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May 2019

In the Footsteps of the Scottish Colourists with Jenny Tyson 16 /17 May

May 16, 9:15 am - May 17, 4:00 pm

Looking at the work of the much admired Scottish Colourists, Jenny will help you to develop bold and vibrant compositions using thick paint and confident brushstrokes. Day One will be painting a still-life against a landscape using natural light, capturing light and shadow and using crisp outlines and structured composition.  There will be an emphasis on using paint thickly and expressively with bright contrasting colours, thinking about pattern and loose brushstrokes and over turning studio conventions. Day Two will concentrate…

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Letting Go – Exploring Colour and Form with Paul Treasure 30/ 31 May

May 30, 9:15 am - May 31, 4:00 pm

‘I don’t Paint to Live, I Live to Paint’,   Willem de Kooning The course is all about really letting go and painting from the heart and not the mind; reacting rather than analysing  –  with particular reference to de Kooning who has been a major influence on Paul’s work.  Students will have the opportunity to develop their own experimental approach under Paul’s inspiring guidance.  We will begin with a simple still-life and work on different ways to respond to and…

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June 2019

Creative Landscape in Mixed Media with Alison Orchard 24 / 25 June 2019

June 24, 9:15 am - June 25, 4:00 pm
£225

9.15 am – 4.0 pm Using inks, gouache wax resist, collage and many other techniques. Alison will lead a second workshop where students can release their inhibitions working and responding to the landscape in the open air.  She will give an introduction to analysing and composing the landscape and demonstrate a range of techniques in many media including inks, wax resist, bleach, and collage.  She will generously share her repertoire of techniques including her dynamic approach to using inks.   Students…

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September 2019

Into the Wild: Looking at Expression and Sensitivity in the Work of Joan Eardley with Jenny Tyson

September 5 - September 6
£225

9.15 am - 4.0 pm. This course is about the balance between naturalism and realism as seen in the work of the Scottish painter, Joan Eardley (1921 - 1963).  The class will paint large expressive oil landscapes outside on boards making the most of the light and weather and capturing the turning season. Composition, colour and structure will be analysed and students will receive tuition on preparing and selecting their palettes.  Experimentation is key, and the use of mixed media…

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October 2019

Lyrical Abstraction inspired by Ivon Hitchens with Lucy Powell

October 10 - October 11
£225

9.15 am - 4.0 pm.  Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is the most famous modernist Sussex painter, who lived just a few miles away from the gallery. This will be an exciting course, in which you will look at his abstracted vision of the landscape, and his garden and flower paintings. Ideally you will paint in the open air, but if the weather is inclement, in the studio, working from flower still lives and looking out into the landscape. Over our two…

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November 2019

Experimental Drawing Course with Victoria Threlfall

November 7 - November 8
£225

9.15 am - 4.0 pm. Forget about any hang-ups you might have about drawing! This two-day course, led by artist Victoria Threlfall, is all about engaging in the process of drawing rather than becoming overly concerned with results.  You will learn new ways of approaching a subject and experiment with different types of mark-making and materials. The course consists of fast-paced warm up studies, innovative exercises designed to engage your senses, and longer periods of intense observation.  Each day will…

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