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June 2015

Silk Scarf Painting

Wed 10 Jun 2015 @ 20:15 - Fri 12 Jun 2015 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

This is a beginners course for those who want to learn simple but effective painting techniques on fabric. Monika will teach you how to create ideas for scarf designs and how to apply them to silk or other similar materials.

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October 2015

The Magic of Silk Painting

Sat 31 Oct 2015 @ 9:30 - 16:30
Anglia Leisure Learning Limited, 3-4 Bradfield Hall
Bradfield Combust, IP30 0LU United Kingdom
£78

On this one day course you will have an opportunity to explore key techniques associated with Silk Painting - watercolour effects, salt patterning and gutta resist designs.

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January 2016

Painting Portraits with a Palette Knife

Fri 29 Jan 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 31 Jan 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£171

Explore exciting ways to implement palette knife techniques when painting portraits. During this 'hands on' workshop course, you will learn how to depict features of the human face with application of colours in either oils or acrylic. Demonstrations and guidance from a professional artist make this course suitable for all artistic ability levels.

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A Winter Scene in Acrylic

Sat 30 Jan 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

A one day course that will show you how to paint winter landscapes with acrylic paint. Techniques covered will include using thick and thin paint, colour mixing, working from dark to light and glazing. The course will include winter landscapes in an impressionistic style from photographs supplied by the tutor.

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February 2016

Wild Seas – Crashing Waves in Watercolour

Fri 5 Feb 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 7 Feb 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

What can be more emotive than wild seas crashing onto rough, rugged rocks! Really let your colours flow on this exciting weekend of watercolour wonderment. Let your senses run riot and try out some different techniques with this stimulating subject.

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Still Life in Oils

Sat 6 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 15:15
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

This is a lovely weekend course where you will explore the wonderful genre of the still life. With plenty of demonstrations and guidance, you will be able to choose from a range of excellent items to construct and paint your own original still-life arrangements.

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Exciting Techniques in Gouache

Mon 8 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£90

What can be more emotive than wild seas crashing onto rough, rugged rocks! Really let your colours flow on this exciting weekend of watercolour wonderment. Let your senses run riot and try out some different techniques with this stimulating subject.

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Understanding Watercolour

Sat 20 Feb 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£50.00

Vincent Van Gogh said you needed twenty-seven heads to paint a watercolour, vowed to get to grips with the medium and then promptly dropped it. Is it any wonder? A big favourite with leisure painters and hobby artists, watercolour is both approachable and unintimidating, but takes a lifetime to master. This one day course will provide you with what you need to get started. Learn how to use the white of the paper, how to mix and apply colour without…

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Paint and Print in Watercolour

Fri 26 Feb 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 28 Feb 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£164

This course will embrace all levels in an experimental workshop aimed at stretching ideas by creating contemporary watercolours with printing techniques and collage on a variety of papers.

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Abstract Sensations in Encaustic Wax

Sat 27 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

Learn how to create fantastic, powerful abstract paintings in coloured waxes, using irons, hot styluses and hot air guns. This course is going to take you places that you have never been before, so prepare to be amazed. A fun and informative course guided by an enthusiastic and talented teacher.

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Achieving Colour Harmony using Acrylics

Sat 27 Feb 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£84

Explore exciting ways to implement colour theory in a practical “hands on” course focused on colour mixing in the context of acrylic and oil painting. Demonstrations and guidance by a professional artist makes the course suitable for all artistic ability levels.

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March 2016

Chinese Brush Painting – Summer Flower with Bird and Insect in Freehand Style

Fri 4 Mar 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 6 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£304.00

Flowers and birds have been popular subjects in traditional Chinese brush painting for over two thousand years. This course will focus on the basic skills of painting different kind of flowers, birds and insects in free hand style, such as: wisterias with swallow, peony with butterfly and Chinese lotus flower with dragonfly. The course will include demonstration and individual supervision. You will be given a list of things to bring but the tutor will also have some materials available for…

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Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Sat 5 Mar 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

Work alongside award-winning portrait artist Peter Keegan on this day course where you will capture unique portrait subjects in charcoal. Using photographs provided by the tutor, or ones you bring with you, you will explore a range of techniques including beginning a drawing, capturing tonal values, facial details and ultimately a likeness.

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Spring Landscapes in Acrylic

Fri 11 Mar 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 13 Mar 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

This course will show you how to paint spring landscapes with acrylic paint. Techniques covered will include thick and thin paint, colour mixing, working from dark to light and glazing. The course will include spring landscapes in an impressionistic style from photographs supplied by the tutor.

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Botanical Illustration – Spring Flowers

Fri 11 Mar 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 13 Mar 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

Spring is an exciting and unique time for flowers; learn how to compose a picture, prepare precise pencil drawings and how to use watercolours skilfully to produce accurate, vibrant illustrations. Individual help ensures that beginners and experienced artists can work at their own pace but with strong support.

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Colour Theory and Mixing

Mon 14 Mar 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

This one day workshop will show you how to improve your colour mixing using colour theory and practice with watercolour and/or acrylic paint. Subjects covered will include how to use a colour wheel, categorising colours and how to darken and lighten your colours.

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Dynamic Life Sketching

Sat 19 Mar 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£89

A unique opportunity to sketch from a life model, posing dynamic movements. You will learn how to depict the motion of the human body and commemorate the fleeting moments on paper, with paint or sketching materials. There will be demonstrations by our professional artist and one to one guidance and support.

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Still Life & The Landscape

Tue 29 Mar 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 31 Mar 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£314.00

This is a practical course using acrylic paint, drawing materials and collage. Artists as varied as Frances Hodgkins, Edward Wadsworth, Winifred Nicholson and Mary Fedden have been fascinated by the imaginative possibilities of still life in or against the landscape. Using mixed media in a variety of ways we will examine the contrasts and interesting ambiguities of this relationship. Suitable for those with some experience of painting and drawing.

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April 2016

Canal Art with a Contemporary Twist

Sun 3 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Tue 5 Apr 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

Canal Art, the colourful decoration found on canal narrow boats, is based on the traditions of the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, and now includes many contemporary designs that reflect the countryside, animals, places, film, television characters, etc. The traditional styles have been adapted to suit the many different types of boats now found on canals. This course includes exercises in traditional patterns of roses & daisies and a design with a contemporary twist. Bring your own items to decorate with…

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Botanical Illustration

Mon 4 Apr 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 7 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£456.00

Botanical Illustration is precise detailed work, a combination of art and science. This studio based watercolour course is for all ability levels; no experience of art or botany is required, just commitment. We aim to enjoy working in an atmosphere of relaxed industry. Students will work at their own pace on the subject of their choice. The course will cover the use of basic materials and methods for beginners and will offer professional advice to advanced students. The emphasis will…

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Canal Boat Art: Castles

Wed 6 Apr 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62.00

Canal Boat Art is the colourful decoration found on working narrow boats that travelled on the many canals that radiated out from the Midlands. It was a ‘Folk Art’ of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that has now been adapted to suit contemporary boats found on our inland waterways. The traditional styles included Roses, Daisies and Castle paintings. This one day course is an introduction to painting a Castle picture and will take participants, stage by stage, through painting…

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Chinese Brush Painting

Wed 6 Apr 2016 @ 12:00 - Fri 8 Apr 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

This midweek course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape. Examples will be provided for use during the course, which will be taught in the traditional way of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue in the evening with a presentation on painting, culture or travel. This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers. New learners will be able to see what they may be able to achieve in future courses.

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Canal Boat Art: Roses and Daisies

Thu 7 Apr 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62.00

Canal Boat Art is the colourful decoration found on working narrow boats that travelled on the many canals that radiated out from the Midlands. It was the ‘Folk Art’ of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that has now been adapted to suit contemporary boats found on our inland waterways. The traditional styles included Roses, Daisies and Castle paintings. This one-day course is an introduction to painting a Rose & Daisy pattern. The course will take participants, stage by stage,…

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Chinese Brush Painting

Fri 8 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 10 Apr 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more advanced. New learners will be able to see what they may be able to achieve in future courses. Calming music helps to aid concentration while painting.

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Silk Painting Big & Bold

Fri 15 Apr 2016 @ 17:00 - Sun 17 Apr 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£304.00

Silk painting is an accessible and hugely enjoyable medium, which is suitable for all levels of ability. This course is suitable for experienced silk painters and for complete beginners. It starts with an introduction to the basic techniques including; gutta, wet-in-wet and salt effects. However most of the course will be devoted to participants own projects. There will also be on-going tutor demonstrations by the tutor.

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Botanical Watercolour Painting for Beginners

Fri 22 Apr 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 24 Apr 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

Learning and developing the skills of botanical watercolour painting can be a joy for anyone who appreciates the beauty of plants. This weekend course is designed for beginners, to introduce you to the skills you will need to get started. Everyone will begin with the same subject and will be guided through each stage of the creative process, with demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition. You will learn about equipment and composition, and you will practise the drawing and painting…

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A Coastal Scene with Acrylic

Sat 23 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

A one day course that will show you how to paint a coastal scene with acrylic paint. Techniques covered will include using thick and thin paint, colour mixing, working from dark to light and glazing. The course will include a seascape in an impressionistic style from photographs supplied by the tutor.

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Impressionistic Landscape Painting

Sat 23 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - Sun 24 Apr 2016 @ 15:15
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape like one of the Impressionists? This course is designed to give you both an insight and opportunity to work in the same style and manner as some of the great Impressionist painters, producing landscape paintings enriched with colour, texture and light.

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Calligraphy

Mon 25 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

Demonstrate the value of Calligraphy as a form of relaxation and self-expression as well as a practical skill. This course is open to those interested in pursuing this subject from beginners onwards and will be particularly useful for card makers. We will explore actual lettering skills plus the use of different techniques and of colour to discover the many possibilities of this subject. Lefthanders are very welcome!

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Drawing for the Terrified

Fri 29 Apr 2016 @ 12:15 - Sun 1 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step. If you follow his 'recipes', you will be amazed at what you will be able to draw.

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Vibrant Watercolours – A Taste of India

Fri 29 Apr 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 1 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

Immerse yourself in a weekend of vibrant colour and rich pattern. Using bold dyes, watercolours and simple print techniques, we will explore those exotic elements that we associate with India and use them as the basis for creating your own striking and colourful paintings.

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Chinese Brush Painting – Mist and Waterfalls

Sat 30 Apr 2016 @ 10:00 - Sun 1 May 2016 @ 15:15
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

Through tutor demonstrations and one-to-one guidance, beginners will learn the basic skills of landscape painting in free hand style, painting trees, rocks, mountains and waterfalls and mist. More experienced artists will develop and expand skills in all aspects of landscape painting. You will also learn how to mount a picture in the traditional Chinese way.

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May 2016

Figure & Portrait Drawing in any Medium

Sat 7 May 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£60.00

Beginners and those of all levels of experience are welcome on this day of drawing or painting from a professional life model, clothed and posed in everyday, familiar settings, including observation of the human head. Students are invited to bring any materials they prefer. Demonstrations and studies in proportion, tone and colour will support individual tuition. Everyone will enjoy this friendly and informative day in Dillington’s beautiful surroundings.

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Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Sat 7 May 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£82

Work alongside award-winning portrait artist Peter Keegan on this day course where you will capture unique portrait subjects in charcoal. Using photographs provided by the tutor, or ones you bring with you, you will explore a range of techniques including beginning a drawing, capturing tonal values, facial details and ultimately a likeness.

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Japanese Sumi-e – Traditional art form of Japanese ink painting

Sat 7 May 2016 @ 10:00 - Sun 8 May 2016 @ 15:15
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

An introduction to Sumi-e, the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures or Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, these paintings feature subjects from the natural world such as flowers and birds. The Japanese experience painting as a form of meditation that brings peace and harmony to the artist and the finished pieces are intended to inspire the same sense of tranquillity and joy in the viewer.

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The pollinators: painting European butterflies

Fri 13 May 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 15 May 2016 @ 14:00
Madingley Hall, Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£260.00

In this course you will learn to draw and prepare a pencil drawing of a European butterfly, recording carefully the anatomical structure and pattern of the wings and then going on to complete a watercolour illustration. Practical work will be supplemented with an illustrated talk looking at the work of the great insect and butterfly painters throughout history. All the stages required to produce an illustration will be demonstrated by the tutor.

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Painting Irises in Watercolour

Fri 13 May 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 15 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

Irises come in an assortment of beautiful colours. Jill will show you how to create an accurate drawing and demonstrate how to colour mix and apply the watercolours to achieve a painting that not only pleases the eye but also demonstrates the skills learnt during the course.

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Chinese Brush Painting for Beginners

Fri 20 May 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 22 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

This course will introduce you to the basic techniques of Chinese brush painting and give you the tools to paint in the traditional Chinese way: Xuan paper, ink and colour. The tutor will explain the characteristics of Chinese painting and, through a series of hands-on exercises, you will practise the techniques learnt.

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Moving Figures in Watercolour

Fri 20 May 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 22 May 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£176

This is a unique opportunity to practise watercolour techniques whilst learning how to depict movement of the human figure. Through demonstrations, you will be shown how to visually express the dynamics of the figure, whilst learning the principles of motion, including impressions of dancing, exercising and other movements of the human body.

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Chinese Brush Painting – Landscape Painting Techniques

Mon 23 May 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

Through hands-on exercises and guidance from the tutor, this one day course will introduce you to the techniques used to paint landscapes in the Chinese style, using water and ink, light colour and re-colour, as well as the basic method of painting colour.

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June 2016

Chinese Brush Painting

Wed 15 Jun 2016 @ 12:00 - Fri 17 Jun 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more advanced. New learners will be able to see what they may be able to achieve in future courses. Calming music helps to aid concentration while painting.

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Chinese Brush Painting

Fri 17 Jun 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 19 Jun 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more advanced. New learners will be able to see what they may be able to achieve in future courses. Calming music helps to aid concentration while painting.

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Botanical Illustration – Wild Meadow Flowers

Fri 17 Jun 2016 @ 20:15 - Sun 19 Jun 2016 @ 12:45
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£162

We aim to illustrate the wild species abundant at this time of the year. If possible, we will visit them on site, but in any case there will be time to learn how to draw them, compose pictures and use watercolours precisely to produce colourful detailed flower portraits.

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Lifelines

Fri 24 Jun 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 26 Jun 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£200

Discover the richness and vitality of life drawing in this unique and instinctive course.

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July 2016

Shimmering Silk Painting Secrets

Fri 1 Jul 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 3 Jul 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

Silk has a magical, shimmering quality, which together with the richness and vibrancy of colour can be transformed into something really special and unique. You do not have to be an accomplished artist to produce something quite spectacular. This course will introduce you to the absorbing process of painting on silk, and is suitable for complete beginners. With just basic techniques you will create a beautiful silk scarf, which you can wear to the admiration of all your friends and…

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Let’s Paint with Drama Like Van Gogh in Mixed Media

Tue 5 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 16:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62.00

A great day to create a mixed media painting inspired by Van Gogh’s colour and light. Come and be creative and original.  You could collage using coloured, textured and printed papers, use ink, pastel, acrylic, watercolour or gouache etc.   The composition, colour choices  and tonal balance of your painting  are of great importance and you will be guided on this by the tutor.

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Let’s Paint Italy (Including Venice) in Watercolour

Wed 6 Jul 2016 @ 12:00 - Fri 8 Jul 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

We’re painting Italy but there’s no need to leave the country! Using photographs the tutor will lead you through two main projects which include some simple perspective and colour mixing. The tutor will demonstrate how to paint using the layering method and also wet into wet. Ways of improving picture composition will be shown. If you have your own Italian photographs that you would like to paint from then please do bring them. One day will end with a Knuston…

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Learn How to Create Impressionist Paintings Part 1

Mon 11 Jul 2016 @ 12:00 - Wed 13 Jul 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

The Impressionists created a particular way of working that was a reaction to traditional painting techniques.  The course explores various techniques through a series of exercises; building images with brushstrokes, the use of colour and creating more with less; to help any artist progress their own painting style.  We will discuss the characteristics of Impressionist Paintings and how particular artists like Monet and Cézanne used them to create their own style.  

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Wildlife & Natural History Painting in Gouache

Tue 12 Jul 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 14 Jul 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£314.00

This course is designed for beginners and upwards and will teach you how to make a true representation of a wildlife subject whilst not requiring any high level of drawing skill. From source material provided, or from your own pictures, we will use the medium of gouache - an opaque watercolour that is ideal for this subject – to create wonderful lifelike pictures. Demonstrations and individual help will be the foundation of this course which is open to all levels…

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Learn How to Create Impressionist Paintings Part 2

Wed 13 Jul 2016 @ 12:00 - Fri 15 Jul 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

The Impressionists created a particular way of working that was a reaction to traditional painting techniques.  The course explores various techniques through a series of exercises; building images with brushstrokes, the use of colour and creating more with less; to help any artist progress their own painting style.  We will discuss the characteristics of Impressionist Paintings and how particular artists like Monet and Cézanne used them to create their own style.

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Creative Arts Summer School

Fri 15 Jul 2016 @ 8:00 - Sun 31 Jul 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
various

Come to Hawkwood in high summer and try your hand at a range of creative crafts,  writing, drawing, sculpture, textiles and painting within the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood. Create your own schedule and mix and match the courses to suit your needs. Some are residential weekends, some are one-day courses. Full Courses List: Raku Pottery: 15 - 17 July Nia Dance: 22 July Woodcarving Taster Day: 22 July Summer Painting Weekend: 22 - 24 July Drawing in Charcoal and Graphite:…

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Summer Painting Weekend

Fri 22 Jul 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 24 Jul 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£180

Explore your creativity and connect with the atmosphere of summer in this enjoyable painting weekend.

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Sketching: Ink and Watercolour

Thu 28 Jul 2016 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£75

A relaxed day of demonstration led exercises will help to develop your confidence sketching on location.

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Botanical Watercolour Painting

Fri 29 Jul 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 31 Jul 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

This course is a perfect opportunity for beginners, as well as the more experienced, to paint in the lovely, peaceful and friendly surroundings at Knuston Hall. The summer is a good time to find a wide variety of stunning flowers to use as subjects. However, if you are new to botanical painting, I shall bring a subject with me that is suitable for beginners and guide you step-by-step though each stage to completion. For the more experienced amongst you, this…

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Botanical Watercolour Painting

Sun 31 Jul 2016 @ 19:00 - Fri 5 Aug 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£417.00

This course is a perfect opportunity for beginners, as well as the more experienced, to paint in the lovely, peaceful and friendly surroundings at Knuston Hall. The summer is a good time to find a wide variety of stunning plants and flowers and the length of this course provides the chance to do a larger or more ambitious painting than you might attempt otherwise. However, if you are new to botanical painting, I shall bring some subjects with me that…

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August 2016

Painted Books of Ancient Mexico

Wed 3 Aug 2016 @ 12:00 - Fri 5 Aug 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

On this course you will learn the meaning of the Aztec Calendar Stone and the Aztec calendar, hear the Legend of the Five Suns – the Genesis of Mesoamerica – and see pre-Colombian “Graphic Novels” of the long walk of the Mexica from the lost island of Aztlan and the seven caves of Chicomoztec to the imperial garden city of Tenochtitlan. From the Mixtec Codices will come the creation story of the demi-god 9 Wind and the deeds of the…

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Be A More Confident Painter

Mon 8 Aug 2016 @ 9:00 - Fri 12 Aug 2016 @ 16:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£790.00

This five day course is designed to challenge painters with some experience. The emphasis will be on watercolour, especially for preliminary work but finished studio pieces could be in any medium. Take time in the glorious surroundings of Dillington, to unwind and take a critical look at your own work. Be honest, are you stuck in a rut? Are you producing the same slightly tired and overworked paintings time and time again? Is there a better painter lurking within? Together…

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Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Fri 12 Aug 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 14 Aug 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

Learn the beautiful art of botanical painting in watercolour. This is an opportunity to spend a weekend drawing and painting flower, fruit or other plant of your choice. Beginners and improvers are welcome because students will work at their own pace with one-to-one, step-by-step guidance from an experienced tutor. By the end of the course students will have a finished or almost finished botanical study and have the skills in composition and technique to continue creating plant portraits on their…

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Chinese Brush Painting Part 1

Fri 19 Aug 2016 @ 19:00 - Sun 21 Aug 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£193.00

This weekend course will study a number of subjects such as flower, bird, fruit, animal, fish or landscape, all taught in the traditional method of demonstration and practice. Learning will continue on Saturday evening with a presentation on painting or travel for example. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more advanced. New learners will be able to see what they may be able to achieve in future courses. Calming music helps to aid concentration while painting.

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Chinese Brush Painting Part 2

Sun 21 Aug 2016 @ 19:00 - Fri 26 Aug 2016 @ 15:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£417.00

This course will give more flexibility and time to explore this fascinating art form in greater depth. Beginners joining at this point will be introduced to the basics, producing paintings in a wide variety of subjects. Improvers will be encouraged to increase their skills, both in strokes and composition. With a background of relaxing music a selection of flower, fruit, animal, bird, fish or landscape will be shown in traditional demonstration and practice sessions. Evenings will be more relaxed with…

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Botanical Illustration

Tue 30 Aug 2016 @ 15:00 - Thu 1 Sep 2016 @ 14:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
£314.00

Botanical Illustration is precise detailed work, a combination of art and science. This studio based watercolour course is for all ability levels; no experience of art or botany is required, just commitment. We aim to enjoy working in an atmosphere of relaxed industry. Students will work at their own pace on the subject of their choice. The course will cover the use of basic materials and methods for beginners and will offer professional advice to advanced students. The emphasis will…

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September 2016

Watercolour painting holidays in the Limousin, SW France

Sun 25 Sep 2016 @ 18:00 - Sat 1 Oct 2016 @ 12:00
De Tout Coeur Limousin, Soumeix
Royere de Vassiviere, Limousin 23460 France
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£650

We are very pleased to announce 2 NEW watercolour painting holiday courses with artist Nicola Blakemore this September and October at De Tout Coeur Limousin. Learn the Magic of Painting with Watercolours on this holiday for people at all levels. about Nicola: 'her teaching approach and philosophy really come through—she invites students to put aside any “limiting belief” that has previously “inhibited them from enjoying a fun, enlightening, soothing, and expressive creative pursuit.” In other words, Nicola wants her students…

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October 2016

Watercolour painting holidays in the Limousin, SW France

Sun 2 Oct 2016 @ 18:00 - Sat 8 Oct 2016 @ 12:00
De Tout Coeur Limousin, Soumeix
Royere de Vassiviere, Limousin 23460 France
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£650

We are very pleased to announce 2 NEW watercolour painting holiday courses with artist Nicola Blakemore this September and October at De Tout Coeur Limousin. Learn the Magic of Painting with Watercolours on this holiday for people at all levels. about Nicola: 'her teaching approach and philosophy really come through—she invites students to put aside any “limiting belief” that has previously “inhibited them from enjoying a fun, enlightening, soothing, and expressive creative pursuit.” In other words, Nicola wants her students…

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Mindful Drawing

Fri 14 Oct 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 16 Oct 2016 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£180

An exploration of drawing as meditation that is suitable for all levels. Observe the beauty of everyday life and capture its essence.

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Chinese Brush Painting

Wed 19 Oct 2016 @ 19:00 - Fri 21 Oct 2016 @ 12:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204.00

Chinese Brush Painting

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Painting the Seasons: Autumn

Sat 22 Oct 2016 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£75

Explore your creativity through painting and colour inspired by Autumn.

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November 2016

Bobbin Lace

Fri 4 Nov 2016 @ 9:00 - Sun 6 Nov 2016 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£198.00

Bobbin Lace

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Coloured Pencils: Pet Portraits

Fri 25 Nov 2016 @ 19:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62.00

Coloured Pencils: Pet Portraits

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December 2016

Lifelines

Fri 16 Dec 2016 @ 16:00 - Sun 18 Dec 2016 @ 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£200

Discover the richness and vitality of life drawing in this unique and instinctive course.

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Painting the Seasons: Winter

Sat 17 Dec 2016 @ 9:30 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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£75

Explore your creativity through painting and colour inspired by Winter.

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March 2017

Dovecots in Watercolour

Tue 7 Mar 2017 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62

Dovecots in Watercolour

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Pen and Watercolour Wash Texture

Wed 8 Mar 2017 @ 9:00 - 16:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£198

Pen and Watercolour Wash Texture

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Norfolk View in Watercolour

Thu 9 Mar 2017 @ 12:00 - 16:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£62

Norfolk View in Watercolour

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Chinese Brush Painting

Wed 15 Mar 2017 @ 19:00 - Fri 17 Mar 2017 @ 12:00
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
£204

Chinese Brush Painting

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