Sat 15 Feb 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

The workshop is for beginners and experienced artist who are interested in painting portraits with pastels.

Sheila will discuss how she paints a face and how she uses pastel to do so.  Participants can paint from a photograph of a friend or family member and will receive one on one assistance, where necessary.  Everyone should have finished or near finished portrait at the end of the workshop.


Sat 22 Feb  10 am - 3 pm

This workshop is suitable for anyone who works in watercolour, or for anyone who has tried the medium in the past but feels like it is too difficult.

This workshop is designed as a fun and informative session where you will learn how to:

  • avoid making some common mistakes in watercolour, such as overworking, muddy colours, making unwanted paint marks and splotchy washes, colour choice and composition.

  • use a variety of different techniques to rescue paintings that you are not quite happy with for one reason or another.  These techniques range from the simple to the drastic and can be an exciting opportunity to let loose and travel in new directions!


Sat 29 Feb 10 am - 3 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of producing Scratchboard art.  The tutor will provide an information session including reference to key texts in this area ( see below ) ** and do a demonstration.  Participants will get a chance to try out different tools and techniques on Ampersand Sratchbord and other types of card scratchboard including UK Scraperboard.  Time may not permit the conclusion of a piece by students but advice and directions will be given to enable a picture to be commenced which can be finished in the participant's own time.


Sat 21 March  10 am - 3.30 pm

In this five hour workshop you will develop your skills for painting beautiful pictures based on observation of real flowers.  We will spend a little time looking at examples of flowers paintings by painters such as Margaret Olley, Henri Fantin-Latour, Edouard Manet, and Vincent Van Gogh.  Then we will look at some of the basics of arranging your flowers and vase to create a harmonious and interesting composition.  We will make some sketches of the flowers.  The tutor will also give some demonstrations.

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