“Thoroughly enjoyable 2.5 hours” Rob L My first autumn workshop after the summer holidays. With people just getting back into the swing of things with new Covid restrictions in place we had just a couple of students attending this workshop. However it did not stop us from having a wonderful creative experience in the studio. […]
“A great introduction to techniques in acrylic paint.” Freya W A wonderful weekend spent encouraging students in their first steps in painting with acrylic paint. The tutor Brigid did a fabulous job in teaching and inspiring the students. Read further to see what they thought of their experience.
“Covid-19 safety and Creativity combined!! What more could we ask for? Sue M Urban sketching in August sounds wonderful – sitting outdoors in the summer sunshine drawing our surroundings. Sadly that did not happen much during our summer urban sketching weekend course. The weather was awful! We managed to get outdoors for about 1 hour […]
“Challenging preconceived ideas and ways of looking at objects and ideas. Steve J One of the first courses I taught after resuming once Covid-19 lockdown restrictions had ben lifted. It was great to be back teaching in my studio again. I know students were thrilled to be back learning and being creative within a supportive […]
“Exactly what you need to start a fabulous new venture – go for it!!” Karen C I’m a bit late posting this after the Art Elements course in February 2020 because Covid-19 came along and changed the world!! Little did I know this was to be one of the last courses I was to teach […]
Good course explains the basics in a short time” Roy N I had a very enjoyable weekend working with this smaller group of students than usual due to Covid-19 restrictions. It did mean I was able to offer more 1:1 support where needed, but honestly the group did fabulously well anyway. Roy considered the course […]
“It was excellent – a brilliant two days.” Jane S A very enjoyable weekend encouraging students to embrace experimentation, playfulness and to keep asking the question ‘what if?’ This is the best way to keep mixed media painting alive and fresh and discover new and exciting things to do with paint and a variety of […]
My 2nd post lockdown workshop took place on Tuesday evening. Again, it has to be said just how enjoyable it is being back in the studio talking about the subject I love the most – art! The Matisse workshop is part of a series of 3 short evening workshops that balances a bit of art […]
Finally, after 4 months of Cornavirus lockdown I was allowed to hold courses again. With much reduced class sizes (just 5 students max) and loads of mitigations in place to reduce risk as much as possible the Begin to draw + paint course was the first course held to mark the unlocking of lockdown. It […]
BOOK REVIEWAn artists guide to unlocking the mysteries of visual perception. By Heather Spears. ClickOn 7th March 2020, I travelled to Copenhagen to Heather Spears’ book launch for this black & white edition of The Creative Eye, and retrospective of her beautiful line drawings. The next day Copenhagen was in Coronavirus Lockdown, and not too […]
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