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May 2019

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

May 16, 2019, 9:15 am - May 17, 2019, 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, 2019, 9:15 am - May 31, 2019, 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, 2019, 9:15 am - June 25, 2019, 4:00 pm

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, 2019 - September 6, 2019

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, 2019 - October 11, 2019

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, 2019 - November 8, 2019

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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May 2020

Looking at Turner: Experimental Watercolour with Julie Collins 11/12 May

May 11, 2020, 9:15 am - May 12, 2020, 4:00 pm

Turner famously wrote  ‘It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.’ 9.15 - 4 pm - suitable for all levels  Arguably the greatest watercolorist of all time Turner has inspired generations of artists with his revolutionary techniques which turned conventional 19th-century painting on its head. He considered his watercolours to be sketches and allowed himself limitless freedom in their execution. The main focus of the course will be on landscape painting as well as…

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June 2020

Andrew Gifford: Exploring Light in the Landscape, Painting in Series 11/12 June

June 11, 2020, 9:15 am - June 12, 2020, 4:00 pm

11 June 2.0 pm to 9.0 pm and 12 June 9.15 am to 4 pm This is an extraordinary opportunity to paint with the leading landscape artist, Andrew Gifford, famous for his luminous series paintings which capture the fleeting effects of light. Students will learn how to execute a series of quick studies, rendering the effects of light on the landscape.  On day one we  start at 2 pm and work through to sunset with a break for supper, to…

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September 2020

A Time Line Through Colour, with Leonie Gibbs … Walking with Bonnard, Matisse, Fergusson and Earl Haig 15/16 September

September 15, 2020 - September 16, 2020

15 - 16  September,  9.15 am – 4.0 pm daily.   Join us for a two day painting course in the gallery with renowned Scottish artist and sculptor Leonie Gibbs. www.leoniegibbs.co.uk. This is an adventure into the world of colour, looking at four artists who have most inspired Leonie.  Over two days, Leonie will guide students through the techniques of oil painting, liberating inhibitions to produce creative and exciting results.  The focus will be on  learning to scupt  with paint, putting one…

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Lino Cuts with Celia Lewis: 23/24 September

September 23, 2020, 9:15 am - September 24, 2020, 4:00 pm

23/24 September  9.15 am to 4.0 pm.   Using time honoured simple techniques for truly striking results, this workshop will give you all the skills you need to achieve stunning table top prints - from composing your design, to carving and printing your block. The course will begin with an introduction to the various types of printmaking.  Followed by carving a sampler and taking a print, to learn carving techniques, mark making and the mistakes and pitfalls to avoid!  Celia will…

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October 2020

Lost and Found – Freeing Up Your Technique with Lucy Powell

October 5, 2020 - October 6, 2020

5 and 6 October. 9.15- 4.0 pm daily As Diebenkorn said, “It is not a matter of painting life. It is a matter of giving life to a painting.” After some useful warming up exercises, you will make arbitrary marks with oil and/or acrylic paint, and then see how to respond to these initial marks. In this way, you will be learning how to FIND your paintings, rather than MAKE them. It will be an exciting journey into the unknown…

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