Courses and Workshops 2019

Drawing and Painting courses on portraiture, landscapes and water, animals & pets as well as drawing for absolute beginners, and sketching in beautiful locations...there's something for everyone here! For prices, booking and more information please go to the relevant websites or email Carole at carolemasseyart@gmail.com, Tel 07778 408842. If you prefer to book by phone please see the CONTACTS page for telephone numbers.

MARCH 2019

FLATFORD MILL
Saturday 23 March

9.30 - 4.30
DRAWING FROM SCRATCH
Have you ever wanted to learn to draw but found the prospect too scary? Then this one day taster course is for you. Carole's supportive tuition will show you lots of simple techniques to help you draw accurately and improve your observation skills. We will be working from still life subjects and photographs, using graphite pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. Carole's book "Drawing for the Absolute Beginner" will be included in the course fee. You may like to do the "Drawing and Sketching Outside " one day course on July 7th as a follow on. 
http://www.field-studies-council.org
WATERSHED STUDIO
St Osyths, Nr Clacton, Essex
Tues 26 & Weds 27 March

2 DAY COURSE
BUILDING CONFIDENCE WITH PORTRAITS
Through demonstrations and individual tuition, Carole will guide you through many tips and techniques for improving your observation and drawing skills so that you can capture a good likeness of a member of your family, a friend or someone famous! 
Choose to work in watercolour, pastels or acrylics. Suitable for all abilitlies. 
Contact Alison Bond www.watershedstudio.co.uk

APRIL 2019


FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April
 
WEEKEND COURSE, Suffolk 

PORTRAITS for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
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've always wanted to paint! This course is an excellent introduction to the Flatford Portrait Week - see November.
www.field-studies-council.org

MAY 2019

SUFFOLK WALKING FESTIVAL - FRINGE EVENT
May 21  10am - 1pm

(plus lunch till 2pm approx)

MORNING SESSION

 
SUFFOLK SKETCHBOOK
Join Carole at 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. Buffet lunch included 
www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk
FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 24 - Sunday 27 May


3 DAY COURSE
A FLATFORD SKETCHBOOK
Taking inspiration from this historical setting, the course covers all the skills needed to fill your sketchbook - drawing and painting buildings, landscapes plus figures and animals. Working in pen (waterproof and watersoluble) water soluble pencils and watercolours, we will be sketching outdoors (weather permitting), walking within a half mile of the Mill. Suitable for all abilities. If you have any mobility problems, please discuss with Carole.
http://www.field-studies-council.org

JULY 2019

FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Sunday 7 July


ONE DAY COURSE
New for 2019
DRAWING & SKETCHING OUTSIDE
This one day course is designed to build your confidence in drawing "en plein air" - i.e. outside!  We will start in the studio using a variety of mediums to develop drawing techniques, then spend the rest of the day outside sketching the picturesque buildings and landscape of Flatford Mill and its immediate surroundings using pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. http://field-studies-council.org
ART IN ALDEBURGH, Suffolk

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July
and October 26 & 27
10am - 4.30pm


WEEKEND COURSE
 
AN ALDEBURGH SKETCHBOOK
A great opportunity to fill your sketchbook with the delightful vistas of this charming Suffolk seaside town, from the ancient Moot Hall and the host of colourful buildings along the front to the beach, boats, fishermen's huts, seagulls, visitors and much more!  Carole will guide you through tips and hints to improve your sketching techniques using drawing media and pen & wash. A 2-course restaurant lunch with wine included. Groups limited to 7 - book early!   http://www.artinaldeburgh.org.uk
FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July


WEEKEND COURSE
New for 2019
 
CONSTABLE VIEWS
Step out of the front door of Flatford Mill and before you is one of the most famous views in English landscape painting - "The Hay Wain". John Constable was one of this country's most celebrated painters who lived and worked in and around Flatford and East Bergholt. We will be following in his footsteps, sketching trees and skies as he did or painting some of his most iconic views, using watercolours, drawing media, and pastels or acrylics.
There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
 

SEPTEMBER 2019

NB. This and the following course can be linked to create a whole week of painting and drawing!

FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Monday 2 - Friday 6 September


4 DAY COURSE
New for 2019
SEASCAPES AND WATER 
This 4 day course, aimed at all abilities will give you the opportunity to study this everchanging, fascinating subject using watercolours, pastels and/or acrylics. Tuesday will be spent mostly working in the studio practising and improving techniques through a series of exercises; then, weather permitting we will be working outdoors painting the river Stour, the Mill pool and further afield at the estuary near Manningtree. On several eveings after supper there will be a demonstration. Suitable for all abilities.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 September

WEEKEND COURSE
WATER SOLUBLE PENCILS
Have you wondered how to get the most from your set of water soluble pencils? Then this  course is for you! Through simple step-by-step demonstrations Carole will show you lots of techniques for painting landscapes, buildings and still life subjects as well as refreshing your observation and essential drawing skills and concepts. Weather permitting you may choose to work outside on Sunday. There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday. http://www.field-studies-council.org
FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Saturday 14 September


ONE DAY COURSE
New for 2019
FIGURE DRAWING DAY
The human figure provides an ideal subject to practice drawing techniques whilst improving observation and accuracy. This one day course, aimed at all abilities, will concentrate on drawing the clothed model, in 2 or 3 poses using pastel pencils, charcoal or pencil. Weather permitting we may spend a little time sketching figures outside. 
http://www.field-studies-council.org

OCTOBER 2019

FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October


WEEKEND COURSE
ANIMALS AND PETS
Whether you wish to paint your pet or a wild animal, the demands are the same. In addition to capturing character and likeness, Carole will show you lots of techniques for painting the features and form, texture and pattern, fur, highlights and shadows, working in watercolours, pastels and/or acrylics. Suitable for all abilities. Please bring good quality reference photographs or work from Carole's selection of domestic and wild animals and birds.  http://www.field-studies-council.org
 
ART IN ALDEBURGH, Suffolk 

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October


WEEKEND COURSE 
PASTEL PERFECTION
Pastels are an immediate, colourful and forgiving medium, ideal for many subjects including landscapes, still life and portraiture. Carole will guide you through lots of techniques for colour mixing, blending, creating texture, painting skin tones or fur, depending on your choice of subject matter. Weather permitting you may also wish to sketch outside on Sunday. Suitable for all abilities. A delicious 2 course restaurant lunch with wine is inclusive in the fee.
http://www.artinaldeburgh.org.uk.
 

DEDHAM HALL, Suffolk

Thursday October 31 -
Thursday 7 November


WEEK COURSE
PORTRAITURE  Painting and Drawing Portraits from life
Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist, this course will help kick start or improve your technique for painting portraits.
On Friday, we work through several exercises to improve 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. Each subsequent day we work from models, starting with several short "warm up" poses.
Not only is this a most rewarding week in the studio, but Dedham Hall provides a very agreeable atmosphere, excellent accommodation and delicious food!
Contact Wendy and Jim Sarton  http://www.dedhamhall.com
 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019

FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November


WEEKEND COURSE
ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES
Acrylics are the probably the most versatile of all the painting mediums, as they can be used thinly like watercolour, brushed on straight from the tube or used thickly with a knife. Carole will lead you through a series of step by step exercises for painting trees, skies, water and other elements of the landscape, enabling you to get the most from this exciting and forgiving medium. On Sunday you will be able to work on your own choice of subject with tuition on an individual basis. Suitable for beginners and improvers. There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday evening.
http://www.field-studies-council.org
FLATFORD MILL, Suffolk

Monday December 9 -
Saturday December 14


WEEK COURSE
PORTRAIT Painting and Drawing. 
This Portrait course is aimed at beginners and more experienced artists alike. Portraits are often perceived as a challenging subject, but Carole will demonstrate many ways to get the features in proportion, create form, highlights and shadows and achieve a likeness, helping you gain confidence to draw from life. Our first "warm up" day is spent doing a series of 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 style of tuition is both sympathetic and informative; she has been running portraits courses at Flatford Mill for 15 years.
http://www.field-studies-council.org