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ART CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, HOLIDAYS AND TALKS

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Only a few more workshops to go this year – most are fully booked but there are a few spaces going if you’re quick:

Monday 23rd September: Composition, 9.30 – 12.30. Based at my studio in Martlesham, we’ll take a detailed look at how to select a scene, what to leave out, how to use photographs as reference, what makes a successful painting, and how to begin to push towards abstraction. £25 ONE SPACE LEFT

Tuesday 24th September: Sketching Pin Mill,  10am-4pm. Based at Pin Mill Studio, we’ll spend time sketching on the foreshore and in the studio, learning how to select a scene, simplify shapes, draw boats in perspective and collect material to create paintings.  Working mainly with pens, pencils, watercolours. £95 including lunch at Butt and Oyster. TWO SPACES LEFT

Monday 30th September: Watercolours Plus: Based at my studio in Martlesham, this is for those of you who have watercolour experience but have got a bit stuck and want to liven up your paintings or try new techniques.  £25 ONE SPACE LEFT

That’s it now until next spring, but in the meantime there are other options for this year and next:

For a small group, family, birthday treat or art club day out you can book a day or half day’s workshop, with lunch at the Butt & Oyster, tailored especially for your needs. The Pin Mill studio is owned by award winning photographer Anthony Cullen, and we also run joint photography/art workshops a combined one to one day out. Perfect training for a holiday when one of you wants to learn to take better photos and the other wants to learn to sketch!

PRIVATE TUITION:

I’m available for small group and individual tuition if you want to get together round the kitchen table with a couple of friends, or have a one to one session for help on a particular aspect of your work. Sometimes you just need a few new techniques to get you unstuck and re-inspired.

Private tuition costs £25 at hour at my studio (plus travel costs if I come to you). You can get quite a lot done in a two hour session – feel free to team up with a friend and share the cost.

SKETCHING HOLIDAYS WITH ART SAFARI:   16th – 22th May 2020 

Next year I’m heading to a new exciting coastal destination with Art Safari – find out more here https://artsafari.co.uk/art-safari-diary/art-safari-tours/ .  It’s worth getting on Art Safari’s mailing list; you’ll be kept up to date on my one day workshops in Woodbridge as well as all their amazing art holidays.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS:  I give talks, demonstrations and workshops to art clubs and various groups on a variety of topics connected to sketching, drawing, watercolours or life as an artist afloat. For yacht clubs and sailing organisations I can do talks or workshops on marine art, illustrating your log book and the challenges of sketching whilst sailing.

My art workshop ‘menu’ includes: watercolour surgery, how to draw, working from photos, how to paint sea and sky, line and wash, colour mixing, how to keep a sketchbook – anything connected with watercolours and drawing.

I do enjoy teaching as I believe that sketching and painting is for everyone, not just for those who have ‘talent’ – whatever that is.   Drawing and painting techniques can be taught – the language of line is a universal way of connecting and communicating. It’s very enjoyable to do and is very good for you!

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Sketching with a dash of salt

I've led two arty holiday this year, both involving a certain amount of sea travel. The first was a shore based tour on the lovely Isles of Scilly in June, travelling there on the stately ferry Scill ... read more