Each weekly session will have a theme, to give you time to think about it and to gather reference material. We will start with a demonstration, tips and discussion of things to consider. This will last half an hour maximum to give you plenty of painting time. At the end we will look at each other's work before the grand tidy up. Of couse we will break for tea or coffee and the all important, biscuits! Each session is £12 if you book for the half term (eg 5x£12=60 or 6x£12=72) or £14 per session if you want to pick ‘n’ mix. Cheques to E S Chaderton on the first day of the half term – thank you.
19 April Dance
Flamenco, ballet, ballroom… be inspired by dance of some description
26 April W[b]atercolour and pastel/charcoal[/b]
Let’s explore using dry media with watercolour. If you have charcoal or pastels please bring them, along with a reference photo/subject. I will bring the supplies I have.
3 May Florals I am going on a workshop with so I will share with you what I have learnt - a contemporary approach to flower painting
10 May Texture
Different ways of bringing the illusion of texture into watercolours. We will experiment with texturing techniques and then using them in a painting of any subject you want.
17 May Portraits
Features, skin tone, capturing the personality – please bring a face you would like to paint
24 May Portraits 2 Portraits is such a huge area, I think we need two weeks (or a life time) on it!
31 May No Class = half term
7 June Trees
Exploring trees in watercolour – shapes, colour, texture
14 June Abstracts
How do you move from being representational into abstraction? We’ll have a go!
21 June Brusho
I will bring the Brusho crystals, if you bring the sense of adventure!
28 June Skies
Skies are so key to landscape painting, let’s explore how to make them full of light and air in watercolours
5 July No Class I am teaching in Umbria 4-11 July – why not come??
12 July Painting outdoors
Subject to weather, we will go down to the church yard and have a go at sketching/painting outdoors. If you are not comfy painting outdoors, you could do a quick sketch and then return to the hall to do a painting.
19 July Afternoon tea
Be inspired by vintage china, delicious cakes or a still life. Bring reference or I can bring china and a lace tablecloth!