about helping to save the bees. At the first lesson you will receive a wild seed packet, leaflets on how you can help and some stickers!  As part of helping to save the bees £5 of each place sold will go to Friends of the Earth charity.

This course needs a minimum of 6 people to go ahead.

Monday 3rd June: You will create a rough sketch of your flower and create a background wash. You will complete a rough sketch of the Bee and then start creating the background colour for your flower.

Monday 10th June: You will start applying the tonal properties of the flower as well as adding detail and depth.

Monday 17th June: You will start applying the background colour of the bee and developing detail.

Monday 24th June: You will continue to develop the Bee and flower detail, in particular the wings of the Bee.

Monday 1st July: Finishing touches to your painting, including the Bee hairs and tonal shading.

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. I will provide all materials for this course apart from the acrylic paint.

Course length:
Five sessions starting Monday 3rd June - Monday 1st July

Session length:
1.5 hours (7.30pm – 9pm)

Location:
Lincombe Barn, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW

Price:
£75 for all 5 sessions

£5 donated to Save the bees Friends of the Earth Charity with each place sold.

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Save the Bees

Starts 24th April 2019

Come and create a beautiful painting of a flower and a Bee. This is a fantastic course for acrylic and is great for beginners and intermediate. You will work on an A2 canvas and will be shown how to create a wash for the background, tonal properties and how to apply acrylic paint to your canvas. I will go through a step by step method, demonstrating each new technique. All materials will be supplied apart from the acrylic paint. You can choose from a variety of bee and flower images or alternatively you are very welcome to bring your own.

This is course is all about helping to save the bees. At the first lesson you will receive a wild seed packet, leaflets on how you can help and some stickers!  As part of helping to save the bees £5 of each place sold will go to Friends of the Earth charity.

This course needs a minimum of 6 people to go ahead.

Wednesday 24th April: You will create a rough sketch of your flower and create a background wash. You will complete a rough sketch of the Bee and then start creating the background colour for your flower.

Wednesday 1st May: You will start applying the tonal properties of the flower as well as adding detail and depth.

Wednesday 8th May: You will start applying the background colour of the bee and developing detail.

Wednesday 15th May: You will continue to develop the Bee and flower detail, in particular the wings of the Bee.

Wednesday 22nd May: Finishing touches to your painting, including the Bee hairs and tonal shading.

The course covers the cost of room hire, tuition and materials. I will provide all materials for this course apart from the acrylic paint.

Course length:
Five sessions starting Wednesday 24th April - Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Session length:
1.5 hours (7.30pm – 9pm)

Location:
Wells Town Hall, Wells

Price:
£75 for all 5 sessions

£5 donated to Save the bees Friends of the Earth Charity with each place sold.

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