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11th July - 7th August 2021

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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Art on the Move

Art on the Move

COURSE No. 13

TUTOR: Maureen Bond

This course is designed to inspire anyone who would like to paint and draw as part of their travels. Equipped with a kit that you can carry in a small bag, you will be producing sketches in watercolour and ink. Some of the week will be studio based and you will also spend time outdoors. You will need to be comfortable...

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Radiant Watercolours

Radiant Watercolours

COURSE No. 14

TUTOR: Susanna Bailey

Watercolour has attracted the greatest of our painters, yet also the worst press. The tutor will guide you through all the characteristics of this unique medium and past the pitfalls, with careful demonstrations and workshops structured to both fascinate and thrill. Radiant Watercolours springs to life on the first day by helping you understand the processes and concludes with you leaving with...

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Next Steps in Botanical Painting

Next Steps in Botanical Painting

COURSE No. 15

TUTOR: Kate Bennett

This course is designed for students with some experience of botanical painting, who wish to develop their own work and experiment with a variety of approaches to portray 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 you to depict as much detailed and intricate information about...

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Ink and Watercolour

Ink and Watercolour

COURSE No. 16

TUTOR: Claire Warner

During this course, you will discover how a variety of pens and inks can be used to describe tone and form in our drawings along with watercolour paints. You will also explore the use of free watercolour painting and how to enhance your paintings with pen work to finish a different style of picture. This is set to be a relaxing...

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Architectural Sketchbook

Architectural Sketchbook

COURSE No. 17

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course aims to inspire people who enjoy sketching and painting buildings and architectural features. You will learn the secrets of sketching buildings in a loose and lively style and how light and shade can be used to achieve solidity and form. Teaching will also include the importance of shadows to give depth, the theory of perspective, how to simplify complex buildings...

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The Beauty of Windows and Doors

The Beauty of Windows and Doors

COURSE No. 18

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

Have you ever wanted to capture the bright red geraniums in the window box beneath the weathered blue shutters or the interesting creeper surrounding the ageing door? These subjects make wonderful and vibrant paintings. During the week, your tutor will reveal the secrets of painting attractive doorways and windows as he guides you through demonstrations and set exercises. This course is structured for...

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Painting and Drawing Buildings for Beginners

Painting and Drawing Buildings for Beginners

COURSE No. 19

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This is a new course specifically to teach beginner level techniques. The tutor will guide first-time painters through the process of painting in watercolour and encourage those who may have tentatively tried their hand before. He will take you through a number of set exercises, explaining and demonstrating each step along the way. You will also receive plenty of one-to-one tuition and...

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Painting Buildings in a Relaxed Style for Beginners

Painting Buildings in a Relaxed Style for Beginners

COURSE No. 20

TUTOR: Colin Palmer

This course is designed for beginners and those with a little experience but in need of constructive direction. With clear and caring supervision, you will be able to draw and paint interesting buildings in a loose and free style. During the week, the tutor will guide you through structured demonstrations and set exercises, from colourful Mediterranean buildings to quintessential English cottages. In this...

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Oil Painting: An Introduction

Oil Painting: An Introduction

COURSE No. 21

TUTOR: Paul Minter

Painting in oils is not as difficult or as complicated as it may seem, yet you are unlikely to discover many of the basic techniques by accident. On this course, the tutor will teach you everything that he wishes he was shown 30 years ago. He will show you how the Old Masters painted and how they achieved their effects. Step by...

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Luminosity in Oil Painting

Luminosity in Oil Painting

COURSE No. 22

TUTOR: Paul Minter

How do artists make paintings that seem to glow? On this course, the tutor will show you how to create the illusion of light emanating from an oil painting. You will copy the work of great painters to understand their methods and make five ambitious paintings using a range of techniques. This is an intensive course and you will be amazed...

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Oils: Fast and Loose

Oils: Fast and Loose

COURSE No. 23,24

TUTOR: Melanie Cambridge

Learn to paint 'alla prima' and loosen up! With plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one support, you will complete each painting in just one session. In the studio, you will start by learning specific techniques to help you work quickly, including how to layer paint wet on wet, mix colours with confidence and paint using a variety of brushstrokes for different effects. You...

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Oil Painting: Birds, Butterflies and Other Creatures

Oil Painting: Birds, Butterflies and Other Creatures

COURSE No. 25

TUTOR: Lynne Windsor

Whether you wish to paint a portrait of your favourite bird or butterfly, dragonfly or beetle, or a combination, your tutor will help you achieve this with detailed instruction. You do not need to know how to paint because with a limited palette of colours, you will see how to lay out your painting and colour mix to create a beautiful single...

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