Courses and Workshops 2017 - 2018

OCTOBER 2017

DEDHAM HALL
Saturday 28 October - Saturday 4th November

Week Course
 
PORTRAITURE, PAINTING AND DRAWING FROM MODELS
Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced artist, this course will help you build your confidence working from live models, and will give you lots of tricks and tips for more accurately capturing a likeness. The first day will work through techniques to improve your observational skills and capture form, pose and composition. After this focus on technique, each subsequent day we will work from models, beginning each day with a set of warm up poses, so you can gain courage and confidence in painting and drawing from life.
Not only is this a most rewarding week in the studio, Dedham Hall provides excellent accommodation and delicious food.
2 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!
 

NOVEMBER 2017

WATERSHED STUDIO
Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 November

Two Day Course
SPACES AVAILABLE
WINTER LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES IN PASTEL
Day 1 explores ways to capture impressionistic Winter landscape, taking inspiration from great artists such as Monet, Edward Seago, Sisley and Van Gogh. Using pastels and pastel pencils, Carole will demonstrate how to create impressionistic trees, skies and sunslight on snow. Carole will supply reference material, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Day 2
Carole will demonstrate how pastels are the perfect medium to reflect the sea in all its changing moods from gentle lapping waves to stormy, crested sea swells. Teaching will be on a group as well as individual basis. Please feel free to bring your own reference material, or Carole will supply.photographs.
ART & CRAFT DAYS, BUTTERFLY ART AND CRAFT STUDIO
Friday November 10
10-4:30pm
Day 1 of Two Day Workshop
CHRISTMAS SCENES
Winter and Christmas are evocative times of years, lending themselves to artistic interpretation, and a perfect opportunity to paint a scene as a gift.
Friday we will work in a variety of medium; watercolours, pastels, pencils or acrylic, and paint a scene of your choice: a Winter sunrise, a frosty morning, or be inspired by the old masters and recreate children throwing snowballs or skating on a frozen pond. Through group demonstrations and one to one tuition Carole will help you capture the magic of Christmas, and perhaps create your own Christmas Card scene.
ART & CRAFT DAYS, BUTTERFLY ART AND CRAFT STUDIO
Saturday November 11
10-4:30pm
Day 2 of Two Day Workshop
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CARDS
Learn how to make original and personalised Christmas cards and learn the key do's and don'ts for copying your artwork. Using a variety of media and working from your own or Carole's reference material, this is a wonderful opportunity to use your creativity to capture the magic of Christmas.
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 November

Weekend Course
SPACES AVAILABLE
TREES, SKIES AND WATER IN ACRYLICS
This course tackles some of the elements of nature that beginners can find more daunting. Carole will demonstrate a variety of techniques using acrylics, that most versatile and forgiving of the painting media. Saturday will be a more structured, technical day, with instruction in how to paint trees through Summer and Autumn, portray water, reflections, sunsets and cloud formations. There will be a demonstration in the evening on capturing a Flatford landscape. Sunday will be a freer day where you can paint your choice of landscape, working from your own, or Carole's reference materials. Please feel free to bring photos to work from.
All abilities welcome!
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 24 November - Friday 1 December

Week Course
SPACES AVAILABLE
 
PORTRAIT WEEK
Pastels/Watercolour/Acrylics/Drawing Media
For those who already have a little experience and wish to improve and focus on portraits, this is always a rewarding and popular week at Flatford. Working in your own choice of media, we explore techniques for improving accuracy, by studying form, features, composition and pose. After the first day 'warm-up' working from photographs, we spend the week working from life models. In addition to constant individual tuition, and tailored instruction, Carole will give several evening demonstrations to the group, and a class appraisal at the end of each day. Group limited to 12.

2018

MARCH 2018

CO3 STUDIOS
Tuesday 20 March
10:30 - 4pm

One Day Course
NEW VENUE FOR 2018
AMAZING PORTRAITS IN PASTELS
A Celebrity Art Course at the CO3 Studios in Colchester, home of inspirational art classes, with a delicious lunch provided.
Carole will use practical exercises and demonstrations to give you a greater understanding of working in pastels; a portable and forgiving medium that lends a unique style to any portrait.

APRIL 2018

FLATFORD MILL
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 April

WEEKEND COURSE
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. An excellent introduction to the Flatford Portrait Week - see November.

MAY 2018

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.

JUNE 2018

ART IN ALDEBURGH
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 June

3 DAY COURSE
PORTRAITS - Adults, Children, 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.
 

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2018

ART IN ALDEBURGH
Sat 4 - Sunday 5 August
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.
FLATFORD MILL
Friday 31 August - Monday 3 September

3 DAY WEEKEND 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.
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.
 
THE OLD SCHOOL STUDIO, WHITTLESFORD
Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 September
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!

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.
 
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!
 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018

FLATFORD MILL
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November

WEEKEND COURSE
TREES, SKIES & 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.
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.