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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 Paul Fowler's Life Drawing and Drawing Skills classes, Alison Vickery's mixed media and exploratory courses and oil painting every Friday with Rob Collins RCA. When term begins, the buzz in the Attic Studio is fantastic. It's a great sociable and learning environment.

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

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

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

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

Please Note: Gift Vouchers can be used for our wide range of art workshops, but they are not valid to use on regular weekly art classes.


WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES SCHEDULE

*Maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class (unless otherwise stated)*

Exploring Collage - with Helen Norman:
8th Jun 2024
Travel Sketchbooks in Mixed Media & Collage with Wendy Rhodes:
22nd Jun 2024
Greens Without Green - Plein Air Watercolour with Barry Herniman:
29th Jun 2024
Botanical Watercolour Painting - Summer Flowers with Karen Green:
6th Jul 2024
New Adventures in Bookbinding with Magalie Briand:
20th Jul 2024
Plein Air Painswick - with Roger Dellar:
27th & 28th Jul 2024
Abstract Landscapes for 11 - 16 yr olds - with Charlotte Aiken:
30th Jul 2024
Sublime & Stormy Seas - in Oils with Mark Stopforth:
7th Sep 2024
The Drama of Andalucia - in Oils with Kevin Scully:
7th Sep 2024
Exploring Collage - with Helen Norman:
14th Sep 2024
Start Painting with Acrylics - with Max Hale:
14th Sep 2024
Acrylic Painting, Strengthen Skills, Develop Confidence - with Max Hale:
21st Sep 2024
Hampstead Street Scenes in Oils with Tom Hughes:
21st Sep 2024
Botanical Watercolour Painting - Autumn Fruits with Karen Green:
28th Sep 2024
Mastering Trees - in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson:
28th Sep 2024
Palette Knife Portraits From Photos in Oils with Mark Fennell:
5th Oct 2024
Rocks & Surf Seascapes in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson:
26th Oct 2024
Exploring Expressive Cloudscapes in Acrylics & Oils with Charlotte Aiken:
2nd Nov 2024
Shades of Tuscany in Watercolour with Kevin Scully:
16th Nov 2024
Charcoal Drawing for Everyone with Wendy Rhodes:
16th Nov 2024
Botanical Watercolour Painting - Winter Wreaths with Karen Green:
30th Nov 2024
Light & Shadow in Landscape in Pencil & Water-soluable with Wendy Rhodes:
30th Nov 2024
Exploring Expressive Cloudscapes in Acrylics & Oils with Charlotte Aiken:
22nd Mar 2025

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REGULAR ART CLASSES

*Restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class (unless otherwise stated)*

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

*Maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class (unless otherwise stated)*

'Exploring Collage' with Helen Norman

SATURDAY 8TH JUNE OR 14TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90 per workshop
Attic Studio
Beginners welcome

We are delighted to welcome new tutor Helen Norman, to teach collage – a new medium for workshops at Pegasus Art. Learn how to express yourself through collage with no need for paint or brushes... with amazing outcomes!

Helen Norman stood infront of framed collage on a white wall Helen Norman Collage mediterranean restaurant with red parasols Helen Norman Collage of coastal house and sea Helen Norman stood at table in exhibition with her collage art talking to customers Helen Norman Collage mediterranean cafe with orange parasols Helen Norman Collage robin on blue background

This is a an eco-friendly, mindful and impressionistic form of art that will inspire you to have a go. The classes are suitable for complete beginners and also for those with more artistic backgrounds. Choose any subject you wish, bringing reference materials (photos etc.) with you. Helen will guide you every step of the way and you'll have a lot of fun exploring this underrated medium.

All materials will be supplied for the first lesson then you will be guided as to what is available from the Pegasus Shop. During the course we will explore the various different ways of using newsprint to achieve your final collages.

About Helen: Helen is a qualified teacher of art who trained at Bristol University / RWA. A multi-disciplinary artist, she finds creative outlet in impressionist painting and collage. She has taught in both schools and adult education and has run collage workshops for years from home and various locations. Commissions are frequently undertaken including one for a well-known BBC radio producer of the BBC building which coincided with the 100th year anniversary. Her collages have been exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair, Chapel Arts and other galleries in the Cotswolds. Helen is Artist in Residence at Nature in Art from 11th – 16th July this year.

Recommended Equipment List:

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

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'Travel Sketchbooks' in Mixed Media & Collage with Wendy Rhodes PhD

SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All welcome

What better way to remember and document your special holiday moments than record them in a sketchbook alongside foodie notes and receipts stuck in?

Taking your sketchbook with you everywhere, you'll get into the habit of quick sketching on-site, then working into it with more detail and colour when you get back to the air bnb or villa! Used as a record of sights, sounds and smells it's a document you can use for bigger artworks when you return home.

wendy rhodes sat drawing on holiday by white cliffs and blue sea collage sketch of beer bottle and glass and buy one get one free sticker sketch of cliffs and blue sea selection of open travel sketchbooks and pens pen drawing of inflatable boats tied up to lamppost and ticket stuck on Greek passenger ticket stuck into sketchbook and blue pen drawing of wooden boat

Test out different mediums from pencil, ink, colour washes, biro, wax crayon and more. You will be provided with an A6 sketchbook to fill through the course of the day, working from holiday photographs and memories. Learning new tips, techniques and drawing skills and how to pack a travel sketching kit. This course will inspire many more Holiday Sketchbooks.

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

What will you learn?

  • How to loosen up and enjoy yourself
  • Experiment and use materials you haven’t tried before
  • A process of documentation
  • Quick sketching techniques
  • Take home an inspiring sketchbook, bursting with ideas

Everything you need for this workshop is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount. The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop.

Recommended Equipment List

  • A well-stocked pencil case, including fibre tip pens -black and coloured, HB, B or 2B grade pencils, biros, a couple of paintbrushes – fine and medium. Any gold or silver pens and any other drawing or writing tool that you enjoy using. An eraser and pencil sharpener will also be useful.
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Holiday/travel photos – 4 printed out on your home printer, all 4 on one sheet of A4 paper will suffice. A good selection of holiday or travel photos on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Any receipts, bottle labels, bus/train tickets, travel timetables, travel documents or maps that you have stashed away 'in case they’re useful'.
  • A student quality packet of 12 water soluble coloured pencils, such as Kohinoor Water-coluable Colour Pencils x 12.
  • Any existing sketchbooks that you may have previously used while you have been travelling
  • Please bring a packed lunch and water with you.
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'Greens Without Green' a Plein Air Watercolour Workshop with Barry Herniman

SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio & Stroudwater Canal
All welcome

Enjoy a brilliant day ‘en plein air’ painting all the myriad shades of summer foliage... without using a single green!

We're delighted to welcome highly experienced tutor, author and ambassador for Schmincke watercolours, Barry Herniman, back to Pegasus Art to teach this colour mixing plein air workshop. If you are a novice watercolour painter wishing to take your skill set to the next level, this is a great opportunity. Moving away from the traditional 'rules' of a fixed palette, Barry will show you how to mix your own. Landscape painting is challenging in many ways, one of which is how to tackle 'all those greens'.

"I used to use a lot of viridian, along with a whole plethora of other greens. It's a lovely colour but one which seemed to dominate my paintings no matter how I modified it. Then I purchased a book by an American artist who mixed all her greens and that for me was an eureka moment. So now in my palette I don't have a single green, rather mixing my own depending on the scene in front of me."

barry herniman canal watercolour painting in green with bridge barry herniman canal watercolour painting in blue greens with earthy bank barry herniman students standing on canal bridge barry herniman demo painting next to canal with students watching

Barry will start the day in the Attic Studio with an introduction before heading out onto the canal and giving you a short demonstration.

About Barry: 'I am a full time artist and have been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years both in the studio and en plein air with my trusty sketchbooks. My favourite medium is watercolour, its immediacy and transparency is hard to beat and I never tire of watching the colours mix and mingle on the paper. Landscapes are my first love but I am at home painting anything from portraits to steam locos. I travel extensively both home and abroad doing demonstrations and workshops to Art Clubs and Societies. I am also an author of Travelling Sketchbook, Successful and Creative Washes and Sketching Outdoors (2023).' www.barryherniman.com

Recommended Equipment List

  • Some small pieces of watercolour paper for the initial exercises.
  • A piece of watercolour paper, preferably not less than 140lb and either NOT or Rough depending on your personal preference and not less than 1/4 sheet (15 x 11"). Please tape your sheet to a board. For example, I use Saunders Waterford sheet paper 190gsm NOT 56 x 76cm.
  • If you would like to invest in a block of watercolour paper take a look at our watercolour blocks range.
  • Bring a watercolour sketchbook for the day. I recommend Hahnemuhle A5 landscape.
  • 2B Pencil
  • A palette with deep wells to carry sufficient colour mixes. There is a selection at Pegasus including this Buddy Cup Palette.
  • Schmincke Horadam watercolours. There will be samples for you to try on the day. Recommended colours: Pure yellow, Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Rose Madder, Madder Red Dark, Madder Brown, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine finest, Helio Turquoise and Manganese Violet. See the Schmincke Horadam Watercolour 5ml Tubes.
  • Barry recommends that pigments are transparent or semi-transparent. If you're not sure bring all your colours along and he will go through them with you.
  • Brushes – Barry uses Da Vinci Cosmotops Round – they are a synthetic/sable mix and hold bags of water and come to a great point. Recommended sizes - 12,8, 6 and 4 and a few riggers no's 4 and 2. For example Da Vinci Series 5580 Cosmotop Spin Synthetic round Brushes.
  • Whilst in the studio, we will work on tables. When outdoors, you are welcome to bring a lightweight camping chair or painting stool. Please also bring wet weather gear and comfortable shoes / boots. We can supply boards to paint on.
  • If you would like to bring or buy some Derwent Inktense watersoluble ink pencils, they are highly recommended for sketching.
  • Please bring a packed lunch, water and snacks.
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'Botanical Painting - Summer Flowers' in Pen and Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Working directly from seasonal Summer flowers, Karen Green, botanical artist, will guide you through observational drawing, pen work and watercolour techniques to create a finished illustration that reflects a botanical understanding of your subject and captures the beauty of the plant.

karen green smiling wearing gold jewellery and white knitted top karen green botanical painting of sunflower and purple flowers with words sloe gin fizz and sunshine botanical painting workshop table with watercolour paints and a hand holding a brush botanical painting workshop students at tables painting in light attic studio

Karen will ease you into the workshop with some playful drawing exercises. Leading on from this, through a little bit of botany exploration, she will guide and support you to create a detailed observational drawing of the flower, using pen work to show shadow through the 'stippling' technique. With one to one support and class demonstrations, you will experiment with watercolour techniques and accurate colour mixing to paint your flower.

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

About Karen: Karen works as a Botanical Artist, painting flowers and fruits and vegetables. She paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant but placing emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry. She explores themes of femininity, loss and healing through the botany and life cycle of plants; flower language and their use in medicine, folk lore and religion. After receiving a First- Class honours degree at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, Karen went on to work as a Primary School teacher before resigning in 2011 to focus on her art career. She holds solo and shared exhibitions regularly and has been teaching botanical art workshops for over seven years.

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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.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, soft drinks with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'New Adventures in Bookbinding' with Magalie Briand from Brilliant Magpie Bookbinding

SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
Beginners welcome - maximum 8 students

Create your own unique and colourful pocket-size notebook.

Please come and join Magalie from Brilliant Magpie Bookbinding to make 3 adorable pocket-size notebooks; functional, and beautifully crafted, designed for note taking on the go.

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We will be making 3 different notebooks using 3 different bookbinding and sewing techniques. We will first spend time playing with Gelli printing* on a big piece of smooth paper and we will use this decorated paper to create each of our covers. *Gelli printing is a fun and simple way to create textures and shape on paper.

Our notebooks will be:

  1. Pamphlet stitch with a twist. We will be taking this simple sewing to the next level.
  2. Concertina hard covered book. We will be learning to cover boards and cutting perfect corners. I will introduce you to a different way to build a concertina book.
  3. A soft notebook with a sewing stitch I designed, inspired by Coptic stitch.

We will discuss possible fasteners and if time permits, design some for our books. You will leave with 3 unique notebooks, full of colours to carry together or separately as the mood takes you.

Throughout the day, I will share my knowledge and experience so you will have a bucket full of tricks and tips to take back home.

You will leave with your own unique notebooks to doodle or write in to keep for yourself or you may choose to give it as a special present! (I have no doubt you will be wanting to make many more and I will have small kits available for sale for any keen artist who gets the bug!!).

This workshop is suitable for beginners or anyone more advanced who wants to experience a different vision.

About Magalie: I fell in love with bookbinding many years ago. I have always been creative and was looking at ways to display my watercolour painting... making my own handmade book felt like an organic solution. After much trial and error, I took the wonderful journey of learning traditional bookbinding with some of the best bookbinders in the UK. This gives me a wonderful base to work from and I have developed my own identity - splashing a modern twist into any handmade book I make. I love creating my own cover - it might be from Gelli printing or watercolour, cyanotype and even using my own creative process "Ecolite". Find me on Instagram @brilliantmagpiebookbinding

Material List

  • Paper: Please choose either option 1a or 1b, then each participant also needs 2 and 3.
  • Paint:
    • I will be bringing my own acrylics and you can pay £5 cash on the day to use them.
    • If you would rather bring your own or buy from Pegasus, please see below.
    • I have tested both and Amsterdam are extremely nice to use but more expensive. System 3 are also fine but not as pigmented. I use another range which is pigmented and lovely to use on a Gelli plate. Depending on your budget, I would suggest 2 colours and if possible 3. Please avoid any metallic, fluorescent, thick Heavy body, or open Golden acrylics as they aren't as suitable for this workshop.

Optional Material List

All items below are optional. Please do not buy anything that is optional as I will bring many to share but if you do happen to have anything on the list below, please bring them!

  • An apron, if no apron... Don't wear your Sunday best!
  • A small cotton rag, an old tea towel is fine. This is to clean any surplus glue, wipe your hands if you are a messy worker like me.
  • I will be bringing Gelli plates for everyone, but if you do have one please bring it!
  • A brayer/ roller (I have a few but anyone with one or more, please bring them). I prefer soft but hard rollers are fine as well.
  • Stencils and any stamps you may have to decorate your covers.
  • Please don't forget to bring your reading glasses with you.
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill. We will supply tea and coffee but please bring your own water and snacks.

Any existing bookbinder can bring their awls and cutting mats and bone folders. I will be bringing the most gorgeous linen threads to sew our books with as well as items for book closures.

Let's have loads of fun!! And I am looking forward to seeing you there!

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'Plein Air in Painswick, 2024' a 2 Day Workshop with Roger Dellar ROI, RI, PS. ARSMA

SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH JULY 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm both days
£185
The Assembly Hall, Church Rooms, Painswick Church Hall, Painswick, GL6 6XH
Parking: Stamages Lane Car Park, pay for the day or find free parking in the village
All welcome including beginners - max. 10 students

Learn how to paint plein air in beautiful Painswick village and how to incorporate people into your paintings.

We're thrilled to welcome back Roger Dellar as a visiting tutor to Pegasus Art. With many years of painting and teaching experience under his belt, Roger will lead a small group out into the stunning landscapes of the Painswick valley, just a short walk from the town. The Assembly Room in the Painswick Church Rooms will be our base for the weekend. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from a talented and admired British painter.

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Here is a rough outline of what to expect:

Day One

  • Roger will give his approach to painting plein air talking about surfaces, paints, brushes, easels etc.
  • You'll discuss 'alla prima' (painting in one go) on the spot, and the method of working from general into detail.
  • Roger will give a short demo (maximum 1.5 hours) showing you how to select your subject, choose your palette of colours and layout and explaining his thought process – what to leave in and what to take out.
  • Take an early lunch – please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea, water and snacks. Also appropriate clothing and footwear for both sun and rain!
  • Spend the afternoon painting a subject of your choice with help where needed until 3.40pm when there will be a critique to wind up the day.

Day Two

  • According to the outcome of Day One, Roger will do another demo in the morning if necessary, adjusting his approach to reinforce or bring in new ideas to advance your progress!
  • The rest of the day follows the format of Day One.

About Roger: Roger is a professional figurative artist working in oils, pastels, acrylics, and water-based media. He is interested in observing people in their environments and attempts to interpret them, capturing light effects. Known for his deftness of hand, he paints quickly often alla prima. He was a member of the council of Royal Institute of Oil Painters and has now moved to the Royal Society of Watercolours council. He has exhibited widely in some of the most prestigious societies and is a member of many, just recently being elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. This year he won the The Artist & Leisure painter magazine Daler Rowney Award. rogerdellar.com

Recommended Equipment List

  • Paints: Try and buy the highest quality oil paints you can. Roger recommends the Winsor & Newton range in these colours (but don't feel you have to buy them all); Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Scarlet Lake, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine, Ceruleum Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Burnt Sienna. Roger also uses Winsor & Newton Alkyd white for fast drying.
  • Mediums: Zest It flow medium or one third Damar Varnish, one third Linseed Oil, one third Zest It.
  • Brushes: Rosemary's Brushes do a Roger Dellar bespoke selection Series 2 Evergreen long flat and Pegasus Art sell Da Vinci long flats in a variety of sizes.
  • Ground: Roger recommends acrylic gesso primed boards in size 8" x 10", 12" x 10", 12" x 12" or his favourite 12" x 16". We sell Winsor & Newton canvas boards.
  • Extras:

Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop, so come and purchase before the day.

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'Abstract Landscapes for 11 - 16 Year Olds' in Acrylics with Charlotte Aiken

TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2024
10.00am - 12.30pm
£35
Studio One
All abilities welcome

Paint an exciting, colourful abstract acrylic landscape.

Charlotte will guide you through the process of painting an abstract acrylic landscape, using a variety of techniques. Students will experiment with colour, mark-making, application of paint and mixed media to explore the boundaries of paint! The aim is to have fun and learn some new techniques.

charlotte aiken stood infront of a blue and gold landscape painting abstract colourful landscape with red, blue, green, brown and yellow abstract landscape with brown, blue, green, and yellow

About Charlotte

Charlotte is a qualified art teacher, with a DBS certificate and experience teaching in Primary, Secondary, and Specialist education. She uses a student-led approach to learning, and fun experimental classes exploring different media and techniques. Her love of teaching began in 2019 when she volunteered as an art teacher in Southern India, running workshops and classes for communities and local schools, since then teaching has become an important part of her life after completing her PGCE in 2021. Charlotte believes in creating a relaxed environment, where students feel confident to create, without the pressure of expectations.

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All materials will be supplied by Charlotte. Easels and boards will be supplied by Pegasus Art. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring water and snacks with you if you want.

To book please email charlotteaikenart@gmail.com

Please complete and return a booking form to Charlotte ahead of attending the workshop.

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'Sublime & Stormy Seas' in Oils with Mark Stopforth

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

We're delighted to welcome back Mark Stopforth as a visiting tutor at Pegasus Art. As a professional artist and art teacher for many years, Mark has the perfect CV for this role!

This is a day workshop exploring the art of capturing a storm at sea through expressive mark making and layering of oils on paper. The workshops will be exploring the technique of “alla prima” which is wet on wet paint.

The session will be broken down into an introduction, then some quick sketches in oils, experimenting in a ragged technique with no paint brushes used. These sketches will then lead into an afternoon of painting on a larger scale using the new techniques you've acquired. Everything you need for this workshop is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount.

Mark Stopforth stood in studio Mark Stopforth - dark blue stormy sea oil painting Mark Stopforth - dark blue stormy sea oil painting

About Mark: Mark is inspired by the landscapes of Constable, Claude, Cotman, and Turner among others. He has exhibited around the country, notably at the Royal West of England Academy and has been painting (and writing award winning poetry) for over twenty years. He is represented by the Hope Gallery, and works exclusively in charcoal, pencil and oil. "Stopforth captures the majesty and drama of the British landscape at its wildest while expressing a profound reverence for the sublime tradition."

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our artist staff are here to advise you on any of the following products.

Recommended Equipment

  • Pencil/s
  • Paper - Mark recommends Fabriano Academia – buy four sheets. You can also bring some cartridge paper for sketching and/or your sketchbook.
  • Zest It
  • Kitchen towel x 4
  • Chalk sticks and charcoal
  • Craft knife
  • Oil Paints - Mark suggests the following colours: Prussian blue, Cobalt blue, Yellow ochre, Black, Titanium White, Green, Pink, Flesh tone pink plus any others that you have. We sell many ranges of oil paints – try and buy the best quality you can afford 'artists oils' rather than 'student quality oils'. Browse our range online here.
  • No brushes required on this workshop! You will be painting with rags, so bring plenty.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, soft drinks with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our warehouse shop.

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'The Drama of Andalucia' in Oils with Kevin Scully

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Studio One
All abilities welcome

Escape to Spain on this one-day workshop to paint scenes of the country's most southerly region. Andalucia is somewhere that never fails to enchant and inspire the artist, from its beautiful national parks, iconic architecture, snow-capped mountains, white hilltop villages, and the only desert in Europe, there’s an impressive variety of subject matter just waiting to be painted. We will be working in oils, and you can choose between traditional oil paints, faster-drying Alkyd oils, or water-based oils.

Kevin Scully stood painting at an easel wearing blue t-shirt oil painting of spanish scene with earthy wall, buildings and trees oil painting of small white spanish church oil painting of spanish landscape hills, mountains and earthy coloured buildings oil painting of steps to a fort in dusky light oil painting of small spanish church with lots of palm trees

A course for all levels of ability and experience. All reference material will be provided. Everything you need for this workshop is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount.

About Kevin: Kevin Scully is a professional artist, writer, illustrator, and tutor. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is an experienced teacher in drawing and painting in all mediums with a teaching certificate from City & Guilds. He is a winner of The Artist 'Winsor & Newton Painting Prize' and the 'Clairefontaine Art Award' at the Patchings Art Festivals. He has led groups on painting holidays all over the world. He currently teaches at The Sunningwell School of Art near Oxford, The Cornwall School of Art, City Arts Newbury, Ardington School of Arts and Crafts, Bullclough School of Art, and Blackdowns Artist Retreat. He runs workshops at Marlborough College Summer School. He has published several books on painting for The Crowood Press and regularly writes for The Artist magazine and Artists & Illustrators. Kevin has exhibited at Mall Galleries among others including The Oxford Art Society where he is an elected member.

Recommended Equipment List

Here is a list of basic equipment that you may like to bring with you on the workshop. Please adjust or amend it as necessary and include any of your favourite painting materials.

  • Painting Boards: Some fine surface canvas, or canvas painting boards (2 or 3). Suggested sizes, roughly 10" x 12", 14" x 18", or 16" x 20". Explore our supports.
  • Paints: Traditional oil paints, or Winsor & Newton 'Griffin' Alkyd Oil Paint. These paints are fairly quick drying and will be touch-dry overnight. They are also mixable with traditional oil paint. Alternatively you can add Alkyd Medium to traditional oil paints to speed up the drying time. You may also use water-soluble oils such as Cobra's range. These are not mixable with other oil paints.
    • Suggested Colours:
    • Larger tube - Titanium White
    • Smaller tubes (usually about 38ml) - Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Deep Violet, or Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Chrome Oxide, Hooker's Green, Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Payne's Grey.
  • Brushes: A selection of flat and round, oil or acrylic painting brushes. Sizes: 2, 3, 6, 8 and 10 and a couple of small synthetic brushes for detail. Explore our range of paint brushes.
  • An ordinary dark-coloured pencil (blue or brown) for drawing on boards. NOT a water-soluble one.
  • A suitable solvent.
  • Wooden, or tear-off paper palette.
  • A suitable medium for diluting paint such as Zest It.
  • A clip-on metal dipper for holding medium such as metal twin dipper with lids and seal.
  • Artist's painting knife with a cranked handle, for mixing paint.
  • A palette knife for cleaning palette such as this one from Pan Art.
  • A couple of jars with screw top for holding solvent for cleaning up and washing brushes.
  • Some rags and kitchen towel for cleaning brushes and yourself.
  • A table-top easel if you like to use one – there are a limited amount at Pegasus Art. Check out the Ebro A3 Foldable Table Easel in Beechwood.
  • Some suitable old clothes or an apron.
  • A packed lunch, water, snacks etc. – there is no café at Griffin Mill. We will provide tea & coffee throughout the day.

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

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'Start Painting in Acrylics' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Studio One
Skill Level: For total beginners, including refreshers

Learn how to start painting in acrylics – a highly versatile medium and ideal for beginners.

Acrylic paint is a hugely popular painting medium. It is flexible and easy to use. It is great to mix and becomes dry quite quickly so correcting any mistakes is no problem. Unlike watercolour, it will stay where you put it which is definitely more convenient when learning.

Max Hale Acrylic Workshop - painting of red brick houses on street Max Hale Acrylic Workshop - painting of busy al fresco restaurant with white umbrellas Max Hale Acrylic Workshop - painting of white and pink houses in front of a green

In this session you'll learn which materials work well, and what to choose saving time and money. On the day you'll do some basic, skill-based exercises and even take home a finished painting. Aimed at anyone who has never used them or those who may need some refreshing.

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

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Acrylic Paints: A set of acrylic paints - any make.
    • You only need a few colours to start, these four are a must: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, and Cobalt Blue.
    • These are extra colours if you would like to invest: Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, and Raw Umber.
  • Brushes: You'll need three paint brushes as a minimum requirement, but please bring more if you wish.
    • Size 10 flat hog
    • Size 8 filbert synthetic
    • Size 6 flat synthetic
  • Palette: You'll need a flat palette to mix - 'Tear-off' palettes are excellent. Such as Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • Ground: Acrylic or multi-media paper, Daler Rowney makes a great ring-bound pad. Size A3 (16 x 12 inches 30 x 40cm) or a canvas panel similar size.
  • Other:
    • A rag to wipe your brushes
    • Please do not bring paper towels or similar they are unsuitable
    • A water pot
    • A painting shirt or apron
  • Easels, boards and small side tables all supplied by Pegasus Art.

Please bring a packed lunch, water and snacks – tea and coffee will be available all day. All attendees receive 5% off in our warehouse shop.

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'Acrylic Painting, Strengthen Skills, Develop Confidence' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Studio One
Skill Level: For total beginners, including refreshers

Learn how to start painting in acrylics – a highly versatile medium and ideal for beginners.

Painting in acrylics is not as daunting or tricky as one might think but needs key skills to enable the best results. In this class, you'll learn about using brushes and tips to help you grow your process. You will go home with a painting, after a day of truly getting to grips with acrylic painting. Working from the same still life, you'll be fascinated by the mixture of results and a fun day had by all! Aimed at anyone who has never used acrylics or those who may need some refreshing.

Max Hale Acrylic Workshop - still life of blue teapot, jar, glass bottle, and fruit Max Hale Acrylic Workshop - still life of a row of glass wine and beer bottles

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

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Acrylic Paints: A set of acrylic paints - any make.
    • You only need a few colours to start, these four are a must: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, and Cobalt Blue.
    • These are extra colours if you would like to invest: Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, and Raw Umber.
  • Brushes: You'll need three paint brushes as a minimum requirement, but please bring more if you wish.
    • Size 10 flat hog
    • Size 8 filbert synthetic
    • Size 6 flat synthetic
  • Palette: You'll need a flat palette to mix - 'Tear-off' palettes are excellent. Such as Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • Ground: Acrylic or multi-media paper, Daler Rowney makes a great ring-bound pad. Size A3 (16 x 12 inches 30 x 40cm) or a canvas panel similar size.
  • Other:
    • A rag to wipe your brushes
    • Please do not bring paper towels or similar they are unsuitable
    • A water pot
    • A painting shirt or apron
  • Easels, boards and small side tables all supplied by Pegasus Art.

Please bring a packed lunch, water and snacks – tea and coffee will be available all day. All attendees receive 5% off in our warehouse shop.

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'Hampstead Street Scenes' an Oil Painting Workshop From Photos with Tom Hughes

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
Skill Level: Intermediates (or those with some experience with oils)

Learn to paint urban scenes with award-winning Bristol artist Tom Hughes.

We're excited to welcome Tom Hughes as a visiting tutor to Pegasus Art. As a professional artist, who only teaches occassionally, we're very lucky that he is teaching a studio session in oils. In a small group, working from the same photographs of Hampstead street scenes, learn how to paint alongside the artist and feature a variety of buildings, cars, trees and people. It will be challenging and enlightening! Enjoy asking questions and seeing the painter at work.

tom hughes headshot with hat tom hughes oil painting of hampstead street withs hops and zebra crossing tom hughes oil painting of hampstead street with bus, bike, and zebra crossing tom hughes oil painting of hampstead street with large tree, lady walking, and zebra crossing

Topics covered will include the following:

  • Taking photos to paint from (RAW vs JPEG)
  • Cropping a photo for a good composition
  • Setting the screen brightness on a tablet
  • Sketching with paint
  • Mixing colours that match what you're seeing
  • Judging tone accurately
  • Brushwork/mark making

Recommended Equipment List

  • Painting boards - 2 - 3 10 x 8" or similar sized painting boards with a mid-toned sandy ground colour (dry). We sell Loxley canvas boards in 10 x 8" which have a bit of tooth. If you want to buy your own MDF and gesso it, please do. See link to film below.
  • Brushes suitable for oil colour - Tom likes filberts and recommends sizes 1-8 and a few riggers too, size 0 and 1. Please bring what you have. Browse our range of oil paint brushes here.
  • Brush cleaner & thinner - such as Zest It.
  • Painting medium – A mix of turpentine and linseed oil in a jam jar or metal dipper. I would suggest 6 parts turps to 1 part linseed as a ballpark figure. I also add a splash of siccative to speed drying time but this is by no means essential and won't affect the handling of the paint in any way if it's not used.
  • Metal dippers - Such as this twin dipper with lids & seal.
  • Oil paint - Titanium white, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Sap green, Ultramarine, Burnt umber (or as close as you have to these). Explore our range of oil paints here.
  • Easel - Supplied by Pegasus Art and set up in the studio for you. There are 4 table easels and floor easels. If you have your own table easel, please bring it. We also sell these; Ebro A3 Table Easek Beechwood Foldable.
  • Uber Ruler - £10 each, Tom will bring some with him if you want to buy one on the day.
  • Rags / kitchen towel
  • Palette
  • Jam Jars with lids – as many as you like
  • Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch with you. There is tea and coffee available in the studio.

*NB: Tom will be painting on a 10 x 8" oil primed MDF panel that he makes himself. Please pre-stain your board with a mid-toned sandy ground colour. Tom thins a mix of burnt umber with a touch of ultramarine in a thin wash to stain his boards. To see how; please watch this video:

About Tom - Tom's work has been selected for many national art exhibitions including four selections for The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, three showings at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and two solo shows at Panter & Hall, and shortlisted for the BP Portrait prize in 2014. He has won multiple awards including prizes from The Discerning Eye and the Critics Prize from the New English Art Club. www.tomhughespainting.co.uk

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'Botanical Painting - Autumn Fruits - Playing with Texture and Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Working directly from fruits of the season, Karen Green, botanical artist, will guide you through observational drawing, discussing various botanical features to consider, sharing answers to 'what makes a fruit, a fruit?' and experimenting with watercolour techniques to create a finished illustration that reflects a botanical understanding of your subject and captures the beauty of the fruit.

Karen will ease you into the workshop with some playful watercolour exercises to create different textures within your paint, using common household products and other more specific art supplies. Leading on from this, she will guide and support you to create an observational drawing including cutting it open as a cross section to observe and draw the seeds inside. With one to one support and class demonstrations, you will use the learnt watercolour texture techniques and accurate colour mixing to paint your chosen fruit.

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

Karen Green headshot different fruits on a table Karen Green botanical watercolour workshop pear and student painting it Karen Green botanical watercolour workshop student painting a fruit art workshop students sat painting at tables in attic studio workshop students sat painting at tables in attic studio

About Karen: Karen works as a Botanical Artist, painting flowers and fruits and vegetables. She paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant but placing emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry. She explores themes of femininity, loss and healing through the botany and life cycle of plants; flower language and their use in medicine, folk lore and religion. After receiving a First- Class honours degree at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, Karen went on to work as a Primary School teacher before resigning in 2011 to focus on her art career. She holds solo and shared exhibitions regularly and has been teaching botanical art workshops for over seven years.

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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.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, soft drinks with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Mastering Trees' in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Studio One
All abilities welcome, including beginners

We will look at different ways to paint trees, branches and foliage – how colour and tonal values can help bring your trees to life. This workshop is suitable for both oils or acrylics, so bring whichever you prefer. We'll explore a variety of ways to apply paint using brushes, sponges, palette knives and canvas wedges – to help recreate the marks and textures found in trees.

David DJ Johnson stood next to easel with partly finished painting painting of a path through trees in summer with wildflowers painting of autumn tree with orange leaves viewed from below painting of a path through green trees in late summer with dappled sunlight painting of a tree with green and orange leaves viewed from below

Artist David 'DJ' Johnson is well known for his stunning plein air paintings – he is an adventurer who likes to climb mountains and paint extraordinary landscapes. He is fascinated with skies, horizons, light and shadow. He will bring a selection of images with him, but if you have a particular tree you’d like to paint, bring a high-quality image with you.

DJ will take you step by step through various techniques, working from images he has selected, leaving you feeling inspired and uplifted! Return home with a finished (or almost finished) painting.

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, a finalist in International Artist magazine multiple times, 2109 Leamington Spa Biennial award winner, 2019 Highly Commended Patchings Artist of the Year, 2020 Wales Contemporary Art prize winner. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips. www.artbydj.co.uk

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Please bring a packed lunch, water, soft drinks with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop.

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'Palette Knife Portraits From Photographs' in Oils with Mark Fennell

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
Intermediates

Paint bold expressive portraits from photographic reference with painting knives. Explore knife painting techniques, laying the paint on thick to create a rich painting full of texture and energy. The workshop will kick off with a short demonstration followed by lots of one to one tuition to help you paint a powerful and convincing portrait with painting knives. Over the day, you will be working from good quality reference photographs that will be supplied or alternatively you can bring your own references to paint from. They must be good quality A4 images.

mark fennell portrait painting of middle aged man with brown hair and blue background workshop close up of oil painting of a blue eye collection of palette knives on a wooden palette mark fennell portrait painting of man with grey beard and blue beanie hat

About Mark: Mark is an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Oxford Art Society and Buckinghamshire Art Society.His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London. Marks has contributed and featured in the following publications - The Artist, Artist and Illustrators and SAA Paint magazine.

Awarded: The Winsor and Newton painting award for self portrait, The diagnosis at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020.
Awarded: The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize, peoples choice award 2012. Also shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019.
Awarded: The Clairefontaine Award and one of The Artist’s Exhibition Awards at the 2021 TALP Open.

www.markfennell.co.uk

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

Recommended Equipment List

  • One pre-primed canvas board or stretched canvas, size approximately 18" x 14". No deep canvases please, as photo references can't be clipped to the side of them. Ground your canvas with a thin wash of acrylic or oil paint made up of burnt sienna lightened down to a light to mid tan with titanium white, must be dry on the day) We can prime the canvas for you at Pegasus for an extra cost of £2.50 on top of the price of the canvas.
  • Long handled hog filbert brushes sizes 2 or 4 for the initial sketch out and a size 8 or 10 for blocking in prior to working with palette knives. Explore our oil painting brushes.
  • - Palette knives – minimum requirement, RGM palette knives sizes 1,5,42,81 or similar. Good quality / spring not stiff knives please. RGM are nice and springy. Such as the RGM Set of 6 Palette Knives Non-Stick Coated Steel.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or foil trays please). Such as the Cappelletto Walnut Palette 25 x 35cm Rectangle.
  • Oil colours as follows: titanium white, naples yellow (optional), cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt umber, ivory black, French ultramarine.
  • Odourless solvent/oil paint dilutant, Zest It.
  • and a dipper pot such as Metal Twin Dipper with Lids.
  • A good size jam jar with a lid (or two!) to clean brushes and hold thinner.
  • Rags or a kitchen roll to clean brushes and a plastic carrier bag to hold the dirty kitchen roll.

Please don't forget to bring a packed lunch, snacks and water with you. There is tea and coffee available throughout the day.

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'Rocks & Surf' Seascapes in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome, including beginners

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

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.

David DJ Johnson painting stood by a painting on an easel David DJ Johnson painting of wave gently breaking on sandy beach David DJ Johnson painting of wave breaking on rocks David DJ Johnson painting of crashing wave in blue sea David DJ Johnson painting of breaking around an upright rock on beach

The workshop involves exploring the marks and textures found in rock and surf. I will be teaching a variety of techniques using palette knives, brushes (including a rigger brush), fingers and possibly sponges to achieve a wide range of textures and patterns which emulate the marks and textures you find in seascapes where waves meet rock.

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

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, a finalist in International Artist magazine multiple times, 2109 Leamington Spa Biennial award winner, 2019 Highly Commended Patchings Artist of the Year, 2020 Wales Contemporary Art prize winner. His workshops are great for building confidence, tackling unusual subjects and picking up techniques and tips. www.artbydj.co.uk

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'Exploring Expressive Cloudscapes' in Acrylic and Oil with Charlotte Aiken

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2024 OR 22ND MARCH 2025
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95 per day
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

During this day workshop you will turn a cloudscape into an expressive acrylic and oil painting.

The session will be broken down into an introduction to oils and mark-making, working with acrylic washes on canvas, experimental oil colour studies, and moving on to combining the techniques on your canvas. You will work with acrylic, oil, rags, and brushes, with the option to add other media.

charlottee aiken stood infront of a blue and gold cloudscape painting painting of abstracted clouds pastel colours and swirls three paintings of cloudscapes in a row

The workshop will provide you with the skill to experiment with oil paint and the freedom to play with colour and mark-making. Charlotte believes in creating a relaxed environment, where students feel confident to create, without the pressure of expectations.

About Charlotte: Charlotte's paintings are informed by her fascination with clouds and the notion of infinity. She works on large-scale paintings using her own cloud photography to structure her compositions. Often working with decorating brushes to accentuate imperfection and texture, recreating an impression of the sky rather than an accurate portrayal. Charlotte graduated from the School of Art, Architecture and Design, London in 2017. Shortly after, she won the Graduate Art Prize with ARTIQ, London. Her artwork has since been featured in exhibitions across London and Surrey, including the 2023 Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Charlotte is a qualified secondary school art teacher who is passionate about sharing her creative expertise. In 2019, she volunteered as an art teacher for Sebs Schools in Southern India, where she conducted workshops for underprivileged schools and tribal communities. Charlotte has been teaching art since 2017, alongside working on her own practice. Now a full-time artist based in Stroud, working from SVA studios, Charlotte enjoys teaching and tutoring.

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Recommended Equipment List

  • A canvas, wooden primed panel or canvas board (any size, shape, larger is preferred) option to bring more than one canvas to work on. Approximate size 40 x 30cm. Explore our stretched canvas range.
  • Watercolour paper -Shop our collection .
  • Masking tape - such as Tickitape Masking Tape 1 Inch.
  • Acrylic paints (the primary colours) such as the Amsterdam Acrylic Paint Starter Set 6 x 20ml.
  • Oil paint – any colours (You will need titanium white) - browse our selection of oil paints. Suggested colours: Phthalo blue and green, Prussian blue, yellow, red, magenta, white and Payne's grey.
  • Brushes – any, decorating brushes work well too. You need a range of small and large brushes. Shop for our range of brushes.
  • Zest It.
  • Rags
  • Bags to take your dirty rags away
  • Sealable containers or jam jars to hold your used Zest It
  • Linseed oil.
  • Palettes
  • Gloves (I use Nitrile gloves)
  • A cloudscape photo to work from
  • A packed lunch, snacks and water. Tea and coffee is available in the studio.
  • Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on!

Easels and boards will be supplied by Pegasus Art.

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'Shades of Tuscany' in Watercolour with Kevin Scully

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Join new tutor, Kevin Scully, for a one-day watercolour workshop where we will be taking an artistic journey through this beautiful region of Italy. Tuscany is like a painting. Imagine misty green hills, golden light, vineyards and castles, villas and olive groves. We will be focusing on the palette of colours and textures found in its stunning countryside, atmospheric villages and historic buildings. A workshop for all skill levels, although some previous experience of watercolour painting would be beneficial.

Kevin Scully stood painting at an easel watercolour painting of tuscany house, ploughed fields, and cypress trees watercolour painting of tuscany town houses, wall, and shrubs watercolour painting of tuscany landscape view of fields, mountains, and clouds watercolour painting of tuscany house door with washing line watercolour painting of tuscany coastal town

All reference material will be provided but you are welcome to bring along any images that you would like to work from. Everything you need for this workshop is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount.

About Kevin: Kevin Scully is a professional artist, writer, illustrator, and tutor. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is an experienced teacher in drawing and painting in all mediums with a teaching certificate from City & Guilds. Kevin also trained as a garden designer, designing a garden for RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. He is a winner of The Artist 'Winsor & Newton Painting Prize' and the 'Clairefontaine Art Award' at the Patchings Art Festivals. He has led groups on painting holidays to Portugal, Spain, Gozo, Morocco, Norway, India, Greece, France, Turkey, and Italy.

He currently teaches 'Drawing and Painting in Watercolour' at The Sunningwell School of Art near Oxford, and workshops at The Cornwall School of Art, City Arts Newbury, Ardington School of Arts and Crafts, Bullclough School of Art, and Blackdowns Artist Retreat. He runs workshops and residential courses at home and abroad and teaches annually for 3 weeks at the 'Marlborough College Summer School' in Wiltshire. He has published several books on painting for The Crowood Press and regularly writes for The Artist magazine and Artists & Illustrators. Kevin has exhibited at Mall Galleries among others including The Oxford Art Society where he is an elected member.

Recommended Equipment List

  • Watercolours: Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours, Schmincke, and Daniel Smith are all good makes. Kevin doesn't recommend the Cotman range. Explore our watercolour paints. This is just a suggestion of colours, but don't feel pressured to buy them all.
    • Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red, Winsor Violet, or Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Viridian, or Phthalo Green, Hookers Green, Raw Sienna, or Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Payne's grey.
  • Watercolour paper: either in loose sheets, a pad, or block. NOT about 140lb (300gsm). About 10" x 14", or similar. Kevin uses Saunders Waterford High White, but Arches, and Fabriano are also excellent brands.
  • Brushes: 4 or 5 brushes in a variety of sizes - 3, 6, 8, 10 or thereabouts, plus a larger brush for washes, and a square 1" brush. Good quality synthetic brushes are fine. Discover our range of watercolour paint brushes.
  • HB pencil and sharpener
  • Putty rubber
  • Masking tape
  • Water container
  • Watercolour palette – as large as possible
  • Kitchen towel or tissues
  • Also, feel free to bring any of your own favourite watercolour painting equipment with you
  • A packed lunch, water, snacks etc. – there is no café at Griffin Mill. We will provide tea & coffee throughout the day.

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

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'Charcoal Drawing for Everyone' with Wendy Rhodes PhD

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Working from photographs of local scenes, come away with a finished charcoal landscape to be proud of!

Learn how to use this medium to create both subtle and dynamic drawings – explore tonal values from bright light to deep shadow, create highlights with putty rubbers and explore a variety of ways to build texture.

students charcoal landscapes on tabletop easels in studio students charcoal sketch of path and trees with shadows wendy rhodes charcoal drawing of winter trees and path - westonbirt selection of charcoal landscape or tree drawings on table

What will you learn?

  • Learn about the different types of charcoal
  • Tonal charcoal effects
  • Mark making from broad to fine
  • Drawing light with erasers
  • Light and shadow
  • Composition

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

Equipment List

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

All students will need to bring the following materials;

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'Botanical Watercolour Painting - Winter Wreaths' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Working from a selection of winter foliage and flowers, you will learn how to compose, draw and paint from observation, using watercolour, to create a winter wreath botanical painting that reflects an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the plants.

Karen, a botanical artist, will ease you into the workshop with some playful drawing exercises. Leading on from this, she will demonstrate how to compose your 'wreath' on paper, supporting you to create a detailed observational drawing of the intertwining plants. With one-to-one support and class demonstrations, you will experiment with watercolour techniques and accurate colour mixing to paint the foliage and flowers to create a finished wreath. 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.

Karen Green headshot watercolour painting of holly with berries and ivy in progress watercolour painting of floral wreath with eight wiccan sabbats throughout the year Karen Green watercolour painting workshop table with plants, paints, and students working

About Karen: Karen works as a Botanical Artist, painting flowers and fruits and vegetables. She paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant but placing emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry. She explores themes of femininity, loss and healing through the botany and life cycle of plants; flower language and their use in medicine, folk lore and religion. After receiving a First- Class honours degree at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, Karen went on to work as a Primary School teacher before resigning in 2011 to focus on her art career. She holds solo and shared exhibitions regularly and has been teaching botanical art workshops for over seven years.

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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.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, soft drinks with you. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Light & Shadow in the Landscape' a Pencil and Water-soluble Workshop with Wendy Rhodes PhD

SATURDAY 8TH MARCH 2025
10.00am - 4.00pm
£90
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

Inspired by her ongoing collection of Shadow Drawings, Wendy wants to share with you the relationship between object and shadow, light and dark, tangible and ethereal. Just when you think you've created the darkest dark... there's room for even greater contrast. Building up layers and tone through pencil and water-soluble graphite, you can explore the myriad of marks and textures that make up a landscape. Majestic trees are the protagonists of the landscapes that you will be tackling, working from a selection of photographs, supplied by the tutor.

selection of pencil and water-soluable tree drawings on table lady looking at tree drawing on board hand drawing a tree on paper selection of tree drawings on table wendy rhodes drawing workshop students work on boards wendy rhodes drawing workshop with students in attic studio

What will you learn?

  • How to make the most of using pencils + an introduction to all the various types of pencils on offer, from 4H to 8B, graphite blocks and powders.
  • Explore water-soluble graphite techniques
  • Creating the darkest darks and lightest lights
  • A myriad of marks and effects
  • Composition
  • Produce a finished, or almost finished, drawing to take home

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

Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. All students will need to bring the following materials;

  • 3 sheets of A2 cartridge paper such as Snowdon Cartridge Sheet Drawing Paper 130gsm A2 Paper
  • 1 sheet of A3 Hot pressed or smooth watercolour paper 300gsm (or a larger sheet that you can cut down in size). Fabriano 5 watercolour and printing paper 300gsm smooth 50 x 70cm is a good strong paper surface, but other brands will suffice.
  • A variety of pencils that you have at home of any grade, hardness or softness
  • Derwent water-soluble graphite sketching pencils 8B (dark)
  • A putty or kneadable eraser and one Staedtler Hard Plastic Eraser or one Factis Softer Plastic Eraser S20
  • Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and water with you. We will supply tea and coffee throughout the day.
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REGULAR ART CLASSES - FULL DETAILS

*Restarted with a maximum limit of 10 students + tutor per class*


MONDAY

'Get into Collage' with Helen Norman

MONDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
6 weeks - £150
Starts Monday 15th January 2024
Studio One

Learn how to express yourself through collage with no more need for paint or brushes! This is a an eco-friendly, mindful and impressionistic form of art that will inspire you to have a go.

helen norman collage of resturant with red parasols helen norman collage of sheep with lambs in field helen norman collage of cockerel helen norman collage of shop front with red and white awning helen norman stood in front of framed collage pictures

The classes are suitable for complete beginners and also for those with more artistic backgrounds. All materials will be supplied for the first lesson then you will be guided as to what is available from the Pegasus Shop. During the course we will explore the various different ways of using newsprint to achieve your final collages.

Helen Norman is a qualified art teacher having taught in both schools and in adult education. Additionally she has run independent collage workshops for several years. She has exhibited in both the UK and France where she lived for many years.

Find her on Instagram @helen_norman_art

To book contact helennorman46@yahoo.co.uk.

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'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

MONDAYS 9:30am - 12pm
4 weeks - £80
Starts Monday 8th January 2024 (start anytime if space is available - runs all year)
Attic Studio
Suitable for all abilities

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

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

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

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

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

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'Ways of Seeing' Drawing, Painting & Mixed Medium with Sue Rae

MONDAYS 1.30pm - 4.30pm
6 weeks - £100
12 weeks - £190
Starts Monday 8th January 2024
Attic Studio
*Suitable for students with some experience* - Feel free to contact Sue to discuss the course.

Sue returns to teach her drawing and mixed media class at Pegasus Art. She has been teaching Fine Art at Stroud College for many years and more recently to degree students. A course designed for students who already have some experience but wish to develop skills and explore individual ways of working. There will be an emphasis on drawing to start with, followed by an exploration of a variety of materials and subject matter. For the more confident students there will be longer projects, over several weeks, that will offer the potential of a broad interpretation, a choice of materials and conclude with a group discussion. Students also have the choice to instigate their own project with guidance from the tutor.

About Sue: Sue is a practising artist who paints, uses mixed medium and draws regularly. She has exhibited in solo shows in London and the South West. Her work is about ‘ a sense of place’ and she uses a variety of mediums to explore subtlety and contrast of mark, translucency and density of colour. Her work has included the use of plaster, sand, collage and she has used a variety of surfaces to work on.

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 drawing

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

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TUESDAY

'Captivating Cloudscapes' Course in Oils and Mixed Media with Charlotte Aiken

TUESDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
6 weeks - £130
Starts Tuesday 2nd April 2024
Studio One

This six-week course is designed for students of all abilities and is an opportunity to learn exciting and expressive ways to paint your own cloudscape. You will have the option to reference your own sky photographs, giving you the chance to turn your favourite skyscape in to a painting!

charlotte aiken stood in front of painting of blue clouds with gold leaf grey, yellow, and blue sky with clouds and straight lines charlotte aiken turquoise and dark blue abstracted cloudscape with gold leaf - luminance charlotte aiken turquoise, dark blue with touches of pink abstracted cloudscape with gold leaf - radiance

Throughout the course, you will learn the fundamentals of working with oil paint on canvas, with a focus on approaching the canvas in an abstract and free manner to develop your compositions. Charlotte will guide you through techniques such as creating oil washes with larger brushes, strategically removing sections with rags, experimenting with glazes, and introducing imitation gold leaf as an option. Benefit from Charlotte's step-by-step breakdown of her artistic process and gain insights into her unique approach to abstract oil painting. Each lesson will include the creation of smaller watercolour studies to inform your canvas paintings and deepen your understanding of colour.

About Charlotte: Charlotte's paintings are informed by her fascination with clouds and the notion of infinity. She works on large-scale paintings using her own cloud photography to structure her compositions. Often working with decorating brushes to accentuate imperfection and texture, recreating an impression of the sky rather than an accurate portrayal.

Charlotte graduated from the School of Art, Architecture and Design, London, in 2017. Shortly after, she won the Graduate Art Prize with ARTIQ, London. Her artwork has since been featured in exhibitions across London and Surrey, including the 2023 Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Charlotte is a qualified secondary school art teacher who is passionate about sharing her creative expertise. In 2019, she volunteered as an art teacher for Sebs Schools in Southern India, where she conducted workshops for underprivileged schools and tribal communities. Charlotte has been teaching art for the last six years alongside working on her own practice. Now a full-time artist based in Stroud, working from SVA studios, Charlotte enjoys teaching classes and tutoring.

Materials:

  • 1 canvas, preferably large (option to buy two if needed after the first lesson)
  • Large decorating brush x2
  • Smaller brushes (as many as you have)
  • Zest it, or other low odour oil dilutant
  • Linseed oil
  • Rags (cut up old sheets work fine)
  • Oil paints (any colours you have or buy a small set) Titanium white will be needed.
  • 2x Sealable jars for spirits and linseed mix
  • A bag for dirty oil rags
  • Optional imitation gold leaf and gold seal
  • Pad of watercolour paper
  • Watercolour set, with brushes and a spare water jar.
  • Masking tape
  • Cotton wool pads

Feel free to email Charlotte with any questions about the materials or the course. An updated materials list will be sent each week if needed.

Coffee, tea, milk (vegan option also) will be provided, please bring a snack and a water bottle.

Book by contacting Charlotte on 07717 666 065 or charlotteaiken@btinternet.com.

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'An Introduction to Chalk Pastels' with Rachael Kuczaj

TUESDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
5 weeks - £110
Starts Tuesday 9th January 2024
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

This course is perfect for those who have always fancied an opportunity to have a draw with chalk pastels, or for those who have used them in the past and would like a re-introduction.

Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawing red labrador dog Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawing white and grey ragdoll cat Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawing 3 bay horses with bridles

This is a 5 week course where Rachael will spend the first session showing you the different types of pastels from pan pastels to pastel pencils, different papers, techniques and tools and you will have the opportunity to experiment with them all. From weeks 2 to 5 Rachael will then guide you through 2 pieces using pastel pencils, starting with the bumble bee then followed with the bee eater bird. You will use the grid method to sketch out, Rachael will draw alongside you talking you through the process from start to finish. You will finish the course with a really good overview of chalk pastels, two mini masterpieces and the knowledge and skills to go on to draw more with this wonderful medium!

Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawings of bumble bee Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawings of bee eater bird Rachael Kuczaj drawing in her studio Rachael Kuczaj pastel pcenils and materials

About Rachael: Rachael Kuczaj is a Gloucestershire based pet and equine portrait artist, specialising in chalk pastel. She is based in the rural village of Stone just outside of Berkeley with a national and international client base. For the past 20 months Rachael has been a full-time artist. Prior to that, Rachael ran her portrait business Signature Art by Rachael Kuczaj alongside her work as a Senior Designer for a local Architects in Tetbury.

Rachael creates her highly detailed and realistic portraits using chalk pastels, a medium she discovered and focused on starting at art GCSE and has passionately developed over the years. Rachael considers herself to have found her perfect career combining her two biggest passions, art and animals! To see examples of her work please visit www.rksignatureart.com. Rachael runs very poplar chalk pastel workshops in her local town of Berkeley and takes great pride in being able to pass on her knowledge and skills, seeing her students create some incredible work they never imagined they would produce. Rachael's most common saying in her class is ‘Trust in the process’ something she truly believes, if you follow her guided process through step by step, you will be amazed by what you can produce. She also runs a monthly Junior Art club and an after-school club for the local primary school. Rachael also holds her own Paint & Create events using acrylics on canvas.

Rachael Kuczaj stood outside gazebo art exhibit near castle Rachael Kuczaj drawing inside gazebo at art exhibit Rachael Kuczaj - pastel drawing of girl and labrador dog

Recommended Equipment List

Tea, decaff tea, fruit teas, coffee, milk, oat milk and biscuits will be provided. Please provide any other alternatives.

To book please email Rachael on rksignatureart@gmail.com

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'Master Your Painting' with Max Hale

TUESDAYS 1.15pm - 4.00pm
10 Class Term - £350
Starts Tuesday 9th January 2024
Attic Studio
All welcome

In its fifth year, a 4-term course for painters in acrylic, oil or watercolour. This all-inclusive course is a way to feel part of a group going for improvement in a progressive yet friendly environment with an award-winning artist/tutor. Develop and moptivate with personal, inspiring tuition from Max Hale. 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."

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

To book and for more information please call 01858 455428 or visit www.maxhaleart.co.uk

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

Bookable as:
Half Day Sessions (3 hours) = £85
Full Day Sessions (10am - 4pm) = £150
2 Day Sessions = £275

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

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

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

max hale artist - painter - tutor personal tuition with student in front of easel

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

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WEDNESDAY

'Creative Drawing' with Wendy Rhodes PhD

WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm
6 weeks - £130
Starts Wednesday 4th September 2024
Runs 4th, 11th, 18th September, (not 25th September) and 2nd, 9th, 16th October
Attic Studio

This course will explore drawing techniques and mark making skills, enabling you to develop new ways of using materials.

pen drawing of bell peppers and onion wendy rhodes drawing class student hands sketching bell pepper wendy rhodes drawing class student hands practicing mark making drawing of pair of walking boots with textured background student hands drawing a mountain scene in charcoal

The workshop will enable you to expand on your own personal drawing style and introduce many new methods. The tutor will demonstrate how to combine techniques together to create the effects you've always been looking for, and some that you never knew existed! We will enjoy exploratory mark making exercises and then put your new skills into action as we work from observation - still life, plants, landscape and portrait imagery. You will also be able to select your own starting point and work towards finished pieces.

Techniques we will explore include: line, tone, washes, erasers and brushes as drawing tools, additive and subtractive marks, positive and negative space and scale.

Please bring 2B, 4B and 6B pencils, an eraser plus about six sheets of A2 Cartridge paper. You may also like to bring charcoal. Everything you need for this course is available to buy in our warehouse shop with an extra 5% discount.

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

Recommended Equipment List

  • As the course progresses you will be given suggestions of items to bring with you to use as reference
  • At least six sheets of A2 Cartridge paper, to start us off
  • 2 x A2 sheets of NOT or rough watercolour paper
  • 2 x A2 sheets of HP or smooth watercolour paper
  • Please bring 2B, 4B and 6B pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener
  • 1 x Fine line fibre tip pens, Staedtler Pens Pigment Liner, 0.5
  • You may also like to bring some charcoal sticks
  • A sketch book, any size, to develop ideas

To book please email Wendy on wrhodesart@gmail.com

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'Skin Tones, Portraits, and Tonal Contrast' using Chalk Pastels with Rachael Kuczaj

WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm
6 weeks - £130
Starts Wednesday 10th April 2024
Studio One
All abilities welcome

This is a chalk pastel course which will be run in two parts. The first 3 weeks will be an introduction to skin tones where we will be exploring making different coloured skin tones with a limited set of colours. We will then put these methods into practice with a couple of small portraits which I will guide you through, step by step.

In the second part of the course, we will be exploring tonal contrast and creating a piece using only three pastels, this is to really get you focused on light and dark which will intern add greater depth and realism to your artwork. This course is suitable for all abilities, even those who have not used pastels before, and I will provide all the materials you will require. These courses are very relaxed, and I teach everyone on an individual basis depending on their level of experience.

rachael kuczaj pastel workshop students working at table photo of baby smiling pastel drawing of baby smiling table with pastel pencils and biscuits, student working on drawing of baby rachael kuczaj students' drawings of an elephant and baby rachael kuczaj sat drawing at an easel wearing a yellow top

About Rachael: Rachael Kuczaj is a Gloucestershire based pet and equine portrait artist, specialising in chalk pastel. She is based in the rural village of Stone just outside of Berkeley with a national and international client base. For the past 20 months Rachael has been a full-time artist. Prior to that, Rachael ran her portrait business Signature Art by Rachael Kuczaj alongside her work as a Senior Designer for a local Architects in Tetbury.

Rachael creates her highly detailed and realistic portraits using chalk pastels, a medium she discovered and focused on starting at art GCSE and has passionately developed over the years. Rachael considers herself to have found her perfect career combining her two biggest passions, art and animals! To see examples of her work please visit www.rksignatureart.com.

Rachael runs very poplar chalk pastel workshops in her local town of Berkeley and takes great pride in being able to pass on her knowledge and skills, seeing her students create some incredible work they never imagined they would produce. Rachael's most common saying in her class is 'Trust in the process' something she truly believes, if you follow her guided process through step by step, you will be amazed by what you can produce. She also runs a monthly Junior Art club and an after-school club for the local primary school. Rachael also holds her own Paint & Create events using acrylics on canvas.

Recommended Equipment List

Tea, decaff tea, fruit teas, coffee, decaff coffee, milk, oat milk and biscuits will be provided. Please provide any other alternatives.

To book please email Rachael on rksignatureart@gmail.com.

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'Drawing and Painting' with Alison Vickery

WEDNESDAYS 1.30pm - 4.00pm
6 weeks - £96
Starts Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Attic Studio
Suitable for all levels of experience

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

Alison demonstrates techniques and creates a wonderful warm atmosphere in her classes. Get in touch to enquire and start anytime if space.

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

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

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'Creating a Sketchbook by Developing Drawing, Painting and Collage Skills' with Lucy Inder

WEDNESDAYS 2pm - 4.30pm
6 weeks - £100
Starts Wednesday 24th January
Studio One
Suitable for all abilities

This course is designed to break down that fear of starting with a white page - a blank sketchbook. Over the six weeks we will aim to learn a range of skills and techniques and develop a personal visual journal with a focus on composition and colour.

Lucy Inder headshot in studio Lucy Inder sketchbook with russian doll collage - i'm never going to be a minimalist Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - kids shoes Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - bird of paradise flower Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - colourful and fragile sticker Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - newsprint and handwritten the beach Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - tate gallery ticket Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - ladies boots Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - royal mail tracked label Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - coloured square and circles

We will work to introduce forms of abstraction and learn to see shapes and record forms more easily. Using multi- media materials and experimenting with techniques, we will create exciting, vibrant and colourful sketchbook pages: A diary of drawing incorporating found collage materials and inspired by everyday objects. A celebration of all things creative and colourful and an opportunity to really build your confidence as an artist. We will be learning from looking at a range of work from other famous artists.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to the more experienced - primarily those wanting to introduce a regular rhythm of creativity into their routine.

About Lucy: Lucy Inder worked as a secondary school art teacher for 25 years before developing a career as an artist, designer & tutor. She has exhibited locally in two successful exhibitions and built a reputation as a colourful landscape painter in recent years. Lucy has always kept sketchbooks which she uses as her bible - a record of her thought process and creative journey. She loves colour and collage, recording shapes from observation which become abstracted and personalised by experimenting with different materials. Finding use for things that would often otherwise get thrown away. She loves to use a range of materials patchwork together to create with multi-layered effects.

Website: www.sundialhousedesigns.co.uk
Instagram: @lucyinder2018

You will need:

  • An A4 spiral bound sketchbook.
  • A range of colourful art materials (an equipment list will follow).
  • Collage materials such as magazines. (Some interesting papers & maps etc will be provided).

For further details and to book, email lucy@sundialhousedesigns.co.uk / 07799 570418

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THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

THURSDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm
6 weeks - £180
Starts Thursday 4th January 2024
Studio One

Life models in this class create interesting and challenging drawing opportunities. An exciting class for drawing dynamic poses from life with a very experienced and inspirational tutor.

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

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

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'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

THURSDAYS 10am - 12pm
4 weeks - £80
Starts Thursday 4th January 2024
Attic Studio
Suitable for all abilities

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

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

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

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

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'Creating a Sketchbook by Developing Drawing, Painting and Collage Skills' with Lucy Inder

THURSDAYS 2pm - 4.30pm
6 weeks - £100
Starts Thursday 25th January 2024
Studio One
Suitable for all abilities

This course is designed to break down that fear of starting with a white page - a blank sketchbook. Over the six weeks we will aim to learn a range of skills and techniques and develop a personal visual journal with a focus on composition and colour.

Lucy Inder headshot in studio Lucy Inder sketchbook with russian doll collage - i'm never going to be a minimalist Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - kids shoes Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - bird of paradise flower Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - colourful and fragile sticker Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - newsprint and handwritten the beach Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - tate gallery ticket Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - ladies boots Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - royal mail tracked label Lucy Inder sketchbook collage - coloured square and circles

We will work to introduce forms of abstraction and learn to see shapes and record forms more easily. Using multi- media materials and experimenting with techniques, we will create exciting, vibrant and colourful sketchbook pages: A diary of drawing incorporating found collage materials and inspired by everyday objects. A celebration of all things creative and colourful and an opportunity to really build your confidence as an artist. We will be learning from looking at a range of work from other famous artists.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to the more experienced - primarily those wanting to introduce a regular rhythm of creativity into their routine.

About Lucy: Lucy Inder worked as a secondary school art teacher for 25 years before developing a career as an artist, designer & tutor. She has exhibited locally in two successful exhibitions and built a reputation as a colourful landscape painter in recent years. Lucy has always kept sketchbooks which she uses as her bible - a record of her thought process and creative journey. She loves colour and collage, recording shapes from observation which become abstracted and personalised by experimenting with different materials. Finding use for things that would often otherwise get thrown away. She loves to use a range of materials patchwork together to create with multi-layered effects.

Website: www.sundialhousedesigns.co.uk
Instagram: @lucyinder2018

You will need:

  • An A4 spiral bound sketchbook.
  • A range of colourful art materials (an equipment list will follow).
  • Collage materials such as magazines. (Some interesting papers & maps etc will be provided).

For further details and to book, email lucy@sundialhousedesigns.co.uk / 07799 570418

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'Drawn to Look' From Observation with Lucy Inder

THURSDAY 6.30pm - 8.30pm
6 weeks - £116
Starts Thursday 25th January
Studio One
Suitable for all abilities

This course is designed to work on observation and drawing. Over the six weeks we will aim to learn a range of skills and techniques to develop drawings from still life objects.

Lucy Inder drawing class still life sketch flowers and figs Lucy Inder drawing class sketch of fruit Lucy Inder drawing class sketchbook kids boots Lucy Inder drawing class table set up for still life

We will work on observation skills - learning to see shapes and record forms more easily by using a range of different techniques and materials. Most materials will be provided but should you wish to develop works into colour and paint you would be welcome to bring your own paints. Advice can be given on this.

A celebration of all things creative and colourful and an opportunity to really build your confidence as an artist as well as learning from looking at a range of work from other famous Artists.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to the more experienced - primarily those wanting to introduce a regular rhythm of creativity into their routine and to learn to observe shapes, details and forms creating compositions.

About Lucy: Lucy Inder worked as a secondary school Art teacher for 25 years before developing a career as a artist, designer & tutor. She has exhibited locally in two successful exhibitions and built a reputation as a colourful landscape painter in recent years. Examples of her work can be seen on her website www.sundialhousedesigns.co.uk. Lucy has always kept sketchbooks which she uses as her bible - a record of her thought process and creative journey. She loves using drawing as a starting point for all her more colourful works and enjoys experimenting with different materials.

For further details and to book, email lucy@sundialhousedesigns.co.uk / 07799 570418

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FRIDAY

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

FRIDAYS 9.00am - 12.00pm OR 1.00pm - 4.00pm
3 Hours - £23
Starts Friday 5th January 2024
Studio One
Join in anytime if space

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

Rob Collins Apples Painting Rob Collins Woodland Painting

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

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

FRIDAYS 1pm - 5pm
Second Friday of every month - £TBC
Starts Friday 8th December 2023
Attic Studio

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

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This is the perfect environment to practice the skills that run through this workshop. Observational drawing, control and movement of the paint, and colour interactions are all things that you'll see an improvement in after this class. However, it is fundamentally an opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes and spend time doing something creative!

All refreshments and equipment are provided but please feel free to bring along any art supplies or materials you'd like to experiment with.

Suitable for all levels of experience but particularly aimed at beginners/those looking to gain confidence and routine within their painting.

Find out more about Emma at www.valerian.co.uk or email valerianillustration@gmail.com

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'Appreciating... Gwen John, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Scott, and Lisa Milroy' with Paul Fowler

FRIDAYS 10am - 4pm
Once a month (Jan, Mar, Apr, May) - £90 per class
Starts Friday 19th January 2024
Attic Studio

One Friday a month, join Paul Fowler for a one day drawing, painting, and art history class appreciating a particular artist. Each of these one day classes starts with a PowerPoint and talk discussing the artists work. Alongside this you'll explore the artist's approach and technique which will set the tone for the day.

Gwen John painting - a corner of artists room in paris

Gwen John - A Corner of the Artist's Room in Paris (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

photo of Georgia O'Keeffe with poised hands

Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918 by Alfred Stieglitz (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Friday 19th January: Appreciating Gwen John

Gwen John is renowned for a subtle colour palette, her unique application of paint and atmospheric interiors.

Friday 15th March: Appreciating Georgia O'Keeffe

Huge lilies, flowers, and skulls filling and emerging out of the canvas are instantly recognisable as Georgia O'Keeffe. They appear deceptively simple yet the composition and subtle tonal colour changes draw you in to an intimate world.

Friday 19th April: Appreciating William Scott

Indicative of the time period they were created, William Scott is considered a leading British abstract painter. Recognisable forms are flattened, perspective reconfigured, and a breakfast table becomes a delight of colour, form and shapes.

Friday 17th May: Appreciating Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy is an Anglo-Canadian contemporary artist known for her still life paintings of everyday objects. Turning the mundane into the extraordinary, her work plays with colour and pattern.

Find out more and book via www.paulfowlerartcourses.co.uk

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