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One day Workshops

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Friday & Saturday 26th & 27th

June 2020

One Big Bird or Animal

Demo in oils but acrylic painters very welcome.  All abilities

A 2 day course where we focus on building up one painting over this time.


With two days we will also working a little larger than we would on one day painting.


Whilst still using the alla prima approach we will be taking more time at each stage and delving a little deeper into a variety of extra techniques and processes.

I'll be demonstrating the progress of a painting over the 2 day in oils, but this process is just as useful for acrylics.  With plenty of one on one time and tuition the medium doesn't matter too much.

Along with all the usual painting principles we will look at:

  • Warmup excercises focusing on how to look at, construct interpret birds & animals

  • Planning a painting

  • Setting up a painting

  • Mediums, additives and materials

  • Getting the first stage of composition and drawing solid

  • How to lay solid foundations to build one

  • Paint consistency at different stages

  • What to do when we get stuck in a painting and how to move forward

  • Check list of how to analyse a painting as we're going

  • A few little extra techniques and tricks we wouldn't normal get to cover in a single day

  • How to setup a painting up for the finishing stage

  • How to really bring a painting to a good refined finish without sacrificing the expressiveness and layers of the early painting

All this and whatever else comes up. This is going to be a really fun one/

£140 per person

£20 extra for materials if needed (not including a canvas)

10am - 4pm 

Church House in Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5AL 

Max. 12 students with plenty of one on one time

Materials needed: Just your usual painting gear and colours you feel comfortable with. Sketchbook, one large canvas (plus a backup just in case!) Reference photos all though I have a large selection for student to use also. 


I am happy to advise further so please feel free to email or call at the details below.

Friendly but productive and focused atmosphere.

Plenty of one on one tuition. We can really focus in on the individual needs of each student, and what they are hoping to achieve.

I encourage people to paint whatever subject they like, all though will advise on most suitable for particular workshops.  Bring your own photos or I can provide a wide selection of choices.

There is at least one demonstration to illustrate the main points of the workshop in action.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks & biscuits provided.

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To book your spot please fill in the form to the right or contact at these details:

07980 611 267

Full payment due on booking to secure place.  BACS or cheque, details will follow with confirmation email.

Thank you. I will be in touch to confirm and with further details.

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