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One day Workshops

Saturday 8th February 2020

Still Life - Breaking the Mould

Acrylics & Oils

All abilities

I used to make the mistake of thinking of still life as boring. I couldn't have been more wrong! 

We'll be looking at breaking away from the norm and focusing on the subject initially in terms of abstract shapes. Then experimenting with different techniques and approaches to create more exciting, dynamic and dramatic paintings.


We will also take a brief look at symbolism with in the chosen objects themselves, and how to consider this in the painting.

As well as the usual painting foundations and basics we will be looking specifically at:

  • Breaking subject down into simple abstract shapes

  • Painting simple light and shadow to create drama

  • Using a some interesting techniques and approaches to create interesting light

  • Unusual colours and reflected lights

  • How to create different textures

  • Using big bold brushstrokes contrasted with areas of detail and refinement

£70 per person

£10 extra for materials if needed

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. A selection of boards, canvas or paper depending on your preference. Reference photos all though I have a large slection 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.

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.