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8th July - 4th August 2018

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Art is a journey on which anyone can travel. The breadth and variety of courses available this year provides a feast for those wishing to be creative in a wide variety of media, watercolours, oils, pastels, textiles, wood, metal, glass and so many more. All art materials are provided unless stated in the course notes.

 

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Botanical Painting for Beginners

Botanical Painting for Beginners

COURSE No. 1

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This introduction to botanical painting is designed to help develop the understanding, observation and study of plants, flowers and fruits. Starting with drawing exercises, techniques and colour theory you will then pursue your own approach and style, but always focus on the detail and intricate study of the subject and so create your own personal and individual work. You will be encouraged to...

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Fast and Loose Watercolour

Fast and Loose Watercolour

COURSE No. 2

TUTOR: Carolyn King

This course is designed for artists who have some basic drawing and painting skills and who want to loosen up a bit and learn how to convey vitality and freedom. You will cover a variety of different skills beginning with sketching, leading to line and wash and watercolour, learning how to work quickly and discover techniques to give your paintings a fresh,...

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Watercolour: Let's Start at the Beginning

Watercolour: Let's Start at the Beginning

New for 2018

COURSE No. 3

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Starting right from the beginning with explanation, supported by demonstrations, you will practise the basic techniques required to grasp the most important painting skills in watercolour. The aim is to finish two paintings by the end of the week. This is a very complete foundation course, suitable for both absolute beginners and those wanting to really get to grips with making watercolour...

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Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

Watercolour for the Positively Terrified

COURSE No. 4,5

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

This is a course suitable for beginners and for those who feel that they have not had a good enough grounding in the very basics of painting with watercolours. Easy landscape, simple still life, colour mixing workshops and composition are all bound into proving that this deceptively tricky medium can be conquered. Most of all, you will have fun. It is designed to...

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An Introduction to Watercolour

An Introduction to Watercolour

COURSE No. 6

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This is a beginners course in how to paint with watercolour. No previous experience in drawing and painting is necessary as the tutor will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using photographs supplied, you will be shown how to paint skies, trees, buildings and landscapes. Included in the course is step by step guidance...

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Revealing the Masters in Watercolour

Revealing the Masters in Watercolour

COURSE No. 7

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

Just how did they do it? What lies hidden beneath the surface of the paint? What was their inspiration? The tutor investigates the palette of J.S. Cotman, the use of narrative in Egyptian illustration, the composition involved in abstract art and the colours and complementaries of Rothko, carefully illuminating your way to improved colour, format, textures and use of watercolour paints. Each...

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Watercolour: Interesting and Exciting Textures and Techniques

Watercolour: Interesting and Exciting Textures and Techniques

New for 2018

COURSE No. 8

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Enjoy a week of experimenting and exploring different ways of creating interesting effects in watercolour. You will be using a range of mediums and methods to create both planned and unexpected results, including the traditional and unconventional. This course is designed to be both fun and informative. All art and reference materials will be supplied, including high quality double mounts to fit...

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Bright and Breezy Landscapes

Bright and Breezy Landscapes

New for 2018

COURSE No. 9

TUTOR: Carolyn King

This course will help you to draw and paint landscapes in a loose, free and colourful manner. The tutor's teaching style is very varied and informative with lots of helpful tips and techniques. Using practical demonstrations, audio visual presentations, photography and lively warm ups, the emphasis will be on having fun! Inspiration will be drawn from a variety of sources including sketching...

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Beginners Art

Beginners Art

New for 2018

COURSE No. 10

TUTOR: Maureen Bond

This is a course for anyone who has wondered if they might be able to paint or draw, if only they knew how. Starting from the very beginning, you will be guided gently through the basics of drawing and painting in acrylics, watercolour and pastel. Mornings are spent introducing techniques and afternoons are available for exploration, consolidation and development. The course...

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Paint Like Turner

Paint Like Turner

New for 2018

COURSE No. 11

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This course will explore the sketches and paintings of arguably the greatest British landscape painter of his time, J. M. W. Turner. Using photographs of his work, you will be shown how to sketch with watercolour using the same colours and techniques that Turner used whilst on his travels. Then, using acrylics, you will be able to explore his textured oil painting...

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Watercolour: How Water Moves and How to Paint it

Watercolour: How Water Moves and How to Paint it

New for 2018

COURSE No. 12

TUTOR: Claire Warner

Water offers a feast of different moods and subjects for painting. Powerful, unpredictable and emotive, the ever-changing movement and mood, light and transparency of water is a subject of continual fascination to the artist and viewer alike. You will look at how water moves in calm waters and rough seas, how to capture movement in waves and shapes, and colours in reflections...

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The Wonders of Watercolour

The Wonders of Watercolour

New for 2018

COURSE No. 13

TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This exciting course is an ideal follow on to other watercolour courses for beginners that will show you how to develop your watercolour painting skills and also how to explore the varied skills and techniques associated with this fluid medium. During the course, you will be shown how to use watercolour both in a traditional way and also how to loosen...

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Next Steps in Botanical Painting

Next Steps in Botanical Painting

COURSE No. 14

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This course is designed for artists with some experience of botanical painting, who wish to develop their own work and experiment with a variety of approaches in portraying the subjects provided. Along with some group exercises, you will be encouraged to work individually and to experiment with size, scale, texture and composition, enabling the portrayal of as much detailed and intricate information about...

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Making Colour Transform an Image

Making Colour Transform an Image

New for 2018

COURSE No. 15

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

Colour is sumptuous. It sparkles and is bountiful. It is noble, enlightening and reassuring. It excites, soothes and rages. Colour interprets our world for us and it defines us. It can even sing. The tutor explains all of this through a scaffold of workshops which explore colours and their relationships to each other. The course is developed from the palettes that artists...

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