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In Studio One and our Attic Studio teaching spaces here at Pegasus Art, Griffin Mill, London Road, Stroud, Glos GL5 2AZ

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

From January 2022 - Social distancing and the wearing of masks where appropriate is still the rule at Pegasus Art. There will be no refreshments available for the foreseeable future, so please bring your own food and drink to workshops and classes.

Physical Shop - We're Open!

The shop is open to the public with safety measures in place. Social distancing and the wearing of masks where appropriate is still the rule at Pegasus Art.

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

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

Inspirational Day Workshops & Regular Art Classes at Pegasus Art

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

During term time, our team of experienced tutors teach morning and afternoon classes throughout the year in a variety of mediums. Read on to find out more about watercolour classes with Richard Callingham, Mixed Media with Sue Rae, Max Hale's new courses that change medium each term to take you on a learning journey,drawing and painting with 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.


WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

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

How to Paint a Butterfly with Cath Hodsman:
16th July 2022
Loose Landscapes in Oils with Andrew Field:
23rd Jul 2022
Travelling Sketchbook in Watercolour with Barry Herniman:
30th Jul 2022
Watercolour Seascapes with John Scott Martin:
30th Jul 2022
Intro to Oil and Cold Wax with Nicki Heenan:
13th Aug 2022
Pen & Wash British Wildlife with Max Hale:
27th Aug 2022
Kitchen Table Still Life in Oils & Acrylics with Andrew Field:
10th Sep 2022
Botanical Painting Peas & Pears in Watercolour with Karen Green:
24th Sep 2022
Seascapes in Acrylic Workshop & Golden Demo with Soraya French:
1st Oct 2022
Cotswold Landscapes in Oils & Acrylics with Andrew Field:
8th Oct 2022
Expressive Portrait Painting in Oils or Acrylics with Mark Fennell:
15th Oct 2022
Exploring Landscapes in Mixed Media with John Scott Martin:
22nd Oct 2022
Winter Mountain Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics with David DJ Johnson:
29th Oct 2022
Pet Portraits in Oil or Acrylic with Lucy Burton:
5th Nov 2022
Dramatic Sunset Skyscapes in Oils with David DJ Johnson:
12th Nov 2022
Experimental Evocative Landscapes with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
26th Nov 2022
Botanical Christmas Cards in Watercolour with Karen Green:
3rd Dec 2022
Paint First Edit Later in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
10th Dec 2022
Spring Flowers Still Life in Oil or Acrylic with Lucy Burton:
11th Feb 2023
Pet Portraits in Oil or Acrylic with Lucy Burton:
22nd Apr 2023

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REGULAR ART CLASSES

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

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

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WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES - FULL DETAILS

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

'How to Paint a Butterfly' with Cath Hodsman

SATURDAY 16TH JULY 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
Attic Studio
All Abilities Welcome

An entomological watercolour painting workshop with Cath Hodsman.

Butterflies are amongst our most well-known and well-loved insects. This watercolour painting workshop gives those of us who are fascinated by these ethereal creatures, the chance to study them and paint them in watercolour.

This unique and absorbing workshop is aimed at both lovers of painting and entomology, especially butterflies. You don’t have to be an expert in either, but you need to be fascinated by both!! This absorbing and enjoyable day will give participants the chance to study different types of butterflies in a way that they have never been able to before.

Each student will have the use of high-powered microscopes to study the anatomical beauty of these delicate creatures. Cath and students will discuss how butterflies taste their food, how they eat their food, how they create those beautiful patterns on their wings, how they protect themselves from predators and to generally, pay homage to these fascinating and iconic insects. Participants will then use the microscopes, ethical specimens and macro photographic material to produce a detailed and unique watercolour painting.

cath hodsman delicately starting to paint a blue moth cath hodsman part way through painting a blue moth cath hodsman finishing painting a blue moth cath hodsman painting of a circle of butterflies cath hodsman painting of mixed insects cath hodsman painted lady butterfly illustration with notes

About Cath: Cath is a Cotswolds-based entomological artist, illustrator, teacher and conservationist who specialises in painting, sketching and studying insects. The raison d’etre behind my art is to aim for anatomical accuracy in every artistic study I produce. I believe this is the best and most fulfilling way to connect, value and ultimately, to protect insects - I want more folks to hug-a-bug...!

In my unique and fun art workshops I teach folks how to understand and then use art to capture the hidden beauty, intricacy and design-perfection held within their secret world. Each student has exclusive use of their own dedicated microscope, magnifying glasses and macro photographs, as well as access to my extensive insect (ethically sourced) specimen collection, to study their beauty.

Through my teaching, I have been made an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology. I have also worked in partnership with many other wonderful organisations such as The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; The Royal Horticultural Society; The Fields Studies Council; The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace; The National Trust, The Wetlands Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, The Natural History Museum, London, etc....

I have also illustrated for Countryfile magazine, Leisure Painter magazine, the Amateur Entomologists' Society's journal, the British Beekeepers' Association magazine.

www.cathhodsmanwildlifeartist.com
twitter.com/CathHodsman

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, tea & coffee – we cannot offer refreshments due to Covid restrictions. All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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'Loose Landscapes in Oil' with Andrew Field

SATURDAY 23RD JULY 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
Pegasus Art & the Stroudwater Canal

Working plein air on the nearby Stroudwater Canal and in our studio, this workshop focuses on how to keep your landscapes loose and energetic, working with a restricted palette and limited time. Andrew will demonstrate how he works followed by an opportunity for one to one tuition and guidance as you work towards developing your own landscape. Participants will learn how to select their subject to achieve an effective composition, learn how to mix with a restricted palette and apply a range of dynamic brush marks to create that finishing touch to turn a painting from good to great. Above all students will gain more confidence to be able to leave a painting and accept that it is finished before over-working and ruining the vision for the painting.

andrew field stood in front of a painting in studio andrew field landscape oil painting of a beach at low tide - st ives portmeor

About Andrew: Andrew Field is an award-winning artist who has painted all of his life. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2001 and receiving a scholarship for his contribution to the Arts faculty he decided to live for many years in the United Arab Emirates teaching and painting. In that time he had many solo and group exhibitions and over a period of ten years established himself as a recognised artist painting renditions of the landscape of Abu Dhabi, notably Saadiyat Island that is now home to The Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Andrew moved back to the UK in 2015 and has a studio in Stratford Upon Avon. He is an ambassador for Wallace Seymour art materials. www.andrewfieldfineart.com

Recommended Materials List:

  • Oil Colours - Burnt Umber, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red.
  • Liquin - such as Winsor & Newton Liquin Original.
  • Brushes - bring whatever you have, but a variety of sizes if possible. Synthetic or hog.
  • Ground - choose whichever you prefer, canvas boards, panels or canvas. We have a large selection at Pegasus Art. Andrew suggests a size similar to 12" x 16".
  • Zest It - dilutant and for cleaning brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or paper towels for cleaning brushes.
  • Jam jars with lids.
  • An apron / painting shirt.
  • A field easel such as the Jakar metal folding easel with bag.
  • A flip chair / lightweight chair

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

You don't need to bring a board as these are all supplied by Pegasus Art.

Anything you don't already have can be bought in our shop with an extra 5% off on the day.

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'Travelling Sketchbook' an En Plein Air Watercolour Workshop & Book Signing with Barry Herniman

SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85
All abilities welcome - Attic Studio and on the Stroudwater Canal

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

Barry will share all his top tips and techniques for creating really dynamic paintings full of light and shadow. The day will start with a brief introduction in the Attic Studio with some quick 'warm up ' exercises before heading out to the nearby Stroudwater Canal (5 – 7 minute easy walk). Barry is very experienced and has taught painting holidays abroad and spends a great deal of time painting outdoors. He will give an in-depth demonstration, help you find a suitable spot, guide you in composition, colour mixing and how to tackle ‘all that green’. His beautiful book, ‘The Travelling Sketchbook’ is full of delightful paintings of canal scenes and more exotic locations, available to buy for £20 (retails at £35) on the day. If you’re a novice, amateur or more professional artist, wanting to work closely with an expert in this medium, this will be a fabulous day. The aim of the day is to ‘have a go’!

barry herniman - man in blue top and hat painting by the canal barry herniman - students on canal bridge barry herniman - watercolour sketch canal and bridges barry herniman - art workshop by canal barry herniman - travelling sketchbook barry herniman - watercolour sketch houses on canal barry herniman - watercolour sketch pewsey wharf

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

www.barryherniman.com

All students will need to bring in the following:

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

  • Some small pieces of watercolour paper for the initial exercises.
  • A piece of watercolour paper, preferably not less than 140lb and either NOT or Rough depending on your personal preference and not less than 1/4 sheet (15 x 11"). Please tape your sheet to a board. I use Saunders Waterford and Hahnemuhle 'Andalucia', for example - Saunders Waterford Sheet Paper 190gsm NOT 56 x 76cm.
  • If you would like to invest in a block of watercolour paper, I recommend Hahnemuhle ‘Andalucia’ Watercolour Block.
  • Bring a watercolour sketchbook for the day. I recommend Hahnemuhle A5 landscape or Seawhite Jumbo Square Hardback Art Sketchbook.
  • 2B Pencil
  • A palette with deep wells to carry sufficient colour mixes. There is a selection at Pegasus including Buddy Cup Palette.
  • Schmincke Horadam watercolours. Recommended colours: Pure yellow, Aureolin, Indian Yellow, Rose Madder, Madder Red Dark, Madder Brown, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine finest, Helio Turquoise and Manganese Violet. Available as 5ml tubes in 140 colours.
  • Barry recommends that pigments are transparent or semi-transparent. If you're not sure bring all your colours along and he will go through them with you.
  • Brushes – Barry uses Da Vinci Cosmotops Round – they are a synthetic/sable mix and hold bags of water and come to a great point. Recommended sizes - 12, 8, 6 and 4 and a few riggers no's 4 and 2. These are just a guide.
  • 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.
  • Spray diffuser bottle to keep the paints moist.
  • If you would like to bring or buy some Derwent Inktense watersoluble ink pencils, they are highly recommended for sketching.
  • A packed lunch – there is no café at Griffin Mill

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Watercolour Seascapes' using Watercolour, Gouache and Moulding Paste with John Scott Martin

SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All Abilities Welcome

Learn how to paint a watercolour seascape and a marine scene with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA, President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

Spend an enjoyable day with John who is a keen sailor and passionate about the sea. Learn how to paint the sea in all its moods. Marine paintings often have a high percentage of sea and sky – and the sea is constantly changing its appearance and depth through the light reflections. During this workshop John will show you how to paint the sea and teach you various techniques. Also, how to place ships and boats on the surface of the sea. Experiment using moulding paste to bring in 3D texture. Learn how to add detail with gouache and how to paint freely using watercolour and horizontal brush strokes. The emphasis is to produce a series of watercolour sketches and learn how to tackle this beautiful and challenging subject matter.

John Scott Martin - headshot of John stood sketching outside John Scott Martin - watercolour painting of sailing boats on waves - autumn afternoon St Tropez John Scott Martin - watercolour painting of sailing boat on calm sea - noon day calm slack water John Scott Martin - watercolour painting of sailing boats turning at the red bouy

About John Scott Martin: John is a practising painter and printmaker. He ended a long career in graphics, printing, photography and design management to return to his first love. He is well known for his images of Cornwall, the mining landscape and nautical scenes. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks and exhibits with no less than ten galleries. John is a past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He occasionally writes for The Artist magazine and is the newly appointed President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. www.johnscottmartin.co.uk

Recommended Materials List:

  • Watercolours: John favours Winsor & Newton watercolours and gouache, but bring whatever you have and purchase any extra colours in our shop. His suggested palette for marine painting is: Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue, Payne’s Grey, any Yellow (to mix greens) Permanent White gouache.
  • Gouache: We sell single 14ml tubes of gouache or sets at Pegasus Art.
  • Paper: You will only need one or two sheets of paper to paint on – 210gsm or similar, smooth and as white as possible. John suggests A3 size, but you could go for A4 if you wanted. Here are some suggestions from our shop:
  • Brushes: Sizes 2 and 4 round watercolour brushes (can be synthetic) and a flat size 7.
  • Palette or suitable plate. Such as Jakar Daisy Shape Porcelain Palette 15cm.
  • Pencil and sketchbook – any size.
  • Please bring good quality seascape images with you.
  • John will bring the moulding paste.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

All students receive an extra 5% off in our extensive mill shop.

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'Introduction to Painting in Oil and Cold Wax' with Nicki Heenan

SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95
Attic Studio
All abilities welcome

An introductory course on working with oil paint and cold wax. You will explore the variety of ways cold wax can be used to add translucency, texture and depth in oil painting. No matter whether you are an abstract or figurative artist, cold wax can be used in many different ways which I will demonstrate in the workshop and give you tips and direction to incorporate this into your own work. Nicki will demonstrate all the basics of using this versatile medium and give you a step by step instruction exercise to paint a dynamic seascape. All abilities are welcome on this course, even if you haven't ever tried cold wax before!

nicki heenan oil and cold wax painting workshop - stood outside with easel nicki heenan oil and cold wax painting workshop - landscape painting of green field, trees and clouds nicki heenan oil and cold wax painting workshop - seascape painting on easel at the beach nicki heenan oil and cold wax painting workshop - variety of painting tools

About Nicki Born in London, Nicki Heenan moved to New-Zealand as a child. She studied Microbiology (MSc hons) at Auckland University, Art and Music. These areas of learning have formed an integral part of her work as an artist where the experimental methods of science are combined with an abstract visualisation of the landscape.

Nicki's paintings are very much influenced by surface and substance. Colour is rendered in multi dimensional soft layers with glazing and wax infused with dry pigment. Nicki works in oil, cold wax, acrylic and watercolour.

www.nickiheenan.com

All students will need to bring in the following materials:

We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees.

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

  • 6 x Ampersand Gesso Boards 12" x 12" x 3mm deep. Alternatively, you can buy our woodcut blocks and prime them yourself (please ask Pegasus or Nicki if not sure).
  • Lino printing roller - such as Pegasus Art Supplies Lino Roller.
  • Zest It Solvent.
  • Zest It Medium.
  • Oil Paints – whatever you have, or buy a starter set from Pegasus Art such as Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set.
  • Broad brushes in various sizes.
  • Gloves that you can work in.
  • 1 x roll of greaseproof paper or an A3 tear off palette (we will supply one for the group to share) such as Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • Tissue paper – not the blowing nose type!
  • Stiff card – credit card size or catalyst blade such as Catalyst Wedge W 01.
  • Palette Knife - such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives.
  • Baby wipes.
  • Jam jar (for solvent, with lid).
  • A painting idea you'd like to try in cold wax – Nicki will bring some images for you to use, but please do bring something of your own. She is happy for you to take pictures during the workshop, but no films please.
  • Nicki will provide the cold wax itself, so you don't need to purchase this.
  • Don't forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café at Griffin Mill. Due to Covid restrictions, we cannot offer any refreshments at the moment.

The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.

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'Pen & Wash British Wildlife' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85
Studio One
All abilities welcome

Draw and paint wildlife with Max Hale.

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

A great opportunity to learn to draw and paint all sorts of beautiful countryside birds and animals. A crafty fox, a boxing hare, a singing blackbird or noisy woodpecker. Perhaps that red squirrel or hedgehog.

During this day session you will learn the structure and methods of using ink and watercolour in harmony, how to balance the two complementary mediums to obtain the best results. Ink and wash is not new but you will benefit from Max's early experiences as an artist/illustrator to explore the vast possibilities that these two different mediums affords. A brilliant workshop for those artists who love the fauna of Britain and want to develop their artistic skills. Suitable for all levels of artist whether new to this style or practiced.

max hale pen and wash drawing of hedgehog in undergrowth max hale pen and wash hare white background max hale pen and wash hare coloured background max hale pen and wash brock the badger

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

Recommended Equipment List

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

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Kitchen Table Still Life' in Oils and Acrylics with Andrew Field

SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80

Working from a still life that can be created very quickly, Andrew will demonstrate his approach to starting a still life. He will talk through and demonstrate the various stages working with a base layer of acrylics to build up the composition and organise the colours and brush-marks before adding final touches using oils. Andrew will share his restricted palette that he uses frequently when creating still life paintings and will explain and demonstrate his mixed media approach, working with acrylic and oils.

First, applicants will create a series of mini studies focusing on ways of creating alternative compositions from the same still life. The studies will then be worked into using a restricted palette focusing on mark making and colour combinations. When participants feel secure and confident they will select their preferred study to develop into a final painting.

andrew field stood in front of a painting in studio andrew field still life oil painting of a wild daisies in a vase with rose pattern

About Andrew: Andrew Field is an award-winning artist who has painted all of his life. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2001 and receiving a scholarship for his contribution to the Arts faculty he decided to live for many years in the United Arab Emirates teaching and painting. In that time he had many solo and group exhibitions and over a period of ten years established himself as a recognised artist painting renditions of the landscape of Abu Dhabi, notably Saadiyat Island that is now home to The Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Andrew moved back to the UK in 2015 and has a studio in Stratford Upon Avon. He is an ambassador for Wallace Seymour art materials. www.andrewfieldfineart.com

Recommended Materials List:

  • Oil Colours - Burnt Umber, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red.
  • Liquin - such as Winsor & Newton Liquin Original.
  • Brushes - bring whatever you have, but a variety of sizes if possible. Synthetic or hog.
  • Ground - choose whichever you prefer, canvas boards, panels or canvas. We have a large selection at Pegasus Art. Andrew suggests a size similar to 12" x 16".
  • Zest It - dilutant and for cleaning brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or paper towels for cleaning brushes.
  • Jam jars with lids.
  • An apron / painting shirt.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

You don't need to bring an easel, chair or board as these are all supplied by Pegasus Art.

Anything you don't already have can be bought in our shop with an extra 5% off on the day.

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

SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

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

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

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

Karen Green Botanical Artist Karen Green Botanical Painting - green peas in a pod Karen Green Botanical Painting - quince halves Karen Green Botanical Painting - Karen painting green leaves Karen Green Botanical Painting -drawing of a fig half with leaf background Karen Green Botanical Painting - collection of fruit and veg - pear, sweet pea, carrot, strawberry, leek

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

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

www.karengreenart.com facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

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

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Seascapes in Acrylic' - Workshop & Golden Demonstration with Soraya French

SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tickets £85
Attic Studio
All Abilities Welcome
With Golden Acrylics Ambassador Soraya French

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and High Flow Acrylics. Get a comprehensive overview on the many gels & mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, and the use of mixed media.

Soraya French headshot with scarf Soraya French - colourful coastal bay mixed media painting Soraya French - cornish beach mixed media painting Soraya French - waves on rocks seascape mixed media painting

The afternoon session following this demo will concentrate on products that can be useful in painting a more expressive seascape. The artists are encouraged to bring their own source material to create an individual piece with no copyright attached to it. There will be plenty of individual tuition so the class is suitable for all levels. Come prepared to lose yourself in the magical world of Golden Artist colours.

About Soraya French PPSWA: Soraya is a contemporary artist, tutor and author. She combines a successful exhibiting career with writing books as well as articles for the UK’s leading art publication ‘’The Artist’’ magazine. The success of her art books commissioned by HarperCollins have brought her international recognition and following. Soraya works in all painting media but is particularly known for her expressive and colourful mixed media paintings. Use of vibrant colours, light and expressive textures are prominent features of her work. She has received a number of prestigious awards and her work is held in many private and public collections at home and abroad. Soraya is currently the ex-president, now Director of The Society of Women Artists and curates their annual exhibition at The Mall galleries in London. www.sorayafrench.com

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Watercolour paper, canvas, board or mount board – choose any surface and size you wish! Explore our watercolour sheet paper, as well as our range of standard stretched canvases and a selection of canvas boards.
  • Bring whatever acrylics you already have, including acrylic inks. If you have pastels and would like to bring them, please do. Choose brightly coloured soft or oil pastels. We have a variety of acrylic paints to choose from as well as oil or soft pastels in sets.
  • Brushes suitable for acrylics, watercolour and/or inks. Bring a set of watercolour brushes suitable for the size of the painting. Discover our paint brush collection.
  • Palette knife/knives to apply gels and pastes. Discover our range of palette knives.
  • Tear off palette for acrylics and a watercolour palette for your inks. Such as the Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette.
  • Masking tape, water pot (jam jar with lid) and kitchen roll.
  • Bring a high quality colour print of your favourite seascape (photograph and/or sketch).
  • Packed lunch, flask of tea / coffee and water.

Soraya will bring samples of Golden paint, gels, pastes and gesso plus some simple collage for students to use.

Easels, chairs and boards are supplied by Pegasus Art, so no need to bring your own.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art. Due to current Covid restrictions we are not offering tea or coffee. Please bring your own packed lunch, tea flask and water with you.

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'Cotswold Landscapes' in Oils and Acrylics with Andrew Field

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
At Pegasus Art and nearby Stroudwater Canal

Working plein air in the beautiful Cotswold landscape and nearby canal, students will learn how to create a quintessential English landscape. The workshop will begin by Andrew demonstrating his approach to landscape painting with opportunities to ask questions as he works. The participants will then be able to get down to working themselves, receiving one to one guidance from Andrew about composition, colour mixing, brushmark techniques and application. It is hoped that by the end of the workshop participants will have learnt how to create a painting plein air, that reflects the beauty of the Cotswold landscape, using effective compositional techniques, a restricted palette and a range of dynamic brush marks.

andrew field stood in front of a painting in studio andrew field cotswold landscape painting - leckhampton hill

About Andrew: Andrew Field is an award-winning artist who has painted all of his life. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2001 and receiving a scholarship for his contribution to the Arts faculty he decided to live for many years in the United Arab Emirates teaching and painting. In that time he had many solo and group exhibitions and over a period of ten years established himself as a recognised artist painting renditions of the landscape of Abu Dhabi, notably Saadiyat Island that is now home to The Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Andrew moved back to the UK in 2015 and has a studio in Stratford Upon Avon. He is an ambassador for Wallace Seymour art materials. www.andrewfieldfineart.com

Recommended Materials List:

  • Oil Colours - Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Grey, Titanium White.
  • Acrylic Colours - Burnt Umber, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red.
  • Liquin - such as Winsor & Newton Liquin Original.
  • Brushes - bring whatever you have, but a variety of sizes if possible. Synthetic or hog.
  • Ground - choose whichever you prefer, canvas boards, panels or canvas. We have a large selection at Pegasus Art. Andrew suggests a size similar to 12" x 16".
  • Zest It - dilutant and for cleaning brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or paper towels for cleaning brushes.
  • Jam jars with lids.
  • An apron / painting shirt.
  • A packed lunch, flask of tea or coffee and plenty of water.
  • A field easel - such as Jakar Metal Easel - Folding with Bag or the Cappelletto Sketch Box Easel CC 32 Half Size.
  • A flip chair / lighweight chair if you would like.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

Anything you don't already have can be bought in our shop with an extra 5% off on the day.

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'Expressive Portrait Painting' in Oils or Acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85

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

Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well structured approach to painting a portrait. Breaking it down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from the colour palette and mixing flesh tones to working tonally, initially blocking in shape and form to construct the head through to the finer details to create a good likeness. Over the 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 but they will need to be very good quality A4 images.

Mark Fennell portrait of a man in a grey hat Mark Fennell child portrait - painting preparation Mark Fennell - portrait of a toddler with monkey hat and red coat Mark Fennell - painting of a man with grey hair in a light blue shirt sitting in wooden chair Mark Fennell - portrait nurse wearing mask and glasses Mark Fennell - portrait of a young boy in red coat looking into the distance

About Mark: Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway. His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Oxford Art Society and Buckinghamshire Art Society. Mark runs workshops and demonstrations for art groups and societies across the UK and occasionally in Portugal and the costa Blanca in Spain.

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

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

What to Bring:

  • One pre-primed and grounded canvas or board. (pre ground your canvas with a thin wash of acrylic or oil paint made up of burnt sienna lightened down to a light to mid tan with titanium white, must be dry on the day). Pegasus can prepare a 16" x 12" canvas for this course – please order yours upon booking. A stretched traditional canvas costs £10.40 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50. We also sell standard canvases such as Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas Traditional Standard and the Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvases Transparent Primer.
  • A selection of long handle short flat hog paint brushes for oil painters or synthetic acrylic brushes for acrylic painters, in a range of sizes from 2 -12, also small round brush size 1 and 2. Such as Da Vinci Series 5123 Maestro 2 Bright Short Flat Brushes - Hog Bristle.
  • Palette knives - Winsor and Newton sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives 20 Shapes & Sizes.
  • For oil painters - Zest-It oil paint dilutant or similar low odour thinners and linseed oil or alternatively just W&N Liquin original.
  • For oil painters, a dipper/pot to hold the thinners. Such as Metal Twin Dipper With Lids Seal.
  • A good size flat mixing palette (no plates or foil trays please). Such as Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30 x 40cm Rectangle.
  • Preferably a stay wet palette and fine mist water sprayer for acrylic painters. Such as Daler Rowney Stay Wet Palette Small.
  • Oil or acrylic colours as follows - titanium white, naples yellow (optional), cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt umber, french ultramarine and ivory black is optional.
  • A good size jar for white spirit or low odour thinners for oil painters or water to clean brushes and some cloths or a roll or two of kitchen towel.
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting if painting in oils.

Other Notes:

  • Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.
  • You don't need to bring an easel, chair or board as these are all supplied by Pegasus Art.

Anything you don't already have can be bought in our shop with an extra 5% off on the day.

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'Exploring Landscapes' in Mixed Media with John Scott Martin

SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All abilities welcome
Studio One

Exploring landscapes with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA. Using collage, various paints, inks and pastels (possibly sand, fabric and cardboard).

Tap into your creativity to build a landscape using all sorts of mixed media! A really fun and experimental day.

Spend an enjoyable day with John, a really experienced teacher, exploring a variety of different mediums to build a landscape layer by layer. The day will begin with a presentation of Johns work to illustrate possibilities and to inspire, helping to speed up the process and give you as much practical time as possible. Working fairly quickly will encourage creativity and there will be plenty of happy accidents! If time allows, more unusual materials can be explored such as sand, textured cardboard and textiles.

John Scott Martin - headshot of John stood sketching outside John Scott Martin - mixed media landscape with snowy hills and sheep in foreground John Scott Martin - Atlantic Edge - mixed media seascape coastline with two small mine buildings John Scott Martin - Pit Village Eventide - mixed media townscape - terrace houses with smokey chimneys, mountains and pit mine

About John Scott Martin: John is a practising painter and printmaker. He ended a long career in graphics, printing, photography and design management to return to his first love. He is well known for his images of Cornwall, the mining landscape and nautical scenes. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks and exhibits with no less than ten galleries. John is a past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He occasionally writes for The Artist magazine and is the newly appointed President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. www.johnscottmartin.co.uk

Recommended Materials List:

  • Watercolours: John favours Winsor & Newton watercolours and gouache, but bring whatever you have and purchase any extra colours in our shop.
  • Gouache: We sell single 14ml tubes of gouache or sets at Pegasus Art.
  • Paper: Bring 5 / 6 pieces of A3 or A4 cartridge paper. There are plenty of options in the shop including sketchbooks and sheet paper. (Recommended weight 190gsm).
  • Brushes: Bring whatever brushes you already have.
  • Palette Knives: Bring whatever you have or buy some in our shop such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives.
  • Pastels: Bring whatever you have or purchase some in our shop - explore our range of pastels.
  • Palette or suitable plate.
  • Pencil and sketchbook – any size.
  • John will bring all the unusual materials! (A range of coloured tissue and textured papers, pva glue, ink rollers, pastels and fixative.)
  • Please bring high quality landscape images with you.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

All students receive an extra 5% off in our extensive mill shop.

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'Winter Mountain Landscapes' in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2022

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome, including beginners

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

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

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

David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ painting a winter mountain landscape on an easel David Johnson DJ - stood with palette near large mountain painting David Johnson DJ - winter mountain landscape painting David Johnson DJ - students in painting workshop

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

Recommended Equipment List

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

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

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

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'Pet Portraits' in Oil or Acrylics with Lucy Burton

SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All abilities welcome - improver, intermediate or advanced
Attic Studio

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

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

lucy burton stood infront of painting on easel holding a palette lucy burton pet portrait of black and white french bulldog lucy burton pet portrait of brown fluffy dog called Ted sitting in flowers lucy burton pet portrait of terrier sog called Ralph sitting on lawn in shade

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

www.lucyburtonart.com

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Please bring a photograph of your animal or an image on an ipad or tablet. It should be high quality, square if possible with the dog taking up the central point of the image.
  • Also bring a black and white print out, square cropped image as large as you can get it (A4 ideally) like this:
  • black and white photograph of a yellow labrador looking directly at the camera
  • An 8" x 8" gessoboard (Pegasus have a 12" x 9" board like this).
  • A selection of synthetic brushes. I like to use a 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" short flat, filbert size 2 and a round size 1. You can browse our brushes online.
  • A palette knife size 22 or similar - See our range of palette knives here.
  • Oil colours as follows: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue. If you have any other colours, please bring them with you. Popular brands include Cranfield Studio or Artist oils or Michael Harding. Or you could buy a starter set.
  • Liquin painting medium - such as Winsor Newton Liquin Original.
  • A flat mixing palette - such as Cappelletto Walnut Rectangle Palette 20 x 30cm.
  • Or a tear off palette - such as Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • A pencil and a ruler.
  • Something to take your 8" x 8" board home.
  • A jam jar and some Zest It for cleaning your brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or kitchen roll.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, tea & coffee with you – we cannot offer refreshments due to Covid restrictions. Art materials available to buy in the shop on the day with an extra 5% off.

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

SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85
All abilities welcome, including beginners
Attic Studio

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

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

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

David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting of Rossilli, Wales David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting of Sandsend Bay David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting Workshop David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting Workshop David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting Workshop David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting Workshop David DJ Johnson Sunset Skyscape Painting Workshop

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

Recommended Equipment List

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

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

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Experimental, Evocative Landscapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All abilities welcome

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

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

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

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

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

About Mel: Mel gained her Fine Art Painting degree in the late 1990’s in Cheltenham. Afterwards she worked as a secondary school art teacher for 20 happy years before her own creativity stopped her in her tracks and insisted she paid it some attention. Mel took a leap of faith - walking away from her career to pursue her dream.

A year later Mel secured her first gallery representation. She is now represented by Marine House in Devon, The Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham and Creates Gallery, Monmouth. Her paintings sell far and wide, travelling to Devon, Cheltenham, Wales, London, Hong Kong and Singapore where they find their homes. Mel says:

"I really couldn't be happier that my paintings get to touch so many lives. The wonderful messages I receive from owners tell of how their paintings make them happy, calm and reflective. The gift I always set out to give in every painting, right from the start of my journey."

"Being present in the landscape every day is the most important part of my process. It allows me to feel the landscape and translate that feeling into ink and paint, whether I be in the dappled light of my local woodland, on the beach absorbing the movement of water, or on a windswept hillside. That opportunity for introspection whilst in the elements is the greatest gift my practice gives me."

In 2020 & 2021, Melanie and her paintings have featured in several significant publications including, Devon Life, The Marine Conservation Society Magazine and The Artist Magazine. In 2022 The Artist Magazine will publish 2 teaching articles Melanie has written. She will also be interviewed for an artist feature in Cotswold Life in Spring 2022. In September 2022 Marine House Gallery will host her solo show.

www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here. I’m happy for you to work in your sketchbook all day, but if you would like to work larger, there are some suggestions below.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • Thick card, hot press watercolour paper (the smooth type), wooden boards or mount board (these will need a layer of gesso on them – ask Mel). You could bring canvas, but I find that the materials don’t flow across the surface very easily. The size you bring is up to you, but if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Landscapes That Have Meaning to You.
    • They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs, but please note, you will be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Botanical Painted Christmas Cards' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85
All abilities welcome
Attic Studio

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

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

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

Karen Green Botanical Artist Karen Green Botanical Painting holly leaves Karen Green Botanical Painting Christmas card winter flowers Karen Green painting green leaves

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

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

www.karengreenart.com facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

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

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

Due to current COVID restrictions we are not supplying tea or coffee. Please bring a packed lunch, flask of tea and water with you.

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'Paint First, Edit Later' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95
Max of 6 students
You need to have attended 1 or preferably 2 workshops with Mel previously to attend this workshop.

Painting With Feeling

In this new, dynamic and experimental workshop, Mel is keen to take you out of your comfort zone. Tap into your feelings and deepest natural impulses…painting without a plan! You will be approaching creativity from a different angle, rather than planning the outcome first and then trying to paint it, your instinct and your painting will take you on a new journey. American painter Brian Ruttenberg talks about finding a deeper truth and the arc of creating a painting. Mel wants to show you how you can work from the painting and with the painting to discover all its possibilities.

"The worst thing a painter can do is edit while working. Spill everything out behind you … and fix it later. In order to bring calm to the initial chaos you will learn about how to create key moments in a painting. These help the viewer to interpret your impression of the world and give the gift of connection. These are the ‘landmark’ moments in our paintings. The bits on which the rest of the painting hinges. It can be anything, from a single tree, to light breaking on a surface, colour palette or a motif."

Only join this workshop if you are prepared to come with an open and curious mind. Watch this short You Tube video for inspiration:

Mel Cormack-Hicks - loose painting of woodland trees and path Mel Cormack-Hicks - sitting in front of painting in woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape mixed media painting in progress Mel Cormack-Hicks - seascape mixed media painting with colour swatches

What Will I Learn?

  • You'll learn how to completely loosen up.
  • How to respond to your paintings through curiosity.
  • How to find freedom and enhance your creativity through painting.
  • How to let go of limiting beliefs or confining thoughts that normally hold you back.
  • Prepare to feel challenged and get messy.
  • Learn about ‘landmark moments’ in painting.
  • How to paint on large surfaces without getting the fear.
  • Building artwork in layers with multimedia techniques.
  • Experiment with colour palettes and materials.
  • Work on three large boards at once to keep the creative flow alive.

What Will I Achieve?

  • Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth.
  • You'll be working on several large boards at once but don't expect to finish by the end of the day. You will leave with exciting 'works in progress' (Caveat: Mel works professionally in this way, but has never taught like this before!).
  • A confidence and looseness that you may have struggled to achieve before.

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her passion for art. She then worked as a secondary school art teacher for 20 happy years until she decided to follow her creativity into the art world. A year later she secured her first gallery representation. Her paintings now sell far and wide, travelling to Devon, Cheltenham, Wales, London, Hong Kong and Singapore where they find their homes. Mel is represented by the gallery, Marine House at Beer in Devon and Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham. Her paintings are on permanent display in the galleries. They can also be found at the Fresh Art Fairs and Affordable Art Fairs throughout the year. Details of all events and available paintings can be found on her website.

www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

"Whatever I am painting, I use colours and marks based on how I want the viewer to feel in that moment, wherever the location, this allows my painting to express themselves rather than become an exact representation. My artwork can become the place the viewer feels in their heart, it becomes a gift just for them. That is when a painting really finds its strength, its voice, in the imagination of others."

Materials

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

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

  • Quick Drying Materials
    • Bring materials that can dry quickly: acrylic ink, watercolour, watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylic paints. Anything we can mix with water to make it more fluid.
    • Daler Rowney inks, suggested colours: Prussian blue, Payne's Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green
    • Watercolour pencils - You can buy single pencils such as Derwent Inktense Pencils.
    • Acrylic paint such as Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints.
  • Resist Materials
  • Dry Materials
    • Pencils, chalk pastels and a glue stick.
  • Tools
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top), brushes, palette knife, straw to blow through! If you have one, bring a hairdryer to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook
    • Bring anything you already have – any format. My preference is Pink Pig – a square, ringbound sketchbook available here.As some of you know my new favourite format is a concertina sketchbook. If you want to give one a go, this workshop is probably the best place to do it. I'm happy for you to work in your sketchbook throughout the day, as well as on boards.
  • Surface Suggestions
    • The larger the better as this will keep you loose.
    • Please bring hard surfaces (non textured) rather than canvas. Boards, my suggestions is to prepare them with gesso yourself. Such as Wood Painting Panel 50 x 50 cm or you might opt instead for … mount board (mountboard will need a layer of gesso on them before the workshop.) The size you bring is up to you, but larger is probably better. if you do decide to bring something large, bring smaller sizes too!
  • Five Print Outs of Seascapes / Landscapes That Have Meaning to You
    • Bring five print outs of seascapes or landscapes that have meaning to you, please do feel free to work from an iPad or similar devices if you would prefer to. They could be several images of the same location from different angles OR different images. The printouts should be A5 size minimum. You can bring photographs too.
  • Homework
    • Also bring with you 5 words that you wish to express in your work that day. Have them written down in your sketchbook before you come. Decide on possible colour palettes. These should be based on your words and the images you have chosen. Don’t get too hung up on any of this preparation, we will remain both flexible and curious throughout the day.

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

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'Spring Flowers Still Life' in Oil (Acrylics Also Ok) with Lucy Burton

SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
£85
All abilities welcome - improver, intermediate or advanced
Attic Studio

We're delighted to welcome Lucy Burton back to teach you how to paint a still life using seasonal flowers. Far from being just a 'pretty picture', you will be exploring different coloured backgrounds, interesting and unusual compositions and colour relationships.

You will do a few loose sketches to warm up, talk through various ideas and approaches before deciding on your favourite composition to paint. You will look at how to create a simple 'tonal study' before looking at ways of applying the paint in a dynamic and interesting way: focusing on colour, brushwork and composition.

lucy burton red and cream spring flowers in jug lucy burton purple flowers in glass vase lucy burton red flowers in glass vase with shadow lucy burton yellow daffodils lucy burton pink and purple flowers in clear glass vase

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

www.lucyburtonart.com

Recommended Equipment List

What will be supplied:

  • A vase of spring flowers
  • Coloured backgrounds

What to bring:

  • An A4 sketchbook, pen, pencil. View our sketchbook range.
  • A smooth primed panel board or canvas (min 12" x 12", max 16" x 20"). Such as the Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas - Traditional Standard.
  • A selection of synthetic brushes eg: Daler Rowney System 3: short flat 1/4", 1/2" 3/4", Daler Rowney System 3 filbert size 2, Small round size 1 synthetic brush. Explore our range of brushes.
  • A spotlight or angle-poise desk lamp.
  • iPad or laptop to connect to your phone (or you can paint from life).
  • Palette knife - Winsor and Newton size 22 or similar. Shop for palette knives.
  • Oil or Acrylic colours as follows - Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarine Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Utramarine, Phthalo Blue (and any others you have). Shop for oil paints or acrylic paints.
  • A flat mixing palette - tear off paper palettes are fine. Such as the Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • A box to take your work home in.
  • Some rags and plenty of tissues to wipe brushes clean.
  • A 'stay-wet' palette (acrylics only).
  • 'Liquin' painting medium (oils only).
  • A jar and some low odour thinners/white spirit substitute for cleaning your brushes (oils only).

Please bring a packed lunch, water, tea & coffee with you – we cannot offer refreshments due to Covid restrictions.

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'Pet Portraits' in Oil or Acrylics with Lucy Burton

SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
£80
All abilities welcome - improver, intermediate or advanced
Attic Studio

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

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

lucy burton stood infront of painting on easel holding a palette lucy burton pet portrait of black and white french bulldog lucy burton pet portrait of brown fluffy dog called Ted sitting in flowers lucy burton pet portrait of terrier sog called Ralph sitting on lawn in shade

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

www.lucyburtonart.com

Recommended Equipment List

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

  • Please bring a photograph of your animal or an image on an iPad or tablet. It should be high quality, square if possible with the dog taking up the central point of the image.
  • Also bring a black and white print out, square cropped image as large as you can get it (A4 ideally) like this:
  • black and white photograph of a yellow labrador looking directly at the camera
  • An 8" x 8" gessoboard (Pegasus have a 12" x 9" board like this).
  • A selection of synthetic brushes. I like to use a 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" short flat, filbert size 2 and a round size 1. You can browse our brushes online.
  • A palette knife size 22 or similar - See our range of palette knives here.
  • Oil colours as follows: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue. If you have any other colours, please bring them with you. Popular brands include Cranfield Studio or Artist oils or Michael Harding. Or you could buy a starter set.
  • Liquin painting medium - such as Winsor Newton Liquin Original.
  • A flat mixing palette - such as Cappelletto Walnut Rectangle Palette 20 x 30cm.
  • Or a tear off palette - such as Daler Rowney A4 Tear Off Palette Pad 40 Sheets.
  • A pencil and a ruler.
  • Something to take your 8" x 8" board home.
  • A jam jar and some Zest It for cleaning your brushes.
  • Plenty of rags or kitchen roll.

Please bring a packed lunch, water, tea & coffee with you – we cannot offer refreshments due to Covid restrictions. Art materials available to buy in the shop on the day with an extra 5% off.

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REGULAR ART CLASSES - FULL DETAILS

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


MONDAY

'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

MONDAYS 10am - 12pm
4 week course costs £72
Starts Monday 10th January 2022
Join anytime if there is space - Suitable for all abilities
Attic Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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'Start with Art: Beginners Drawing' with Liz Lancashire

MONDAYS 9.30am - 11.30am
6 week course - £110 - Starts Monday 10th January 2022
6 week course - £110 - Starts Monday 21st February 2022
Studio One

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

It's cold and gloomy outside, so come along to Pegasus and start a new hobby. Start with Art is for all of you who have been given pencils or pastels for Christmas and don't know what to do with them!

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

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

Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - sketches of tall thin plants Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - helens picture still life vase, flowers and veg Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - teapot and circular object Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - meet bagwig - crocodile creature with hair Liz Lancashire start with art drawing class - red apples

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

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

MONDAYS 1.15pm - 4.15pm
6 weeks costs £100
12 weeks costs £190
Attic Studio
Starts Monday 10th January 2022 - Email for more details suejrae@icloud.com
*Suitable for students with some experience* - Feel free to contact Sue to discuss the course

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

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

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

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

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

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'Inspirational Landscapes in Gouache' with Max Hale

MONDAYS 1.15pm - 4.00pm
£95
Monday 24th January, 31st January and 7th February

A three session course to gain ground in an old medium that is making a comeback. Enjoy 3 weeks of afternoon landscape painting - you'll be surprised at the versatility of the medium if you've never tried it!

Max Hale -w inter landscapes painting in gouache
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TUESDAY

NEW 'Making Your Mark: Creative Drawing' with Wendy Rhodes PhD

TUESDAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm
6 week course costs £130
Starts Tuesday 19th April 2022
Studio One

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Wendy Rhodes to teach this new drawing course. This course will explore drawing techniques and mark making skills, enabling you to develop new ways of using materials.

The course will enable you to expand on your own personal drawing style and introduce many new techniques that you can combine 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, landscape and portrait imagery. You will also be able to select your own starting points 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.

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

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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.

www.wrhodesart.com

Recommended Equipment List

  • As the course progresses you will be given suggestions of items to bring with you as reference./li>
  • At least six sheets of A2 Cartridge paper.
  • Please bring 2B, 4B and 6B pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener.
  • You may also like to bring charcoal, conte or chalk pastels.
  • A sketch book, any size, to develop ideas./li>

To book please email Wendy on wrhodesart@gmail.com

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'Painter's Masterly Open Media Classes' with Max Hale

TUESDAYS 1.15pm - 4.00pm
Winter Term - Starts 11th January - 6 Classes - £150
Spring Term - Starts 1st March - 6 Classes - £150
Summer Term - Starts 19th April - 10 Classes - £250
Sign up for each term individual, or the whole course for £500 (£50 discount)
Studio One
All welcome - join anytime if space.

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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max hale artist - painter - tutor personal tuition banner with paintbrush, charcoal, paper in background

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Extreme Poses' Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 12:30pm
6 week course - cost £175
Studio One
Starts Wednesday 5th January 2022 - but join anytime

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.

Paul Fowler Life Drawing Doug Paul Fowler Life Drawing Kim paul fowler life drawing - susie harding Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons

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

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

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'Drawing and Painting' with Alison Vickery

WEDNESDAYS 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Blocks of 6 classes - cost £16 per class paid per term in advance (£96)
Starts Wednesday 5th January 2022
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 Alisons Vickery for more information via info@alisonvickery.co.uk.

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THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

THURSDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm
6 week course - cost £175
Studio One
Starts Thursday 6th January 2022

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.

Paul Fowler Life Drawing Doug Paul Fowler Life Drawing Kim paul fowler life drawing - susie harding Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons Paul Fowler Life Drawing man hanging from ceiling ribbons

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

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

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'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

THURSDAYS 10am - 12pm
4 week course costs £72
Starts Thursday 6th January 2022
Attic Studio
Join anytime if there is space - Suitable for all abilities

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

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

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

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

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'Drawn to Look' Evening Drawing Class with Susan Kester

THURSDAYS 6.30pm - 8.30pm
7 weeks - cost £119
Starts Thursday 6th January 2022
Next block of courses starts Thursday 24th February - six weeks £111
Studio One

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

susan kester stood smiling susan kester drawing class around the table with still life objects susan kester drawing class black and white sketch of striped cloth and eggs in an egg box susan kester sketch of shells susan kester sketch of various jugs and tankards susan kester pastel drawing sunflowers

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

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FRIDAY

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

FRIDAYS 9.00am - 12.00pm OR 1.00pm - 4.00pm
6 week course - cost £120
7 week course - cost £140
Starts Friday 7th January 2022 - Join in anytime if there is space.
Studio One

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

Rob Collins Apples Painting Rob Collins Woodland Painting

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

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

FRIDAYS Afternoons 1.30pm - 3.30pm
5 week course - cost £110
Starting Friday 4th February 2022 until Friday 4th March 2022 - enquire for more details

Over this 5 week course you will learn the mindful arts of tea-drinking, cake-eating and watercolour painting. From making your own leather-bound sketchbook to learning about materials, in addition to weekly watercolour painting; this is all you need to get started.

  • Week 1: Book-binding: make your own watercolour sketchbook
  • Week 2: Watercolours for holiday journals: an introduction
  • Week 3: Painting flowers in watercolour: try your hand at garden jounaling
  • Week 4: Keeping a tea diary: illustrating your favourite mug (and a slice of cake!)
  • Week 5: Landscapes and larger paintings
emma leyfield painting at table with daffodils emma leyfield sketchbook making equipment on green cutting mat emma leyfield watercolour painting of emma leyfield watercolour of two digestive biscuits emma leyfield - sketchbook open on table with watercolour of iris emma leyfield watercolour sketch of floral mug and shortbread with writing

All materials and refreshments included, students will receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building. Suitable for all levels of ability, student discounts available – contact Emma after booking for a 10% refund, via the contact page or on whatsapp : 07584 436 655.

"I enjoyed the course enormously, including the tea and cake! Making our own sketchbooks the first week was a delightful way to start. The course has ended all too soon."

"I've really enjoyed this short course, it has definitely been right up my street in terms of content/level of tuition and great to have all the materials (and cake!) provided. For me there is definitely less stress involved in doing a small "sketch" than being faced with an A4 sheet of art paper and being asked to reproduce a photo/scene."

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

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

Interspersed with teaching and her love of reading, Emma runs her own small business in Gloucestershire. She studied fine art for 4 years before moving on to pursue her ambition of becoming a children's book illustrator and is currently working on her first book which she hopes to complete in 2022.

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

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