ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

What's on at Pegasus Art: Information on our art demonstrations, workshops, masterclasses, and regular art classes for adults and children. Welcome to our artistic community, you’ll find here details about our varied art classes and workshops that take place in Studio One, a fully equipped teaching space, from our talented regular Art Tutors and visiting distinguished artists.

All workshop and art class attendees receive 5% off in our lovely shop, next to Studio One. 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.

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

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WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

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Art Sparks Easter Holiday Kids Club for 6 - 11 Year Olds

TUESDAY 10th & WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL 2018

10.00am – 1.00pm

£25 per morning (with a £5 sibling discount)

Young, creative minds love these very popular workshops led by Liz Lancashire and Tam Inglis, experienced kids club leaders.

A fantastic opportunity to explore exciting themes and fire up their imagination.

    This year, themes include:
  • 10th April - Chocolate pictures - painting with chocolate in three luscious shades to create a tonal study that you can eat!
  • 11th April - Easter felt-making - channel your inner bunny and make a soft-to-touch felted Easter picture out of fleece.
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Book direct by emailing Liz: liz@lizlancashire.co.uk or by calling 07407 115 043.

'Two Day Masterclass in Oil' with Max Hale

Max Hale

THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018 & FRIDAY 13th APRIL 2018 10.00am - 4.00pm

£120 - All ablities

Whether you are a complete beginner or more accomplished artist, this two day Oil Masterclass is aimed at giving you an insight into building and developing a successful painting process resulting in vibrant and painterly pieces. Oil paint is sometimes seen as 'complex' to use and perhaps even daunting. The two-day course will teach foolproof skills and methods in order to dispel the myths and enigma surrounding this 'medium of the Masters'. So if you'd like to learn, re-learn, or re-visit the magic of oil painting this will fulfil that desire.

From laying down a grounding or under-painting, drawing-out and blocking-in, how putting in 'darks' allows the light to be seen. Which brushes to use, to get what result, and making marks for a painterly result. Which colours to use on your palette, how to mix and gain insight and knowledge into using oils in a positive and confident manner - the methodology and the process.

You will have the luxury of two days with Max Hale, award winning artist and very experienced teacher. He will share with you his love for this medium and how to use it without fear. In turn you can quiz him about all the tips and tricks that will turn you into a confident oil painter. Using a selection of different subjects drawn from photographs and still life and learn how to make your paintings vibrant and expressive.

In all of Max’s courses his main objective is to build confidence and bring your artistic aspirations in line with your newly found know-how.

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 in Griffin Mill Trading Estate.

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    Recommended Equipment List
  • At least two canvas or canvas boards typically 30 x 40cm
  • Traditional or water-mixable oil paints
  • Suggested minimum 8 colours – Titanium white, cadmium yellow medium or light, cadmium red, sap green, yellow ochre, cobalt blue, ultramarine, raw umber
  • Flat palette of your choice
  • Rag for wiping out
  • Diluents if traditional oil (thinner such as white spirit or 'Zest it')
  • Water pot if using water-mixable oils
  • A selection of photographs – they can include any subject matter you like!

'Clay Fish Workshop' with Julie Fowler

SUNDAY 15th April 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£65 per person inclusive of materials and kiln firing

Come and sculpt a terracotta clay fish!

Through simple step by step instruction let your imagination run wild and create an amazing fantastic fish.

Images to spark ideas are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Alternatively enjoy your journey with clay and see where the material takes you.

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To book please phone Julie on 07963 112 767 or email clayworks@btinternet.com

Or you may book though Pegasus Art. Payment required when booking.

'Create Your Own Terracotta Planter' with Julie Fowler

SUNDAY 21st April 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£65 per person inclusive of materials and kiln firing

Using simple slab building methods and step by step instruction create a slab built planter and learn about a variety of decorative and hand building techniques.

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To book please phone Julie on 07963 112 767 or email clayworks@btinternet.com

Or you may book though Pegasus Art. Payment required when booking.

'Sketching & Painting in the Garden' at Museum in the Park, Stroud with Alison Vickery

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SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Enjoy a tutor led day sketching and painting in the beautiful flower borders, orchard and lake in the parkland setting of Museum in the Park. Local artist Alison Vickery will guide you with demonstrations and plenty of help and advice in working with watercolours. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

The newly refurbished walled garden is designed by local artist Cleo Mussi to include rare and colourful planting, including a small orchard. The glass pavilion will be our base for the day, where we can set up and have a good break for lunch.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

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  • Paper – a few sheets of A2 watercolour paper (I use Bockingford 300g cold pressed)
  • Cartridge paper – a few sheets of A2
  • A light weight drawing board
  • Masking tape, clips or rubber bands
  • A couple of pencils – 2B and a rubber
  • A feather or a stick to draw with
  • Watercolour brush – size 10 with a good point
  • Watercolours – pans or tubes. Suggested colours: lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, cerulean blue and a dark blue such as indigo or Prussian.
  • White gouache
  • Water pot and a bottle
  • Pallet & Craft knife
  • Kitchen towel
  • A light weight chair or stool
  • Suitable clothing for the vagaries of the English Summer!

Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud Glos GL5 4AF tel. 01453 763394

For directions and parking please see the Musuem in the Park website here.

'Monoprinting from the Human Figure' with Steve Dixon RA

Steve Dixon

SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Discover the exciting, expressive possibilities of mono printing in this one-day life drawing workshop with experienced tutor Steve Dixon.

Through a series of short, dynamic poses we’ll explore how mono printing is an ideal medium for capturing light and atmosphere. The workshop focuses on the pioneering developments of Edgar Degas in the late 19th century.

About Steve: Steve Dixon is a practicing artist who studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Art, London. He has lectured at a wide variety of colleges, specializing in painting, printmaking and the History of Art. He is currently teaching at Stroud College of Art.

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • To be confirmed
  • A packed lunch – 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.

Please contact Pegasus Art to book this course.

Pose for a Pegasus Portrait!

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A rare opportunity to sit for a portrait in oil for only £50.

SATURDAY 5th MAY 2018 - 11.00am - 5.00pm

Select Trail Open Studios 2018

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ONE DAY ONLY - Have your portrait painted by an award-winning painter!

We’re really excited to offer this fantastic opportunity to sit for an hour-long portrait session, painted in oil by professional artist, Max Hale.

As part of the Select Trail Open Studios at Griffin Mill, our friend and regular tutor, Max, will be in Studio One offering up his exceptional painting skills for an original portrait! He normally charges £750 upwards for these unique artworks, so we are delighted he’ll be part of this annual event. Sitters must be 16 years and above. You will love his loose, impressionist style and take your portrait home the same day.

There are only five, one hour slots available, so please call ahead to book your place on 01453 886560 or via email info@pegasusart.co.uk

For more information about the painter go to: www.maxhaleart.co.uk

'Wild Beasts in Ink' a Select Trail Workshop with Kerry Phippen

Kerry Phippen

SATURDAY 19th MAY 2018 - 10.00am - 3.30pm

£60 - All Welcome

Explore the magic of inks and water-soluble pencils with inky artist, Kerry Phippen. Open to anyone who loves animals and drawing. Kerry will guide you in the many possibilities of these mediums ~ have a really fun and exploratory day learning new skills from experienced artist and practising painter.

No previous experience is necessary.

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.

For more information about Kerry (MA Fine Art), visit her website: kerryphippenart.com

This workshop has been brought about in association with Select Trail 2018, an annual event of Open Studios and artist led exhibitions, workshops and events. For more information about this fantastic series of events in the Stroud Valleys and surrounding areas, please visit www.sitselect.org

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To book this workshop and for information about what materials to bring, please contact Kerry directly on info@kerryphippenart.com

'Beginners Life Drawing' with Fiona McIntyre MA

Life Drawing with Fiona McIntyre

SATURDAY 26th MAY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

SATURDAY 9th JUNE 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 per workshop

Join our NEW beginners Life Drawing workshops with experienced tutor Fiona McIntyre. Suitable for complete beginners, those who have never drawn directly from the human form. Students who are keen to refresh their skills are most welcome.

With the help of a plastic skeleton, the class will get an introduction to anatomy, followed by rapid sketching exercises to help students to warm up, get out of their ruts and respond more authentically.

The workshops start at 10am, with short poses until 12.30pm, when we stop for lunch. The model will have a good break and start again at 1.30pm. We will work until 3.30pm and have the chance for positive critique and finishing work until 4pm.

About Fiona: Fiona McIntyre studied at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by Malmö and an M.A from Winchester. She is a figurative/landscape painter and member of the Arborealists with work represented in various public, corporate and private collections in the UK and Scandinavia. She is currently exhibiting in France at Dortoir des Moines de Saint-Benoit, Poitiers and in a major exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in - 'Capture the Castle, Turner to Le Brun'. She is co-author with Dr Alan Wilkinson of "Fiona McIntyre: A Tree Within", published 2016 (Sansom & Co) and recently gave an illustrated talk on her art for a book signing event at Waterstones, Gower Street.

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    All students will need to bring in the following:
  • Sketchbooks
  • Large pieces of paper
  • Charcoal
  • A selection of pencils
  • Rubber
  • A packed lunch – 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.

'Loose & Free Portraits from Life' with Max Hale

Max Hale

SATURDAY 2nd JUNE 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

An oil painting workshop with Max Hale. £60

Working from a live sitter, Max Hale will teach you how to paint a portrait from scratch in a loose and free style. You won’t get too bogged down in detail! Whether you are a beginner, or more experienced artist, this workshop is ideal for those wanting to develop their technique, learn new skills and focus on painting.

There will be plenty of one to one tuition and you’ll benefit from a brief, introductory demonstration.

Max prefers to work in water based Cobra oil paints, but you are welcome to bring your own traditional oils and solvent. There are plenty of brands to choose from in our extensive art shop and we can offer you an additional 5% discount.

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.

Please get in touch if you have any questions before the day. See below – we can provide prepared canvases, but they must be ordered in advance.

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Two canvases or canvas boards per day or alternatively oil paper at least 30 x 40 cm. Pegasus will have some primed and prepared 16 x 12 inch canvases and boards ready for this course – please order yours upon booking. A canvas board costs £5.37, a stretched traditional canvas costs £7.03 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50.
  • Oil paint selection – here is a suggested basic palette: Titanium white, alizarin crimson or a madder lake, ultramarine, lemon yellow, raw umber. Also desirable and useful: cerulean, cobalt blue (hue), cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, sap green and yellow ochre. Your choice to add ivory black and zinc white.
  • Selection of brushes, both synthetic and hog. Each make different marks therefore it is good practice to have some of each. Flats in size 4, Synthetic in size 7, Filbert size 5 and Hog in size 10. NB: it is very important to use decent quality brushes.
  • A rag for wiping brushes, not tissue paper or kitchen roll.
  • Water pot if using water-mixables or dilutants for traditional.
  • Tear off palette, wooden or plastic flat to lay out and mix paint.

Please book this course by contacting Pegasus Art.

'Canvas Making Workshop' with Chris Bingle

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SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018 - 10.00am - 1.00pm

£45

Learn how to stretch canvas the professional way!

Artist Chris Bingle is our in-house bespoke canvas maker at Pegasus, stretching canvases of all shapes and sizes all year round! She can guide you in producing your own canvas and will answer any questions you have about materials and how to prepare your canvas ready for painting. The cost of the workshop includes all materials – stretcher bars, canvas and use of equipment, staple guns etc.

We can also offer a 5% discount on art materials on the day, if you wish to stock up on anything else. Tea and coffee will be supplied.

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*Only a maximum of five students on this course, so we advise booking early*

You can book this workshop online, by telephone or email.

'Exploring Pastels' with Max Hale

Max Hale

SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities welcome

On this day workshop you will learn invaluable techniques using soft pastels and how to portray a variety of subjects. Max will bring a selection of images, and please bring your own.

Max will help you construct a drawing using perspective, contrasts, abstract colour – led by your own vision for your finished piece. Follow your own style, or learn Max’s particular technique for linear mark making, building up the finished painting bit by bit.

In all of Max’s courses his main objective is to build confidence and bring your artistic aspirations in line with your newly found know-how. Your tutor favours Rembrandt pastels and there will be a selection for you to sample 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. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

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    Recommended Equipment List
  • At least two photographic references of a subject that inspires you
  • Sketch book and pencil
  • Whatever soft pastels you use
  • A packed lunch

'Painting for the Positively Terrified' with Susanna Bailey

Susanna Bailey

SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Beginners course in watercolour. £60

If you find the idea of painting with watercolour a daunting prospect, then this is the workshop for you! Your tutor, Susie Bailey, who has taught this course at the Marlborough Summer School for many years will start with the basics, teaching you about what watercolour actually is and demonstrate how easy it can be for all. Whether you are a total beginner or have a bit of experience under your belt, this course will start from the beginning and set a solid foundation for future practice.

Susie will share her Top Tips for lifting out mistakes, developing shadow and the importance of leaving dry paper to act as a contrasting white. You will have the choice of creating a simple landscape, using photographs from Susie’s travels – or please bring your own! We will also have a still life set up in the studio to work from – the choice is yours!

The aim of the day is to leave with a painting you can be proud of, and have the confidence to begin a journey of painting which will give you much pleasure in years to come. There will be plenty of demonstration and one to one tuition throughout the day. We will have a short break for lunch – please don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!

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    What to bring:
  • A packed lunch
  • Watercolours – whatever you have already
  • 140lb watercolour paper
  • A selection of pencils
  • Masking tape
  • Kitchen roll
  • A notepad
  • A selection of brushes

All workshop attendees receive 5% off in our extensive art shop which opens at 9am, giving you time to shop before the workshop.

'Simple Woodblock Printing' Two Day Workshop with Rod Nelson

Rod Nelson Woodblock printing workshop

FRIDAY 27th & SATURDAY 28th JULY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£130 for both days

Making prints from woodblock produces images that cannot be made in any other way. It is a fascinating and versatile art and craft of ancient origin and modern artistic relevance. This basic course will familiarize you with techniques, processes, tools and materials sufficient to make a small print using more than one single colour. You will learn methods to ensure accurate placement of colour onto a previously printed block. It will be an eye opener for beginners and experienced artists alike.

No previous experience is necessary.

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About Rod Nelson: Rod, who lives near Nailsworth has made prints most of his life. Having professionally worked with wood, he has very good technical understanding of the possibilities of the medium. He takes inspiration from many different sources – from nature, from landscape, and of course, from other artists and printmakers.

The artist who has had the greatest influence on his work was the maverick Japanese woodblock artist, Shiko Munakata whose work has a great sense of freedom, and respect for beauty and decoration. However, he has also drawn inspiration from other woodcut artists Europe (notably Germany), China and Japan.

As well as having work in exhibitions around the country, Rod’s work has been shown in various UK galleries, Shanghai, and in Germany. He was a founder member of the print-making cooperative Pine Feroda, and currently teaches woodcut at the renowned college of the arts and crafts at West Dean in Sussex, as well as at the Royal West of England Academy Drawing School, in Germany, in Holland, and in Nailsworth. www.woodblock.eu

He is co-author (with Merlyn Chesterman RE) of the book Making Woodblock Prints, published by Crowood Press which is available to buy at Pegasus Art Shop for £9.99 and can be signed by the author during the workshop!

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Rod will bring all the equipment required for this course.
  • The cost of the two day workshop includes the cost of the materials you will use.
  • The only thing you will need to buy is good quality paper for final printing. We recommend Somerset Velvet Printmaking paper in Soft White which can be purchased in the shop for £3.75 per sheet. Upon booking, we can supply a more detailed list of papers that are available, or can help to guide you when you come to the shop!

All workshop attendees receive a 5% discount in our extensive fine art materials shop next door to Studio One. If you would like to pre-order anything before this workshop, please call ahead.

'An Introduction to Painting en plein air' with Max Hale at Museum in the Park, Stroud

Max Hale

SATURDAY 28th JULY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Beginners / intermediates - all welcome

An introduction to painting en plein Air - how to make the most of painting outside.

Well known, award winning artist, Max Hale is delighted to lead this en plein air painting workshop at Museum in the Park, Stroud. We have partnered with the museum for the past two years, providing us with an outside space in which to teach students how to paint outdoors.

The newly built glass fronted pavilion will be our base for the day, and the small courtyard garden is a protected space, filled with colourful, ornamental plants and fruit trees for a peaceful day of painting. Designed by local mosaic artist, Cleo Mussi, there are rare plants donated by Dan Pearson, Chelsea gold winner and rare snowdrop species from Colesbourne Park. The handsome 17th century wool merchants house also provides many architectural features for sketching. Beyond the courtyard gates there is an orangery, parkland trees and a lake.

**We offer an extra 5% off art materials in our shop for workshop attendees**

What will you learn on this workshop?

Painting outside or commonly, 'en plein air' might initially stimulate a nervousness that could put you off trying it. So if you have yet to sit out in the sunshine and let the brush dance over the canvas or paper you won't be aware of how much pleasure it can evoke and how very different it can seem to be in the fresh air with your paints. Not scary at all!

In this one-day workshop we are giving all-comers, whether new or accomplished outdoor painters, the opportunity to spend time under the tutelage of Max Hale to gain an insight into the real benefits of outdoor painting. He will give you a short demonstration on how to start your quest and be around all day to guide you through the pathway to painterly success.

You may use watercolour and/or water-mixable oil paints*. Acrylics tend not to be suitable outdoors due to their fast drying time. (*Cobra oil paints, sold at Pegasus Art Shop.) Max is a very experienced teacher and will teach you the following skills:

  • How to plan your painting including making preliminary sketches
  • How to develop good brush technique
  • Basic colour mixing
  • What to leave out
  • When to stop painting
    What you need to bring if you are painting in watercolour:
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans but pans are favourite for convenience
  • At least two good quality watercolour brushes – flats are recommended say 3/4in, 1/2 in
  • Tissue or kitchen roll for mopping out
  • Two or three A4 size sheets of watercolour paper, loose or on a pad (larger if you like)
  • Sketchbook, any size and soft pencil typically 4B and eraser
  • Masking tape if you are using loose w/c paper as you'll need to tape to a board
  • Plastic palette if none attached to paints
  • Water pot and bottle of water for painting
    What you need to bring if you are painting in water based oils:
  • An easel will make life so much easier whether a lightweight sketching one or a folding box pochade
  • At least two brushes preferably flat or filbert sizes 3 and 7 approx (3mm and 1cm wide) in synthetic or hog hair
  • Rag to wipe brushes
  • Flat palette
  • Two canvas/canvas boards (suggest 20 x 25cm or 30 x 40cm maximum if you are a quick painter)
  • Cobra water mixable oil colour mixing set: £8.50 – the set includes 5 x 20ml tubes of paint, available to buy online here
  • The rest, as above

Pegasus will provide boards and chairs. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.

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About Max

Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for four 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.

www.maxhaleart.co.uk

'Young Creatives Summer Masterclass' for 11 - 16 year olds with Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Imogen Harvey-Lewis

31st JULY 2018 - 10.00am - 3.00pm

1st AUGUST 2018 - 10.00am - 3.00pm

2nd AUGUST 2018 - 10.00am - 3.00pm

£40 per day or all three days for £110 (£5 sibling discount available)

Three days of jam packed drawing, illustration and paper inspired projects! The courses can be booked as single days, or in one fun fuelled, three day masterclass!

Go deep into stylised drawing, learn illustration techniques and experiment with paper sculpture, paper cutting and paper animation! Fun mini-projects include creating a layered panorama with moving objects!

Roll your sleeves up, get creative, fill your sketchbook and have fun!

The workshop will take place in Studio One - a large, light and airy studio complete with easels, chairs and daylight bulbs to simulate bright natural light.

About Imogen: Imogen is a freelance illustrator and experienced teacher, having taught at Prema Arts Centre for many years. She exhibits, works on public and private commissions and continues to teach. Her own graphic style is honest and heartfelt – she draws every day!

www.imogenharveylewis.co.uk

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    What to bring:
  • All materials are provided, but please bring your favourite pencils, sketchbook and pens!
  • Also, please bring a packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

We look forward to welcoming you to Pegasus Art Shop.

All workshop attendees receive 5% off in our extensive art shop. Students receive 10% discount with a student ID card.

'Explore Mixed Media Summer Masterclass' with Max Hale

Max Hale

THURSDAY 30th & FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£120 for both days

Mixed-media is probably THE most creative genre, teaching the artist much about drawing and painting. This is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy experimenting with not only the materials but to help push back the boundaries of your creative spirit.

Experienced tutor, Max Hale, will guide you in having a go with inks, pastel, watercolour and acrylics! Explore your creative self and be completely free to learn. You will have the luxury of two days to ask Max whatever questions you may have and concentrate on a favourite medium or subject for longer.

Working from a series of photographs, books and still life you can tackle issues you may have come across on your own and/or try something completely new. You will take on a huge amount of information, and Max will give you lots of tips for getting the best out of the medium. With the art materials shop next door, he can also advise on the best products to buy to get you started.

Most importantly, it will be a fun and informative masterclass with plenty of encouragement and advice for future practice. Beginners are most welcome.

About Max: Max has been teaching at Pegasus Art for four 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.

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All students will need to bring in the following...

    Mixed-media works with the following - please choose your favourites:
  • Inks, pens to suit, soft pastel, watercolour and acrylics, crayons pencil, charcoal. No restriction on colour choices but NO OIL BASED MEDIUMS
  • A selection of brushes – any that suit your mediums
  • Supports for your mediums. There are specialist papers for mixed media or for fall back a good quality cartridge paper at least A3 or 30 x 40cm you will need at least four sheets
  • Water pot
  • A palette to suit your mediums
  • Eraser
  • Cloth or rag to clean up if you use acrylic paint
  • Kitchen roll or tissue if using watercolour
  • A packed lunch – 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.

www.maxhaleart.co.uk 07792 015059

'Oil Painting Inspired by Paul Cezanne' with Dan McDermott

Dan McDermott

SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities

This course is open to students of any ability – beginners are most welcome!

Taking tips and inspiration from Paul Cezanne ‘one of the greatest masters of still life painting’, learn how to compose rich paintings of simple subject matter. Learn how to handle oil paints, mix colours and observe form and tonality to create harmonious paintings!

About Dan: Dan McDermott has twenty years' experience as a professional artist working primarily in drawing and painting. He is an experienced and encouraging tutor, currently teaching at Stroud College. He has exhibited extensively and has over three hundred works and commissions in private and corporate art collections worldwide.

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    All students will need to bring the following:
  • Selection of oil paints – including: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber and Titanium White. Shop our range of oil paints here.
  • A canvas or some oil painting paper – size and recommendation (it should tie in with what we have here at Pegasus – we can discuss when you come in?).
  • Paper Kitchen Towel.
  • Windsor and Newton Artist Painting Medium or Zest-It Clear Painting medium.
  • Zest-It for cleaning brushes.
  • Brushes – Hog Bristle, long handle oil painting brushes. Short Flat (AKA Bright) or Filbert shape. Recommend sizes for starter kit: 2x size 4, 2x size 6, 2x size 8. Explore our range of oil painting brushes here.
  • A stick of white chalk.
  • A wooden palette (bring plastic if you don’t have a wooden one).
  • A packed lunch – 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.

'Seascapes in Acrylics & Oils' with David Johnson

David Johnson artist

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All welcome – beginners to more experienced.

Join visiting artist and tutor, David Johnson, to learn how to paint a seascape in a day!

‘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.

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 works as a freelance artist and also enjoys teaching classes and mural painting workshops in UK and Europe. We are delighted that he will be tutoring at Pegasus.

DJ will use Michael Harding and Winsor & Newton artist oils, but you can bring your own oil paints or acrylics. A recommended equipment list will be supplied upon booking.

For more information about DJ: www.artbydj.co.uk

David Johnson seascape painting un plein air David Johnson Beach Painting New Quay Ceredigion David Johnson Beach Painting Harlech David Johnson Seascape Workshop
    Recommended Equipment List
  • Canvas or something similar to paint on. Pegasus Art sell a whole range of suitable products and canvases.
  • Whatever oils and acrylics you already have. Useful but not essential colours are - Titanium white, Yellow ochre, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Dioxazine Purple and Raw Umber
  • A range of brushes and palette knives
  • Container for cleaning brushes
  • Odourless oil paint dilutant (Pegasus Art sells Zest It)
  • Palette
  • Cloth

DJ will supply photographs of the seascapes and will also bring along some original paintings and limited edition prints for sale. If you have a particular image you would like to paint from, please bring it with you.

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch as there is no café at Griffin Mill!

Our shop opens at 9am and we can offer you an extra 5% off art materials for your course. Please do arrive early to purchase any products you may need

'Charcoal Tonal Drawing' with Dan McDermott

Dan McDermott

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities

New Year: New course – open to all abilities, beginners are most welcome.

Taking tips and inspiration from Renaissance, modern and contemporary artists, learn how to create dynamic and rich drawings of simple subject matter. Contrast is key and by the end of the day you will return home with work that is filled with light, shadow and form.

Improve your observational skills – an essential practice for visual art. Dan will provide an interesting group of still life objects.

About Dan: Dan McDermott has twenty years' experience as a professional artist working primarily in drawing and painting. He is an experienced and encouraging tutor, currently teaching at Stroud College. He has exhibited extensively and has over three hundred works and commissions in private and corporate art collections worldwide.

Dan McDermott tonal charcoal drawing workshop examples of student work in a row Dan McDermott charcoal drawing workshop - lady drawing apples Dan McDermott cahrcoal drawing workshop - group in action
    All students will need to bring in the following:
  • A2 Cartridge drawing paper
  • An A2 drawing board
  • Willow Charcoal, medium and thick size
  • A putty rubber or normal eraser
  • A packed lunch – 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.

'Monochrome Landscapes' with Kerry Phippen

Kerry Phippen Workshop - monochrome landscapes poster

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018 - 10.00am - 3.30pm

£60

Create monochrome landscapes using watersoluble graphite and pencils.

Suitable for scaredy cats but would suit all levels.

Enjoy a fun and exploratory day with experienced artist and practising painter, Kerry Phippen.

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.

For more information about Kerry (MA Fine Art), visit her website: kerryphippenart.com

Kerry Phippen - Monochrome Tree Landscape

To book this workshop, please email info@kerryphippenart.com

'Sunlight & Shadows in Watercolour' with Barry Herniman

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

We are thrilled to welcome Barry Herniman, a very accomplished painter and teacher, to lead this course focusing on sunlight and shadows in watercolour. A popular demonstrator at Patchings Art Festival, he is also an ambassador for Schmincke watercolour products, which we sell here at Pegasus Art.

Barry will share all his top tips and techniques for creating really dynamic paintings full of light and shadow. The day will start with a brief introduction and we will then work on some quick 'warm up ' exercises on paint mixing. We will have photographs printed here at Pegasus for you to work from, but please bring landscape images of your own if you prefer.

If you’re a novice, amateur or more professional artist, wanting to work closely with an expert in this medium, this will be a fabulous day. The aim of the day is to ‘have a go’!

About Barry: I am a full time artist and have been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years both in the studio and en plein air with my trusty sketchbooks. My favourite medium is watercolour, its immediacy and transparency is hard to beat and I never tire of watching the colours mix and mingle on the paper. Landscapes are my first love but I am at home painting anything from portraits to steam locos. I travel extensively both home and abroad doing demonstrations and workshops to Art Clubs and Societies. I am also an author of Travelling Sketchbook and Successful and Creative Washes.

Barry Herniman - watercolour cliff top arch Barry Herniman - watercolour white house on the coast Barry Herniman - watercolour roman bridge vrisses
    All students will need to bring in the following:
  • Some small pieces of watercolour paper for the initial exercises
  • A piece of watercolour paper, preferably not less than 140lb and either NOT or Rough depending on your personal preference and not less than 1/4 sheet ( 15 x 11") Please tape your sheet to a board. I use Saunders Waterford and Hahnemuhle 'Andalucia'
  • 2B Pencil
  • A folding palette with deep wells to carry sufficient colour mixes. I have designed my own ‘Cloverleaf’ palette which will be available to purchase on the day.
  • Schmincke Horadam watercolours - Recommended colours: Pure yellow, Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Rose Madder, Madder Red Dark, Madder Brown, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine finest, Helio Turquoise and Manganese Violet.
  • Barry recommends that pigments are transparent or semi-transparent. If you're not sure bring all your colours along and he will go through them with you.
  • Brushes – Barry uses Da Vinci Cosmotops Round – they are a synthetic/sable mix and hold bags of water and come to a great point. Recommended sizes ~ 12,8, 6 and 4 and a few riggers no’s 4 and 2. These are just a guide.
  • No need to bring an easel – these are supplied.
  • Spray diffuser bottle to keep the paints moist.
  • If you would like to bring or buy some Derwent Inktense watersoluble ink pencils, they are highly recommended for sketching.
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

All of the above products are available in our extensive art shop. Our staff will have a list of products specifically for this workshop, so you can order in advance, or come to the shop before the day.

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. To book this workshop, please contact us on 01453 886560. We look forward to welcoming you!

'Flip Books' for 11 - 16 Year Olds with Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Imogen Harvey-Lewis

TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2018 - 10.00am - 3.00pm

£40 with a £5 sibling discount

A fun and interactive half term workshop creating imaginative characters for your own flip books!

Ever wanted to try illustration? Here’s your chance! Warm up sketching exercises, character and storyboard creation, ‘less is more’ drawing techniques, movement and finally a funny flip book to take home with you!

Roll your sleeves up, get creative, fill your sketchbook and have fun!

The workshop will take place in Studio One - a large, light and airy studio complete with easels, chairs and daylight bulbs to simulate bright natural light.

About Imogen: Imogen is a freelance illustrator and experienced teacher, having taught at Prema Arts Centre for many years. She exhibits, works on public and private commissions and continues to teach. Her own graphic style is honest and heartfelt – she draws every day!

Imogen Harvey-Lewis Flip Book Illustrations
    What to bring:
  • All materials are provided, but please bring your favourite pencils, sketchbook and pens!
  • Also, please bring a packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

All workshop attendees receive 5% off in our extensive art shop. Students receive 10% discount with a student ID card.

'Paint Like Van Gogh' an oil painting workshop with Sarah Wimperis

Sarah Wimmperis

SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER - 10.00am - 4.00pm

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities welcome

Join our NEW oil painting workshop led by Sarah Wimperis, one of the painter-animators of ‘Loving Vincent’ the first, ever, animated film based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Six years of development, over 1,345 paintings and 65,000 frames re-imagined a period of Van Gogh’s life into film. Sarah is an expert in the style and techniques used by Van Gogh and will share her knowledge with you on this fun workshop.

The morning will begin with a brief introduction and demonstration painting, followed by a guided session using methods and techniques used in the making of ‘Loving Vincent’. We will stop for a brief lunch (bring your own packed lunch) and continue to build your painting in the afternoon. We will work from printed images supplied by Sarah. At the end of the day, there will be the chance to ask questions and glean advice for ongoing practice.

About Sarah: A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist-animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and through sheer practice, an expert in the style of Van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and RWS aswell as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She was head of Art at the International School of Stavanger in Norway for six years and has taught art to adults for years. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Royal Talens.

www.sarahwimperis.co.uk

sarah wimperis - loving vincent sarah vincent - light and heat sarah wimperis - terrace of roses sarah wimperis - painting with oils
    All students will need to bring in the following:
  • Oil paints ~ whatever you have already, or please purchase in our shop. We sell a large selection of oil paints and sets and can offer 5% off on the day. Sarah recommends bringing the following colours:
  • Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, French Ultramarine, Emerald Green, Sap Green, Green Earth, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Vandyke Brown, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette
  • Brushes Filbert, 3, 6, 10 (small, medium and large)
  • Canvas size 30 x 40
  • A packed lunch – 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.

'Painting Tree Landscapes' with Fiona McIntyre MA

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Acrylic ink, acrylic paint & collage. All abilities welcome. Opportunity to purchase signed copies of 'A Tree Within' at the end of the workshop (£25) Workshop price:£60

Fiona McIntyre painting trees workshops

Successive Romantic movements from the late 18th century to the present day have featured landscape painting as a subject in its own right, which often emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries such as the Arborealists. Fiona has been drawing and painting trees and landscape for the last 30 years. As a member of the contemporary art movement Arborealists she is uniquely qualified to bring her skills, knowledge and passion for nature to this unique course.

The course will involve spending a day in the studio developing paintings and collage on large sheets of watercolour paper working from previous sketchbook material using a variety of coloured media and paint. We will NOT be working directly from photographs so it is important that sketches and drawings are made outdoors in advance of the course. I teach students in such a way that their minds are opened to new possibilities of 'seeing'. Once students are freed from unhelpful habits I encourage self-expression through experimentation of media and techniques.

Fiona McIntyre book 'A Tree Within'

There will also be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Fiona’s book, 'A Tree Within’ written with co-author Alan Wilkinson for £25. Read more about the book here.

About Fiona: Fiona McIntyre studied at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by Malmö and an M.A from Winchester. She is a figurative/landscape painter and member of the Arborealists with work represented in various public, corporate and private collections in the UK and Scandinavia. She is currently exhibiting in France at Dortoir des Moines de Saint-Benoit, Poitiers and in a major exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in - 'Capture the Castle, Turner to Le Brun'. She is co-author with Dr Alan Wilkinson of "Fiona McIntyre: A Tree Within", published 2016 (Sansom & Co) and recently gave an illustrated talk on her art for a book signing event at Waterstones, Gower Street.

Fiona McIntyre sketching in lady park under trees painting of yellow abstracted tree by Fiona McIntyre
    All students will need to bring in the following:
  • Sketchbooks and drawings
  • Photographs (purely as reference material)
  • Any leaves, bark or found objects from trees
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

Recommended materials list supplied upon booking.

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.

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

'An Introduction to Oil Painting using Michael Harding Oil Paints' with Vicki Norman

Vicki Norman

SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2018 - 10.00am - 3.00pm

£50

Join Vicki as she takes a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile, traditional painting medium. There are many ways to use oil paint and we will learn how to apply, control and enjoy all of its capabilities. We will look at how to get started, what paints and equipment needed, and which colours to use.

Vicki Norman is an experienced and fully qualified tutor and an ambassador for Michael Harding Paints. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment and learn about these spectacular, hand-made oil colours throughout the day.

Aimed at dispelling the many myths and misconceptions about using oils, this workshop is ideal for anyone who has always wanted to try oil painting but never knew where to begin.

Vicki will provide small samples of Michael Harding Oil Paints and there will be oil paper to purchase from Pegasus at the workshop. We can offer an extra 5% off art materials in our shop.

Vicki’s painting ‘Afternoon Glow’ won Best in Show at Plein Air Bemuda, December 2017!

Vicki Norman teaching art workshop vicki Norman - Venice Painting vicki Norman art class students

For more information about her: www.vickinormanstudio.com

    Recommended Equipment List
  • Oil paper (2/3 sheets) or purchase some at the workshop
  • A selection of brushes
  • Cloth for cleaning brushes / rags or kitchen roll
  • Jam jar with lid
  • Zest it / odourless turps
  • Small palette knife

'Arty Up-Cycling' A Christmas Holiday Workshop with Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Imogen Harvey-Lewis

FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER 2018 - 1.30pm - 5.00pm

£25 with a £5 sibling discount

For 11 - 16 year olds

A fun afternoon Christmas workshop up-cycling unloved decorations from home (or charity shop) and stretching your imagination to create a thoughtful gift! Bring an old decoration back to life or start from scratch using a selection of found objects to create a gift, gift tags or a card.

Warm up with drawing exercises, adding colour, texture and paint... roll up your sleeves and get creative!

The workshop will take place in Studio One ~ a large, light and airy studio complete with easels, chairs and daylight bulbs to simulate bright natural light.

About Imogen: Imogen is a freelance illustrator and experienced teacher, having taught at Prema Arts Centre for many years. She exhibits, works on public and private commissions and continues to teach. Her own graphic style is honest and heartfelt – she draws every day!

Imogen Harvey-Lewis workshop with girl Imogen Harvey-Lewis bear buttons
    What to bring:
  • Please bring a selection of unloved Christmas decorations, cards or objects.
  • Bring a sketchbook and favourite pens, pencils and colouring pens.
  • Imogen will provide ‘bits & bobs’ – old material, glue, jewels, ribbon, glitter and paint.
  • Also, please bring a packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

All workshop attendees receive 5% off in our extensive art shop. Students receive 10% discount with a student ID card.

REGULAR ART CLASSES

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

Click here to view our Regular Art Classes PDF leaflet.

regular art classes 2018 leaflet

MONDAY

Watercolour Painting with Richard Callingham

watercolour painting by richard callingham richard callingham in studio Richard Callingham watercolour workshop

Learn how to paint with watercolours: simple techniques to gain confidence, colour mixing & palette, all about papers - inspiration and fun.

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!

Monday ongoing 10am - 12:15pm.

6 week course cost £96.

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

Acrylic Painting Techniques with Alexandra Darbyshire

Alexandra Darbyshire Painting Class

This is a great eight week course for people with beginner to intermediate experience who want to learn about the wide spectrum of techniques possible with this versatile medium. Alexandra will give in-depth demonstrations, showing how to add acrylic “mediums” into paint colour mixtures to achieve desired effects, including luminous glazing, wet-in-wet blending, impasto (thick texture), and staining.

Participants will begin the course working from a basic still life and eventually move on to their own source material and experiment with self-led projects if desired. Colour mixing and composition tips will also be covered during the six weeks. There will be a break on Monday February 12th for the school half term break.

22nd January - 19th March

Monday afternoons 1pm - 4pm.

8 week course / cost £128

To sign up or for more information, contact: alexandradarbyshire@gmail.com M: 07772 706 285

www.gl5-art.com

TUESDAY

'Sketchbook Development' with Paul Fowler

NEW Course (starts 31st October 2017)

Join this new mixed media and drawing course building up ideas in your sketchbooks with experienced tutor and Pegasus regular, Paul Fowler. Turn your ideas into a reality, distilling abstract thoughts and ideas into an interesting and exciting sketchbook for use on projects in years to come. Sketchbook development is often sited as the missing process in the artistic journey - a key element in any artistic practice. This course compliments Paul's other drawing classes and builds confidence in all areas, drawing, experimenation, exploration and which ideas to pursue and which to reject. Have some fun, learn new skills.

This course is mixed media and suitable for complete beginners, or for those hardened artists who need a refresh!

Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm.

6 weeks cost £95. To sign up or for more information, contact Paul paul.j.fowler@btinternet.com

Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates with Alexandra Darbyshire

Alexandra Darbyshire acrylic painting class - 3 paintings lemon, landscape and still life vase

This eight week course is suited to individuals who have never painted before before, or have some experience, and are ready to expand their skills and confidence with acrylics. The versatility of acrylics allows participants to create fast drying artworks with water based paint, making it an ideal practice for adapting in a limited workspace of one’s own at home (such as a kitchen), with simple cleanup and no paint thinners or fumes.

Alexandra will introduce the painterly “wet-in-wet” technique commonly found in acrylic and oil painting, which involves spreading wet paint colours together on the canvas to create new colours together instead of pre-mixing every colour on a palette beforehand. Colour mixing, paint handling, helpful tips, and composition are covered. Weekly exercises consist of simplified subject matter, so that students don’t get overwhelmed with too many elements.

Participants will be allowed to bring their own self-led projects and source material for the latter half of this course if desired. There will be a break on Tuesday February 13th for the school half term break.

23rd January - 20th March

Tuesday afternoons 1pm - 4pm.

8 week course / cost £128.

To sign up or for more information, contact: alexandradarbyshire@gmail.com M: 07772 706 285

www.gl5-art.com

WEDNESDAY

Drawing Skills with Paul Fowler

Designed for anyone wishing to develop their drawing skills and suitable for all abilities, Paul uses a format to encourage and challenge. Each 6 week course has a set theme and uses a series of objects and references to inspire and surprise. One drawing is developed over the six sessions on a large sheet of paper. Each week drawings morph and develop as the new objects arrive giving students the freedom to incorporate imagination and experiment with a variety of drawing techniques.

Wednesday 9:15am - 12:15pm.

6 weeks cost £95.

To sign up or for more information, contact: paul.j.fowler@btinternet.com

Drawing and Painting with Alison Vickery

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.

Wednesday ongoing 1pm - 3:30pm.

6 weeks cost £90.

After School Class - Drawing Skills for 8 - 12 year olds with Alison Vickery

A lovely after school club developing skills of observation, having some fun and exploring lots of new mediums and techniques. Alison is a very encouraging teacher and gives plenty of one to one tuition. Let your imagination flow!

Wednesday ongoing 3:50pm - 4:50pm.

6 weeks cost £60.

THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' – Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

Continuation of this original format tutored by experienced artist and tutor Paul Fowler. With the use of climbing ropes the life model is posed off the ground creating interesting and challenging drawing opportunities. Suitable for the less experienced right through to professional artists.

Choice of three Thursday groups:

9:30am - 12:30pm 6 weeks cost £130

1:30pm - 4:30pm 6 weeks cost £130

7pm - 9pm 6 weeks cost £90

Starts 4th January

FRIDAY

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

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.

Friday 9am - 12pm - 7 weeks cost £112.

Friday 1pm - 4pm - 7 weeks cost £112.

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