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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 Studio One 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! Freelance illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis teaches the older group (11 - 16 year olds) helping them to fill their sketchbooks, focusing on design led art, illustration and drawing - something completely different to their school syllabus.

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 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.

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

Simple Woodblock Printing with Rod Nelson:
6th & 7th Sep 2019
Pen & Wash Landscapes with Max Hale:
14th Sep 2019
Willow Sculptures with Luna Loves Willow:
14th Sep 2019
Woodland Textures in Acrylic with David 'DJ' Johnson:
28th Sep 2019
Dreamy Watercolour Landscapes with Colin Joyce:
5th Oct 2019
Charcoal Portraits with Fiona McIntyre:
5th Oct 2019
Drawn to Look - Drawing Workshop with Susan Kester:
12th Oct 2019
Botanical Painting - Autumn Leaves in Watercolour with Karen Green:
19th Oct 2019
Spooky Halloween Castles Half Term Workshop with Art Sparks:
25th Oct 2019
Painting the Aurora with David 'DJ' Johnson:
26th Oct 2019
Rembrandt Portraits with Max Hale:
2nd Nov 2019
Easy Lino Printing with Susie Hetherington:
2nd Nov 2019
Sunlight Seascapes in Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson:
16th Nov 2019
Paint Portraits With Character with Mark Fennell RBSA:
23rd Nov 2019
Botanical Painting - Winter Foliage in Watercolour with Karen Green:
30th Nov 2019
Experimental Landscapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
7th Dec 2019
Paint Still Life & Learn Texture with Max Hale
11th Jan 2020
Skyscapes in Oil with Georgina Potter
11th Jan 2020
Art of the Sketchbook with Mel Cormack-Hicks
18th Jan 2020
Expressive Portraits in Acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA:
25th Jan 2020
Pen & Wash Landscapes with Max Hale:
1st Feb 2020
Abstracts - Colour, Mark Making & Composition with Sarah Wimperis:
8th Feb 2020
Watercolour Portraits with Max Hale:
22nd Feb 2020
Van Gogh in Provence with Sarah Wimperis:
7th Mar 2020
Experimental Landscapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
14th Mar 2020
Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour with Karen Green:
21st Mar 2020
Loosen up With Oils with Mark Fennell RBSA:
4th April 2020
Van Gogh Sunflowers & Irises with Sarah Wimperis:
25th April 2020
Self Portraiture in Oils or Acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA:
30th May 2020
Sunlight Seascapes in Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson:
13th Jun 2020
From the Beginning - Learn to Paint with Sarah Wimperis:
26th - 28th Jun 2020
Palette Knife Portraits in Oil with Mark Fennell RBSA:
24th Oct 2020

Workshop Leaflets 2019 / 2020

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ART TALKS

Extreme En Plein Air Demo & Talk with David 'DJ' Johnson:
16th Nov 2019
Secret Lives of Colour - Five Colourful Histories with Kassia St Clair:
26th Mar 2020

REGULAR ART CLASSES

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

'Simple Woodblock Printing' Two Day Workshop with Rod Nelson

FRIDAY 6TH & SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£140 for both days

Attic Studios

Join this two day workshop with experienced tutor Rod Nelson and learn how to create prints from woodblock.

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.

Rod Nelson rolling ink on woodblock Rod Nelson woodblock printing class equipment Rod Nelson woodblock printing class - students sitting at table printing Rod Nelson woodblock printing class - pritn of ladies face Rod Nelson woodblock printing class - student holding print Rod Nelson woodblock printing class - prints hanging on line Rod Nelson sitting on bench in alcove of a stone wall

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.

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.

Read a recent blog post about famous printmaker Katsushika Hokusai written by Rod on our blog here.

    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Rod will bring all the basic equipment required for printmaking. 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.
  • Bring a sketchbook, pencils and rubber. (Available from the shop on the day).
  • Bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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.

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'Willow Sculpture Workshops' with Luna Loves Willow

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£75

Attic Studio

Join willow expert, Zoe Bate, for her fun and informal willow sculpture workshop at Pegasus Art. She is taking bookings for Saturday 14th September.

The 1 day workshop is from 10am – 4pm and costs £75 which includes all materials. No experience neccessary. Gift vouchers and other workshops available on request.

Luna Loves Willow - flyer willow sculpture workshop Luna Loves Willow - willow sticks on floor Luna Loves Willow - building a willow sculpture willow duck sculpture

Please bring a packed lunch with you!

Read more about Luna Loves Willow on the website - www.lunaloveswillow.co.uk

Book or enquire direct by emailing Zoe at lunaloveswillow@gmail.com or calling 07828 245847

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'Pen & Wash Landscapes' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Studio One - All abilities welcome

This one day workshop is a taster session for a totally new course coming up in 2019 where ink pen and watercolour wash is applied to make interesting and beautiful pieces of art.

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 use landscapes as a genre to build your skills and to give you a really good grounding on the methods of using pure line with beautiful colour washes. Students will work from either their own images, or those provided by the tutor.

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

Max Hale infront of an easel Max Hale pen and ink wash of nature reserve Max Hale pen and ink wash of fiskardo harbour

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.

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.

    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)
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size ¾ inch (such as Da Vinci Series 1526Y Brush)
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper such as Bockingford Hot Pressed 300gsm Fat Pad (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured)
  • 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.
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'Woodland Textures in Acrylic' with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities welcome, including beginners.

Join artist David ‘DJ’ Johnson in exploring different ways of applying paint to achieve a variety of textures that you will find in an Autumnal woodland scene!

Don’t worry if you’ve never worked with acrylic before – David will show you the best way to harness this medium. His approach is to guide people step by step, demonstrating each stage of the scene, followed by one to one tuition.

Try different ways of holding your brush to achieve new effects, use your fingers, sponges, pieces of cardboard – all of which achieve suprisingly unusual results. To increase the textural element, you will have a go at adding sand to your paint. All students will be working from the same photograph (provided by DJ). He will help to build your confidence, work on colour mixing, composition in order to return home with a finished painting.

David 'DJ' Johnson standing next to painting on easel DJ Acrylic Workshop - Painting in progress DJ Acrylic Workshop - Woodland Textures Painting with trees and path DJ Acrylic Workshop - Autumn Canopy of True Colours painting DJ Acrylic Workshop - The Dancing Acers painting DJ Acrylic Workshop - paintbrush close up DJ Acrylic Workshop - palette knife close up DJ Acrylic Workshop - students with their paintings
    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Acrylic paints: Titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, purple, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, raw umber, burnt umber and sap green. Cranfield Colours has well priced 60ml tubes of these colours.
  • Canvas: We have many at Pegasus to choose from, but recommend 12” x 12” such as the Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas.
  • Hog Hair Brushes: A range of hog hair brushes, preferably flats, sizes 2 & 5 or 3 & 6. Such as these Robinson Fine Hog Bristle Brushes.
  • Old Brushes: Bring some old brushes that you don’t mind bashing about!
  • Rigger Brush: Size 3 or 4. Such as the Pro Arte Series 103 Rigger Brushes
  • Palette Knife: Such as the Artist Starter Set of 5 Palette Knives.
  • Container: For cleaning brushes
  • Palette: Such as a wood oval palette.
  • A Packed Lunch: There is no café at Griffin Mill.

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.

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.

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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'Dreamy Watercolour Landscapes' with Colin Joyce

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities welcome

We are delighted to welcome experienced painter, Colin Joyce, to teach this watercolour landscapes workshop at Pegasus Art. His aim is that you have a really enjoyable day, working from images that really mean something to you. This love for your subject and/or place will shine through in the work, Colin says “Having that connection means you paint from the heart.”

“I want you to be able to capture the essence of your scene without getting bogged down in unnecessary detail. This involves working with a limited palette of colour and large brushes. You may possibly go away with two completed paintings, but certainly one."

"Two things contribute to poor results in watercolour painting – paper quality and paint quality. I strongly recommend using 100% cotton rag paper and artist quality colours."

Colin Joyce Demonstrating watercolour painting Eilean Donan Castle - Colin Joyce Umbrian Garden - Colin Joyce Charlestown Harbour - Colin Joyce A Croft in Fife - Colin Joyce

About Colin: Colin has been working in watercolour for many years. Having studied art at school, then part time at college, he pursued a career in Financial Services for thirty eight years, painting in his spare time. He took early retirement in 2013 to concentrate on painting full time. Colin writes for the Leisure Painter magazine and is a regular watercolour instructor on cruise ships and for painting holiday company, Arte Umbria. He runs his own workshops from Fife and also teaches across the UK. colinjoyceart.com

Colin recommends bringing the following materials with you. This is just a guideline and you can ask Colin for more advise on the day.

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

    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Paper - Minimum 2 x sheets of good quality watercolour paper, size 15” x 11” or thereabouts. Or if you are going to paint a lot in future, you could buy a sketchbook.
  • Artist Colour Watercolours - Colin recommends 15ml tubes – they’re a good investment and better value than 5ml.
    • He favours Winsor & Newton, which we only sell at Pegasus Art in 5ml tubes
    • Also Daniel Smith watercolours, which we have in 15ml sizes
    • In the following colours - Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre
  • Brushes
  • A4 Sketchbook - we have lots to choose from in the shop such as Daler Rowney Ebony Hardback Sketchbook
  • 2B Pencil
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Water Pot - we have plenty at Pegasus Art if you forget
  • We supply boards at Pegasus Art too so no need to buy one
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'Charcoal Portraits' with Fiona McIntyre

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

All abilities - Studio One, Pegasus Art

Capture the mood of the model and the structures below the skin. Learn how to fully utilise this simple yet incredibly versatile medium of charcoal. Fiona will demonstrate rapid, dynamic mark-making techniques that are fluid and painterly which will help you to be more intuitive in your drawing. You will be shown how to build a variety of tones from white to vibrant blacks using layering methods, different grades and sizes of charcoal and a variety of erasers.

Fiona McIntyre sitting on beach drawing a castle scene charcoal drawing of a man wearing a shirt and jumper

About Fiona: Fiona McIntyre is an experienced artist and tutor who trained at Edinburgh College of Art in the early 80's when life drawing and anatomy was still mandatory. Later she was mentored by Swedish printmaker Bertl Lundberg at his studio in Malmo, followed by an M.A. in European Fine Art at Winchester. She teaches at Marlborough College Summer School and run workshops at Asthall Manor, Barnsley House, Bruton Art Society and New Brewery Arts.

She has taught at several art schools including Westminster School of Adult Education, South Thames College of Design and Media, Central School of Speech and Drama, Farnborough College of Technology, Medborgarskolan Lund Sweden. Fiona is a figurative/landscape painter and founding member of The Arborealists. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the UK and Scandinavia. She is represented internationally in public, corporate and private collections in the UK, Scandinavia, Papua New Guinea and Alaska. She is currently showing work in 'Drawn to London: In the Shadow of the Tower' at Bermondsey Project Space London. Critically acclaimed exhibitions include 'Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree' at St Barbe Museum Lymington, 'The Romantic Thread in British Art: Turner to Le Brun' Southampton City Art Gallery, 'Arborealists: Art of the Tree' RWA Bristol, 'Capture the Castle' Southampton City Art Gallery.

The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need. We can offer an extra 5% discount to workshop attendees.

We can advise you, so don’t worry if you’re not sure!

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'Drawn to Look'- Drawing Workshop with Susan Kester

SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 per day

Studio One

Suits All Levels - including artists wanting to reinvigorate their drawing practice

Come and enjoy a day of observational drawing where you will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of drawing through materials and mark making. Alongside objects and still lives, we will take inspiration from looking at the work of other artists and you will be encouraged to play and push at the boundaries of your own experience in drawing.

Susan Kester Drawing Workshop - students around a table Susan Kester Drawing Workshop sunflowers on blue background drawing Susan Kester Drawing Workshop black and white eggs drawing

About Susan: Susan Kester is a graduate of Goldsmith’s University and has recently received an MA in Drawing for Fine Art Practice from Oxford Brookes. She has taught people of all ages and experience since 2002, and is currently running several popular drawing courses locally. Her classes are relaxed and enjoyable with an emphasis on building confidence, increasing knowledge and learning new skills. She also has a studio practice and exhibits regularly.

susankester.co.uk

We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. We can advise you, so don’t worry if you’re not sure!

Please bring a packed lunch with you ~ there is no café at Griffin Mill. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.

To book this workshop please contact Susan directly - skester@outlook.com or call 07794 942680

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

SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Studio One. All Abilities Welcome

Working from a variety of colourful Autumn leaves you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using watercolour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty the leaf.

With Karen’s experience as a botanical artist you will be guided, with one to one support and demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows, tackle vein structure and a little leaf botany!

About Karen: Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly ten 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 embarking on a full time career as a fine artist. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows. She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than an 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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insta/karengreenart

Karen Green painting with watercolours Karen Green autumn leaf watercolours painting Karen Green poppy seeds watercolours painting Karen Green quince watercolours painting Karen Green headshot

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

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Spooky Halloween Castles' Half Term Workshop for Ages 6 - 11 with Art Sparks

FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 1.00pm

£25

Half Term Workshop - Ages 6 - 11

Art Sparks half term kids art workshops - spooky halloween castles half term workshop

Create a fabulously freaky 3D castle made from recycled materials and lots of imagination!

Art Sparks workshops are led by Liz and Tam and are loved by children for their crazy imaginative themes.

To book this workshop contact Liz Lancashire on 07407 115 043 or email liz@lizlancashire.co.uk .

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'Paint the Aurora' with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£65

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 aurora effect through a series of guidelines and techniques that he has learnt over the years. Everyone will come home with a finished (or almost finished!) painting of the aurora and mountain scene!

You will employ delicate blending and dragging techniques to enable you to play with the light, working closely from photographs. DJ says, “It’s very easy and very effective if you follow the steps!”

DJ will bring along pre-prepared gesso boards for you to work on (this is included in the price). Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics size 16" x 12".

David 'DJ' Johnson standing next to painting on easel DJ Workshop - Aurora painting in progress DJ Workshop - Aurora blue painting DJ Workshop - Aurora blue painting DJ Workshop - Aurora green painting

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.

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.

www.artbydj.co.uk

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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'Easy Lino Printing' for Christmas Cards with Susie Hetherington

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019

10.00am - 3.30pm

£50

Studio One

November workshop dedicated to Christmas cards

Join local textile designer, Susie Hetherington, for her Easy Lino Printing workshop at Pegasus Art. Absolute beginners can join this gentle day of designing and crafting. Susie provides all the materials and guidance – all you have to do is turn up and bring a packed lunch with you!

Susie Hetherington lino print workshop examples of swallows and flowers Susie Hetherington lino print workshop students stood holding prints
Susie Hetherington easy lino printing workshop flyer

You will design and carve one or two motifs and experiment with printing on different papers to create a memento to take away. All ideas are welcomed... Susie will bring lots of things to get you started.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

View the workshop flyer here.

Contact Susie directly to book a place: susie@susiehetherington.co.uk

www.susiehetherington.co.uk

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'Rembrandt Portraits' a Portraiture Workshop in Oils with Max Hale (Sponsored by Royal Talens)

Royal Talens Logo

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

Studio One, Pegsus Art. All welcome.

Kindly sponsored by Royal Talens

To celebrate 350 years since the death of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the famous Dutch paint manufacturer, Royal Talens, is hosting ‘The Year of Rembrandt’. Max Hale is a UK ambassador for the brand and is using the great painter as the inspiration for this portrait workshop. Royal Talens have been making Rembrandt oil and watercolours since 1899.

Rembrandt is generally considered one of the greatest artists in history and certainly the most important in Holland. Best known for ‘The Night Watch’, his portraits are recognised for their realism and lack of vanity which was unusual at that time. He painted vigorously and his one hundred or so self portraits provide a rich visual diary of his life and times over a span of forty years. In his etchings, he explores the strangest facial expressions and twisted features - in his oils, we can trace his progression from a dapper, portrait painter in the 1630’s to ageing artist in his troubled but powerful portraits. He is considered to be the forerunner in expressing himself autobiographically through portraiture, painting his every line and wrinkle. It is an interesting fact that his portraits got bigger over time, following the advent of larger panes of mirrored glass used for his self portraits!

Working from a life model, Max will teach you how to paint using the (almost original) limited palette of the great painter. Royal Talens have kindly sponsored the workshop with free samples, allowing you to try Rembrandt oil colours for yourself. By the end of the workshop, you will have a near completed portrait, which you can continue to work from at home. You will find it fascinating to explore the techniques favoured by Rembrandt.

rembrandt self portrait close up rembrandt self portrait with black hat max hale and students in with life model max hale teaching art student infront of easel max hale art class students standing infront of easels max hale art class students infront of easels

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 regionally and in London and has a work on show at the Rijks Museum as part of The Year of Rembrandt. His passion to tutor and motivate others is obvious and he teaches in all mediums. www.maxhaleart.co.uk

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

Pegasus Art can provide prepared canvases, but please order them in advance.

    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Two canvases or canvas boards or alternatively oil paper at least 30 x 40 cm. Pegasus can prepare a primed and grounded 16” x 12” canvas and/or board 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 paints. Max favours Rembrandt oils, and recommends the following colours – a palette originally used by Rembrandt (as near as possible). Royal Talens have sent us 40ml paint samples for you to try in the colours listed below. You can buy more on the day from our shop.
    • 105: Titanium White
    • 227: Yellow Ochre
    • 411: Burnt Sienna
    • 408: Raw Umber
    • 318: Carmine
    • 506: Ultramarine Deep
    • 222: Naples Yellow Light
    • 311: Vermillion
    • 430: Brown Ochre
    • 701: Ivory Black
  • 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. *We have large selection in the shop*
  • A rag for wiping brushes, not tissue paper or kitchen roll
  • Water pot if using water-mixables or dilutants for traditional
  • Zest It
  • A wooden palette if possible, as large as you dare! Similar to the Cappelletto Okourme Palette
  • A sketchbook – A3 if possible.
  • Pencils, whatever you have.
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'Sunlight Seascapes in Acrylics' with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£65

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 painting en plein air on beach David 'DJ' Johnson seascape painting of New Quay Ceredigion David 'DJ' Johnson painting of sea at Penbryn David 'DJ' Johnson students with paintings at seascape workshop

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. www.artbydj.co.uk

DJ recommends bringing the following materials with you. This is just a guideline and you are welcome to bring your own materials and ask us any questions.

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

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'Paint Portraits With Character' with Mark Fennell RBSA. Live sitter.

SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

Beginners and Intermediates

This is an inspiring painting day course for beginners or intermediate levels, if you are painting a portrait for the first time or if you are looking to improve your portrait painting skills and learn new techniques.

Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well structured approach to painting a portrait, breaking it down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from the colour palette and mixing skin tones to working tonally developing the structure of the head and creating a good likeness. Choose the medium you prefer to work with and Mark will give you plenty of one to one tuition and share his top tips. You will be working directly from a live sitter ‘with character’ which will be both challenging and rewarding.

Mark Fennell holding palette Painting of man with woolly hat and facial hair by Mark Fennell Self portrait by Mark Fennell Mark Fennel painting on a canvas Mark Fennell portrait of girl with blonde hair Mark Fennell portrait man with grey hair and blue eyes, outside near tree Mark Fennell portrait of man with grey hair and bread sitting in chair wearing a blue shirt Mark Fennell chemo selfie portrait

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 at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait 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.

Mark has been shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year Award 2019.

    Other Notes:
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier with you for taking home your wet oil paintings.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
  • Please do bring an iPad if you want to take photographs to continue painting when you get home.

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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'Botanical Painting - Winter Foliage in Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Attic Studios. All Abilities Welcome

Working from a selection of Winter foliage; holly, ivy and mistletoe, you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using watercolour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of these seasonal plants.

With Karen’s experience as a botanical artist you will be guided, with one to one support and demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and a little leaf botany! During the session you will familiarise 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.

About Karen:Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly ten 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 embarking on a full time career as a fine artist. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows. She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than an 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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Karen Green painting with watercolours Karen Green holly leaves in watercolour Karen Green peas in watercolour Karen Green headshot

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

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Experimental Evocative Landscape in Mixed Media' with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities

Debunking composition! Melanie 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? You will create one or more landscape compositions during the course of the day. These landscapes will have a visual impact, using your new found knowledge of composition and colour.

Mel Cormack-Hicks woodland light painting Mel Cormack-Hicks morning woodland painting Mel Cormack-Hicks woodland landscape Mel Cormack-Hicks sitting outside sketching Mel Cormack-Hicks crouching infront of her paintings

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 is exhibiting at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show in Bristol this July. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.artistmelcormackhicks.com

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

Please bring any materials you already have and would like to bring. Mel favours the following materials which you can use as a guideline for this course.

    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Acrylic Inks from Daler Rowney – Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green – these are her staple colours: Daler Rowney FW Inks Acrylic Inks 38 Colours
  • Watersoluble coloured pencils – blues, turquoises, reds and yellows. You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Masking fluid such as Daler Rowney Watercolour Art Masking Fluid
  • Pipette such as these 15ml pipettes
  • Palette Knife - any shape. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives
  • White gesso – any kind. Our Jo Sonja 250ml bottle is the cheapest.
  • Golden gloss medium – this is a nice extra, but certainly not essential. Mel can show you how to use it.
  • Amsterdam acrylics - Mel recommends Naples Yellow and White.
  • Five print outs of landscapes that have meaning to you. They could be several images / photographs of the same location from different angles OR different images. The print outs should be A5 minimum.
  • Sketchbook – no larger than A4.
  • Boards, card, paper or canvas to work on depending on the materials you want to work with. I suggest not larger than roughly 8 x 8 inches in size or similar sized rectangle format.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Painting Still Life & Learn 'Texture' in Oils and Acrylics with Max Hale

SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Studio One - All Abilities Welcome.

Still Life painting with a focus on textures.

Experienced tutor, Max Hale, will tutor you through some simple methods of capturing the many textures within a still life. Texture in a painting can be a daunting prospect, but it’s easier than you think. In this one day workshop we will be looking at how we capture glass, chrome, water, linen, towelling, cotton, wood, basket weave and other similar textures. In many ways, texture is a way of learning brush strokes and how simple strokes or scrapes, scumbles or placements can bring results you may not have believed!

This workshop is suitable for beginners and students with some previous painting experience. It crosses many boundaries as it is not often taught in a way that makes it easy to understand.

Max Hale headshot with artwork Max Hale - painting equipment supplies Max Hale still life painting of jugs and apples Max Hale still life painting of jugs and fruit

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

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

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.

Don't forget a packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

Anything else you may need is available from the shop and you can shop on the day from 9am. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Skyscapes in Oil' with Georgina Potter

SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Attic Studio - Some basic oil painting experience required

Learn how to paint incredible skies with guidance from new tutor, Georgina Potter.

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

Georgie will start the day with a demonstration, working from photographs. She is using Cranfield Artist oils, 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.

    You will learn about the following skills on this workshop:
  • How the sky affects the landscape below – getting the right tonal values
  • 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
Georgina Potter headshot Georgina Potter oil painting of seascape Georgina Potter oil painting of polzeath beach in low light Georgina Potter painting en plein air on a pathway Georgina Potter painting in a field at sunset Georgina Potter cadium skies early summer oil painting Georgina Potter changing weather oil painting
    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. Such as Cranfield Artist Oil Colours 40ml Professional range.
    • 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. We also stock Spectrum Non-aromatic Thinner.
  • Brush Cleaner – Turps, white spirit or Zest It
  • Canvas Boards - A 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.

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.” georginapotter.com

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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'Art of the Sketchbook' Mixed Media, Paint, Collage with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All Abilities

Create an engaging, exciting sketchbook that feeds your creativity!

Do you have ideas that you can’t seem to translate? Does your proudly purchased sketchbook leave you feeling flat? Mel can show you how to create a sketchbook that will feed your desire to work within its pages and fuel your imagination. It could even leave you feeling inspired and confident enough to produce that piece of artwork that up until now seemed to remain in your head. Learn how to craft your sketchbook into a beautiful working document which will leave you with plans and ideas for the future. This course is all about building confidence and exploring ideas.

Mel Cormack-Hicks Mel Cormack-Hicks Mel Cormack-Hicks Mel Cormack-Hicks Mel Cormack-Hicks

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 exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show in Bristol last Summer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is sharing her creative process.

www.artistmelcormackhicks.com

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

    Recommended Equipment List:
  • A good quality sketchbook in A3 and A2.
  • Materials of your choice – acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, charcoal, inks - to experiment in your sketchbook
  • Mel favours these products which can act as a guideline for what to buy:
  • Four or more printed pictures relating to your ideas and/or images that you would like to reproduce (A5 size minimum.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencils 2B, 4B, a rubber and sharpener
  • A5 images of inspirational artwork
  • Any collage materials that you fancy. For example, tracing paper, old book pages, tracing paper in muted colours.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Expressive Portraits in Acrylic' with Mark Fennell RBSA. Live sitter.

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

Beginners or Intermediate Level

This is a great painting day course for beginners or intermediates, if you are looking to try a portrait for the first time or improve your portrait painting skills.

Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well structured approach to painting a portrait in acrylics. Breaking it down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from the colour palette and mixing flesh tones to working tonally, initially blocking in shape and form to construct the head through to the finer details to create a good likeness. No experience needed for this course and it is suitable for the complete beginner to both acrylics and portraiture. You will be working from a live sitter which will be both challenging and rewarding.

photo of mark fennell holding palette mark fennell - cape fisherman portrait of man with dark wild hair and mustache mark fennell - chemo self portrait mark fennell - homeless man in hat mark fennell - self portrait mark fennell - man in grey hat

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 at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait 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

NB: Below is a recommended list of products and if you’re not sure, you can buy products from our extensive mill shop on the day with an extra 5% off. Our shop opens at 9am.

    What to bring:
  • A pre primed canvas or acrylic painting board. Here is one of the standard canvases we sell - Loxley Gold Stretched Traditional Canvas.
  • A selection of good quality, long handled, short flat synthetic acrylic paint brushes in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also small round hog brushes size 1 (no water colour/sable brushes). Similar too Da Vinci Series 5123 Maestro Hog Bristle Brushes.
  • Palette knifes sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Such as these palette knives assorted set of 5.
  • Preferably a stay wet palette and fine mist water sprayer.
  • A good size jar for water to clean brushes, plenty of cloths or tissues.
  • Acrylic paints - Recommended colours:
    • Titanium white
    • Naples yellow
    • Cadmium yellow pale
    • Yellow ochre
    • Cadmium red
    • Alizarine crimson
    • Burnt sienna
    • Burnt umber
    • Ivory black
    • French ultramarine
    Other Notes:
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier with you for taking home your wet painting.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
  • Please do bring an iPad if you want to take photographs and to continue painting when you get home.
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'Pen & Wash Landscapes' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Studio One. All Abilities Welcome

This one day workshop is a taster session for a totally new course coming up in 2019 where ink pen and watercolour wash is applied to make interesting and beautiful pieces of art.

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 use landscapes as a genre to build your skills and to give you a really good grounding on the methods of using pure line with beautiful colour washes. Students will work from either their own images, or those provided by the tutor.

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

Max Hale stood by an easel with watercolour painting of cottages Max Hale - pen and wash lake with reeds nature reserve Max Hale pen and wash Fiskardo Harbour painting Max Hale stoof next to an easel with picture of rowing boats Max Hale pen and wash drawing of people shopping Max Hale pen and wash drawing of people sitting outside a cafe

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.

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.

    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 4 in Black.
  • 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 + Brush.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size ¾ inch. Try 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). 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
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Abstracts: Colour, Mark Making & Composition' with Sarah Wimperis

SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Attic Studios. All Abilities Welcome

Mixed media – watercolour, water mixable oils or acrylic

A bright and colourful workshop for February!

Join Sarah as she explores abstracts, colour mixing, pigments and colour, taking a closer look at International Klein Blue, Vantablack and Stroud Scarlet! Mix your own colour chart and paint an abstract. If you are completely new to this genre, don’t worry, Sarah will guide you in the basic principals and you can just have a go and enjoy it.

Other topics covered will be mark making with various tools, abstract techniques and thoughts on composition. Even if your style is naturally figurative this workshop will be very helpful for your painting process. Choose whichever medium you prefer.

Sarah Wimperis painting in studio Sarah Wimperis abstracts workshop leaflet Sarah Wimperis abstract painting Sarah Wimperis stood next to painting outside Sarah Wimperis art workshop in progress

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.

We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. We can advise you, so don’t worry if you’re not sure!

All students will need to bring in the following materials:

  • Paints: The basic palette of colours (different makes have slightly different names). Permanent yellow deep, lemon yellow, pyrrole red, primary magenta, ultramarine, primary cyan, permanent green deep, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, titanium white.
  • Brushes: You will need at least three brushes for the medium you are painting in – oil, acrylic or watercolour. Aim for a small brush, medium and as large as you dare! We have a large selection at Pegasus Art.
  • Ground: Stretched canvas or gessoed board for oils or acrylics – recommended size 30cm x 40cm 300gsm watercolour paper – recommended size 30cm x 40cm or thereabouts.
  • A palette knife (for oils and acrylic only)
  • Palette – tear off paper palettes, wooden or plastic palette for oils and acrylics
  • Old rags
  • Kitchen paper roll
  • Jam jar with a lid
  • Apron or painting shirt
  • Sketchbook
  • 4b or 6b pencil
  • Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Watercolour Portraits' with Max Hale. Live sitter.

SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

Studio One. All Welcome

Learning how to paint a portrait in watercolour.

Experienced tutor, Max Hale, will tutor you through some simple methods of using a tricky medium with a challenging subject and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your skills will grow. Knowing the areas on which to concentrate and the areas to have less focus is key. Using a live-sitter you will soon develop confidence and build your skills. Even if you haven’t used watercolour to any great degree, you are very welcome to join this workshop.

Things you will learn on this workshop:

  • Where to start
  • Mixing good flesh tones
  • Mixing hair colours
  • Gaining a good likeness of the model
  • When do I stop?
Max Hale standing infront of a painting on an easel Max Hale Max Hale Max Hale

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

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One 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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'Van Gogh in Provence' with Sarah Wimperis

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities. Mixed media – watercolour, water mixable oils or acrylic

Attic Studios, Pegasus Art

Spend a day in Provence, with Van Gogh, cicadas, pine trees....and Sarah Wimperis!

Indulge in a lovely day of Provencal painting with Van Gogh expert, Sarah Wimperis. It’ll be a chance to discuss and look at some of Van Gogh’s iconic Provencal paintings and a demonstration of his techniques and colour choices, before having a go yourself! Sarah will give you plenty of personal tuition and provide images for you to work from with step by step guidance. By the end of the day you’ll have a finished painting. Feel free to paint in whatever medium you prefer – oils, water based oils, acrylics or watercolour. You can always buy extra products in the shop on the day.

Sarah Wimperis painting at an easel outside Sarah Wimperis Van Gogh in Provence workshop flyer Sarah Wimperis Van Gogh provence pathway painting Sarah Wimperis - box easel with farm house painting Sarah Wimperis Van Gogh Provence painting

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

All students will need to bring in the following materials. We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. We can advise you, so don’t worry if you’re not sure!

  • Paints: The basic palette of colours (different makes have slightly different names): Permanent yellow deep, lemon yellow, pyrrole red, primary magenta, ultramarine, primary cyan, permanent green deep, yellow ochre, burnet sienna, titanium white. Please choose the medium that you prefer – oils, water based oils (Sarah recommends Cobra oils), watercolour or acrylics.
  • Brushes: You will need at least three brushes for the medium you are painting in – oil, acrylic or watercolour. Aim for a small brush, medium and as large as you dare! We have a large selection at Pegasus Art.
  • Ground: Stretched canvas or gessoed board for oils or acrylics – recommended size 30cm x 40cm 300gsm watercolour paper – recommended size 30cm x 40cm or thereabouts.
  • A palette knife (for oils and acrylic only)
  • Palette – tear off paper palettes, wooden or plastic palette for oils and acrylics
  • Old rags
  • Kitchen paper roll
  • Jam jar with a lid
  • Apron or painting shirt
  • Sketchbook
  • 4b or 6b pencil

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking at Griffin Mill.

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'Experimental Evocative Landscape in Mixed Media' with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities

Debunking composition! Melanie 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? You will create one or more landscape compositions during the course of the day. These landscapes will have a visual impact, using your new found knowledge of composition and colour.

Mel Cormack-Hicks woodland light painting Mel Cormack-Hicks morning woodland painting Mel Cormack-Hicks woodland landscape Mel Cormack-Hicks sitting outside sketching Mel Cormack-Hicks crouching infront of her paintings

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 is exhibiting at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show in Bristol this July. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.artistmelcormackhicks.com

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

Please bring any materials you already have and would like to bring. Mel favours the following materials which you can use as a guideline for this course.

Recommended Equipment List:

  • Bring a selectin of both dry and wet materials, then we can try out mixed media techniques!
  • Bring oils, and also quick drying materials; ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache, acrylics, pencils, chalks, pastels.
  • Bring 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.
  • Acrylic Inks from Daler Rowney – Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green – these are her staple colours: Daler Rowney FW Inks Acrylic Inks 38 Colours
  • Watersoluble coloured pencils – blues, turquoises, reds and yellows. You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Masking fluid such as Daler Rowney Watercolour Art Masking Fluid
  • Glue Stick
  • Candle
  • Pipette such as these 15ml pipettes
  • Palette Knife - any shape. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives
  • White gesso – any kind. Our Jo Sonja 250ml bottle is the cheapest.
  • Golden gloss medium – this is a nice extra, but certainly not essential. Mel can show you how to use it.
  • Amsterdam acrylics - Mel recommends Naples Yellow and White.
  • Five print outs of landscapes that have meaning to you. They could be several images / photographs of the same location from different angles OR different images. The print outs should be A5 minimum.
  • Sketchbook – no larger than A4.
  • Boards, card, paper or canvas to work on depending on the materials you want to work with. I suggest not larger than roughly 8 x 8 inches in size or similar sized rectangle format.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Studio One. All Abilities Welcome

Working from a selection of Spring flowers, you will learn how to compose, draw from observation and paint in detail, using watercolour, to create a finished botanical painting reflecting an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of these seasonal plants.

With Karen’s experience as a botanical artist you will be guided, with one to one support and demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little flower botany! During the session you will familiarise 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.

About Karen:Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly ten 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 embarking on a full time career as a fine artist. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows. She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than an 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.

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

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

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Loosen up With Oils' with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All skill levels welcome

Loosen up and paint more freely in oils with Mark Fennell.

This course is aimed at artists that feel their painting is too tight and want their work to appear looser and more painterly. Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his simple, structured approach to painting wet-on-wet or ‘Alla prima’. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and demonstration, followed by basic colour theory, colour mixing with oils and exploring different brush techniques. High quality photographic reference will be provided to work from or you can bring your own pictures to work from if you prefer.

The aim will be to complete a painting in a day, whether it be a landscape, portrait or pet portrait. Mark is very hands on so there will be plenty of one to one help if you need it. All skill levels are welcome from total beginners to more experienced painters who want to improve their technique.

Mark Fennell painting Mark Fennell Dandellions painting Mark Fennell landscape painting Mark Fennell standing Mark Fennell winter lake painting

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 at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait 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

    Other Notes:
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier with you for taking home your wet oil paintings.
  • 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.

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'Van Gogh Sunflowers & Irises' with Sarah Wimperis

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities. Mixed media – watercolour, water mixable oils or acrylic.

Attic Studios, Pegasus Art

How much do you know about Van Gogh’s Iris paintings?

We are all familiar with Van Gogh’s sunflowers, but much less is known about his series of iris paintings. They were painted in the hospital garden at Saint Paul-de-Mausole asylum near Provence in 1890, the year before he died. Experts believe these paintings were simply studies rather than finished works and they are admired for their vivid colour and lightness.

If you love flowers and the work of Vincent Van Gogh then you will love this workshop! Indulge in a day of art appreciation and painting as you discuss the sunflower and iris paintings, the palette and techniques he used. Work began on his sunflower paintings in 1888, the happiest year of his life in the baking sunshine of Arles in the South of France. In a letter he wrote to his brother Theo, he describes his process, ‘I can only work in the early morning as the flowers wilt quickly and it’s a matter of doing the whole thing in one go.’

You will be working from a sunflower and iris still life and from Van Gogh images. Sarah will help you step by step and by the end of the day you’ll have a finished painting. Feel free to paint in whatever medium you prefer – oils, water based oils, acrylics or watercolour. You can always buy extra products in the shop on the day.

sarah wimperis van gogh sunflowers and irises workshop flyer sarah wimperis standing at easel outside sarah wimperis painting of irises sarah wimperis students at workshop sarah wimperis in her studio sarah wimperis student painting at easel

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

All students will need to bring in the following materials. We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. We can advise you, so don’t worry if you’re not sure!

  • Paints: The basic palette of colours (different makes have slightly different names): Permanent yellow deep, lemon yellow, pyrrole red, primary magenta, ultramarine, primary cyan, permanent green deep, yellow ochre, burnet sienna, titanium white. Please choose the medium that you prefer – oils, water based oils (Sarah recommends Cobra oils), watercolour or acrylics. Van Gogh famously used Chrome yellow for his sunflowers!
  • Brushes: You will need at least three brushes for the medium you are painting in – oil, acrylic or watercolour. Aim for a small brush, medium and as large as you dare! We have a large selection at Pegasus Art.
  • Ground: Stretched canvas or gessoed board for oils or acrylics – recommended size 30cm x 40cm 300gsm watercolour paper – recommended size 30cm x 40cm or thereabouts.
  • A palette knife (for oils and acrylic only)
  • Palette – tear off paper palettes, wooden or plastic palette for oils and acrylics
  • Old rags
  • Kitchen paper roll
  • Jam jar with a lid
  • Apron or painting shirt
  • Sketchbook
  • 4b or 6b pencil

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking at Griffin Mill.

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'Self Portraiture' in Oils or Acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 30TH MAY 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

All abilities

Mark’s workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling towards achieving a characterful, expressive and realistic self portrait in oils. Mark is very hands on, so you’ll get lots of one to one tuition throughout the day. All levels welcome from beginners with some painting experience to more advanced students. Less experienced painters will work from a good quality A4 head and shoulders photograph of yourself and more advanced painters can bring a small mirror and work from life.

Mark Fennell standing Mark Fennell Self Portrait Mark Fennell Self Portrait Low Angle Mark Fennell Self Portrait Front View

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 at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait 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.

    Other Notes:
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier with you for taking home your wet painting if painting in oils.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill
  • Please do bring an i-pad if you want to take photographs and to continue painting when you get home.

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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'Sunlight Seascapes' in Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

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!

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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. www.artbydj.co.uk

DJ recommends bringing the following materials with you. This is just a guideline and you are welcome to bring your own materials and ask us any questions.

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

*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*

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'From the Beginning' Learn How to Paint with Sarah Wimperis

FRIDAY 26TH, SATURDAY 27TH, SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£170

All abilities. Mixed Media - watercolour, watermixable oils or acrylic

Attic Studios and on the Stroudwater Canal

Learn how to paint - everything you need to know.

Perhaps you enjoyed painting when you were younger, but you gave up. Maybe you were always told you weren’t very good at it? You studied fine art at college and were really very good, but life got too busy! If you’ve never, ever picked up a paintbrush before, but you’re longing to give it a try.....this workshop is for you!

This is an amazing opportunity to start again....from scratch. Sarah Wimperis was Head of Art at the International School of Stavanger in Norway for six years so she is a very experienced teacher and prolific, practising artist herself. Her absolute passion for art will most definitely rub off as she takes you on a step by step journey in painting. You will cover these elements over the course of three days;

  • An explanation of the materials you’ll need to get you started. Don’t be daunted, Sarah will take you for a spin around Pegasus Art shop.
  • Look at techniques, colour, colour mixing, composition and painting.
  • She will also take you outdoors for a brief introduction to painting en plein air. It will give you the confidence to try it for yourself.
  • Questions – ask as many as you can. In a small group you will receive a lot of individual attention and advice on specific projects you’re considering.
  • Ideas and practice for moving forward – the importance of sketch-booking and drawing every day.
Sarah Wimperis From the Beginning Flyer Sarah Wimperis - customer in Pegasus Art Shop sarah wimperis - learning to paint - art materials and book sarah wimperis students at workshop sarah wimperis student painting at easel sarah wimperis in her studio

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

Recommended materials list:

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

  • Paints: Choose whichever medium you like, or a combination of a few. The basic palette of colours (different makes have slightly different names):
    • Permanent yellow deep
    • Lemon yellow
    • Pyrrole red
    • Primary magenta
    • Ultramarine
    • Primary cyan
    • Permanent green deep
    • Yellow ochre
    • Burnt sienna
    • Titanium white
    Please choose the medium that you prefer – oils, water based oils (Sarah recommends Cobra oils), watercolour or acrylics.
  • Brushes: You will need at least three brushes for the medium you are painting in – oil, acrylic or watercolour. Aim for a small brush, medium and as large as you dare! We have a large selection at Pegasus Art.
  • Ground: Stretched canvas or gessoed board for oils or acrylics – recommended size 30cm x 40cm. 300gsm watercolour paper – recommended size 30cm x 40cm or thereabouts.
  • A palette knife (for oils and acrylic only).
  • Palette – tear off paper palettes, wooden or plastic palette for oils and acrylics.
  • Old rags and / or kitchen paper roll.
  • Jam jar with a lid.
  • Zest It thinner and brush cleaner if using oils.
  • Apron or painting shirt
  • Sketchbook.
  • 4b or 6b pencil.

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking at Griffin Mill.

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'Palette Knife Portraits in Oil' with Mark Fennell RBSA. Working from photographs.

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Intermediates

Learn how to paint bold expressive portraits with painting knives. 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.

Mark Fennell headshot Mark Fennell - palette knives on a table Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with long grey beard and blue shirt Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with grey facial hair, flat cap, round glasses, black shirt and red braces. Mark Fennell oil portrait close up of childs face

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 at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait 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:
  • A pre primed and grounded canvas or board, minimum size approx. 16” x 14” - Such as the Loxley Gold Stretched Traditional Standard Canvas.
  • A good photographic reference of a subject of your choice or suitable portrait images will be provided.
  • Palette knifes - sizes 20, 30 and 21 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, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, 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.
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ART TALKS

'Extreme En Plein Air' Painting Demonstration & Talk with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Tickets £8

Attic Studios

Join David ‘DJ’ Johnson as he demonstrates how to swiftly paint a mountain landscape, capturing the light, colours and textures of the scenery whilst simultaneously regailing you will tales of his extreme en plein air adventures! He has cleverly paired his passion for painting with a love of rock climbing and mountaineering, hiking up mountain ranges in Wales, Scotland and Bavaria to paint the extraordinary landscapes. His breathtaking paintings are much sought after, and he takes calculated risks to achieve the results!

David 'DJ' Johnson painting near snowy mountains and a lake - Y Garn David 'DJ' Johnson mountain painting on easel David 'DJ' Johnson painting en plein air Cwm Idwal David 'DJ' Johnson painting en plein air Snowdon David 'DJ' Johnson painting en plein air Tryfan

Learn about the ups and downs of being an extreme artist and some of the unusual challenges he faces. Frozen fingers and toes, painting in high winds, snow in the oil paints and meeting the ‘Beast from the East’. At the same time, you’ll see his painting come together and pick up some top tips from this amazing artist.

DJ was shortlisted for the Artist of the Year, Artists & Illustrators 2016 and 2017 which is where we met him and convinced him to teach workshops at Pegasus. For more information about the artist visit www.artbydj.co.uk

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

THURSDAY 26TH MARCH 2020

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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REGULAR ART CLASSES - FULL DETAILS

MONDAY

'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

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!

Richard Callingham in the studio Richard Callingham - Beauport Jersey - en plein air Richard Callingham - Watercolour Workshop

Mondays ongoing 10.00 am - 12.15 pm.

6 week course cost £108.

Starting 9th September continuing without a break until 16th December. To sign up or for more enquiries, contact Richard: richard@rtcwatercolours.co.uk

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

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 821617

Mondays (Starts 16th September 2019) 1.15pm - 4.00pm

6 week blocks - half term 28th October

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

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TUESDAY

Morning Art Classes with Max Hale

Join Max Hale for morning classes where he will be teaching a different technique each half of the term. This Autumn term you will tackle Ink and Wash followed by Acrylics. You will learn a huge amount with this very experienced teacher.

"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."

Starting 3rd September for five weeks: £150
10.00am – 12.30pm

Ink & Wash - let's take it further - all levels welcome

From 22nd October for seven weeks: £185
10.00am – 12.30pm

Seven images in Acrylics - paint different subjects each week

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

max hale demo painting

Afternoon Classes "Painters Masterly Course 2019" from 5th March - a nine month course.

On Tuesday afternoons from 5th March, Max will start a nine month course called 'Painters Masterly Course 2019' aimed as a year of learning in three terms, taking you on a complete learning journey. This a totally new three-term course of 28 sessions - Spring: 10 weeks, Summer: 6 weeks and Autumn is 12 weeks. It will offer the artist a much improved learning experience as it incorporates valuable practice time and opportunities to study a favourite genre as the course progresses. During the classes the artist will be introduced to pertinent skills helpful in certain genres and technique relevant to a particular subject. Being able to use these skills throughout will give the artist greater understanding and confidence as they progress, consolidating as they paint, continuing throughout.

Painters Masterly Course 2019 is sold as three terms and artist who fulfill it will be certified by the tutor at completion. It is however bookable as a one, two or three terms. Autumn term is only available within full course or including Summer term. Booking the whole course brings you a useful discount of £50. Spring Term only: £220 Summer Term only: £125 Spring + Summer Term: £345 Summer + Autumn Term: £375 To book the whole course, three terms: £545

The course is aimed at artists who are not total beginners but have had some experience in painting in oils or acrylics. So if you want to move forward with your painting, develop understanding in all the skills, technique, vision and expertise trying many genres this will tick all the boxes.

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

Max Hale Masterclasses Mac Hale painting at easel with life model Max Hale painting at easel with life model
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NEW Regular Art Classes with Fiona McIntyre

Foundational drawing & painting skills leading to experimental expressive techniques.

This ongoing course builds on foundational skills of drawing and painting and leads towards more experimental and expressive techniques and approaches. Students will work from installation type setups, sketches and photographic reference material on the subject of organic objects - tree forms, plants, flowers and man-made objects. References: Cezanne, Elizabeth Blackadder and The Arborealists.

Students will be required to bring a range of graphite pencils 2B - 9B, putty rubbers and hard erasers, cartridge paper A3 and/or sketchbook. Anything you need, you can purchase in the art shop with an extra 5% off.

www.fionamcintyre.com

Starting on Tuesday 17th September for six weeks.

5th November – six weeks.

7th January – six weeks.

1pm – 4.30pm in Studio One

£197

Contact fiona.me.mcintyre@gmail.com to book.

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WEDNESDAY

'Still Life Observation' with Paul Fowler in our newly refurbished Attic Studios

A cacophony of objects fills each still life installation; from week to week the objects will be changed, replaced with other items or moved. This will challenge your composition and your choices giving you the option to rework your drawings by overlapping or drawing through an existing image. This changes the narrative as you move forward encouraging imagination, experimentation and the importance of discovery. Each session gives continuous tuition.

Paul Fowler Drawing Skills Circle Paul Fowler Drawing Skills Class Paul Fowler Drawing Skills Sketch Paul Fowler Drawing Skills still life and easels Paul Fowler Drawing Skills magpie still life Paul Fowler Drawing Skills trumpet still life

Wednesday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

6 weeks cost £120.

To sign up or for more information, contact: fowlerlayfigures@gmail.com

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'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.

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

Wednesday ongoing 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm

8 weeks cost £120.

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'After School Class' - Drawing Skills for 7 - 12 year olds with Alison Vickery

Have fun and develop skills of observation and interpretation - let the imagination flow! The emphasis is on art rather than craft. Alison aims to develop children's creativity and technical ability while having some fun and hopefully inspiring a love of the subject. The children work in all sorts of different media from a range of subjects. The number in the class is a maximum of six to allow lots of individual attention. Alison supplies all the materials - children just need to bring along an apron and wear clothes that they don't mind getting mucky! Please inform Alison about any allergies or medical issues and she must have an emergency contact mobile number.

The class is £80 paid in advance per term (eight weeks), although Alison is happy for children to come and pay individually for the first class and decide if it's for them.

Contact Alison on info@alisonvickery.co.uk or 07904 548321 for more information.

Alison Vickery Pears drawing Alison Vickery prawns and lemons drawing Alison Vickery group pictures Alison Vickery group pictures - kids at art class

Wednesday ongoing 3.50 pm - 4.50 pm

8 weeks cost £80.

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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. The afternoon session is long poses.

Paul Fowler Life Drawing Doug Paul Fowler Life Drawing Kim Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons

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.

Choice of two Thursday groups:

9.30 am - 12.30 pm 6 weeks cost £140

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm 6 weeks cost £90

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'Drawn to Look' in the Evening with Susan Kester

Come to enjoy and learn the skills of drawing with artist Susan Kester. Each week students will make drawings of a new subject to encourage observational skills, develop techniques and experiment with materials (including graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolours, pen and ink).

Susan Kester is a graduate of Goldsmith’s University and has recently received an MA in Drawing for Fine Art Practice from Oxford Brookes. She has taught people of all ages and experience since 2002, and currently is running several regular popular drawing courses locally. Her classes are relaxed and enjoyable with an emphasis on building confidence, increasing knowledge and learning new skills.

Susan also has a studio practise and shows regularly. www.susankester.co.uk

Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

5 September 2019 – 24 October 2019 (8 weeks) cost £120

Suits all levels

To sign up or for more information email me at skester@outlook.com or phone on 07794942680

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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.

Rob Collins Apples Painting Rob Collins Woodland Painting

Friday 9.00 am - 12.00 pm - 7 weeks

Friday 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm - 7 weeks

All sessions cost £16.50 paid half a term in advance.

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

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