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Based in Warwickshire, UK

Works globally

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One day Workshops

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2020Workshops

February

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Alla Prima Oil Painting

Any Subject

Acrylics painters welcome

All abilities

Saturday 1st Feb '20

Any subject goes here, from chickens to still life, to people up a mountain...this one is all about the process!!

 

Characterised by expressive brushstrokes and thicker paint, alla prima translates to all at once.

We will look at the classic alla prima process of building up a wet into wet oil painting quickly single session. 

 

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Street Life & Markets

Oils & Acrylics

All abilities

 

Monday 3rd Feb '20

Streets Scenes & Market scenes present not only plenty of challenges but also a huge amount of inspiration and fun for the painter.

With a few simple tricks, a close look how to interpret even the most complex of subjects and how to tackle figures at any size, we'll have you painting these scenes full of life and bustle in no time!

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How to paint loosely & keep it simple!

Acrylics & Oils

All abilities

 

Tuesday 4th Feb '20

The simpler we make a subject the more dramatic it can be, and the easier it is to get that elusive 'looseness'


To take a subject and create a simple but effective painting, using loose marks, is fantastic fun! So lets look at how!!

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Loose & Expressive Watercolour

Birds & Animals, Wildlife

Possible in watery acrylics too

All abilities

Thursday 6th Feb '20

We will be looking at creating loose and brushy birds and animals with very minimal backgrounds (or none at all)

Lovely bold brushstrokes, lots of wet into wet washes and lots of colour is the mission on this day.

As well delving deep into the medium of watercolour, we will also look closely at how to capture that all important gesture, character and movement.

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Colourful Characters in Watercolour

Movement & Gesture in figures

Possible in watery acrylics too

All abilities

Friday 7th Feb '20

Everyday people, Musicians,  figures on the beach, street performers..the list goes on...and the possibilities are endless.

 

The emphasis will be on lots of wet into wet washes, big brush strokes and selecting the odd area to tighten up with detail. All combined with a close look at how to capture character and movement.

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Still Life - Breaking the Mould

Acrylics & Oils

All abilities

Saturday 8th Feb '20

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. 

 

As well as a brief look at symbolism with in the chosen objects themselves

Loads more workshop dates, courses and French Painting Holiday details to come shortly for 2020

Watch this space!!!

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