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Proud to sponsor Painswick Plein Air at the Rococo Gardens

Proud to sponsor Painswick Plein Air at the Rococo Gardens

Painting Outdoors, or Plein Air as it’s known, is making a comeback. We’ve noticed plein air communities and competitions springing up everywhere of late….and we couldn’t be happier!

So when the organisers of the inaugural Painswick Plein Air at the Rococo Gardens in the pretty, nearby village of Painswick – we jumped at the chance!

Learn how to paint seasonal flowers with botanical artist Karen Green

Learn how to paint seasonal flowers with botanical artist Karen Green

Have fun discovering a little about the botany of flowers to help you understand their structure and notice details about their shape and pattern. 

Learn techniques such as glazing, and colour matching, pen work and stippling to aid your watercolour and show contrast, texture and shadow.

Plein Air – join the club!

Plein Air – join the club!

Join the resurgence in painting outdoors ‘plein air’. Follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists who took this genre into the mainstream. Plein Air harks back to a more simplistic and purist approach to life and art. Join our programme of plein air workshops in 2024.

Stroudwater Canal Wins Restoration Award

Stroudwater Canal Wins Restoration Award

We are delighted that The Cotswold Canals Trust has been awarded for the restoration of the Stroudwater Canal by The Georgian Group. We run Plein Air Painting Workshops on the canal in the warmer months and like to play our part in enjoying our stretch of water, whilst taking advantage of its many benefits.

Proud to sponsor The British Art Prize 2023

Proud to sponsor The British Art Prize 2023

It is our great pleasure, once again, to sponsor The British Art Prize in partnership with Adobe and curated by Artists & Illustrators magazine, the leading art magazine in the UK.  

Painting with Positivity

Painting with Positivity

Painting with Positivity – an interview with new tutor Charlotte Aiken, as featured in The Artist magazine. Charlotte will be teaching Cloudscapes from April 2024. ‘Creating something from nothing is one of the most positive acts humans can make.’