Other Painting Courses

All our other Painting and Mixed Media Workshops

We hope you will join us in 2017 for one of our many painting workshops either for a day course or on a relaxing and enjoyable painting break. Choose from over 25 different types of painting and mixed media workshops.  All the tutors are experienced professionals and enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge.. With one to one tuition and demonstrations, these day workshops and longer breaks are suitable for all abilities from beginners through to those with experience. Join friendly groups of like minded people at these attractive venues and enjoy a relaxing and informative painting experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Windswept Moors - Stormy Weather in Pastels

Create dramatic scenes of stormy weather across windswept moors in pastels with award winning artist.  Photographic reference supplied or bring your own stormy picture.  Demonstrations and indivudual guidance.  All the materials are provided.  
One day workshop from 10 am - 3.45 pm with all materials provided along with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Confident Compositions

An excitingday experimenting with different compositional formats and learning ways of controlling the journey of the eye around the painting.  Demonstrations and one to one tuition to help you get the best from your art work.  All media welcome.  

Friday 24 March 2017

Lights Across the River in Acrylics

An exciting day capturing a scene of spring light across the river with professional artist, Steve.  Using photographs provided and following stage by stage demonstrations you will take home a completed scene.   
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch a 16" square canvas and your acryclic paints & brushes.

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Step by Step to Success with Pastels

An introduction to pastels, materials and papers with award winning pastels artist. All materials provided and with individual guidance and helpful demonstrations.  
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Friday 21 April 2017

Using Drawing to Discover

Looking at the work of Van Gogh, Samuel Palmer, Henry Moore, Leonardo da Vinci and John Ruskin ‘Using drawing to discover’ as you observe and interpret landscape and still life with mixed media techniques, pencil, pen and ink, biro, charcoal, & conte to enrich your drawing skills.  All materials provided. 
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

June Away Day

Escape for a day with like-minded company working on your own piece of work, be it drawing, painting, textile or craft.  A relaxed and informal day based at this tranquil location with views across the haymeadow in June.
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Mountains & Landscape with Sweeping Skies in Acrylics

This excellently structured workshop will guide us through, step by step to achieve a mountain, landscape scene with large sweeping skies using fine quality acrylic paints which glide across the canvas.  Working from photographic reference with individual guidance. All the paints are provided.  Suitable for all abilities.
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch, a 20" canvas and some acrylic brushes (any sort including a 1", household paintbrush).

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Sunlight on the Derbyshire Moors in Acrylics

Capture sunlight through the clouds over the Derbyshire moorland in acrylics with photographic reference supplied and step by step guidance following artist Steve as he paints the same scene.  Suitable for all abilities.
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Friday 23 June 2017

Dramatic Scenery with Texture & Expression in Pastels

Using a range of pastels and papers we will create striking scenery using textures and expression to create drama and intensity.  All the materials and photographic reference will be provided.  
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 1 July 2017

Blooming with Summer - Textile workshop

Inspired by colour, create a painted and stitched textile piece that responds to Summer. Working from garden flowers, we will capture form and colour with paint on fabric before adding detail with stitch and printed motifs. You'll create a bright and dynamic textile panel that can be framed or made into a bag or cushion. 
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Tuesday 11 July 2017