Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations
Would you like to set free your creativity?
I absolutely love to paint and nothing gives me greater joy than passing on this ability to others. Learn to paint in a day…. yes, it is possible and no painting experience is required. We use wet-on-wet oils which is such an easy medium to use, but I also teach acrylics as well as using inks, moulding pastes and gessos into the mix at times too to add textures, depths and colour.
I would say 65% of art students who come for lessons have never painted or picked up a brush. We go through the whole day step-by-step completing a landscape/flower scene by the end of it, leaving plenty of space for you to develop your own ideas as you wish. Of course, I also teach those who have more experience and wish to develop their skills. The tuition is fun, informal and supportive. Although we travel through the process one step at a time, there is the opportunity to paint whatever one wishes. It is simply a starting point for people to develop their own style and come up with alternative ideas.
There are plenty of classes and workshops available ranging from a day to two and a half hours. What is the difference between the two? The size of canvas, the detail accomplished and the price. Classes are also readily available for families with their children – please contact me directly to chat further.
These start at 10am and finish approx 4pm, inclusive of breaks and lunch. You will complete a scene within that time on a good sized canvas (24” x 18”). Pricing includes all materials; paints, brushes, canvas, easel and apron.
£125 – groups per person
£185 – one-to-one tuition
Half Day Classes
These are 2½ hour sessions inclusive of a break. Again, you will complete a scene within that time on a smaller canvas. All materials are supplied as above.
£48 – groups, per person
£85 – one-to-one tuition
Series of Classes
Why not come and take part in a set of weekly classes. Whilst learning that you can indeed paint and/or improve on existing skills, you will meet new people, and together you will be taken on a journey as we hone our skills and paint a variety of landscape and floral scenes.
Sometimes the best way to start is on a one-to-one basis, where you will receive full attention in a comfortable environment aimed at building your confidence, or maybe you would like to master a particular aspect of painting, such as clouds or bushes and improve your own technique. Whatever the reason, I will make sure that the tuition meets your aims and requirements.
Working in a group can be a lot of fun as everyone soon realises they are in the same boat. The support and rapport with others can be invaluable. Groups are of a size to ensure individual attention.
I am available for demonstrations ranging from 30minutes to several hours and have demonstrated to a wide range of groups and organisations. These have included Women’s Institutes, Farmers’ Wives Organisations and Art Groups.
Demonstrations have ranged from 8 participants in a local group to hundreds in London events. I have found that once people have seen a demonstration and the ease with which a painting can be produced, they too become keen to give it a go. For demonstrations, please contact me to discuss further.