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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Workshops & Classes - Some re-starting from 3rd December

- We are delighted to let you know that some of our regular art classes and workshops are re-starting from 3rd December.
- All of the classes and workshops normally take place in our large Attic Studio space - Studio One will be closed until January 2021.
- When we open again, all students are advised to bring their own equipment and refreshments (including mugs), to use masks and hand sanitiser.
- Please contact your tutor if you would like more information about what is happening to your regular class.

Shop Re-Opening From Thursday 3rd December - Entrance to limited customer bubble groups. Our Click and Collect will also continue & Deliveries available

Shop re-open Thursday 3rd December: 9am-4pm

You can still use our Click and Collect service if preferred, choose Click and Collect option at checkout (Please wait for email confirmation that your order is ready to collect.)

Telephone us or email your orders if you prefer this method of ordering rather than our website.
You can make card payments or we can send PayPal requests for payment. Staff can help you choose products and give advice, just ask.

We value our loyal customers support in these challenging time and look forward to seeing you again.
Telephone: 01453 886 560 Email: info@pegasusart.co.uk

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

We also offer art workshops for young creatives to keep them busy in the holidays! Dynamic duo, Liz Lancashire & Tam Inglis of Art Sparks teach the younger group aged 6 - 11 years - their imaginative themes are unrivalled, super inspiring and at times, mind boggling! Freelance illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis teaches the older group (11 - 16 year olds) helping them to fill their sketchbooks, focusing on design led art, illustration and drawing - something completely different to their school syllabus.

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

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

All workshop and art class attendees receive 5% off in our extensive mill shop, next to 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 - *Restarting 3rd December 2020*

Pathway to Painting Masterclass with Paul Fowler:
3rd Dec 2020
Pathway to Painting Masterclass with Paul Fowler:
10th Dec 2020
Powerful Seascapes - Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
12th Dec 2020
Imagination All Wrapped Up - Two Day Workshop with Paul Fowler:
16th & 17th Dec 2020
Casual Portraits with Max Hale:
5th Jan 2021
Pen & Wash For Beginners with Max Hale:
9th Jan 2021
Casual Portraits with Max Hale:
12th Jan 2021
Linocut & Collage Landscapes with John Scott Martin:
15th & 16th Jan 2021
Expressive Florals with Alison Vickery:
23rd Jan 2021
Decorative Letter Workshop: Botanicals with Emma Leyfield:
30th Jan 2021
Marine Scenes in Watercolour & Gouache with John Scott Martin:
6th Feb 2021
Winter Mountain Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson:
13th Feb 2021
Introduction to Sketchbooking with Emma Leyfield:
19th & 20th Feb 2021
Portraiture: All You Need To Know with Emma Leyfield:
27th Feb 2021
Expressive Portrait Painting in Oils or Acrylics with Mark Fennell:
6th Mar 2021
Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour with Karen Green:
13th Mar 2021
Decorative Letter Workshop: Botanicals with Emma Leyfield:
27th Mar 2021
Serene Seascapes in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack Hicks:
27th Mar 2021
Oil Painting Using Cold Wax Medium with Nicki Heenan:
10th Apr 2021
Portraiture: All You Need To Know with Emma Leyfield:
17th Apr 2021
Dramatic Sunset Skyscapes in Oil with David DJ Johnson:
1st May 2021
Botanical Painting - Blossom with Karen Green:
8th May 2021
Pen & Wash - Towns & Villages with Max Hale:
15th May 2021
Experimental Evocative Landscapes with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
29th May 2021
Sunlit Seascapes in Oil or Acrylic with David DJ Johnson:
19th Jun 2021
Experimental Evocative Landscapes with Mel Cormack-Hicks:
12th Jun 2021
From the Beginning - Learn to Paint with Sarah Wimperis:
25th - 27th Jun 2021
Botanical Painting - Peas & Pears in Watercolour with Karen Green:
25th Sep 2021
Zorn Palette Portraits in Oils with Mark Fennell:
2nd Oct 2021
Botanical Painting - Autumn Leaves in Watercolour with Karen Green:
23rd Oct 2021
Winter Scenes in Gouache with Max Hale:
6th Nov 2021
Botanical Painting - Holly, Ivy, & Mistletoe in Watercolour with Karen Green:
13th Nov 2021
Palette Knife Portraits in Oil with Mark Fennell:
20th Nov 2021

Workshops / Open Studios Leaflets

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ART TALKS

Secret Lives of Colour - Five Colourful Histories with Kassia St Clair:
11th Feb 2021
The Joy of Flowers - Demo & Talk with Sarah Gillard:
24th Apr 2021
The Golden A - Z of Acrylics - Demo & Talk with Soraya French:
16th Oct 2021

REGULAR ART CLASSES - *POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER*

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

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Regular Art Classes Leaflets 2020

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WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES - FULL DETAILS

'Pathway to Painting' Masterclass with Paul Fowler

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER

9.30pm - 4.30pm

£70

Attic Studio at Pegasus Art

This is an opportunity to explore a variety of painting techniques using colour. Layering, washes, fluidity and blending are just some of the ways colour may be applied using oil. This is a day of playful experimenting developing ideas and awakening the imagination.

pathway to painting masterclass paul fowler

There is another date for this masterclass available on Thursday 10th December.

Bookings can be made directly on Paul Fowler's website.

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'Pathway to Painting' Masterclass with Paul Fowler

THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2020

9.30pm - 4.30pm

£70

Attic Studio at Pegasus Art

This is an opportunity to explore a variety of painting techniques using colour. Layering, washes, fluidity and blending are just some of the ways colour may be applied using oil. This is a day of playful experimenting developing ideas and awakening the imagination.

pathway to painting masterclass paul fowler

There is another date for this masterclass available on Thursday 3rd December.

Bookings can be made directly on Paul Fowler's website.

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'Powerful Seascapes' Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

All abilities welcome

What will I learn? How to explore and experiment with freedom. How to create movement using layers.

Mel will show you how to create powerful seascapes with her experimental multimedia techniques. Her methods are very hands on, so be prepared to get messy. You will experiment with materials and leave with new exciting skills that will allow you to create powerful seascapes that contain the magic ingredient….movement.

What will I achieve? Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth. You’ll return home with many mixed media experiments, sketches and paintings.

mel cormack-hicks kneeling on a painting of a seascape mel cormack-hicks - seascape painting - A Gentle Roar in the Sea mel cormack-hicks - seascape painting - Blown Away mel cormack-hicks painting a seascape in her studio

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process.

www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

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.

Recommended Equipment List:

  • Quick Drying Materials: Bring materials that can dry quickly such as
  • Resist Materials:
  • Dry Materials:
    • Pencils
    • Chalk pastels
    • Glue stick
  • Tools:
    • Pipette (acrylic inks have these in the top)
    • Brushes
    • Palette knife
    • Straw to blow throw
    • Hairdryer (if you have one) to get the paint and ink moving!
  • Sketchbook:
    • Bring anything you already have - any format
    • My preference is Pink Pig - a square, ringbound sketchbooks 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) - A3 mountboard
    • 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!
  • 5 Print Outs of Seascapes:
    • Bring five print outs of seascapes 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 might be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up
  • Packed Lunch & Water:
    • Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill
    • Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day
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'Imagination - All Wrapped Up' - Two Day Workshop with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAY 16th & THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2020

9.30pm - 4.30pm

£120 for the two days

Attic Studio at Pegasus Art

Working from a large magical installation filled with light, colour and shadow you will have the opportunity to explore composition and drawing. Overlapping, entwining and creating depth, you may draw or paint and interpret the images building towards large scale work if you wish, with support and guidance from Paul.

abstract orange and purple colour painting - imagination all wrapped up two day workshop paul fowler

Bookings can be made directly on Paul Fowler's website.

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'Casual Portraits' with Max Hale

TUESDAY 5TH OR TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY 2021

10:00am - 4.00pm

£80 per day

Attic Studio

Join a relaxed portraits workshop in the Attic Studio.

Using your choice of medium, you will learn the elements that make painting portraits an enthralling subject. These two day workshops are to encourage portraits in 'normal' environments. They will incorporate a more relaxed approach to posing and remove the rather formal atmosphere of standard portraiture. Working from a live sitter you will learn how to obtain the best view of your sitter and how to simplify gaining an accurate likeness.

max hale casual portraits max hale casual portraits max hale casual portraits

Book this course online at www.maxhaleart.co.uk/copy-of-portraits-from-life or email studio@maxhale.uk .

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'Pen & Wash For Beginners' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 9TH JANUARY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio - All Abilities Welcome

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 busy street scenes. I will show you how, picking out key features without feeling overwhelmed. There is a knack to it!

During this day session you will learn the structure and methods of using ink and watercolour in harmony, how to balance the two complementary mediums to obtain the best results. Ink and wash is not new but you will benefit from Max's early experiences as an artist/illustrator to explore the vast possibilities that using the marriage these two different mediums affords.

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

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

max halestood near painting on easel max hale pen and wash cafe scene sketch max hale pen and wash street scene sketch

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

  • At least two or three landscape references to use for painting, photographs or sketches. Please do not bring paintings to copy whether your own or from a third party.
  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble. Such as Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Pen Set.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Such as Cotman Watercolour Painting Plus Set.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size 3/4 inch. Such as Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). Such as Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

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'Linocut & Collage Landscapes' with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA

FRIDAY 15TH & SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm both days

£140

All Abilities Welcome

Learn how to create effective linocuts with eminent printmaker and new tutor, John Scott Martin.

We are delighted that John will be teaching our students how to produce effective linocuts using traditional methods and also incorporating collage. You will be learning from a hugely experienced painter-printmaker, past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Don’t let this list intimidate you – his main aim is to imbue his love of printing and to share the many skills and techniques that he has learnt over the years. Beginners are most welcome.

What you will learn on this workshop:

  • How to select materials
  • Learn about the basic techniques required for this medium
  • Select an image, consider composition and learn how to trace the image and transfer in reverse onto lino
  • Cutting and proofing the block
  • How to use the proof to create a number of collages
  • Printing your block
  • Benefit from a final appraisal, questions and feedback
John Scott Martin - Linocut - After the Shift John Scott Martin - Linocut - Cowes Classics John Scott Martin - Linocut - Going About John Scott Martin - Linocut - United Cape Cornwall John Scott Martin - Linocut - Luggers Off Mousehole John Scott Martin - Linocut - Spinnakers John Scott Martin - The Artist article linocut page 1 John Scott Martin - The Artist linocut article page 1 John Scott Martin - The Artist linocut article page 1

Above: The Artist magazine, Issue Sep 2019 - Article 'Make a Linocut'. Click on the images to see a larger version of the article page. With kind thanks to www.painters-online.co.uk

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 has worked with the National Trust and taken every opportunity to head below ground to document the mining imagery of West Cornwall. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks. He exhibits and sells mixed media linocuts and paintings with no less than ten galleries. He occasionally writes for The Artist magazine and is the newly appointed President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.www.johnscottmartin.co.uk

Please bring the following with you:

  • Scissors
  • Scalpel or craft knife
  • Small ruler
  • Apron
  • Bring any images that you would like to develop. John will also provide some images you can work from.
  • Pencils and / or sketching pens
  • A small supply of A4 cartridge paper sheets
  • Lunch! There is no café at Griffin Mill, so please bring a packed lunch with you.

John will provide the following, so please do not bring:

  • Tracing paper
  • Graphite/trace
  • Ink rollers
  • Lino blocks
  • Lino cutting tools
  • Small book press
  • Printing inks
  • White spirit
  • Pva glue
  • Papers for collages

All students receive an extra 5% off in our extensive mill shop which opens at 9am.

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'Expressive Florals' a Day Workshop with Alison Vickery

SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY 2021

10.0am - 4.00pm

£70

Attic Studio

Suitable for beginners through to those with some experience wanting to develop their work.

Spend an inspirational day learning to capture the character and essence of a beautiful array of flowers and foliage using watercolour and inks.

alison vickery painting pink dahlia flowers alison vickery painting lavender flowers alison vickery painting pink dahlia flowers alison vickery painting sunflowers

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience wishing to develop a looser more expressive style of mark making.

Professional artist Alison Vickery will give you ideas on mark making, tone, colour and composition through demonstration led exercises and one to one guidance. You will take home a series of studies and possibly some more finished pieces but certainly lots of inspiration for future painting.

A general selection of basic materials will be provided and guidance will be given as to additional materials you would like to bring.

For more information about Alison and to see more examples of her own work, head to www.alisonvickery.co.uk

To book contact Alison Vickery by email info@alisonvickery.co.uk or on her mobile 07904 548321.

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'Decorated Letter Workshop: Botanicals' with Emma Leyfield of Valerian Studio

SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY 2021

1.30pm - 4.30pm

£40

Attic Studio. Suitable For All Abilities

Decorated Letters are a chance to slow down and step into the world of snail mail with an artistic twist. In this workshop we will cover the basics of painting botanicals in watercolours and transferring this skill to decorating letters, as well as the option to include origami letter folds.

In our modern world of text messages and emails receiving a hand-written letter already feels quite special. Add the surprise of being given something beautifully painted and you have a unique gift that is infinitely more personal than an online message.

All materials and refreshments included, students will receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building.

Emma Leyfield - decorative letter botanical envelope in front of post box Emma Leyfield - decorative letter envelope freesias

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

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'Marine Scenes in Watercolour & Gouache' with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA

SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

All Abilities Welcome

Learn how to paint marine scenes with eminent painter and new tutor, John Scott Martin.

We are delighted that John will be teaching our students how to paint nautical landscapes and marine scenes at Pegasus Art. He is passionate about this subject and has spent a lifetime recording the ocean and all that sail on it! You will be learning from a hugely experienced painter, past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Don’t let this list intimidate you – his main aim is to imbue his love of painting and to share the many skills and techniques that he has learnt over the years. Beginners are most welcome.

What you will learn on this workshop:

  • How to select a suitable image and explore composition
  • How to prepare and stretch your watercolour paper
  • Roughly sketch the scene in pencil and then convert it simply into colour
  • Drawing lightly in full size onto the stretched watercolour paper
  • Learn how to paint the sky and water freely using watercolour and horizontal brush strokes – John will show you this particular technique!
  • Working from the horizon, learn how to forward paint the subjects simply, considering colour and more importantly, tone
  • How to add detail using gouache
  • Benefit from a final appraisal, questions and feedback
John Scott Martin headshot John Scott Martin - painting of boats sailing past shieldhall with yellow and red, white and green sails. John Scott Martin - painting of sailing boats on the sea - Elena at the regates royales cannes John Scott Martin - painting of sailing boat on a calm sea - Shamrock V John Scott Martin - The Artist magazine - Oct 2013 Article Drawn to Sea, page 1 John Scott Martin - The Artist magazine - Oct 2013 Article Drawn to Sea, page 2 John Scott Martin - The Artist magazine - Oct 2013 Article Drawn to Sea, page 3

Above: The Artist magazine, Issue Oct 2013 - Article 'Drawn to Sea'. Click on the images to see a larger version of the article page. With kind thanks to www.painters-online.co.uk

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 has worked with the National Trust and taken every opportunity to head below ground to document the mining imagery of West Cornwall. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks. He exhibits and sells mixed media linocuts and paintings with no less than ten galleries. 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: Payne’s Grey, Alizarine Crimson, Intense Blue (or nearest).
  • Gouache - We sell single tubes or sets of gouache at Pegasus Art. Suggested colours: Permanent White, Lemon Yellow, Flame Red, Raw Sienna, Sky Blue.
  • 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 - Bring the brushes you already have and John suggests the following -
  • Palette or suitable plate (such as Jakar Daisy Shape Porcelain Palette 15cm)
  • Pencil and sketchbook - any size
  • Lunch! Please bring a packed lunch with you as there is no cafe at Griffin Mill
  • All students receive and extra 5% off in our extensive shop
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'Winter Mountain Landscapes' in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2021

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 - stood near easel with mountain painting David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - the space between the clouds looking over the snowdon horseshoe David Johnson DJ - en plein air painting at crib goch David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - workshop with students painting on easels David Johnson DJ - stood with palette near large mountain painting David Johnson DJ - yr wyddfa snowdon with it's winter coat

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

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.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'An Introduction to Sketchbooking' with Emma Leyfield of Valerian Studio

FRIDAY 19TH & SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£125

Attic Studio. Suitable For All Abilities

This two part workshop is all you need to get started on your sketch-booking journey.

Day 1: Book Binding - Making Your Own Sketchbook Jump the first hurdle of overcoming that blank page by making a sketchbook yourself. This workshop will cover leather book making and coptic book binding using recycled books and salvaged leather to create your own watercolour sketchbook.

Day 2: The Art of The Sketchbook Get stuck in to filling your beautiful sketchbook by learning the tips and tricks of an everyday sketcher. From travel journaling to people sketching and watercolours, you will have the chance to try out a multitude of techniques and explore a use of sketchbook that works for you.

All materials and refreshments included. Students will receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building.

Emma Leyfield - sketchbook making equipment on green cutting mat Emma Leyfield - cafe illustration in sketchbook

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

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'Portraiture: All You Need to Know' with Emma Leyfield of Valerian Studio

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£75

Attic Studio. Suitable For All Abilities

This workshop is an intensive tutorial designed to teach you all you need to learn portraiture. From quick people sketching to traditional poses drawn from life, noses, hands and all. Be you a beginner in search of direction, or an old hand looking for a refresher, you will come away having learned something.

All tools and materials will be provided but if you have any materials you'd like to try out please feel free to bring them along.

Emma Leyfield - life drawing callie crop in pencil Emma Leyfield - Ella's portrait pencil sketch

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

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

SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio. All Skill Levels Welcome

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 two days you will have the chance to work from a life model as well as working from good quality reference photographs. You can bring your own references to paint from but they will need to be very good quality A4 images.

Mark Fennell standing by easel with palette and brush Mark Fennell portrait of a woman with short curly hair - Gabi light

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. 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.

What to Bring:

This is a recommended list. If you are not sure, you can purchase products in the shop on the day.

  • Two pre-primed and grounded canvases or boards. (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 £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50. Such as Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas Traditional Standard or the Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvas Transparent Pimer.
  • 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 or filbert hog brushes size 1 and 2. Such as Da Vinci Series 5123 Maestro 2 Bright Short Flat Brushes Hog Bristle.
  • Palette knives - sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives.
  • For oil painters - Zest-It oil paint dilutant or similar low odour thinners and linseed oil.
  • For oil painters, a dipper/pot to hold the thinners. Such as Metal Twin Dipper with Lids.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please). Such as Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30 x 40cm Rectangular.
  • 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, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna or burnt umber, french ultramarine and ivory black and naples yellow are optional. We sell a range of oils at Pegasus Art, including starter sets.
  • A good size jar for white spirit or low odour thinners for oil painters or water for acrylic painters to clean brushes.
  • Rags or kitchen rolls to clean brushes.
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting if painting in oils.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

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'Botanical Painting - Spring Flowers in Watercolour' with Karen Green

SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£60

Attic Studio. All Abilities Welcome

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

With Karen’s experience as a botanical artist you will be guided, with one to one support and demonstrations, to mix colours carefully to match what you see, explore light and shadows and learn a little flower botany! During the session you will familiarise yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

About Karen:Karen has been working as a professional artist for nearly ten years and has taught botanical art workshops locally since 2016. Receiving a First Class honours degree at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, she went on to work as a primary school teacher for several years before embarking on a full time career as a fine artist. She now exhibits her work regularly in shared and solo shows. She refers to herself as a botanical artist rather than an illustrator as, although she paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant, her paintings place more emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry.

www.karengreenart.com

facebook.com/karengreenart/

insta/karengreenart

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

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

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

Recommended Equipment List:

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Decorated Letter Workshop: Botanicals' with Emma Leyfield of Valerian Studio

SATURDAY 27TH MARCH 2021

1.30pm - 4.30pm

£40

Attic Studio. Suitable For All Abilities

Decorated Letters are a chance to slow down and step into the world of snail mail with an artistic twist. In this workshop we will cover the basics of painting botanicals in watercolours and transferring this skill to decorating letters, as well as the option to include origami letter folds.

In our modern world of text messages and emails receiving a hand-written letter already feels quite special. Add the surprise of being given something beautifully painted and you have a unique gift that is infinitely more personal than an online message.

All materials and refreshments included, students will receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building.

Emma Leyfield - decorative letter botanical envelope in front of post box Emma Leyfield - decorative letter envelope freesias

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

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'Serene Seascapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 27TH MARCH 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

All abilities welcome

What will I learn? How to explore and experiment with freedom. How to create movement using layers. Mel will show you how to create serene seascapes with her experimental multimedia techniques. Her methods are very hands on, so be prepared to get messy. You will experiment with materials and leave with new exciting skills that will allow you to create powerful seascapes that contain the magic ingredient….movement.

What will I achieve? Learn how to create layers of light and colour that will give your painting movement and depth. You’ll return home with many mixed media experiments, sketches and paintings.

mel cormack hicks painting a seascape scene mel cormack hicks serene seascape painting

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process.

www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

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.

Recommended Equipment List:

  • 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.
  • Resist Materials - Candles, oil pastels and masking fluid if you would like to try it. Winsor & Newton masking fluid is my favourite.
  • 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 at Pegasus Art. 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!
  • Bring five print outs of seascapes 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 might be painting on top of them and possibly tearing them up.
  • Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill - Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
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'Oil Painting Using Cold Wax Medium' with Nicki Heenan

SATURDAY 10TH APRIL 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£85

Attic Studios - All abilities welcome from beginners to intermediate

This one day workshop is for painters who would like to explore the variety of techniques possible using Cold Wax Medium. The day is structured into several tasks to learn how to mix cold wax into your paint and create different surfaces using the medium. Colour theory will be discussed as well as using tonality to boost the visual impact of your work. Don’t be afraid if you are new to oil painting as working with cold wax is fun and very rewarding once you have learnt the basics.

Nicki Heenan stood on a beach Nicki Heenan oil painting workshop - landscape with trees and clouds Nicki Heenan oil painting workshop - seascape painting on easel outside at the coast

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!

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

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'Portraiture: All You Need to Know' with Emma Leyfield of Valerian Studio

SATURDAY 17TH APRIL 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£75

Attic Studio. Suitable For All Abilities

This workshop is an intensive tutorial designed to teach you all you need to learn portraiture. From quick people sketching to traditional poses drawn from life, noses, hands and all. Be you a beginner in search of direction, or an old hand looking for a refresher, you will come away having learned something.

All tools and materials will be provided but if you have any materials you'd like to try out please feel free to bring them along.

Emma Leyfield - life drawing callie crop in pencil Emma Leyfield - Ella's portrait pencil sketch

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

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

SATURDAY 1ST MAY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome including beginners

Artist David ‘DJ’ Johnson is well known for his stunning plein air paintings – he is an adventurer who likes to climb mountains and paint extraordinary landscapes. 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 - stood in front of painting David DJ Johnson David DJ Johnson David DJ Johnson David DJ Johnson

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

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.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Botanical Painting - Blossom' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 8TH MAY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

Working from a selection of Spring Flowers, 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 flower.

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 leaf botany, looking at the shape, sizes, structure and anatomy of various leaves, their vein arrangement (venation) and the important job that leaves play in the plant’s life.

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 blossom Karen Green Painting a flower and leaf

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.

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.

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'Pen & Wash - Towns & Villages' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 15TH MAY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

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 busy street scenes. I will show you how, picking out key features without feeling overwhelmed. There is a knack to it!

During this day session you will learn the structure and methods of using ink and watercolour in harmony, how to balance the two complementary mediums to obtain the best results. Ink and wash is not new but you will benefit from Max's early experiences as an artist/illustrator to explore the vast possibilities that using the marriage these two different mediums affords.

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

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

max halestood near painting on easel max hale pen and wash cafe scene sketch max hale pen and wash street scene sketch max hale pen and wash houses in a village

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

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

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe at Pegasus.

Recommended Equipment List

  • At least two or three landscape references to use for painting, photographs or sketches. Please do not bring paintings to copy whether your own or from a third party.
  • At least one 0.3 or 0.5 metal/fibre or plastic tipped ink pen using permanent black ink ie. not water soluble. Such as Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Pen Set.
  • A set of watercolour paints in either tubes or pans. Minimum colours recommended are cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, sap green, cerulean blue, ultramarine, raw umber. Such as Cotman Watercolour Painting Plus Set.
  • At least two watercolour brushes, one pointed round at least a size 4 or 6 and one flat size 3/4 inch. Such as Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush.
  • At least five sheets of A4 HP Hot Press smooth paper (NOT may do too, but rough is too textured). Such as Bockingford Paper Fat Pad A4 Hot Pressed 300gsm.
  • A water pot and some tissue or kitchen roll.
  • A sketch book any size and soft pencil 2B or 4B.
  • A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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'Experimental, Evocative Landscapes' in Mixed Media with Mel Cormack-Hicks

SATURDAY 29TH MAY 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£70

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 - sitting in front of painting in woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - loose painting of woodland trees and path Mel Cormack-Hicks - hand holding small canvas painting of trees in front of woodland Mel Cormack-Hicks - sitting infront of painting in studio Mel Cormack-Hicks - teaching outside holding book

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

Please bring any materials you already have and would like to bring. This is a guideline for what to bring:

  • 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.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

All of the materials above are available.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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

SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 2021

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 - loose painting of shady earth path through trees

About Mel: A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She has exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show and is represented by Marine House at Beer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is loving sharing her creative process. www.melaniecormack-hicks.co.uk

Recommended Equipment List

Please bring any materials you already have and would like to bring. This is a guideline for what to bring:

  • 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.
  • A Packed Lunch and Water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

All of the materials below are available.

Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.

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'Sunlit Seascapes' in Oils or Acrylics with David 'DJ' Johnson

SATURDAY 19TH JUNE 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

A beginners or refreshers course

‘DJ’ is a talented artist (shortlisted for Artist & Illustrator Artist of the Year 2016) and adventurer with a passion for the sea and mountains. This workshop will be taught through a series of demonstrations and one to one tuition, showing you a variety of techniques and methods for applying paint, including alternatives to brushes. You will study and play with colour, light and textures, allowing for individual creative expression.

The workshop involves exploring the reflections and highlights of sunlight in the sea, as well as the textures you find in the water and foam. David teaches a variety of techniques using a palette knife and a rigger brush to achieve a wide range of textures and patterns which emulate the sunlight reflections you find in seascapes. You will also use your fingers to create cloud effects, and normal brushes to lay down the foundations of the painting. These are techniques that DJ has been exploring and developing for a few years now.

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

David Johnson DJ - stood near easel with painting David Johnson DJ - sunlit seascape painting David Johnson DJ - student painting at easel David Johnson DJ - student painting at easel David Johnson DJ - llangrannog seascape David Johnson DJ - student painting at easel

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

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

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided throughout the day.

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

FRIDAY 25TH, SATURDAY 26TH, SUNDAY 27TH JUNE 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£170

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

Attic Studios and on the Stroudwater Canal

Learn how to paint - everything you need to know.

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

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

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

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

Recommended materials list:

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2021

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 Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting Karen Green Botanical Painting

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:
    • 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.
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'Zorn Palette Portraits' in Oils with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£85

All skill levels welcome - Attic Studio

This day workshop will focus on the basics of portrait painting, working from a live model with a limited palette of three colours plus white famously used by Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create beautiful skin tones.

It is a painting style best practiced in a quick (3 to 4 hour) wet-into-wet fashion where every brushstroke counts.

The workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic portraits in a more immediate way.

Mark Fennell headshot Mark Fennell - portrait of grey haired man - Richard

About Mark: Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hilltop 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.

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. 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.

What to bring:

(this is a recommended list. If you are not sure, you can purchase products in the shop on the day.)

  • Two pre-primed and grounded canvases or boards. (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 £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50. Such as Loxley Gold Stretched Canvas Traditional Standard or the Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvas Transparent Pimer.
  • 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 or filbert hog brushes size 1 and 2. Such as Da Vinci Series 5123 Maestro 2 Bright Short Flat Brushes Hog Bristle.
  • Palette knives - sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Such as RGM Progrip Palette Knives.
  • For oil painters - Zest-It oil paint dilutant or similar low odour thinners and linseed oil.
  • For oil painters, a dipper/pot to hold the thinners. Such as Metal Twin Dipper with Lids.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please). Such as Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30 x 40cm Rectangular.
  • 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, yellow ochre, cadmium red light and ivory black. We sell a wide range of
  • A good size jar for white spirit or low odour thinners for oil painters or water for acrylic painters to clean brushes. (solvents must be taken home with you and cannot be disposed of at Pegasus Art)
  • Rags or kitchen rolls to clean brushes.
  • Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting if painting in oils.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

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

SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

All abilities welcome - Attic Studio

On this Autumn Leaves workshop 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 leaf.

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 looking at the leaf structure, variegations and different shapes.

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 autumn leaf Karen Green Botanical Painting selection of autumn leaf drawings Karen Green Botanical Painting

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:
    • 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.
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'Winter Scenes in Gouache' with Max Hale

SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Attic Studio. All abilities welcome.

Gouache is a medium that almost faded out of use in the last twenty years but is back with a vengeance. A watercolour with overpaintable qualities. You will love how this paint behaves in normal use. It has other super benefits you will discover on the day.

In this one day workshop, you will get to know gouache's particular characteristics and try out how it performs painting some topical winter scenes. Winter is a time of cool colours and the opportunity to play with all sorts of light from gentle warmth to a more austere feeling of cold and snow. Whatever you like to paint, this day will enable a real insight into the handling of this interesting revival of an almost lost medium.

Pegasus Art carry gouache selections so you may buy on the day and receive a 5% discount. Alternatively you may buy a palette of paint from Max Hale at £5 for the day.

Max Hale standing front of a painting on an easel Max Hale workshop - students at easels in attic studio Max Hale winter scene painting of houses and fence in snow

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

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

Recommended Equipment List:

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

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'Botanical Painting - Holly, Ivy, & Mistletoe' in Watercolour with Karen Green

SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

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 painting 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

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:
    • 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.
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'Palette Knife Portraits in Oil' with Mark Fennell RBSA

SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

10.00am - 4.00pm

£80

Intermediates

Attic Studio

Learn how to paint bold expressive portraits with painting knives. Benefit from excellent tutoring and explore knife painting techniques, laying the paint on thick to create a rich painting full of texture and energy. The day will start with a short demonstration followed by lots of one to one tuition to help you paint a powerful and convincing impasto portrait. You will be working from photographs ~ bring along a high quality image, alternatively photographic references will be supplied by the tutor aswell.

Mark Fennell headshot Mark Fennell - palette knives on a table Mark Fennell - portrait looking up with black hoodie Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with a straight face, blue eyes, brown hair and green shirt Mark Fennell oil portrait man with long grey beard and blue top Mark Fennell oil portrait of a man with thin grey hair and bald head, looking downwards. Mark Fennell oil portrait man with grey haird and beard and knit jumper

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.

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:

  • A pre primed and grounded canvas or board, minimum size approx. 16” x 14” - Such as the Loxley Gold Stretched Traditional Standard Canvas. *Please prepare your canvas with a thin wash of burnt sienna lightened with titanium white* If you don’t want to ground your canvas, you can buy a linen one such as Loxley Clear Linen Stretched Canvas. If you would like Pegasus to prepare you a canvas for this course please order yours upon booking. A stretched traditional canvas costs £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50.
  • A good photographic reference of a subject of your choice or suitable portrait images will be provided.
  • Palette knifes - sizes 20, 22 and 30 or similar. Quality knives please, no plastic knives. Such as Palette Knives Set of 5 Assorted Stainless Steel.
  • Zest It or similar odourless paint thinners. Also bring a dipper pot to hold the thinners.
  • Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please). Try the Cappelletto Walnut Palette 30x40cam Rectangular.
  • Oil paints: recommended colours: titanium white, naples yellow, lemon yellow, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna, ivory black, french ultramarine. We sell a range of oils and acrylics at Pegasus Art, including starter sets.

Other Notes:

  • Please ensure you bring a suitable carrier for taking home your wet painting. Mark recommends buying some carrier clips that attach at each corner of the canvas to keep wet paintings apart.
  • Sticks of charcoal (optional).
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.

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

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ART TALKS

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

THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2021

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Tickets £20

Illustrated Talk & Book Signing - Attic Studios

We are delighted that Kassia St Clair, author of top-ten bestseller The Secret Lives of Colour is coming to Pegasus Art to give an illustrated talk. You may have heard snippets on Radio 4 when it was Book of the Week, you may have seen it’s colourful book cover in Waterstones – and now is your chance to delight in the hidden history of seventy five pigments, revealing fascinating historical and cultural facts that will bowl you over.

Kassia St Clair - headshot Kassia St Clair - The Secret Life of Colour Book with dotty cover Kassia St Clair - The Secret Life of Colour Book with striped cover Kassia St Clair - page of book about reds Kassia St Clair - page of book about blues Kassia St Clair - page of book about greens

What started as a column for Elle Decoration has become a bestselling book, alongside The Golden Thread telling the fascinating history of fabric. Every page is packed with irresistible facts and anecdotes from Turner’s deadly green, Van Gogh and ‘falling hard’ for chrome yellow, ultramarine that was more valuable than gold to our very own Stroud Scarlet, ‘Oliver Cromwell specified that officer’s coats should be dyed scarlet in Gloucestershire using a newly discovered recipe.’

Kassia will focus on the cultural history of five colours. From the controversy surrounding the world’s blackest black to the origins of a blue that inspired Yves Klein. Explore the deadly power of white, the political underpinnings of a special shade of orange and, last but not least, decided whether it’s time we all began to think pink.

About Kassia: Kassia is a freelance journalist and author. She graduated with a first-class honours degree in history and went on to complete a master’s degree at Oxford. She has written for The Economist, House & Garden, Quartz and the New Statesman. She has had column in Elle Decoration since 2013 and was assistant books and arts editor for The Economist.

She has given talks at Dallas Museum of Art, Tate Liverpool, the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as events at Hay and Bath Festivals, Soho House and Christie’s.

“Even Farrow & Ball don’t know as much about colour as Kassia St Clair,” TLS

“Extraordinarily full and interesting. The real joy of the book lies in the main chapters, where almost every page throws up an unexpected detail and insight. An ideal crib and valuable resource for the design-conscioius and students alike.” Times Literary Supplement

“Charming” The Financial Times

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'The Joy of Flowers' - Illustrated Art Talk & Colour Mixing Demo with Sarah Gillard

SATURDAY 24TH APRIL 2021

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Tickets £8

Attic Studios

Sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill

We are delighted to welcome contemporary floral artist, Sarah Gillard to give a talk and colour mixing demonstration using gouache on her favourite Saunders Waterford paper. Paper makers since 1700’s, St. Cuthberts Mill have kindly sponsored this Art Talk.

Sarah Gillard artist holding floral canvas painting outside Sarah Gillard painting of allium fowers Sarah Gillard flowers in blue jug painting Sarah Gillard poppy and flowers painting Sarah Gillard sweetpeas on climbing frame painting Sarah Gillard colour mixing palettes and sketchbook Sanders Waterford - St Cuthberts Mill logo

Sarah worked as a colourist for Liberty Design Studio and will share her experience of modernising the 19th century designs from the archives held in the head office, London W1. Connected to Liberty’s flagship building by a wooden bridge, the unique in-house studio is occupied by 18 highly skilled creatives who re-work and hand-draw artwork, creating over 250 fabric designs every year.

Enjoy a colourful slideshow exploring classic Liberty designs and the ‘Colour Bible’ that she used to produce multiple colourways. She will talk about the materials and techniques she learnt and still uses in her work today, particularly colour combinations and bold palettes. There will be a chance to buy some of her delightful giclee prints (prices start at £75) and greetings cards on the day.

As a fashion textiles graduate Sarah’s first commission was a rug for The Conran Shop, quickly followed by a four year stint in the Liberty Design Studio. Since then her flower paintings have been exhibited at many galleries both private and public including the RWA, Bath Society of Artists and the Thelma Hubert Gallery. From 2000 Sarah spent five years living in the Netherlands surrounded by tulips, an irresistible landscape for a plein air painter which deepened her love for colour.

In 2016 Sarah was delighted to win first prize for ‘Flowers & Blue Jug’ at the Strand Gallery in London; an event sponsored by the Greenfingers Charity.

Her love of painting en plein air with bold and clashing colour palettes has proved a successful formula and she now works to commission, sells limited edition giclee prints and greetings cards in her online shop: www.sarahgillard.com/prints-to-buy

Buy tickets online at Pegasus Art or contact us.

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'The Golden A-Z of Acrylics' - Golden Acrylics Demo & Talk with Soraya French, President of the Society of Women Artists

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2021

2.00pm - 4.30pm

FREE EVENT

10% off Golden products at the talk.

Everyone is welcome to our art talk and acrylics demonstration led by Soraya French, President of the Society of Women Artists and UK Golden certified working artist and experienced demonstrator.

www.sorayafrench.com

Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - headshot Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - painting of conish coastal scene Soraya French - Golden Acrylics talk and demo - painting of hot summer in mixed media Soraya French - Golden Acrylics range

She is here to introduce Golden products, what they can do and possibilities you might not have considered! A short history of the company is followed by a demonstration of Golden Fluid, Heavy Body, Open and High Flow, grounds, pastes, mediums and gels including how to change texture, colour intensity and sculptural effects.

Email to enquire or by calling 01453 886 560.

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REGULAR ART CLASSES - FULL DETAILS


MONDAY

'Watercolour Painting' with Richard Callingham

MONDAYS 9.30am - 12pm

4 week course costs £72

Starts Monday 7th September.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 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 Richard Callingham - Watercolour Workshop

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

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

MONDAYS 1.15pm - 4.15pm

12 week course costs £180.

Starts Monday 14th September. 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

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

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TUESDAY

Landscapes and Towns with Max Hale

TUESDAYS 10.00am - 12.30pm

£99 for four weeks

Starting 19th January until 9th February

Attic Studio

Join Max Hale for morning classes where he will be teaching a range of different techniques each term. 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 07792 015059 or visit www.maxhaleart.co.uk

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'Painters Mastery Course' with Max Hale

TUESDAYS 1.15pm - 4.15pm

Starting 19th January - 25 weeks, three terms

One term £225 Two terms £495 Book all three for £695

Attic Studios

19th Jan - 30th March. 13th April - 25th May. 15th June - 20th July.

Receive a certificate on completion of the year!

On Tuesday afternoons Max runs a 'Painters Mastery Course 2019' aimed as a year of learning in three terms, taking you on a complete learning journey. This is a three-term course of 25 sessions. It will offer the artist a much improved learning experience as it incorporates valuable practice time and opportunities to study a favourite genre as the course progresses. During the classes the artist will be introduced to pertinent skills helpful in certain genres and technique relevant to a particular subject. Being able to use these skills throughout will give the artist greater understanding and confidence as they progress, consolidating as they paint, continuing throughout.

Painters Mastery Course 2020 is sold as three terms and artist who fulfill it will be certified by the tutor on completion.

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

max hale demo painting Max Hale Masterclasses Max Hale Masterclasses Max Hale Masterclasses

To book and for more information and a course synopsis, please call 07792 015059 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

ZOOM 'Still Life Observation' Online Class with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAYS 9.30am - 10:30am

ZOOM begins at 9:30am

6 week course - cost £60

Dates:
2nd September - 7th October 2020
21st October - 25th November

Two 6 week online drawing courses for still life observation with artist Paul Fowler. Giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, or develop existing ones, via the power of ZOOM and online tutorials. Explore narrative, imagination, experimentation use a variety of drawing styles, different compositional options, and sharing ideas with others in the class.

Out of the darkness roma clark by sue housego - paul fowler still life class Paul Fowler Drawing Skills Circle

How Does it Work? It starts with a presentation exploring different topics and concepts, such as art history and contemporary practices (the PowerPoint will be emailed to you as well). Ideas are discussed with the group and the weekly task can be completed at your leisure.

Finished artworks are shared at the start of the weekly presentation. A Whatsapp group is also available for the class to discuss ideas and weekly Instagram posts on the groups work.

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

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ZOOM 'Life Drawing' Online Class with Paul Fowler

WEDNESDAYS 11:00am - 11:45am

ZOOM begins at 11:00am

6 week course - cost £60

Dates:
2nd September - 7th October
21st October - 25th November

Two 6 week online life drawing courses with artist Paul Fowler. For all artistic levels - whether a complete beginner or more experienced, everyone is welcome. We will explore all sorts of styles and approaches to life drawing, including looking at other artists drawing techniques. Breaking down the figure and features, these classes will help you delve into ideas of persona and identity through clothing and costume.

life drawing - nicky brooks - paul fowler life drawing class

How Does it Work? It starts with a presentation exploring different topics and concepts, such as art history and contemporary practices (the PowerPoint will be emailed to you as well). Ideas are discussed with the group and the weekly task can be completed at your leisure.

Finished artworks are shared at the start of the weekly presentation. A Whatsapp group is also available for the class to discuss ideas and weekly Instagram posts on the groups work.

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

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Individual Zoom tutorials with Paul Fowler

Wednesdays afternoons

30 mins £25 or 1 hour £50

Throughout September, October and November.

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

'Drawing and Painting' with Alison Vickery

WEDNESDAYS in two classes: 1.15pm - 2.45pm and 3.15pm - 4.45pm

6 weeks - cost £90

Starts 16th September in the Attic Studio

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.

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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'After School Class' Drawing Skills for 7 - 11 Year Olds with Alison Vickery

POSTPONED FOR THE AUTUMN TERM

WEDNESDAYS 3.55pm - 4.50pm

6 weeks - cost £60

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

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

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

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THURSDAY

'Extreme Poses' Live Life Drawing with Paul Fowler

THURSDAYS 9.30am - 12.30pm

6 week course - cost £175

Attic Studio - Pegasus Art

Starts 3rd September

Life models in this class use climbing ropes/slings to pose off the ground creating interesting and challenging drawing opportunities. An exciting 'live' class for drawing dynamic poses from life with a very experienced and inspirational tutor. Suitable for the less experienced right through to professional artists.

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

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

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'Drawn to Look' Evening Drawing Class with Susan Kester

THURSDAYS 6.30pm - 8.30pm

7 weeks - cost £119

Starts 10th September

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.

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

7 week course - cost £112

Join in anytime if there is space.

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

Rob Collins Apples Painting Rob Collins Woodland Painting

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

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'Tea, Cake and Watercolour Class' with Emma Leyfield

FRIDAYS Afternoons

Spring Term: 23rd April - 21st May 2021

Summer Term: 11th June - 9th July 2021

£110 per term

In Attic Studios

Over this 5 week class you will learn the gentile arts of tea drinking, cake eating and watercolour painting. From stitching your own sketchbook to learning the tricks and tips of the watercolour artist, this is all you need to get started.

  • Week 1: Bookbinding- Making your own watercolour sketchbook
  • Week 2: Colour theory and mixing techniques
  • Week 3: Still life painting – An illustrative twist on the traditional
  • Week 4: Painting flowers in watercolour
  • Week 5: Landscapes, urban sketching and travel journaling
emma leyfield painting at table with daffodils emma leyfield sketchbook making equipment on green cutting mat emma leyfield watercolour painting of little cake fancy emma leyfield yellow flowers watercolour

A regular weekly setting is the perfect environment to practice the skills that run through this workshop. Observational drawing, control and movement of the paint and colour interactions are all things that should come out stronger after completing this course. However, it is fundamentally an opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes and spend two hours each weekend doing something creative!

All refreshments and equipment provided but please feel free to bring along any art supplies or materials you’d like to experiment with. Students will also receive 5% off art materials in Pegasus art shop within the building.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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 2021.

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

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