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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Workshops & Classes - Restarted

Workshops and regular art classes have resumed with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class.

From 19th July 2021 - Social distancing and the wearing of masks where appropriate is still the rule at Pegasus Art.

From September 2021 - We hope to be resuming our Studio One teaching space for workshops and regular art classes.

Physical Shop - We're Open!

The shop is open to the public with safety measures in place.

Customers can enter our bricks and mortar shop at Griffin Mill. However, you can also continue to order use our secure Click and Collect service if you prefer. We also operate online and telephone order service and can send out deliveries.

Standard Opening Hours

Standard Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm.

You can read further details and keep up to date with our temporary changes here.

Inspirational Day Workshops & Regular Art Classes at Pegasus Art

We strive to bring you the highest quality day workshops and regular art classes on offer in the region. Every year we devise a large programme of day workshops with top quality visiting tutors, sharing new techniques, inspirational themes and a creativity that helps to make Pegasus a really exciting artists hub. Whether you are a hobby artist, a total beginner or a professional wanting to refresh your skills, there is plenty on offer.

During term time, our team of experienced tutors teach morning and afternoon classes throughout the year in a variety of mediums. Read on to find out more about watercolour classes with Richard Callingham, Mixed Media with Sue Rae, Max Hale's new courses that change medium each term to take you on a learning journey,drawing and painting with Fiona McIntyre , Paul Fowler's Life Drawing and Drawing Skills classes, Alison Vickery's mixed media and exploratory courses and oil painting every Friday with Rob Collins RCA. When term begins, the buzz in the Attic Studio is fantastic. It's a great sociable and learning environment.

We also offer art workshops for young creatives to keep them busy in the holidays! Dynamic duo, Liz Lancashire & Tam Inglis of Art Sparks teach the younger group aged 6 - 11 years - their imaginative themes are unrivalled, super inspiring and at times, mind boggling!

Join our artist community, learn new skills, garner advice and support and of course, stock up on the finest quality art materials. We look forward to welcoming you to Pegasus Art.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions before booking your workshop.

All workshop and art class attendees receive 5% off in our extensive mill shop, next to the Attic Studio. If you are joining us for a workshop, please bring a packed lunch as there is no café at Griffin Mill.

To book a space on a course or workshop, or to find out more information, please contact us.

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES - *restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class*

Zorn Palette Portraits in Oils with Mark Fennell:
2nd Oct 2021
Paint Plein Air - with Georgina Potter:
9th & 10th Oct 2021
Botanical Painting - Autumn Leaves in Watercolour with Karen Green:
23rd Oct 2021
Japanese Gardens in Pen & Wash with Max Hale:
30th Oct 2021
Botanical Painting - Holly, Ivy, & Mistletoe in Watercolour with Karen Green:
13th Nov 2021
Drawing Landscapes with Water-Soluble Graphite with Wendy Rhodes:
13th & 14th Nov 2021
Palette Knife Portraits in Oil with Mark Fennell:
20th Nov 2021
Serene Seascapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack Hicks:
27th Nov 2021
Culture & History of Japan in Ink & Wash with Max Hale:
4th Dec 2021
Dramatic Sunset Skyscapes in Oil with David DJ Johnson:
18th Dec 2021
Pen & Wash Tuscan Landscapes with Max Hale:
15th Jan 2022
Experimental Evocative Landscapes with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
22nd Jan 2022
Sketches in Watercolour & Oil Pastel with Lucy Burton:
5th Feb 2022
Serene Seascapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
12th Feb 2022
Winter Mountain Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics with David DJ Johnson:
19th Feb 2022
Pen & Wash London Streets with Max Hale:
26th Feb 2022
Serene Seascapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
5th Mar 2022
Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour with Karen Green:
12th Mar 2022
Sunlit Seascapes in Oils or Acrylics with David DJ Johnson:
9th Apr 2022
Botanical Painting - Blossom in Watercolour with Karen Green:
7th May 2022
Pet Portraits in Oil with Lucy Burton:
14th May 2022
Plein Air by the Canal with David DJ Johnson:
21st May 2022
Botanical Painting - Peas & Pears in Watercolour with Karen Green:
24th Sep 2022
Experimental Evocative Landscapes with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
26th Nov 2022

Workshops / Open Studios Leaflets

art workshops summer 2021 leaflet

ART TALKS

The Golden A - Z of Acrylics - Demo & Talk with Soraya French:
16th Oct 2021
Secret Lives of Colour - Five Colourful Histories with Kassia St Clair:
25th Nov 2021
The Joy of Flowers - Demo & Talk with Sarah Gillard:
23rd Apr 2022

REGULAR ART CLASSES - *restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class*

All students who regularly attend a course will receive a 5% discount on purchases from Pegasus Art Shop.

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WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES - FULL DETAILS
*restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class*

'Zorn Palette Portraits' in Oils with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£85

All skill levels welcome - Attic Studio

This day workshop will focus on the basics of portrait painting, working from a live model with a limited palette of three colours plus white famously used by Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create beautiful skin tones.

It is a painting style best practiced in a quick (3 to 4 hour) wet-into-wet fashion where every brushstroke counts.

The workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic portraits in a more immediate way.

Mark Fennell self portrait painting Mark Fennell - portrait of grey haired man - Richard Mark Fennell - portrait of young woman with curly brown hair Mark Fennell - portrait of grey bearded man

About Mark: Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hilltop village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway. His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London. Awarded The Clairefontaine Award at the 2021 The Artist and Leisure Painters Open exhibition.

Mark runs workshops and demonstrations for art groups and societies across the UK and occasionally in Portugal and the costa Blanca in Spain. Awarded the Winsor and Newton painting prize for his self portrait 'The diagnosis' at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020. Selected for The Artist and Leisure Painter magazine competition at Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year West Design prize, Peoples Choice Award 2012 for his portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey and also shortlisted for A&I Artist of the Year in 2019. His self portrait was shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005. Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite.

What to bring:

(this is a recommended list. If you are not sure, you can purchase products in the shop on the day.)

  • Two pre-primed and grounded canvases or boards. (pre ground your canvas with a thin wash of acrylic or oil paint made up of burnt sienna lightened down to a light to mid tan with titanium white, must be dry on the day) Pegasus can prepare a 16” x 12” canvas for this course – please order yours upon booking. A stretched traditional canvas costs £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50. Such as Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas Traditional Standard or the Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvas Transparent Pimer.
  • A selection of long handle short flat hog paint brushes for oil painters or synthetic acrylic brushes for acrylic painters, in a range of sizes from 2 -12, also small round or filbert hog brushes size 1 and 2. Such as Da Vinci Series 5123 Maestro 2 Bright Short Flat Brushes Hog Bristle.
  • Palette knives - sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives.
  • For oil painters - Zest-It oil paint dilutant or similar low odour thinners and linseed oil.
  • For oil painters, a dipper/pot to hold the thinners. Such as Metal Twin Dipper with Lids.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please). Such as Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30 x 40cm Rectangular.
  • Preferably a stay wet palette and fine mist water sprayer for acrylic painters. Such as Daler Rowney Stay Wet Palette Small.
  • Oil or acrylic colours as follows - titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium red light and ivory black. We sell a wide range of
  • A good size jar for white spirit or low odour thinners for oil painters or water for acrylic painters to clean brushes. (solvents must be taken home with you and cannot be disposed of at Pegasus Art)
  • Rags or kitchen rolls to clean brushes.
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting if painting in oils.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

All workshop attendees receive an extra 5% off art materials from our extensive shop next to Studio One. The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.

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'Paint Plein Air' with Georgina Potter

SATURDAY 9TH & SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£150

Stroudwater Canal and Attic Studio

Some basic oil painting experience required

Kindly sponsored by Cranfield Colours

Learn how to paint outdoors ‘plein air’ with guidance from visiting tutor Georgina Potter.

We are delighted that Georgina Potter will be teaching our students how to successfully depict the local canal landscape using oils. This workshop is best suited for those who have some experience of using oil paints and both amateur and professional painters are very welcome.

Our base for this workshop will be the large Attic Studios at Pegasus Art. Georgie will start the day with an introduction and overview of painting plein air before heading out to the nearby Stroudwater Canal – a short walk away (5 – 8 mins).

Georgie is an ambassador for Cranfield Artist oils and will be using them during this workshop, but you can bring or purchase whichever oil paints you favour. This workshop will teach you the basics for plein air painting, working at speed with a loose style.

Georgina Potter headshot Georgina Potter sunset en plein air Georgina Potter changing weather painting Georgina Potter stream painting

You will learn about the following skills on this workshop:

  • How to set up and lay out your palette
  • Comparing warm and cold colours in a landscape
  • Working out composition
  • Choosing a colour scheme and palette
  • Working in a loose manner from thin to thick paint with big brushes
  • Assessing your own work
  • Final touches

About Georgina: After winning the Diana Brooks Award, Georgie was encouraged to focus painting full time. In 2011 she moved to Wiltshire and was inspired by the changing palette of the countryside. "I work fast and instinctively in oils, mostly from life or as a reaction to the landscape around me onto small canvas boards and then I often work these up into bigger paintings in my studios. I try to make every brush stroke matter so that I can be economical with detail, and I frequently rub areas out and start again." www.georginapotter.com

Recommended materials list:

  • Oil Paints: Georgie recommends Cranfield oil paints in either student or professional artist quality. This is her ‘go-to’ basic oil painting palette:
    • Titanium White – bring two small tubes or a larger one, you will use a lot!
    • Cadmium Yellow genuine, Cadmium lemon yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Kings Blue deep, Pthalo Turquoise, Raw Sienna, Lamp Black.
    • Additional colours; Indian Yellow, Unbleached Titanium, Cadmium Orange.
  • Brushes: Bring a selection of brushes, in particular brushes over 1" wide and up to 2" wide. We have a large selection in the shop.
  • Painting Medium: Georgie uses a 50/50 mix of linseed oil and Cranfield Non-Aromatic thinner.
  • Brush Cleaner: Turps, white spirit or Zest It.
  • Selection of Canvas Boards or primed MDF boards 30cm x 40cm: We can recommend a pre-stretched Loxley canvas costing £9.34 – we have plenty of stock at Pegasus Art. Georgie suggests keeping the cost of your canvas to a minimum so that you don’t mind making mistakes.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch with you, there is no café at Pegasus Art.

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'Botanical Painting - Autumn Leaves' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

On this Autumn Leaves workshop you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using water-colour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the leaf.

With Karen’s experience as a Botanical Artist you will be guided, with one to one support and class demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little botany by looking at the leaf structure, variegations and different shapes.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

Karen Green Botanical Artist Karen Green Botanical Painting autumn leaf Karen Green Botanical Painting selection of autumn leaf drawings Karen Green Botanical Painting

About Karen: Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly 10 years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First-class honours degree at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before resigning to focus more on her art career. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows.

She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.

  • Paper: Hot pressed watercolour paper – roughly A4 or A3 size, 300gsm – one sheet for your painting and a bookmark size piece for testing colours.
  • Sketchbook:
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, mould made, acid free £10.00 - Available here
    • RK Burt Botanical Fat Pad Ultra Smooth specialist pad £18.50
    • Pegasus Art A4 landscape NOT 300gsm pad £7.08
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, Hot pressed smooth £11.40 Available here
    • There is plenty of choice in the shop which Karen can guide you to. Large sheets of hot-pressed watercolour paper can be bought in the shop which can be cut down to size.
  • Watercolour Paints:
  • Brushes:
  • Pencils HB, 2B – sharp!
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Putty rubber, Ruler, Kitchen roll, Water pot
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
  • All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.
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'Japanese Gardens' in Pen & Wash with Max Hale (to Celebrate 100 Years of Sakura)

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio - All Abilities Welcome - Sakura samples to try

A Japanese garden is a special place. It holds mystery, adventure, and tranquillity. with a multitude of texture, plantings, colour, places of contrast in the varying elements, often with the addition of water and solid structure. A truly fascinating place to draw and paint.

In this full-day workshop, we will be celebrating 100 years of Sakura branded products. Sakura ink pens supplied for us to draw, and if you choose to include colour you may try other Sakura materials to add to your work. The practical side will be the use of the pens and how you might approach such a subject. In my experience, the busy areas of gardens can confuse as well as scare many artists into feeling overwhelmed, in this session a method of simplifying the process will be taught.

Quite simply a day of exploration along with learning to enhance your skills and build your experience with Sakura products. The workshop is suitable for all artists from beginner to more accomplished. Max will provide a selection of images to use, but if you have a high quality image of something particular you would like to paint, then please bring it along.

max hale - person painting in a japanese garden with lake and building max hale japanese drawing and pen max hale japanese blossom and building max hale japanese statue and sakura pens

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for five years and has built up a popular following of students. He attended Harrow School of Art where he studied Fine Art and was tutored by Ken Howard OBE RA. He became an apprentice illustrator in a London studio but found his way back to fine art, his true passion. He has been teaching for over twenty five years, whilst exhibiting and painting throughout. He writes for The Artist magazine, among others, and is an Ambassador for Royal Talens. He has had paintings exhibited in most areas of the country and many in London his passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and works in all mediums.

Recommended Equipment List

Please bring either a good quality cartridge or watercolour paper up to A4 is fine HP or NOT is best, Rough tends to be unsuitable for drawing with a pen. A sketchbook, any size, pencils, eraser. A watercolour set will give you a medium to colour your paintings if you prefer and don't forget your brushes.

  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble - such as Sakura Pigma Micron Fineliners.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Try the Van Gogh Watercolour Pocket Box.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size ¾ inch. Check out the Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). We have a range of papers including Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

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'Botanical Painting - Holly, Ivy, & Mistletoe' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

Working from a chosen Winter flower – Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe - you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using water-colour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the plant.

With Karen’s experience as a Botanical Artist you will be guided, with one to one support and class demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, exploring light and shadows.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

Karen Green Botanical Artist Karen Green Botanical Painting holly leaves

About Karen: Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly 10 years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First-class honours degree at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before resigning to focus more on her art career. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows.

She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.

  • Paper: Hot pressed watercolour paper – roughly A4 or A3 size, 300gsm – one sheet for your painting and a bookmark size piece for testing colours.
  • Sketchbook:
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, mould made, acid free £10.00 - Available here
    • RK Burt Botanical Fat Pad Ultra Smooth specialist pad £18.50
    • Pegasus Art A4 landscape NOT 300gsm pad £7.08
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, Hot pressed smooth £11.40 Available here
    • There is plenty of choice in the shop which Karen can guide you to. Large sheets of hot-pressed watercolour paper can be bought in the shop which can be cut down to size.
  • Watercolour Paints:
  • Brushes:
  • Pencils HB, 2B – sharp!
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Putty rubber, Ruler, Kitchen roll, Water pot
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
  • All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.
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'Drawing Landscapes with Water-Soluble Graphite' with Wendy Rhodes PhD

SATURDAY 13TH & SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£150 for both days

All Abilities Welcome

Studio One

Book Online or In Our Shop

This course will introduce the exciting, flexible, and accessible medium of water-soluble graphite. You will explore textures, washes and mark making, and you will discover the widest range of linear and tonal values that you have ever achieved with a pencil.

Please bring photographic reference of landscapes that you wish to work from. If the weather is favourable, we will create some sketches en plein air. Please also bring a sketchbook with some sketches that you have done previously (optional) and a portable sketchbook that you can draw in. You will also need to bring some watercolour paper and you may like to buy some appropriate equipment before the course – please see the equipment list below. Everything you need for this workshop is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount.

Wendy Rhodes drawing landscapes workshop - sketchbook, pencils on top of drawing Wendy Rhodes drawing landscapes workshop - drawing of forest path with tree shadow Wendy Rhodes drawing landscapes workshop - drawing of forest path

About Wendy: Wendy has taught for over 25 years in Gloucestershire, and she brings an enormous wealth of experience of teaching courses in her specialist areas of drawing and creativity. Wendy also teaches printmaking courses at Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative, and she writes for the RE magazine, Printmaking Today. She attended UWE, Bristol, where she completed her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking. This was followed by her practice-led doctoral research that asked questions of the material and experiential links between etching and drawing. Wendy is an RWA artist network member and a member of Insight Printmakers.

Recommended Equipment List:

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Palette Knife Portraits in Oil' with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Intermediates

Attic Studio

Learn how to paint bold expressive portraits with painting knives. Benefit from excellent tutoring and explore knife painting techniques, laying the paint on thick to create a rich painting full of texture and energy. The day will start with a short demonstration followed by lots of one to one tuition to help you paint a powerful and convincing impasto portrait. You will be working from photographs ~ bring along a high quality image, alternatively photographic references will be supplied by the tutor aswell.

Mark Fennell headshot Mark Fennell - palette knives on a table Mark Fennell - portrait looking up with black hoodie Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with a straight face, blue eyes, brown hair and green shirt Mark Fennell oil portrait man with long grey beard and blue top Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with thin grey hair and bald head, looking downwards. Mark Fennell oil portrait man with grey haird and beard and knit jumper

About Mark: Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway. His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London.

As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Oxford Art Society and Buckinghamshire Art Society. Mark runs workshops and demonstrations for art groups and societies across the UK and occasionally in Portugal and the costa Blanca in Spain.

Awarded The Winsor and Newton painting prize for his self portrait 'The diagnosis' at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020. Selected for The Artist and Leisure Painter magazine competition at Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year West Design prize, Peoples Choice Award 2012 for his portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey and also shortlisted for A&I Artist of the Year in 2019. Awarded The Clairefontaine Award at the 2021 The Artist and Leisure Painters Open exhibition.

His self portrait was shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005. Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite. www.markfennell.co.uk

What to Bring:

  • A pre primed and grounded canvas or board, minimum size approx. 16” x 14” - Such as the Loxley Gold Stretched Traditional Standard Canvas. *Please prepare your canvas with a thin wash of burnt sienna lightened with titanium white* If you don’t want to ground your canvas, you can buy a linen one such as Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvas. If you would like Pegasus to prepare you a canvas for this course please order yours upon booking. A stretched traditional canvas costs £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50.
  • A good photographic reference of a subject of your choice or suitable portrait images will be provided.
  • Palette knifes - sizes 20, 22 and 30 or similar. Quality knives please, no plastic knives. Such as Palette Knives Set of 5 Assorted Stainless Steel.
  • Zest It or similar odourless paint thinners. Also bring a dipper pot to hold the thinners.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please). Try the Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30x40cam Rectangular.
  • Oil paints: recommended colours: titanium white, naples yellow, lemon yellow, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna, ivory black, french ultramarine. We sell a range of oils and acrylics at Pegasus Art, including starter sets.

Other Notes:

  • Please ensure you bring a suitable carrier for taking home your wet painting. Mark recommends buying some carrier clips that attach at each corner of the canvas to keep wet paintings apart.
  • Sticks of charcoal (optional).
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

All workshop attendees receive an extra 5% off art materials from our extensive shop next to Studio One. The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.

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'Serene Seascapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

All abilities welcome

What will I learn? How to explore and experiment with freedom. How to create movement using layers. Mel will show you how to create serene seascapes with her experimental multimedia techniques. Her methods are very hands on, so be prepared to get messy. You will experiment with materials and leave with new exciting skills that will allow you to create powerful seascapes that contain the magic ingredient….movement.

What will I achieve? Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth. You’ll return home with many mixed media experiments, sketches and paintings.

mel cormack hicks painting a seascape scene mel cormack hicks serene seascape painting

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process.

www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Materials: Mel’s suggestion is to bring a selection of materials, both dry and wet. Then you can try out mixed media techniques too. She does not insist that you have everything from the list below – just bring what you can. This workshop is not suitable for oil paints.

All attendees receive and extra 5% off in our shop. All of the materials below are available in our extensive art shop – please ask us if you need any advice.

Recommended Equipment List:

  • Quick Drying Materials - Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
  • Resist Materials - Candles, oil pastels and masking fluid if you would like to try it. Winsor & Newton masking fluid is my favourite.
  • Dry Materials - Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools - Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • SKetchbook - Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available at Pegasus Art. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions - Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel), You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Bring five print outs of seascapes that have meaning to you - They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you might be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill - Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
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'Culture & History of Japan' in Ink & Wash with Max Hale (To Celebrate 100 Years of Sakura)

SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio - All Abilities Welcome - Sakura samples to try

Japanese culture is quite well defined, even to us as Europeans, the magic and enigma of Mount Fuji, the cherry blossom which is so highly revered by tradition. Martial arts and of course sumo wrestling, Japan's national sport. The beauty of the Geisha could perhaps fill the session for you or the power of a Samurai sword fight.

Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples both have incredible form and are a beauty within themselves. A piece of Japan from which you can make superb drawings and colour using Sakura pens supplied by the company to try.

This workshop is to celebrate the 100 years of Sakura branded art materials. Ink pens and other materials will be available for you to test out during this workshop. You will learn to create form and clear lines, make drawings that please the eye and demonstrate how pen work can be stunning on its own. Adding colour is your choice. Some reference photographs will be available to help you, but as the subject is vast it is better if you bring your own references. The workshop is open to all artists, from beginner to accomplished.

max hale celebrate 100 years with sakura - watercolour and pen drawing geisha hairdo max hale japanese blossom and building max hale japanese drawing and pen max hale watercolour and pen drawing of geisha and umbrella

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for five years and has built up a popular following of students. He attended Harrow School of Art where he studied Fine Art and was tutored by Ken Howard OBE RA. He became an apprentice illustrator in a London studio but found his way back to fine art, his true passion. He has been teaching for over twenty five years, whilst exhibiting and painting throughout. He writes for The Artist magazine, among others, and is an Ambassador for Royal Talens. He has had paintings exhibited in most areas of the country and many in London his passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and works in all mediums.

Recommended Equipment List

Please bring either a good quality cartridge or watercolour paper up to A4 is fine HP or NOT is best, Rough tends to be unsuitable for drawing with a pen. A sketchbook, any size, pencils, eraser. A watercolour set will give you a medium to colour your paintings if you prefer and don't forget your brushes.

  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble - such as Sakura Pigma Micron Fineliner Pens.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Try the Van Gogh Watercolour Pocket Box.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size ¾ inch. Check out the Da Cinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). We have a range of papers including Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

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'Dramatic Sunset Skyscapes' in Oil with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome including beginners

Artist David ‘DJ’ Johnson is well known for his stunning plein air paintings – he is an adventurer who likes to climb mountains and paint extraordinary landscapes. He is fascinated with skies, horizons, light and shadow. Join him on this day workshop to explore all these powerful elements of landscape, and particularly skyscape, painting.

He will teach you how to create a sunset sky using oils with brushes and palette knives. DJ will guide you step by step, working from an image he has selected – return home with a finished (or almost finished) painting.

You will explore colour, play with the light and discover new techniques. If you’ve never used a palette knife before, don’t worry, this is the ideal way to have a go. DJ says, “It’s very easy and very effective if you follow the steps!”

David DJ Johnson - stood in front of painting David DJ Johnson - sunset rossilli coastal landscape David DJ Johnson - sunset tree and hedge line silhoutte David DJ Johnson - sandsend bay sunset coastal landscape David DJ Johnson - sunset with waves David DJ Johnson - sunset with tree on malvern hills

About DJ: DJ has developed his style through many years working in professional fine art studios – designing and producing artwork for commercial spaces, public areas and private estates around the world. He paints every day and teaches on a regular basis – he has so much energy and enthusiasm! He was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year 2016. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips.

Recommended Equipment List

Don’t worry if you’re not sure about the above materials list – DJ can help you choose from the art shop on the day.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Pen & Wash - Tuscan Landscapes' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 15TH JANUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

This one-day workshop explores ink pen and watercolour washes that make really interesting and beautiful pieces of art. This quick technique is becoming increasingly popular for capturing busy street scenes. I will show you how, picking out key features without feeling overwhelmed. There is a knack to it!

During this day session you will learn the structure and methods of using ink and watercolour in harmony, how to balance the two complementary mediums to obtain the best results. Ink and wash is not new but you will benefit from Max's early experiences as an artist/illustrator to explore the vast possibilities that using the marriage these two different mediums affords.

The day will give you a really good grounding in the methods of using pure line with beautiful colour washes. Students will work from either their own images of Tuscan landscapes, or those provided by the tutor.

Suitable for all levels of artist whether new to this style or practiced.

max halestood near painting on easel max hale pen and wash houses in a village

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for five years and has built up a popular following of students. He attended Harrow School of Art where he studied Fine Art and was tutored by Ken Howard OBE RA. He became an apprentice illustrator in a London studio but found his way back to fine art, his true passion. He has been teaching for over twenty five years, whilst exhibiting and painting throughout. He writes for The Artist magazine, among others, and is an Ambassador for Royal Talens. He has had paintings exhibited in most areas of the country and many in London. His passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and works in all mediums.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.

Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

Recommended Equipment List

  • At least two or three landscape references to use for painting, photographs or sketches. Please do not bring paintings to copy whether your own or from a third party.
  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble. Such as Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Pen Set.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Such as Cotman Watercolour Painting Plus Set 12 x 8ml Tubes.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size 3/4 inch. Such as Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). Such as Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • Due to current Covid restrictions, we will not be offering tea or coffee. Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you.
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'Experimental, Evocative Landscapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 22ND JANUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome

Debunking Composition! Mel will show you how to create dynamic compositions with her easy to follow hands on teaching methods. You will experiment with composition and leave with the skills that will allow you to make use of composition with impact.

Colour Theory - Using colour really helps to evoke emotion in our artwork. All too often however it becomes an element of our artwork that we guess at. Melanie will show you how to use colour theory as a tool to create impact leaving you feeling confident about your colour palette.

What Will I Achieve? - On this one-day workshop you will create experimental landscape compositions. You will have the option to work on a larger piece in the afternoon. These will have visual impact because of your newly found knowledge of the vital ingredients, composition and colour.

Materials - Mel's suggestion is to bring a selection of materials, both dry and wet. Then you can try out mixed media techniques too. She does not insist that you have everything from the list below – just bring what you can. This workshop is not suitable for oil paints.

Mel Cormack-Hicks - loose painting of woodland trees and path Mel Cormack-Hicks - sitting in front of painting in woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - hand holding small canvas painting of trees in front of woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - mixed media landscape painting of path through tall grass

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art. All of the materials below are available.

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel). You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Landscapes That Have Meaning to You.
    • They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you will be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Sketches in Watercolour & Oil Pastel' with Lucy Burton

SATURDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio

All abilities welcome

We will spend the morning combining elements from photographs to create some simple, garden inspired, watercolour sketches. We will then work into these sketches with oil pastels. By blocking in the negative shapes we can pull out the details creating a loose experimental composition that can then be used as a reference sketch for a future painting. By working from a sketch rather than a photo you are freeing yourself up to work more intuitively, loosely and creatively. In the afternoon we will zoom in on an area from one of our sketches and paint a small illustration on canvas, in acrylics, concentrating on using abstract shapes and colours.

Lucy Burton - stood with painting in frame on easel

About Lucy: I'd describe myself as a creative all-rounder! I have a degree in 'Industrial Design & Technology' and paint regularly 'alla prima' in oil paint, always aiming to produce a piece of art that is full of character and colour. A good composition and the freedom to experiment with colour and interesting brush marks is what inspires me most and it's what I enjoy teaching others. I've exhibited in 'Warwickshire Open Studios' and taken part in 'Landscape Artist of the Year' as a wildcard artist. www.lucyburtonart.com

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop./p>

  • iPad or printed photos of gardens, flowerbeds, old walls, barn doors, iron gates etc. (Some will be provided if you don't have your own)
  • A canvas – we have a large selection at Pegasus Art, 17 x 12.5cm or 25.4 x 30.2cm. Such as the < a href="https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/loxley-gold-stretched-canvas-traditional-standard.ir">Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas - TRaditional Standard
  • Watercolour paints - there are many watercolour sets for sale in our shop
  • Acrylic paints - bring whatever you have, we also sell a good selection of acrylic paints
  • A palette - either a porcelain one or plastic one, such as Jakar White Plastic Palette
  • Brushes - you can explore our range of artist paint brushes here
  • Pencil and pencil sharpener
  • Water container
  • A3 watercolour paper - browse watercolour papers
  • Oil pastels set - such as the Pentel oil pastel set of 50
  • A packed lunch and water - there is no cafe at Griffin Mill

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Serene Seascapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome

What will I learn? - How to explore and experiment with freedom. How to create movement using layers. Mel will show you how to create serene seascapes with her experimental multimedia techniques. Her methods are very hands on, so be prepared to get messy. You will experiment with materials and leave with new exciting skills that will allow you to create powerful seascapes that contain the magic ingredient... movement.

What will I achieve? - Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth. You’ll return home with many mixed media experiments, sketches and paintings.

Materials - Mel's suggestion is to bring a selection of materials, both dry and wet. Then you can try out mixed media techniques too. She does not insist that you have everything from the list below – just bring what you can. This workshop is not suitable for oil paints.

Mel Cormack-Hicks - painting a seascape in studio Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape mixed media painting - basket full of dreams Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape painting of coastal path cliff top - beneath my feet Mel Cormack-Hicks - holding small canvas painting on beach

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop. All of the materials below are available in our extensive art shop – please ask us if you need any advice.

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel). You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Seascapes That Have Meaning to You.
    • They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you might be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Winter Mountain Landscapes' in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome, including beginners

Artist David ‘DJ’ Johnson is well known for his extreme en plein air paintings – he is an adventurer who likes to climb mountains and paint extraordinary landscapes.

He will teach you how to create this mountain scene, using oils or acrylics (whichever is your preference) with brushes and palette knives. DJ will guide you step by step, working from an image he has selected – return home with a finished (or almost finished) painting.

You will explore colour, play with the light and discover new techniques. If you’ve never used a palette knife, don’t worry, this is the ideal way to have a go. DJ says, “It’s very easy and very effective if you follow the steps!”

David Johnson DJ - stood near easel with mountain painting David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - the space between the clouds looking over the snowdon horseshoe David Johnson DJ - en plein air painting at crib goch David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - stood with palette near large mountain painting David Johnson DJ - yr wyddfa snowdon with it's winter coat

About DJ: DJ has developed his style through many years working in professional fine art studios – designing and producing artwork for commercial spaces, public areas and private estates around the world. He paints every day and teaches on a regular basis – he has so much energy and enthusiasm! He was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year 2016. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips.

Recommended Equipment List

Due to current Covid restrictions, we will not be offering tea or coffee. Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure about the above materials list – DJ can help you choose from the art shop on the day.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

Enquire Now

'Pen & Wash - London Street Scenes' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

This one-day workshop explores ink pen and watercolour washes that make really interesting and beautiful pieces of art. This quick technique is becoming increasingly popular for capturing busy street scenes. I will show you how, picking out key features without feeling overwhelmed. There is a knack to it!

During this day session you will learn the structure and methods of using ink and watercolour in harmony, how to balance the two complementary mediums to obtain the best results. Ink and wash is not new but you will benefit from Max's early experiences as an artist/illustrator to explore the vast possibilities that using the marriage these two different mediums affords.

The day will give you a really good grounding in the methods of using pure line with beautiful colour washes. Students will work from either their own images of London street scenes, or those provided by the tutor.

Suitable for all levels of artist whether new to this style or practiced.

max halestood near painting on easel max hale pen and wash cafe scene sketch max hale pen and wash street scene sketch

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for five years and has built up a popular following of students. He attended Harrow School of Art where he studied Fine Art and was tutored by Ken Howard OBE RA. He became an apprentice illustrator in a London studio but found his way back to fine art, his true passion. He has been teaching for over twenty five years, whilst exhibiting and painting throughout. He writes for The Artist magazine, among others, and is an Ambassador for Royal Talens. He has had paintings exhibited in most areas of the country and many in London. His passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and works in all mediums.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.

Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

Recommended Equipment List

  • At least two or three london street scene references to use for painting, photographs or sketches. Please do not bring paintings to copy whether your own or from a third party.
  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble. Such as Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Pen Set.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Such as Cotman Watercolour Painting Plus Set 12 x 8ml Tubes.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size 3/4 inch. Such as Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). Such as Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • Due to current Covid restrictions, we will not be offering tea or coffee. Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you.
Enquire Now

'Serene Seascapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome

What will I learn? - How to explore and experiment with freedom. How to create movement using layers. Mel will show you how to create serene seascapes with her experimental multimedia techniques. Her methods are very hands on, so be prepared to get messy. You will experiment with materials and leave with new exciting skills that will allow you to create powerful seascapes that contain the magic ingredient... movement.

What will I achieve? - Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth. You’ll return home with many mixed media experiments, sketches and paintings.

Materials - Mel's suggestion is to bring a selection of materials, both dry and wet. Then you can try out mixed media techniques too. She does not insist that you have everything from the list below – just bring what you can. This workshop is not suitable for oil paints.

Mel Cormack-Hicks - painting a seascape in studio Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape mixed media painting - basket full of dreams Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape painting of coastal path cliff top - beneath my feet Mel Cormack-Hicks - holding small canvas painting on beach

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop. All of the materials below are available in our extensive art shop – please ask us if you need any advice.

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel). You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Seascapes That Have Meaning to You.
    • They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you might be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

Due to current Covid restrictions, we will not be offering tea or coffee. Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you.

Book Now

'Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 12TH MARCH 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio. All Abilities Welcome

Working from a selection of Spring Flowers, you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using water-colour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the flower.

With Karen's experience as a Botanical Artist you will be guided, with one to one support and class demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little leaf botany, looking at the shape, sizes, structure and anatomy of various leaves, their vein arrangement (venation) and the important job that leaves play in the plant’s life.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

Karen Green headshot Karen Green botanical watercolour paintings daffodil Karen Green painting with watercolours Karen Green spring blossom flowers painting in watercolour Karen Green spring iris flowers painting in watercolour

About Karen:Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly 10 years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First Class honours degree at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth,she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before resigning to focus more on her art career. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows.

She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com

facebook.com/karengreenart/

insta/karengreenart

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.

Recommended Equipment List:

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Sunlit Seascapes' in Oil or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio

A beginners or refreshers course

'DJ' is a talented artist (shortlisted for Artist & Illustrator Artist of the Year 2016) and adventurer with a passion for the sea and mountains. This workshop will be taught through a series of demonstrations and one to one tuition, showing you a variety of techniques and methods for applying paint, including alternatives to brushes. You will study and play with colour, light and textures, allowing for individual creative expression.

The workshop involves exploring the reflections and highlights of sunlight in the sea, as well as the textures you find in the water and foam. David teaches a variety of techniques using a palette knife and a rigger brush to achieve a wide range of textures and patterns which emulate the sunlight reflections you find in seascapes. We also use the palette knife and fingers to create cloud effects, and normal brushes to lay down the foundations of the painting. These are techniques that DJ has been exploring and developing in acrylics for a few years now. If students prefer to use oils, this is also possible – please let us know!

David DJ Johnson - sunlit seascapes painting en plein air on beach David DJ Johnson - David DJ Johnson - sunlit seascape workshop students David DJ Johnson - sunlit seascape painting in progress David DJ Johnson - David DJ Johnson - Penbryn seascape painting David DJ Johnson - sunlit seascape workshop students

About DJ: DJ has developed his style through many years working in professional fine art studios – designing and producing artwork for commercial spaces, public areas and private estates around the world. He paints every day and teaches on a regular basis – he has so much energy and enthusiasm! He was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year in 2013, 2016 and 2017. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips.

Recommended Equipment List

This is just a guideline and you are welcome to bring your own materials and ask us any questions.

Due to current Covid restrictions we will not be supplying tea or coffee. Please bring your own packed lunch and refreshments with you.

You can get an extra 5% off art materials for your course from our art shop.

DJ will supply photographs of the seascapes and will also bring along some of his own paintings to show you!

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'Botanical Painting - Blossom in Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 7TH MAY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio. All Abilities Welcome

Working from a selection of Spring Flowers, you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using water-colour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the flower.

With Karen's experience as a Botanical Artist you will be guided, with one to one support and class demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little leaf botany, looking at the shape, sizes, structure and anatomy of various leaves, their vein arrangement (venation) and the important job that leaves play in the plant’s life.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

Karen Green headshot Karen Green botanical blossom moon painting in watercolour Karen Green spring blossom flowers painting in watercolour Karen Green painting with watercolours

About Karen:Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly 10 years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First Class honours degree at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth,she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before resigning to focus more on her art career. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows.

She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com

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All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.

Recommended Equipment List:

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Pet Portraits in Oil' with Lucy Burton

SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio. All Abilities Welcome - improver, intermediate or advanced

We are delighted to introduce new tutor Lucy Burton who will be teaching you how to paint a portrait of your pet in oils. Together you will work through a stage-by-stage process to create a portrait in oils - using an ‘islands to oceans’ method of working. We are aiming to make the eyes come alive and give the animal and your painting lots of personality! Lucy hopes to inspire you with some new ideas and techniques to take away with you and apply to your own work.

You will be working from your own image, either from an iPad or you can use a photograph at least 5" x 5". The animal's eyes must be clear and in focus. Crop your image so that it is square. The head of the animal should take up most of the frame. The better the reference image – the better the painting! Techniques covered include composition, tonal grounds, colour mixing, alla prima and brushwork.

lucy burton standing next to a painting on easel lucy burton - ralph terrier dog pet portrait in oil lucy burton - french bulldog black and white pet portrait in oil lucy burton - ted cockapoo dog pet portrait in oil

About Lucy: "I'd describe myself as a creative all-rounder! I have a degree in 'Industrial Design & Technology' and paint regularly 'alla prima' in oil paint, always aiming to produce a piece of art that is full of character and colour. A good composition and the freedom to experiment with colour and interesting brush marks is what inspires me most and it's what I enjoy teaching others. I've exhibited in 'Warwickshire Open Studios' and taken part in 'Landscape Artist of the Year' as a wildcard artist." www.lucyburtonart.com

Recommended Equipment List:

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop

  • Please bring a photograph of your animal or an image on an iPad or tablet. It should be high quality, square if possible with the dog taking up the central point of the image.
  • Also bring a black and white print out, square cropped image as large as you can get it (A4 ideally) like this:
  • black and white photo of a labrador face on
  • An 12" x 9" gessoboard (We stock a 12" x 9" board like the Ampersand Gessobord 1/8" (3mm) painting panel).
  • A selection of synthetic brushes. I like to use a 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" short flat, filbert size 2 and a round size 1. You can browse our range of brushes here.
  • A palette knife size 22 or similar. Explore our palette knives here.
  • Oil colours as follows: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue. If you have any other colours, please bring them with you. Popular brands include Cranfield Studio or Artist oils or Michael Harding. Or you could buy a starter set.
  • Liquin painting medium such as Winsor & Newton Liquin.
  • A flat mixing palette such as Cappelletto Walnut Palette 20 x 30cm rectangle or a tear off palette such as the Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • A pencil and a ruler.
  • Something to take your 8" x 8" board home.
  • A jam jar and some Zest It for cleaning your brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or kitchen roll.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Plein Air by the Canal' with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studios and on the Stroudwater Canal

All abilities - in oils or acrylics

Have you always wanted to paint outdoors or en plein air?

If you’re new to painting, or are fairly experienced but never quite had the nerve to paint outdoors, this is the perfect workshop for you! There are important techniques and tips that will help you enormously as you enjoy this new way of painting. It can be a bit daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so the relative privacy of the pretty Stroudwater canal nearby is perfect.

But first, gather in our Attic Studio for an introduction to the day and a demonstration. You’ll think about composition, ‘all that green’, colour mixing and you can ask as many questions as you like. DJ will show you how you can combine sketches, photographs and studio time to achieve a successful finished piece. In the last few hours of the day, you’ll return to the Attic Studio to finish off.

Feel free to paint in either oils or acrylics. You will need a few key pieces of painting equipment that will set you up for future adventures. See list below.

David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop on canal path David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop student painting bridge David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop student painting canal and bridge David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop student painting trees and path David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop David with field easel David DJ Johnson - outdoor painting workshop finished painting of canal and bridge

About DJ: DJ has developed his style through many years working in professional fine art studios – designing and producing artwork for commercial spaces, public areas and private estates around the world. He paints every day and teaches on a regular basis – he has so much energy and enthusiasm! He was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year in 2013, 2016 and 2017. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips.

Recommended Equipment List

We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. Any questions, please ask!

There is plenty of free parking at Griffin Mill.

Due to current Covid restrictions we will not be supplying tea or coffee. Please bring your own packed lunch and refreshments with you.

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'Botanical Painting - Peas & Pears' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

Choosing from a variety of seasonal fruits from quinces, figs, peas and pears, you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using water-colour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the fruit.

With Karen’s experience as a Botanical Artist you will be guided, with one to one support and class demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little botany by exploring cross-sections, looking at the seeds and internal structure of the fruit.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

Karen Green Botanical Artist Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting

About Karen: Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly 10 years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First-class honours degree at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before resigning to focus more on her art career. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows.

She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.

  • Paper: Hot pressed watercolour paper – roughly A4 or A3 size, 300gsm – one sheet for your painting and a bookmark size piece for testing colours.
  • Sketchbook:
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, mould made, acid free £10.00 - Available here
    • RK Burt Botanical Fat Pad Ultra Smooth specialist pad £18.50
    • Pegasus Art A4 landscape NOT 300gsm pad £7.08
    • The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, Hot pressed smooth £11.40 Available here
    • There is plenty of choice in the shop which Karen can guide you to. Large sheets of hot-pressed watercolour paper can be bought in the shop which can be cut down to size.
  • Watercolour Paints:
  • Brushes:
  • Pencils HB, 2B – sharp!
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Putty rubber, Ruler, Kitchen roll, Water pot
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
  • All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art.
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'Experimental, Evocative Landscapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome

Debunking Composition! Mel will show you how to create dynamic compositions with her easy to follow hands on teaching methods. You will experiment with composition and leave with the skills that will allow you to make use of composition with impact.

Colour Theory - Using colour really helps to evoke emotion in our artwork. All too often however it becomes an element of our artwork that we guess at. Melanie will show you how to use colour theory as a tool to create impact leaving you feeling confident about your colour palette.

What Will I Achieve? - On this one-day workshop you will create experimental landscape compositions. You will have the option to work on a larger piece in the afternoon. These will have visual impact because of your newly found knowledge of the vital ingredients, composition and colour.

Materials - Mel's suggestion is to bring a selection of materials, both dry and wet. Then you can try out mixed media techniques too. She does not insist that you have everything from the list below – just bring what you can. This workshop is not suitable for oil paints.

Mel Cormack-Hicks - loose painting of woodland trees and path Mel Cormack-Hicks - sitting in front of painting in woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - hand holding small canvas painting of trees in front of woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - mixed media landscape painting of path through tall grass

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to the Attic Studio at Pegasus Art. All of the materials below are available.

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel). You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Landscapes That Have Meaning to You.
    • They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you will be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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ART TALKS

'The Golden A-Z of Acrylics' - Golden Acrylics Demo & Talk with Soraya French, President of the Society of Women Artists

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2021

2.00pm - 4.30pm

FREE EVENT

10% off Golden products at the talk.

Everyone is welcome to our art talk and acrylics demonstration led by Soraya French, President of the Society of Women Artists and UK Golden certified working artist and experienced demonstrator.

www.sorayafrench.com

Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - headshot Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - painting of conish coastal scene Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - painting of hot summer in mixed media Soraya French - Golden Acrylics range

She is here to introduce Golden products, what they can do and possibilities you might not have considered! A short history of the company is followed by a demonstration of Golden Fluid, Heavy Body, Open and High Flow, grounds, pastes, mediums and gels including how to change texture, colour intensity and sculptural effects.

Email to enquire or by calling 01453 886 560.

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'The Secret Lives of Colour - Five Colourful Histories' Illustrated Talk and book signing with Kassia St Clair

THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2021

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Tickets £20

Illustrated Talk & Book Signing - Attic Studios

We are delighted that Kassia St Clair, author of top-ten bestseller 'The Secret Lives of Colour' is coming to Pegasus Art to give an illustrated talk. You may have heard snippets on Radio 4 when it was Book of the Week, you may have seen it’s colourful book cover in Waterstones – and now is your chance to delight in the hidden history of seventy five pigments, revealing fascinating historical and cultural facts that will bowl you over.

Kassia St Clair - headshot Kassia St Clair - The Secret Life of Colour Book with dotty cover Kassia St Clair - The Secret Life of Colour Book with striped cover Kassia St Clair - page of book about reds Kassia St Clair - page of book about blues Kassia St Clair - page of book about greens

What started as a column for Elle Decoration has become a bestselling book, alongside The Golden Thread telling the fascinating history of fabric. Every page is packed with irresistible facts and anecdotes from Turner’s deadly green, Van Gogh and ‘falling hard’ for chrome yellow, ultramarine that was more valuable than gold to our very own Stroud Scarlet, ‘Oliver Cromwell specified that officer’s coats should be dyed scarlet in Gloucestershire using a newly discovered recipe.’

Kassia will focus on the cultural history of five colours. From the controversy surrounding the world’s blackest black to the origins of a blue that inspired Yves Klein. Explore the deadly power of white, the political underpinnings of a special shade of orange and, last but not least, decided whether it’s time we all began to think pink.

About Kassia: Kassia is a freelance journalist and author. She graduated with a first-class honours degree in history and went on to complete a master’s degree at Oxford. She has written for The Economist, House & Garden, Quartz and the New Statesman. She has had column in Elle Decoration since 2013 and was assistant books and arts editor for The Economist.

She has given talks at Dallas Museum of Art, Tate Liverpool, the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as events at Hay and Bath Festivals, Soho House and Christie’s.

“Even Farrow & Ball don’t know as much about colour as Kassia St Clair,” TLS

“Extraordinarily full and interesting. The real joy of the book lies in the main chapters, where almost every page throws up an unexpected detail and insight. An ideal crib and valuable resource for the design-conscioius and students alike.” Times Literary Supplement

“Charming” The Financial Times

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'The Joy of Flowers' - Illustrated Art Talk & Colour Mixing Demo with Sarah Gillard

SATURDAY 23RD APRIL 2022

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Tickets £8

Attic Studios

Sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill

We are delighted to welcome contemporary floral artist, Sarah Gillard to give a talk and colour mixing demonstration using gouache on her favourite Saunders Waterford paper. Paper makers since 1700’s, St. Cuthberts Mill have kindly sponsored this Art Talk.

Sarah Gillard artist holding floral canvas painting outside Sarah Gillard painting of allium fowers Sarah Gillard flowers in blue jug painting Sarah Gillard poppy and flowers painting Sarah Gillard sweetpeas on climbing frame painting Sarah Gillard colour mixing palettes and sketchbook Sanders Waterford - St Cuthberts Mill logo

Sarah worked as a colourist for Liberty Design Studio and will share her experience of modernising the 19th century designs from the archives held in the head office, London W1. Connected to Liberty’s flagship building by a wooden bridge, the unique in-house studio is occupied by 18 highly skilled creatives who re-work and hand-draw artwork, creating over 250 fabric designs every year.

Enjoy a colourful slideshow exploring classic Liberty designs and the ‘Colour Bible’ that she used to produce multiple colourways. She will talk about the materials and techniques she learnt and still uses in her work today, particularly colour combinations and bold palettes. There will be a chance to buy some of her delightful giclee prints (prices start at £75) and greetings cards on the day.

As a fashion textiles graduate Sarah’s first commission was a rug for The Conran Shop, quickly followed by a four year stint in the Liberty Design Studio. Since then her flower paintings have been exhibited at many galleries both private and public including the RWA, Bath Society of Artists and the Thelma Hubert Gallery. From 2000 Sarah spent five years living in the Netherlands surrounded by tulips, an irresistible landscape for a plein air painter which deepened her love for colour.

In 2016 Sarah was delighted to win first prize for ‘Flowers & Blue Jug’ at the Strand Gallery in London; an event sponsored by the Greenfingers Charity.

Her love of painting en plein air with bold and clashing colour palettes has proved a successful formula and she now works to commission, sells limited edition giclee prints and greetings cards in her online shop: www.sarahgillard.com/prints-to-buy

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REGULAR ART CLASSES - FULL DETAILS - *restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class*


MONDAY

'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

MONDAYS 9.30am - 12pm

4 week course costs £72

Starts Monday 6th September 2021

Join anytime if there is space - Suitable for all abilities

Learn how to paint with watercolours: simple techniques to gain confidence in colour mixing, palette & papers, Inspirational and fun. Welcome to joing mid term.

Richard Callingham is an experienced watercolourist, having taught at home and abroad for the past twenty years. "Watercolours are my passion. No other medium can give such a fresh and spontaneous effect."

The classes are designed to appeal to the beginner and uses a very simplified approach. More experienced watercolourists may also benefit from picking up a few tips! For your first lesson Richard will supply all the necessary equipment - he can advise you on what to purchase for future practice, and it needn't be expensive!

Richard Callingham in the studio Richard Callingham - Beauport Jersey - en plein air watercolour painting of beach Richard Callingham - Watercolour art class Richard Callingham - painting watercolours in studio Richard Callingham - Watercolour painting of a cotswold church and a boy on a beach

To sign up or for more enquiries, contact Richard: richard@rtcwatercolours.co.uk .

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'Start with Art' with Liz Lancashire

MONDAYS 9.30am - 11.30am

6 week course costs £110

Starts Monday 4th October 2021

Attic Studio

Are you a total drawing newbie? Never held a stick of charcoal in your life? Hooray, we need you!

Complete beginners are very welcome to this relaxed class led by drawing enthusiast Liz Lancashire. Liz draws graphic novels and has a fresh, uncomplicated approach to drawing techniques.

You will explore texture and form with pens, pencils, charcoal and water soluble crayons, then build up skills in the medium you enjoy most.

Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - meet bagwig - crocodile creature with hair Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - sketches of tall thin plants

To book please contact Liz: liz@lancashirepillow.co.uk .

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'Ways of Seeing' Drawing & Mixed Media with Sue Rae

MONDAYS 1.15pm - 4.15pm

6 weeks costs £100

12 weeks costs £190

Attic Studio

Starts Monday 6th September 2021 - Email for more details suejrae@icloud.com

*Suitable for students with some experience* - Feel free to contact Sue to discuss the course

Sue returns to teach her drawing and mixed media class at Pegasus Art. She has been teaching Fine Art at Stroud College for many years and more recently to degree students. A course designed for students who already have some experience but wish to develop skills and explore individual ways of working. There will be an emphasis on drawing during the first few weeks, followed by an exploration of a variety of materials and subject matter. Projects will be set each week but students can also initiate their own project and choice of materials - with guidance from the tutor. You will be encouraged to keep sketchbooks.

About Sue: Sue is a practising artist who paints, uses mixed media and draws regularly. She has exhibited in solo shows in London and the South West. Her paintings are about a sense of place and she uses a variety of mediums to explore subtlety, contrast of mark, translucency and density of colour. Work also includes textural materials such as plaster, sand and collage to express the geology of a location.

Her teaching style is guiding and nourishing – with a focus on encouraging her students to explore their individual style and potential.

Sue Rae - art class in progress Sue Rae - student work - model drawing tone Sue Rae - mixed media

Book by contacting suejrae@icloud.com or 01285 821 617.

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TUESDAY

'Abstract Drawing' a 6 Week Course with Wendy Rhodes PhD

TUESDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm

6 week course costs £130

Starts Tuesday 12th October 2021

Studio One

All welcome to join

A sensory and emotive drawing experience, working from objects of personal significance.

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To book please email Wendy on wrhodesart@gmail.com

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'Drawing & Painting' with Max Hale

TUESDAYS 1.00pm - 4.00pm

£99 for 4 weeks

Starts Tuesday 7th September 2021

Studio One

All welcome - join anytime if space.

Join Max Hale for morning classes where he will be teaching a range of different techniques each term. You will learn a huge amount with this very experienced teacher. Different themes and mediums each term.

"A huge thank you to Max - he helps bring out what you love to do, rather than tell you how to do it - he encourages and gently suggests what you might try."

max hale leaning on easel with painting max hale house and bridge painting max hale landscape winter scene

To book and for more information please call 07792 015059 or visit www.maxhaleart.co.uk

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Personal Tuition 1 - 2 - 1 Art Classes with Max Hale

Bookable as:

Half Day Sessions (3 hours) = £70
Full Day Sessions (10am - 4pm) = £120
2 Day Sessions = £225
3 Day Sessions = £295

Work alongside Max in his studio at Pegasus Art and benefit from focused 1-2-1 tuition and guidance in all areas of painting and drawing. Ask as many questions as you like, build up your skills and confidence or tackle issues that have been frustrating you for years! This is a way for artists to learn in an active manner. There won't be any assessment of work.

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for many years and has built up a popular following of students. He attended Harrow School of Art where he studied Fine Art and was tutored by Ken Howard OBE RA. He became an apprentice illustrator in a London studio but found his way back to fine art, his true passion. He has been teaching for over twenty five years, whilst exhibiting and painting throughout. He writes for The Artist magazine, among others, and is an Ambassador for Royal Talens. He has had paintings exhibited in most areas of the country and many in London. His passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and he works in all mediums which enables him to give a rounded learning experience.

His studio at Pegasus Art is one of eight private studios along the corridor on the second floor. He has the great advantage of having a constant supply of the finest art materials from the extensive art shop next door! If you are keen to learn about materials as part of your complete education as an artist, Max can teach you everything you need to know!

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To book and for more information please call 07792 015 059 or visit www.maxhaleart.co.uk

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WEDNESDAY

'Still Life Observation' with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 12:30pm

6 week course - cost £120

Starts Wednesday 1st September 2021

Suitable for complete beginners.

A cacophony of objects fills each still life installation; from week to week the objects will be changed, replaced with other items or moved. Each session gives continuous tuition.

paul fowler still life observation trumpet Paul Fowler still life observation - two drawings on easels Paul Fowler still life observation - magpie

More information available on his website www.paulfowlerartcourses.co.uk

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1-2-1 ZOOM Tutorials with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAYS afternoons

30mins costs £25

1 hour costs £50

Online tutorial

A chance to have 1-2-1 tutorial with artist Paul Fowler. Exploring subjects or projects or your choice.

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More information available on his website www.paulfowlerartcourses.co.uk

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'Drawing and Painting' with Alison Vickery

WEDNESDAYS 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Blocks of 6 classes - cost £16 per class paid per term in advance (£96)

Starts Wednesday 15th September 2021

Attic Studio

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Be inspired in this enjoyable, relaxed class to try different materials, media and techniques.

Alison demonstrates techniques and creates a wonderful warm atmosphere in her classes.

Alison Vickery Painting Alison Vickery charcoal prawns drawing Alison Vickery figs drawing

Contact Alisons Vickery for more information via info@alisonvickery.co.uk.

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THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' Live Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

THURSDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm

6 week course - cost £175

Studio One

Starts Thursday 2nd September 2021

Life models in this class use climbing ropes/slings to pose off the ground creating interesting and challenging drawing opportunities. An exciting 'live' class for drawing dynamic poses from life with a very experienced and inspirational tutor. Suitable for the less experienced right through to professional artists.

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Practising artist and tutor, Paul Fowler, has been teaching Life Drawing at Pegasus Art for nine years. This short film gives you a taster of the inspiring, challenging and exciting classes he runs. Many of his students have studied with him year upon year, continuing to learn and 'really see' the human form in new ways. After all, Life Drawing is the cornerstone of any artists development.

More information available on his website www.paulfowlerartcourses.co.uk

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'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

THURSDAYS 10am - 12pm

4 week course costs £72

Starts September 2021

Attic Studio

Join anytime if there is space - Suitable for all abilities

Learn how to paint with watercolours: simple techniques to gain confidence in colour mixing, palette & papers, Inspirational and fun. Welcome to join mid term.

Richard Callingham is an experienced watercolourist, having taught at home and abroad for the past twenty years. "Watercolours are my passion. No other medium can give such a fresh and spontaneous effect."

Richard Callingham in the studio Richard Callingham - Beauport Jersey - en plein air watercolour painting of beach Richard Callingham - Watercolour art class Richard Callingham - painting watercolours in studio Richard Callingham - Watercolour painting of a cotswold church and a boy on a beach

To sign up or for more enquiries, contact Richard: richard@rtcwatercolours.co.uk .

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'Pathway to Painting' with Paul Fowler

THURSDAYS 1.00pm - 4.30pm

6 week course - cost £175

Starts Thursday 2nd September 2021

The aim of this series of tutorials is for a very small group to openly share and discuss work so each member can develop a confident approach to the way they wish to work.

More information available on his website www.paulfowlerartcourses.co.uk

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'Drawn to Look' Evening Drawing Class with Susan Kester

THURSDAYS 6.30pm - 8.30pm

5 weeks - cost £85

Starts Thursday 2nd September 2021

Draw a new subject each week, encouraging observational skills, developing drawing techniques and experimenting with materials (graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolour, pen and ink). Susan is an experienced teacher with a Masters in Fine Art.

Email Susan to book or for more information skester@outlook.com or phone on 07794 942 680.

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FRIDAY

'Developing Skills And Creativity in Painting' with Rob Collins MA RCA

FRIDAYS 9.00am - 12.00pm OR 1.00pm - 4.00pm

6 week course - cost £120

7 week course - cost £140

Starts early September 2021 - Join in anytime if there is space.

With Rob's encouragement and skill, find ways of painting that suit you individually in any medium. Rob has designed this course to appeal to anyone wishing to develop their painting skills whether your are a complete beginner or someone with experience working in isolation who needs guidance and motivation. As a serious professional artist and experienced tutor Rob is perfectly placed to encourage his students. He will set up a still life each week but expects many students to work from their own source material or on self motivated projects.

Rob Collins Apples Painting Rob Collins Woodland Painting

To sign up or for more information, contact: robcollins52@ymail.com .

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'Tea, Cake and Watercolours' with Emma Leyfield, Valerian Studio

FRIDAYS Afternoons 1.30pm - 3.30pm

5 week course - cost £110

Starting Friday 10th September 2021 until Friday 8th October 2021 - enquire for more details

Over this 5 week class you will learn the gentile arts of tea drinking, cake eating and watercolour painting. From stitching your own sketchbook to learning the tricks and tips of the watercolour artist, this is all you need to get started.

  • Week 1: Bookbinding- Making your own watercolour sketchbook
  • Week 2: Colour theory and mixing techniques
  • Week 3: Still life painting – An illustrative twist on the traditional
  • Week 4: Painting flowers in watercolour
  • Week 5: Landscapes, urban sketching and travel journaling
emma leyfield painting at table with daffodils emma leyfield sketchbook making equipment on green cutting mat emma leyfield watercolour painting of little cake fancy emma leyfield yellow flowers watercolour

A regular weekly setting is the perfect environment to practice the skills that run through this workshop. Observational drawing, control and movement of the paint and colour interactions are all things that should come out stronger after completing this course. However, it is fundamentally an opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes and spend two hours each weekend doing something creative!

All refreshments and equipment provided but please feel free to bring along any art supplies or materials you’d like to experiment with. Students will also receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

About Emma: Emma is a freelance illustrator who specialises in watercolours and is known for her sketchbooks which she makes through bookbinding.

Greatly inspired by the works of Shirley Hughes and Quentin Blake, She is passionate about the importance of learning traditional methods of drawing, which are now being lost as modern art becomes more prevalent and digital mediums are becoming more widely used.

Interspersed with teaching and her love of reading, Emma runs her own small business in Gloucestershire. She studied fine art for 4 years before moving on to pursue her ambition of becoming a children's book illustrator and is currently working on her first book which she hopes to complete in 2021.

To book your place, visit www.valerian.co.uk/workshops or email valerianillustration@gmail.com

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