There is a mystique about painting with oils paints that needs to be shattered. In these classes you will learn, from scratch, the basic mechanics of painting with oils.
This is perfect for total beginners, people who know about watercolour but not oils, people who haven’t picked up a brush in a while, or those who have been given a lovely set of paints and don’t know what to do next.
I will teach you the basic skills that you can start to build upon. I provide the materials needed for this early stage. If you wish you can join the follow on classes, Oil Painting for Beginners, II and III.
If you would like more information don’t hesitate to drop me a line Kate Measham
If this was a recipe the dish would be a delicious slow cooked stew with layers of flavour and interest. Your ‘slow painting’ will have time to develop complexity too. You will build up a relationship with your picture that is quite different to a flashy 3 hour number.
This course will involve a Still Life set up that you will paint over four sessions, (two days).
Some pictures just take longer.
A picture of twelve hours is very different to one of three hours. Your engagement with it is different, the way you deal with the paint is different.
This is to encourage you to go for the longer game occasionally. Nobody wants to spend hours on a picture that they don’t like very much so you will look at planning and composition.
This is more of a Test match than a T20 (probably lost my audience there).
Three Classes, Three Different Approaches to Colour
If you have done the Beginners Oil Painting class the question is what to do next. On this course you will start to look at colour.
Colour is a huge, limitless topic, but you will start by looking at three different approaches.
You will look at painting with a limited palette, from tone to colour, and alla prima. The idea is to show you that sometimes limitations are liberating, allowing you to explore different aspects of painting. You will see that you are the master of your painting and you can paint it any way you want…with a bit of practise.
Last weekend I went to see the magnificent Raphael exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Ashmolean Museum.
As you look at his drawings you feel as though Raphael is in the seat next to you; his observations, corrections, alterations and thoughts are as clear now as they were hundreds of years ago.
Over these three days you will draw a model adopting poses from Masters of Drawing. This is not so you can draw in the same style, but so the poses can inspire you, and you can find your own line.
I want to use Raphael as one of our guides. I am open to ideas for both Old Masters and Contemporary master artists. Henry Moore, Euan Uglow, Poussin, Rodin – please feel free to leave suggestions or comments.
Draw Draw Draw….you can’t have too much of a good thing
Sept 7, 21, Oct 5, 19, and Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14
10.00 – 1.00 on a Thursday morning.
£80/4 classes, to be paid at the beginning of each half term or
This is a fun drawing class for all standards.
Each week a different aspect of drawing is examined and tested using different media, and different methods. You will experiment with content, composition, mark making, tone, narrative, repetition, line and anything else I can think of to throw your way.
And there are scones
Drawing is hard, mindful, exciting, rewarding, thought provoking and other things besides. Recording what you see is a human instinct that crosses all barriers.
For more information and to book a place on the course contact Kate Measham
If you have done this course before were there classes you would like to build on?
If you have done drawing classes anywhere else what would you like to see here?
Still Life Drawing
Wednesday 20 September
10.30am – 4.30pm £45
‘Time and tide wait for no man’… a look at the passage of time through a still life.
In an age where it is possible to video your cat in real time on the other side of the world, how do you approach the classical discipline of a Still Life? You can take a photo with the click of a button so what more can you bring to the picture? Can you do something with a drawing that is about the passage of time rather than a snapshot? Maybe add things that are not there, or colours that express your feelings about the objects in a new way.
This is a thoughtful approach to the content of a drawing.
For more information and to book please go directly to Rum’s Eg
Super-sized Autumn Fruits and Leaves
charcoal and mixed media
Sunday, 10th October, 10am – 5pm,
at Lockerley Hall
This is a Fundraiser special for Rum’s Eg.
The day costs £85 and includes refreshments, and a delicious lunch.
If your drawings are always the same size and in the same media it can get a bit boring.
This is a chance for you to expand your horizons and make huge drawings of autumnal vegetation from the Lockerley Estate.
The size of the drawing offers its own problems such as stamina to fill a large area, but this size also lends an importance to the work. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, or have never drawn larger than A4, before you know it you will be stretching through an aerobic workout, reaching areas of paper you hadn’t contemplated before.
One Morning, One Pose: Life Drawing
Wednesday 15 November
10.30am – 1pm
One model holding the same pose for an entire morning giving you the rare chance to really study the body and work on a long drawing. You will look at different elements of drawing including measuring, mark making and tone.
Parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles join us in the yurt for an exciting portrait session.
24th August, 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
1 adult, plus 1 child, (age 8 – 13), £40/pair, additional children £15 each (max 3 per adult)
In a world of smart phone snaps, and selfies, how can you make a portrait that says more?
Using lots of different methods of drawing, a bit of mask making, a lot of cutting up and pasting develop portraits of each other that are a bit different.
The adults will make portraits of the children and the children will make portraits of the adults, or of each other. These won’t be traditional portraits just based on what a person looks like, but will include interests, hobbies, aspirations….everything that goes to make a person.
No special skills necessary, just be ready to see yourself afresh.
For more information contact Kate Measham at: Kate@pennylanefarm.com
£25/day, (plus entrance fee if you are not already a member of the National Trust) 10.00am to 4.00pm Meet in Mottisfont car park
Join us as we draw and paint the River Test at Mottisfont Abbey
The River Test, as it flows through the Mottisfont Estate, has all the characteristics of a well keepered chalk stream, picturesque as is makes its way through water meadows along the Test Valley. Capture the dreamy atmosphere that places you in an England of a century ago.
The Young Gallery and John Creasey Museum, Salisbury
Upstairs in the library in Salisbury are three gallery spaces with a collection of modern and contemporary works. Many are drawings, etchings and prints with some exciting paintings thrown in too.
The curator, Peter Riley, has a particular interest in mark making so there are some unusual and pleasing choices from well known artists such as Euan Uglow, Paula Rego, Keith Vaughan, John Bellany and others.
The galleries are well worth a look with new exhibitions planned for later in the year. Combine the outing with a morning at Roche Court for a rewarding day.