Life, Drawing, Life Drawing


I love drawing.

It is totally absorbing whilst you are in the act of drawing. It appeals to me physically as I lose myself in creating line, tone, marks. Drawing allows you to experiment, investigate, record, explore. It is thought provoking, challenging, frustrating, exciting. It is instinctive, expressive and purposeful.

As birthday, or Christmas, or anytime presents I give large paintbrushes or sketchbooks to anyone I think will enjoy them. This is in the hope that they will get as much pleasure from them as I do.

Charcoal life drawing by Matisse

Join me for a drawing class on Thursday 26th September, morning, or a Life Drawing Class on Thursday afternoon.

This week both classes will be looking at line, weight of line, and economy of line. The work of Matisse will be used as a reference. Please bring charcoal, paper, any pencils you can lay your hand on.

Have a look at HAMPSHIRE ART studio for more information and to book the classes

Painting classes start this week


Painting – looking at the building blocks

TAUGHT BY KATE MEASHAM AND CHRIS DAVIS

  • Thursday September 19th Tone and Tempera, light and depth
  • Thursday October 10th Focus, bridging, line and contrast
  • Thursday October 24th Markmaking, three artists, three styles
  • Thursday November 7th The Fauves, colour, complementaries
  • Thursday November 28th Painting people from life
  • 10.00 – 16.00
  • £80/full day

Autumn painting at HAMPSHIRE ART studio starts on Thursday 19th September. The term is divided into different building blocks for painting. This week the focus is tone, tempera, light and depth.

Learn how the use of tempera (NOT egg tempera) can transform a picture. You will be working from a still life and copying an old master. A busy day.

Chris Davis, an artist from Abbotts Ann, will work alongside Kate Measham demonstrating these techniques.

If you are keen to find out more or to book the course take a look at https://hampshireart.studio/2019/07/29/autumn-art-classes-enjoying-the-process/

New Classes start in September


It is a glorious sunny day; a Sunday to laze about with a book, or a sketchbook, or a Sunday to get jobs done. Don’t waste it…pick fruit, get outside. This evening plan which autumn classes will make the darker days more interesting and fulfilling.

Blue skies; ripe damsons

Autumn isn’t here yet but there is change in the air. At this time of year I promise myself I’m going to take up something new, French, Tai Chi, marathon running, etching. Some are more successful than others.

September is a time for new beginnings

New Classes with HAMPSHIRE ART studio

This week is the start of the Autumn Term for artdrawpaint with HAMPSHIRE ART studio. I have classes for those of you who want to learn about painting with oils, drawing classes, regular life drawing classes, and painting classes (jointly with Chris Davies). There are five drawing classes, five life drawing classes and five painting classes. They are linked and progressive, but can very easily be taken individually.

If you need help deciding what is right for you contact me and we can work through it together.

If you want to extend the summer join me in Andalucia in 4 weeks time for a week of painting at the very lovely Casa Rosa.

There are other classes with new tutors, and new venues are going to be part of the HAMPSHIRE ART studio remit. I am very excited about it.

This term is the start of our Master Classes with Nick Bashall and Sarah Spackman sharing their expertise. Their classes are both fully booked however we are taking a few people onto waiting lists. There will be more masterclasses in the new year so keep an eye on what is happening.

Visit HAMPSHIRE ART studio for more information and to book.

Damsons ready to make Damson Vodka – very warming in December