ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

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

See our upcoming schedule for:

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

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'Portraits From Life' Oil Painting Workshop With Max Hale NOW FULL

Max Hale with an Oil Painting

SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Working from a live sitter, Max Hale will teach you how to paint a portrait from scratch. Whether you are a beginner, or more experienced artist, this workshop is ideal for those wanting to develop their technique, learn new skills and focus on painting.

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

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

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

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

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

'Double Life Drawing Day Workshop' with Paul Fowler

THURSDAY 14TH DECEMBER - 9.30am – 4.30pm

All abilities welcome.

paul fowler drawing workshop

Join experienced tutor, Paul Fowler, for his Double Life Drawing day workshop. He runs a regular art class called ‘Extreme Poses’ during term times which features one model perched upon ropes and ribbons in our large, light filled studio. This is a rare chance to draw two models in unusual poses.

Life Drawing is one of the most challenging of all drawing disciplines, and two models will extend your skills one step further. Paul is a very experienced tutor and will guide you step by step to produce a really interesting piece of work. Places are filled fast, so please book ahead for this workshop.

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You can book direct on 07910 332245 / paul.j.fowler@btinternet.com

'Try Illustration' - A Christmas Workshop for 13 - 17 Year Olds with Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Imogen Harvey-Lewis

TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER - 10.00am - 3.00pm

£40 with a £5 sibling discount

A jam packed day of informal, fun drawing. Learn how to adapt a range of techniques and media to suit your style through a full on day of structured drawing exercises and experiments.

Guaranteed productivity in this carefully plotted tour of illustrative options that will leave you itching to get home and get drawing freely for yourself.

Water, tea and coffee is provided throughout the day. We have a fully functioning art studio which includes easels, chairs and sink.

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

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

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

Art Sparks Snow & Crystals Childrens Christmas Workshop

Art Sparks Christmas Childrens Workshop Flyer

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER 2017 10.00am - 1.00pm

£25 (with a £5 sibling discount) For 6 - 11 year olds

Snow & Crystals workshop

Lovely Christmas workshop for 6 to 11 year olds with experienced local kids club leaders Liz Lancashire and Tam Inglis.

Roll up your sleeves and get creative making 3D shapes with a wintery theme!

Parents can do some Christmas shopping in peace while the kids are enjoying themselves at this wonderful Christmas Workshop!

Please contact Liz Lancashire at Art Sparks for enquiries and bookings.





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'Charcoal Tonal Drawing' with Dan McDermott

Dan McDermott

SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities

New Year: New Course - open at all abilities, beginners are most welcome.

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

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

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

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • A2 Cartridge drawing paper
  • An A2 drawing board
  • Willow Charcoal, medium and thick size
  • A putty rubber or normal eraser
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

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

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

'Always Wanted to Paint.... in Watercolour?' Part 1 with Max Hale

Max Hale next to painting on easel

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - Beginners Course

A painting discovery course with Max Hale for beginners and improvers.

What is the course about? Watercolour, like any other medium requires good basic groundwork and understanding to start you off. This day course will build your technique along with your confidence by giving the basics that can be used as you develop your style and motivation.

You will learn how to draw out for painting and about the materials, paper, paint and brushes. How to start using basic washes and control your paint and water content. This will lead to painting small works giving you the chance to try out your newly found technique. As the day progresses your understanding of the watercolour method will grow.

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • A set of watercolour paints either tubes or pans
  • At least two good quality watercolour brushes one must be at least a size 10 round or flat
  • Tissue or kitchen roll for mopping out
  • Two or three A3 size sheets of watercolour paper, loose or on a pad each day
  • Sketch book, any size and 2B or 4B pencil

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.

*Part 2 of this watercolour course is on Saturday 10th February, for beginners / intermediates and those who have completed this workshop.*

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

'Always Wanted to Paint.... in Watercolour?' Part 2 with Max Hale

Max Hale next to painting on easel

SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - Intermediates Course

A painting discovery course with Max Hale for improvers.

What is the course about? Watercolour, like any other medium requires good basic groundwork and understanding to start you off. This day course will build on what you learnt in Part 1, along with building your confidence by developing a more fluid technique.

    You will learn the following:
  • How to plan your painting
  • How to work from your subject (please bring your own photographs and references)
  • How to develop good brush technique
  • How to lay effective washes
  • Basic colour mixing
  • What to leave out
  • When to stop painting
Max Hale - plant pot on window ledge watercolour painting Max Hale - boats watercolour painting
    Recommended Equipment List:
  • A set of watercolour paints either tubes or pans
  • At least two good quality watercolour brushes one must be at least a size 10 round or flat
  • Tissue or kitchen roll for mopping out
  • Two or three A3 size sheets of watercolour paper, loose or on a pad each day
  • Sketch book, any size and 2B or 4B pencil

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

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

'Painting Tree Landscapes' with Fiona McIntyre MA

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Fiona McIntyre painting trees workshops

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

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

Fiona McIntyre book 'A Tree Within'

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

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

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

Recommended materials list supplied upon booking.

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

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

'Delve Into Drawing & Illustration!' - For 13 - 17 Year Olds with Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Imogen Harvey-Lewis

SATURDAY 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th MARCH 2018 - 10.00am - 1.00pm

Four Saturday drawing classes. £25 per morning or £90 if you book all four.

Get to grips with drawing and illustration in these four expansive, creative sessions with experienced artist and teacher, Imogen Harvey-Lewis.

Delve into a range of media and technique in a structure but fun exploration of image, typography and illustration. With drawing at it’s heart, build a deck of do-able practices that will inform your choices and expand your approach to creative challenges in and outside the classroom.

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

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    What to bring:
  • All materials are provided, so there is no need to bring anything other than your favourite pens and pencils!
  • Please do bring a snack if you think you might need one mid-morning. There is no café at Griffin Mill, but we will provide tea, coffee and water.

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

'Simple Woodblock Printing' Two Day Workshop with Rod Nelson

Rod Nelson Woodblock printing workshop

THURSDAY 5th & FRIDAY 6th APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm and

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

£130 for both days

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

No previous experience is necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Still Life Oil Painting Made Easier' with Dan McDermott

Dan McDermott

SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - Beginners course

Join this beginner’s oil painting course, focusing on simple objects to enable you to learn technique, composition and tonality.

Learn how to paint realistic and atmospheric paintings in oil paint ‘the medium of the masters’. Take inspiration from famous artists of the past such as Paul Cèzanne, William Nicholson, John Singer Sargeant, Giorgio Morandi and Vanessa Bell. The greatest artists often used ingenious techniques to simplify reality and produce stunning images.

Dan will set out simple steps to help improve your skills in proportion, colour mixing, tonality, method and materials. Dan can give you advice on what materials to buy as a beginner – our extensive art shop is just next door and you’ll receive an extra 5% off.

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

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    Recommended Equipment List
  • Selection of oil paints – including: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber and Titanium White.
  • A canvas or some oil painting paper – size and recommendation (it should tie in with what we have here at Pegasus – we can discuss when you come in?)
  • Paper Kitchen Towel
  • Windsor and Newton Artist Painting Medium or Zest-It Clear Painting medium
  • Zest-It for cleaning brushes
  • Brushes – Hog Bristle, long handle oil painting brushes. Short Flat (AKA Bright) or Filbert shape. Recommended sizes for starter kit: 2x size 4, 2x size 6, 2x size 8.
  • A stick of white chalk
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

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

For more information, please contact Pegasus Art.

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

TUESDAY 10th & WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL 2018

10.00am – 1.00pm

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

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

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

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

'Revealing the Masters' with Susanna Bailey

Susanna Bailey

SATURDAY 14th APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60 - All abilities welcome. Watercolour & pastel.

Learn the art of colour mixing through the work of Monet and Rothko.

This course is an interesting mix of Art History and practical painting and drawing skills.

Experienced tutor, Susanna Bailey, will guide the group in exploring the later work of Monet and his influence on Mark Rothko. Take a close look at the colour palettes used by both artists, have a go at colour mixing and adapt your new skills into landscapes and waterscapes. Rothko took colour into another, abstracted, direction and the group will have the chance to experiment with these techniques themselves.

Working directly from picture book references, you will work up sketches in pastel, in the same way that Monet did. Learn about traditional techniques that are still relevant in artistic practice today.

This course is underpinned with historical and visual examples of both painters work. Susie will lead demonstrations throughout the day, and give plenty of one to one tuition. In all of Susie’s courses her main objective is to build confidence and have fun!

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe in Griffin Mill Trading Estate. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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    Recommended Equipment List:
  • Watercolours – whatever you have already.
  • Pastels – landscape colours. Plenty of pastels available in our shop.
  • 140lb watercolour paper – preferably Saunders Waterford (available in the shop)
  • Pastel paper – we recommend Canson Mi Teintes ‘Touch’ (variety of colours) available in the shop or
  • Fabriano Tiziano 160gsm (many different colours) also available in our shop.
  • A selection of pencils
  • Masking tape
  • Kitchen roll
  • A notepad & sketchbook
  • A selection of brushes

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

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SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

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

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

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

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

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

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

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

Kerry phippen

SATURDAY 19th MAY 2018 - 10.00am - 3.30pm

£60 - All Welcome

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

No previous experience is necessary.

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

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

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

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

'Painting for the Positively Terrified' with Susanna Bailey

Susanna Bailey

SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Beginners course in watercolour. £60

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

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

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

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

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

REGULAR ART CLASSES

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

Click here to view our Regular Art Classes PDF leaflet.

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MONDAY

Watercolour Painting with Richard Callingham

Richard Callingham watercolour workshop

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

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

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

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Monday ongoing 10am - 12:15pm.

6 week course cost £96.

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

Acrylic Painting Techniques with Alexandra Darbyshire

Alexandra Darbyshire Painting Class

This is a great eight week course for people with beginner to intermediate experience who want to learn about the wide spectrum of techniques possible with this versatile medium. Alexandra will give in-depth demonstrations, showing how to add acrylic “mediums” into paint colour mixtures to achieve desired effects, including luminous glazing, wet-in-wet blending, impasto (thick texture), and staining. Participants will begin the course working from a basic still life and eventually move on to their own source material and experiment with self-led projects if desired.Colour mixing and composition tips will also be covered during the six weeks.

Since 2001, Alexandra has been teaching acrylic painting to people with beginner, intermediate and advanced skills.

For more information and/or to sign up, contact: alexandradarbyshire@gmail.com or phone 07772 706 285

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www.gl5-art.com

Monday 1pm - 4pm.

Cost £120 (does not include artist supplies).

TUESDAY

NEW Course (starts 31st October 2017)

'Sketchbook Development' with Paul Fowler

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

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

Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm.

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

Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates with Alexandra Darbyshire

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

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

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

Participants will be allowed to bring their own self-led projects and source material for the latter half of this course if desired. There will be a break on Tuesday October 24th for the school fall term break.

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 4pm.

6 week course / cost £90.

To sign up or for more information, contact: alexandradarbyshire@gmail.com M: 07772706285

WEDNESDAY

Drawing Skills with Paul Fowler

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

Wednesday 9:15am - 12:15pm.

6 weeks cost £95.

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

Drawing and Painting with Alison Vickery

Suitable for all levels of experience. Be inspired in this enjoyable, relaxed class to try different materials, media and techniques. Alison demonstrates techniques and creates a wonderful warm atmosphere in her classes.

Wednesday ongoing 1pm - 3:30pm.

6 weeks cost £90.

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

Have fun and develop skills of observation, interpretation- let the imagination flow!

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

6 weeks cost £60.

THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' – Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

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

Choice of two Thursday groups:

9:30am - 12:30pm 6 weeks cost £130

7pm - 9pm 6 weeks cost £90

'Methods of the Masters' with new tutor Steve Dixon

Steve Dixon Art Class

This series of workshops will examine and trial the working methods of old and modern masters. Each class will begin with a short lecture and technical demonstration after which you will be guided through applying the technique to a diverse range of subject matter. These workshops will suit participants wishing to expand their creative language and those with an interest in Art History. Materials are supplied, and any additional items are available to buy in the Pegasus Art shop.

6 week course starting 2nd November 2017

Thursday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

£140

Week One: Rembrandt – Quills, Dip Pens, Ink and Wash

This workshop examines Rembrandts exciting and innotative handling of ink and wash. Materials: All materials are supplied. Bringing in a selection of small and large water colour brushes is a good idea.

Week Two: Degas – Monoprinting

Degas is credited with the invention of this loose, painterly printing technique. We examine his landscape using photographic source material of local landscape.

Week Three: Picasso and Julie Mehretu – Collage

This workshop focuses on the exciting linear worlds create by Picasso during his early cubist period and celebrate contemporary fine artist Julie Mehretu. You’ll be using the site to create a series of simple perspective bases drawing. These are then copies, collaged and worked into to create an improvised linear world.

Week Four: Morandi – “Imprimatura” (Coloured Ground) Oil Painting

Morandi is celebrated for his calm, harmonious still lives. This workshop uses Imprimatura (“First paint layer”) to influence and unify. You’ll create a series of still life studies Materials: All materials are supplied though having your own brushes is a great idea.

Week Five: Hannah Hock and John Heartfield – Montage, Sprays and Stencils

Hannah Hock and John Heartfield used montage for surreal and political ends. They unified disparate photographic element with sprays and stencils. You’ll be using found images to let your imagination run wild!

Week Six: Emile Nolde– Drypoint Printing

This immediate, highly expressive form of printmaking was used by Nolde to evolve random, improvised texture into atmospheric land and cityscapes. You’ll be using copper plates to coax atmosphere into environments.

About Steve: Steve Dixon is a practicing artist who studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Art. He has lectured at a wide variety of colleges (he is currently teaching at Stroud College of Art) specializing in painting, printmaking and the History of Art. To book this course, email Steve Dixon on stevedixon2050@hotmail.com or call 01452 770295

FRIDAY

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

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

Friday 9am - 12pm - 7 weeks cost £1.

Friday 1pm - 4pm - 7 weeks cost £112.

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