Courses and Workshops 2017

APRIL 2017

FLATFORD MILL

Friday 28 - Sunday 30 April

WEEKEND COURSE
INTRODUCING PORTRAITS 
A beginners' guide to portaiture using drawing media, watercolours and/or pastels. Through demonstrations and practical exercises Carole will demisify this art, helping you to capture a likeness of a loved one or celebrity. An excellent introduction to the Flatford Portrait Week - see November.

MAY 2017

ART IN ALDEBURGH

May 6 & 7 May

TWO DAY COURSE
LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES in PASTELS  and PASTEL PENCILS
Through informative and enthusiastic demonstartions Carole will show you lots of techniques to develop your skills to capture elements of the landscape on Saturday - trees, skies, aerial perspectve and compostion and on Sunday we will be looking at ways to paint the sea in its many moods. Depending on the weather we may be able to spend some time sketching on the beach on Sunday morning.
 
FLATFORD MILL

Friday 12 - Sunday 14 - May

WEEKEND COURSE
A FLATFORD SKETCHBOOK
Taking inspiration from this historical setting, the course covers all the skills needed to fill your sketchbook - how to draw and paint buildings and perspective, landscapes and figures. Working in pen (waterproof & watersoluble) water soluble pencils & watercolours, we will be sketching outdoors, weather permitting, within a half mile radius of the Mill.
CHICHESTER ART SOCIETY
May 18 

ONE DAY WORKSHOP 
10am -4pm
Subject TBA

June 25 - July 1                                SUMMER PAINTING HOLIDAY in GLORIOUS DEESIDE, SCOTLAND

September 19 - 26                           PAINTING HOLIDAY in SW FRANCE at MANZAC D'EN BAS

                                                             For full details See Painting Holidays page. Both holidays NOW BOOKING

OCTOBER 2017

FLATFORD MILL

Friday 17- Sunday 19 October

WEEKEND COURSE
Painting and Drawing ANIMALS AND PETS
Many of the principles of painting a human are the same for an animal. In addition to capturing character and likeness, Carole will show you lots of techniques for painting the features, fur and pattern, whilst retaining the form. Watercolours, pastels & acrylics. choice.
 
ART in ALDEBURGH

Monday 23 -Weds 25 October

3 DAY COURSE

PORTRAITS - Adults and Children in watercolour, pastels and pastel pencils
Although portraiture is more challenging than other subjects it can be most rewarding if you know how to tackle the simple rules of proportions, measuring and close observation. In this course, aimed at all ablities, Carole will guide you through many techniques to achieve a likeness both for adults and for children. 
 
DEDHAM HALL

Sat 28 October - Sat 4 Nov 

WEEK COURSE
PORTRAITURE Painting and Drawing from Models
Whether you are a beginner or more experienced artsit, you will find Carole's demonstrations and tuition most informative in helping you create successful portraits. On Sunday we work on exercises to improve your observational skills as well as learning "tricks" to place the features accurately, capture the "form" of the head, study pose, composition and lots more. We work from models each subsequent day, starting with several short "warm up" poses for each model.
Not only is this a most rewarding week in the studio, but Dedham Hall provides excellent accommodation and delicious food!
 

NOVEMBER 2017

WATERSHED STUDIO

Tuesday 7 November


Wednesday 8 November

2 ONE DAY COURSES
WINTER LANDSCAPES in PASTELS
In this workshop we take inspiration from some of the great Impressionist artists. You can recreate a selection of their evocative paintings of winter or paint your own scenes in their style. Carole will demonstrate how to create impressionistic trees, skies, or sunlight and shadows on snow. Exploring another artist's work in this way greatly helps to extend and expand our own techniques.   

SEASCAPES in PASTELS
Pastels are an ideal medium to paint the sea in all its moods - a swirling ocean, stormy waters crashing onto rocks or waves lapping gently on a sunny beach. In this second day workshop, Carole's informative and sympathitic teaching will help you explore both this versatile medium and the subject. On both days tuition will be on a group and individual basis.
ART & CRAFT DAYS

Friday 10 November

Saturday 11 November 


2 ONE DAY COURSES

CHRISTMAS SCENES, any medium
Christmas is an evocative time of year and ideal for artistic interpretation. Carole will show you how to tackle this colourful and mellow season through demonstrations and one to one tuition - a frosty morning, winter wildlife, a sunrise or children playing in the snow ...and more. 

CHRISTMAS STILL LIFES, any medium
Christmas tree decorations, crackers and tinsel, a candle-lit reflections or a steamng pudding and prettily iced cake - there are endless subjects to inspire us. Whatever medium you choose, Carole will guide you through techniques to depict a Christmas still life ans maybe it will make a lovely Christmas card!   
FLATFORD MLL
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 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 24 Nov - Fri 1 December


WEEK COURSE
PORTRAIT WEEK working from models; own choice of medium
This 7 day course is aimed at beginners and more experienced artist alike. Some may perceive portraits as a challenging subject; but Carole will demonstrate that there are many methods to achieve that illusive likeness.  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 3 short warm -up poses. Carole's sympathetic and informative tuition is both on and individual and group basis throughout the week.