Pin Mill Painting Days

learn with professional artists in inspirational surroundings

Spend a day or two on the beautiful Pin Mill shoreline, learning to paint and draw with experienced and supportive tutors.

"We aim to give aspiring artists the opportunity to experience the pleasure of discovering a special place through the artist's eye, sketching and painting with professional guidance. Join us for a combination of convivial company, expert tuition and the chance to develop your skills in a location which has inspired artists for centuries."

Christine Lester and Claudia Myatt

Schedule

One day workshop £95 ~ Any two days £170 ~ Price includes lunch at the Butt and Oyster

Thursday 19th April: Claudia Myatt

Sketching for pleasure

Sketching outdoors is a lot easier when you’re with a group and a supportive tutor. We’ll cover how to choose a subject, where to start, what to do if if someone looks over your shoulder, and basic drawing techniques so that you build enough confidence to record your experiences in a sketchbook diary.

Saturday 28th April: Claudia Myatt FULLY BOOKED

Sketching the Pin Mill shoreline in line and wash

This workshop will improve your confidence in sketching in watercolour and look at ways to tackle all the lovely shapes and colours outside the studio – boats and boat bits, mud and mooring lines, river and reeds.


Friday 15th June: Christine Lester

Further adventures in line and wash at Pin Mill

For those who already have some experience in line and wash. We’ll explore various creative ways to depict this lovely place in this expressive drawing/painting style.


Friday 29th June: Claudia Myatt

Drawing for the terrified

Lack of drawing ability is one of the biggest obstacles to sketching from life, but it’s a skill you can learn. Spend a day learning techniques that will boost your confidence and start you seeing the world through an artist’s eyes.


Saturday 30th June: Claudia Myatt

Keeping a sketchbook Diary

Use watercolours, pens, pencils and a dash of imagination and fun to create a visual diary of your travels or favourite places. Can be taken as a follow on to Friday’s course or by itself.


Saturday 14th July Christine Lester

Sketching the Pin Mill Shoreline

The chance to explore a variety of drawing and painting mediums to capture the essence of Pin Mill.


Saturday 15th September: Claudia Myatt

Pin Mill in Line and Wash

If you’re new to line and wash, or want to improve your confidence in creating lively, colourful sketches in pen and watercolour, this course is for you.


Friday 28th September: Christine Lester

Colours of Pin Mill (1)

Spend the day painting at Pin Mill, exploring colour in your choice of medium, learning new skills to improve your colour confidence. Can be done as a one day course or stay for the Saturday too.


Saturday 29th September: Christine Lester

Colours of Pin Mill (2)

A chance to have a go at more painting, developing your skills in capturing the unique light and atmosphere of this Suffolk shoreline.


Friday 19th October: Christine Lester

Suffolk animals in pastel

Join me for a day learning how to make the most of this beautiful medium to capture the character of favourite animals, from working sketches to more detailed studies.


Saturday 20th October: Christine Lester

Portraits from photos

Photos are needed when we don’t have the option to paint people from life, and are also useful to aid our memory or help when working from a sketch. Learn how to use photos to create lifelike acrylic portraits.


Friday 26th October: Claudia Myatt

Drawing for the terrified

Lack of drawing ability is one of the biggest obstacles to sketching from life, but it’s a skill you can learn. Spend a day learning techniques that will boost your confidence and start you seeing the world through an artist’s eyes.


Saturday 27th October: Claudia Myatt

Sketching the Pin Mill shoreline

Improve your confidence drawing on location with pencils, pens and watercolour and learn ways to capture all the lovely shapes and colours outside the studio – boats and boat bits, river and reeds. (Can be taken as a progression from Friday or on its own.)


Friday 2nd November: Claudia Myatt

Watercolour basics

If you’re put off watercolours because you think they’re difficult, or if you’ve tried and got stuck, this day is for you - full of practical advice and techniques to get the colours flowing.


Saturday 3rd November: Claudia Myatt

Drawing for watercolours

Following on from Friday or taken on its own, this course will help you to improve your drawing skills for watercolour sketches and paintings.


Saturday 17th November: Christine Lester

Pin Mill in water based media

Using watercolours and acrylics as our base, describing the unique Pin Mill scene in more creative ways, exploring fresh approaches to painting.

Claudia Myatt

claudiamyatt.co.uk

Claudia is an artist and illustrator specialising in marine subjects. She has been teaching adults to draw and paint in watercolours for over 25 years, and aims to make the learning process as much fun as possible.

"Though the majority of my professional work is marine based, my teaching methods cover all subjects as I focus on the basic techniques that apply to everything and help you develop your own style. Art is for everyone, not just for artists."

Christine Lester

christinelester.co.uk

Christine is a professional artist whose passion lies in painting from life. Whether people, animals or inanimate objects, her aim is to express the individuality and sensitivity of portraiture in all her paintings.

"After years of teaching art to adults I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say that they’re just getting the hang of painting and wish they had longer. My students find painting so absorbing and love the fact that it is the one time in their busy lives they can switch off and do something they really enjoy."

Pin Mill

Pin Mill, on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk, is loved by artists, sailors, walkers, bird watchers and fans of good pub food and beer. There is a wealth of material here to inspire artists – traditional Thames barges and all sorts of boats, marshlands and open skies, a busy waterfront scene that changes with the tide, and quiet woodland close by

We believe in giving aspiring artists the opportunity to experience the pleasure of discovering a truly special place through the artist’s eye, sketching and painting with professional guidance.

Address:

Pin Mill Studio
Pin Mill Road
Chelmondiston
Ipswich
IP9 1JN

Contact

Claudia Myatt and Christine Lester can be contacted through their websites: