Courses and Workshops 2018

MARCH 2018

BEACH BONKERS
Bawdsey Beach, Suffolk
Sunday March 25
and Saturday September 29
ONE DAY COURSE
10am - 4pm

NEW FOR 2018
BEACHCOMBING and DRAWING   We will spend the morning beachcombing with Kate who will help unravel the origin and age of your finds - whether it's an 80 million year old fossilised sponge, a "Mermaid's purse", or the remains of a tiny sea creature, this is a fascinationg voyage of discovery for all ages.
In the afternoon Carole will show you how to recreate your treasures, drawing with pencil, charcoal and water soluble pencils. Paper, pencils and brushes supplied. Suitable for children 12+ and adults. Please bring a packed lunch. 
This course is sponsored by 'Frames by Robert' of Woodbridge
www.beachbonkers.org.uk

APRIL 2018


FLATFORD MILL
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 April
WEEKEND COURSESuffolk 

INTRODUCING PORTRAITS
A beginners' guide to portaiture using drawing media, watercolours and/or pastels. Through demonstrations and practical exercises Carole will de-mystify the art of portraiture, helping you to capture a likeness of a friend or that interesting face you photographed on holiday. This course is an excellent introduction to the Flatford Portrait Week - see November.
www.field-studies-council.org

MAY 2018

SUFFOLK WALKING FESTIVAL - FRINGE EVENT
May 15  

MORNING SESSION

NEW FOR 2018
SUFFOLK SKETCHBOOK
Join Carole on a short walk from Snape Maltings capturing the essence of the unspoilt and natural landscape of this most picturesque area of Suffolk.  Drawing materials (pencil, charcoal and coloured pencils) and cartridge paper supplied. Please bring a lightweight chair or stool and wear suitable clothing and footwear. www.Suffolk.Walkingfestival@suffolk.gov.uk   NB Website live from February
This course is sponsored by "Frames by Robert" of Woodbridge.
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 25 - Sunday 28 May


3 DAY COURSE
A FLATFORD SKETCHBOOK
Taking inspiration from this famous historical setting, the course covers all the skills needed to fill your sketchbook - how to draw and paint buildings with correct perspective, how to capture landscapes and figures. Working in pen (waterproof and watersoluble) water soluble pencils and watercolours, we will be sketching outdoors (weather permitting), within a half mile of the Mill.
http://www.field-studies-council.org

JUNE 2018

ART IN ALDEBURGH

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 June
10am - 4.30pm


3 DAY COURSE
PORTRAITS Adults, Children and Animals, Watercolours, Pastels and Acrylics

Although portraiture is often perceived as challenging, it is not as difficult as you think. This 3 day course will show you how to have fun with drawing and painting portraits. Carole will demystify the process of portraiture using a series of exercises that will improve both your drawing and observation skills, helping you capture a more accurate likeness and increasing your confidence. After grasping these exercises on Day 1, we will move onto drawing adults and children on Saturday. Sunday we will spend time focusing on animal subjects.
Please feel free to bring your own reference if you would prefer to work on a personal project or focus solely on human or animal subjects. This course is for all abilities.
http://www.artinaldeburgh.org.uk

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2018

ART IN ALDEBURGH
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August


WEEKEND COURSE
DRAWING COURSE
Improve and extend your drawing skills to create more accurate and expressive drawings. Carole will show you many techniques using pencil, charcoal and pen and ink to help you draw what you actually see, and not what you think you see. Through a series of structured exercises, we will explore mark-making, learn how to create tones and add shading, tackle perspective and look at the importance of using a sketchbook.
http://www.artinaldeburgh.org.uk
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 31 August - Monday 3 September


3 DAY COURSE
PORTRAITS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Working with drawing media, water colours and pastels and using a series of demonstrations, group and individual tuition, Carole will de-mystify the art of portraiture. She will give you the skills to assess and capture proportion, features and form accurately, enabling you to create a beautiful likeness of a loved one or friend.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 7 - Sunday 9 September

WEEKEND COURSE
WATER SOLUBLE PENCILS
Course suitable for all abilities

This course is designed for all painters who would like to use water-soluble pencils to their full potential. Through simple step-by-step demonstrations you will be shown varied techniques for painting buildings, landscapes and still lifes as well as refreshing some essential drawing skills and concepts.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
THE OLD SCHOOL STUDIO WHITTLESFORD
Tuesday 18 &
Wednesday 19 September


2 DAY COURSE
NEW VENUE FOR 2018
 
WORKING WITH WATER SOLUBLE MEDIA
Another exciting new venue for Carole, tutoring a two day workshop designed for artists of all abilities who would like to explore the full potential of drawing and painting with water soluble graphite, Graphitint and standard watersoluble pencils as well as Inktense pencils, and Inktense blocks.
The course will cover varied subject matter including skies, trees and still lifes; creating washes and discovering new portrait techniques. Please bring your own reference material if you wish to focus on specific landscapes or portraits.
All abilities welcome!
http://www.theoldschoolstudio.co.uk

ART IN ALDEBURGH
Sat/Sun 22 & 23 September


WEEKEND COURSE
 
DRAWING COURSE
see 4 & 5 August for details
ART AND CRAFT DAYS 
Monday 24 September 

10am - 4pm

DAY COURSE
PORTRAIT DRAWING & PAINTING
If you have ever thought you would like to paint a portrait of your friend or family member and didn't have the confidence, then come to Butterfly Studio and let Carole guide you through easy to follow stages to create that masterpiece! Through demonstrations and individual tuition Carole will help you achieve greater accuracy and capture that illusive likeness.
Please bring your own good quality photographs, ideally with a pleasant (smiling) expression without the teeth showing; the finished result will only be as good as your reference, so quality is important. Alternatively, work from Carole's "library" of reference photos. 
http://www.artandcraftdays.com
BEACH BONKERS
Sat September 29 


DAY COURSE

BEACHCOMBING AND DRAWING 
See March 25 for details
http://www.beachbonkers.org.uk
 

OCTOBER 2018

FLATFORD MILL
Friday 19 - Sunday 22 October


3 DAY COURSE
ANIMALS AND PETS
Painting and Drawing

Many of the principles of painting a human apply to painting an animal. In addition to capturing character and likeness, Carole will show you lots of techniques for painting the features, fur and expressions, whilst retaining the form. Watercolours, pastels & acrylics can be used.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
 

DEDHAM HALL

Sun 28 October - Sun 4 November

WEEK COURSE
PORTRAITURE
Painting and Drawing from Models

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist, you will find Carole's demonstrations help build your confidence working with live models, and develop your technique. On the first day, we work through exercises to improve your observational skills as well as learning "tricks" to place the features accurately, capture the "form" of the head, study pose, look at composition and lots more. After the intial day's technical practice, we spend the week working from models starting each day with several short "warm up" poses for each model so that you can gain courage and confidence in drawing and painting from life.
Not only is this a most rewarding week in the studio, but Dedham Hall provides excellent accommodation and delicious food!
http://www.dedhamhall.com
 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018

FLATFORD MILL
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November


WEEKEND COURSE
TREES, SKIES AND WATER in ACRYLICS
Acrylic is the most versatile of all painting mediums, as it can be used thinly like watercolour, brushed on straight from the tube or used thickly with a knife. On Saturday Carole will lead you through step by step exercises to paint those elements of the landscape that often cause problems, whereas on Sunday you will be able to work on your own choice of subject with tuition on an individual basis.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
ART AND CRAFT DAYS
Monday November 12


ONE DAY COURSE
 
CHRISTMAS SCENES
Christmas and winter are an evocative time of year, lending themselves readily to artistic interpretation.  Working in watercolours, pastels, acrylics  or Water Soluble Pencils, you may choose to paint a winter sunrise on a frosty morning, children playing in the snow, a single snowflake or copy an old master - a Monet snow scene, for example. Through demonstations and individual tuition, Carole will guide you through many techniques to capture the colour and light of this season; you may wish to use one as your own Christmas card. Suitable for all abilities
http://www.artandcraftdays.com
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 30 Nov - Fri 7 December


WEEK COURSE
PORTRAIT WEEK
working from models, own choice of medium

This 6-day course is aimed at beginners and more experienced artist alike. People often find that portraits can be a challenging subject, but Carole will demonstrate that there are many ways to achieve that elusive likeness and will give you the confidence to draw from life models.  Our first "warm up" day is spent  on exercises designed to improve observation and accuracy. Each subsequent day we will be working from models, starting with three short warm-up poses. Carole's sympathetic and informative tuition is both on an individual and group basis throughout the week.
http://www.field-studies-council.org