All posts by kate measham

I live in a house in the middle of ancient woods in Wiltshire. I paint and draw in my studio at home, and run a variety of classes from a studio in Wherwell Priory. In the late 1990s I took a degree in Visual Art through Drawing at Winchester School of Art and have run classes since 2007. If you want more information about the courses email me at kate@artdrawpaint.com I look forward to hearing from you

Classes at Casa Rosa, in Andalucia, are back (fingers crossed)…


These last few months have been very tricky for everyone; a mix of alarming, boring, inward looking, lonely, spring cleaning, fear and dread, frustration, anger – what a list! We can only hope that we are getting closer to a new sort of normal.

Kate and Rosie plan to open the studio at Casa Rosa in late September and look forward to welcoming you to join us there.


We have dates for art retreats in Spain. We don’t want deposits at this stage. We would like any of you who are interested to register with us, and to put the dates in your diary.

Casa Rosa in the Autumn: Wild flower heaven

Wild flowers in the Andalucian countryside

In late September and early October join us for art and culture in the Axarquía, the mountainous area to the north east of Malaga. The hills and orchards of Andalucía will be ripe with citrus fruit and wild flowers. Nestling into the landscape, Casa Rosa will have olives, garden flowers and fruit growing in the orchards and around the houses. 

“Andalucia is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, where the excesses of modern life do not seem to have taken root and travellers are welcomed as honoured guests. Beloved by Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway, it is the Spain of Carmen, Figaro and Flamenco. Rich with the legacies of the Moors and Romans its charm and serenity will captivate you.” Sunday Times


Class Dates and Prices

Artists take over Casa Rosa

  • 26th September – 3rd October, 2021
  • £975 use of studio, no tutor, full board, with room and ensuite. If you wish to have a room on your own there is £150 single supplement.

Landscape Painting with Antony Williams RP, NEAC

  • 3rd October – 10th October, 2021
  • £1,550 use of studio, tuition from Antony Williams, full board in double room with ensuite. If you share this room there is a £150 reduction, each

Flights are not included. There will be a taxi service to and from Malaga Airport included in the cost of the holiday if you take the flights we suggest.

To register an interest in either week please email: kate@artdrawpaint.com



Week One: Artists take over Casa Rosa.

painting in the sun

An artistic retreat: you will be free to be as creative and innovative as you feel inclined. No interventions other than meals. There will be options offered, but not distractions, and all the creature comforts will continue to appear as regularly as ever.

This first week is untutored.

If you want space and time to do their own thing, this is the week for you. On offer is the full range of delightful facilities, delicious, freshly cooked meals, regular drinks and snacks, and all the beauties of Casa Rosa and its surrounding environment. There is a large studio space with easels, drawing boards etc.


If you are interested in bringing your own group of students to Casa Rosa this is a perfect way to give it a trial run first.

Week Two: Landscape Painting with Antony Williams RP, NEAC

On this second week in Spain Antony Williams will be working in oils and teaching landscape.

We are delighted to have Antony Williams joining us at Casa Rosa for Week Two. He is a wonderfully talented artist whose work is in demand across the world. He is best known for portraits, and people in landscapes, with the occasional quirky still life. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a course with Antony who is extremely knowledgeable. Having done a course with him at Hampshire Art studio I think I should add ‘patient’ to this list of attributes.

Have a look at the portraits and landscapes on his website

There will be daily tutored sessions, and time to paint on your own. The fruit orchards, olive groves and wonderful gardens of Casa Rosa will be your inspiration. There is a large studio space with easels, drawing boards and stools.

view from main house towards a pool and to the hills beyond

What to expect for both weeks in the Autumn 2021

Enjoy the the friendly, supportive, house party atmosphere of art retreats at Casa Rosa. Whether you come on your own, with friends, family, or partners, you will be part of a group. If you want to spend some quiet time on your own there are walks through the countryside or up to Periana. The rooms are quiet and extremely comfortable. We endeavour to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as we can.

Food, fresh from the orchards and markets

 Casa Rosa sits in the middle of its own orchards and the Autumn will see these bursting with fruit. The house and cottages are  full of delightful surprises, pictures, pottery and antiques collected locally and from years of travel.

Have a look at the facilities of Casa Rosa Estate – tennis court, pool, ping pong table – freely available and the nearby village only a walk away.

Meals will be a communal affair with Rosie, her helpers and the other artists and guests eating together. The produce is sourced locally where possible including the olive oil which comes from the estate.

Wednesday will be a day off for everyone. Meals will be available.


The Boring Bits

Artists take over Casa Rosa – Untutored

  • 26th September – 3rd October, 2021
  • £975 use of studio, no tutor, full board, with room and ensuite. If you wish to have a room on your own there is £150 single supplement.

Landscape Painting with Antony Williams RP, NEAC

  • 3rd October – 10th October, 2021
  • £1,550 use of studio, tuition from Antony Williams, full board in double room with ensuite. If you share this room there is a £150 reduction, each

General

If you have registered an interest we will ask for a £300 deposit by 1st July and the final payment on 21st August.

Collection and return to Malaga Airport at the beginning and end of your stay are included in the price  if you choose to book our suggested flights. If we need to book a taxi to collect, or deliver you to an alternative flight this will be at your cost.

If you wish to be more independent there are a number of car hire companies at Malaga airport. There is plenty of space for parking at Casa Rosa

There will be folding stools, drawing boards, and easels available. Everything else you should bring with you. If you wish to order materials and have them delivered to Casa Rosa please contact to Rosie.

Make Casa Rosa in Andalucia your Autumn destination for 2021

We advise you to have travel insurance.

  • Places on the  course are limited so allocation will be made on a first come, first served basis according to deposit paid.
  • The deposit of £300, to reserve your place, is due by 1st July. We will give you a reminder 5 days before this is due. If we do not receive the deposit by this date you may lose your reserved place and others from the waiting list will be offered the course.
  • The final amount is due by August 21st. You will get a reminder 5 days before this is due. If we we do not receive full payment by this date your place on the course and the deposit will be forfeited.
  • Casa Rosa reserves the right to cancel for whatever reason. In the event of cancellation you will be advised of vacancies on alternative courses.
  • If you do not wish to book on an alternative course, a full refund for the course will be given when Casa Rosa cancels.
  • If Artists take over Casa Rosa has to cancel due to Covid-19 restrictions a full refund will be given. Any further expenses such as flights, taxis, car hires or other expenses you have incurred will be your own responsibility and not that of Casa Rosa, Kate Measham or Rosie Tatham.
  • In the event of cancellation by the guest before 31st August 2021, we will endeavour to fill your place and if successful we will refund your deposit, if we are unable to fill your place the deposit will be non-refundable.
  • If you cancel between August 31st 2021 and September 15th 2021 you will forfeit 85% of the total cost (including the deposit) If you cancel after 15th September 2021 you will forfeit the entire cost of the course.
  • We reserve the right to remove anyone from the course and from Casa Rosa, at their own cost and forfeiting their costs for course, flights and sundry expenses, due to anti-social, or unreasonable behaviour.
  • PLEASE TAKE OUT FULL TRAVEL AND HEALTH INSURANCE

If you want to chat about the trip please contact:

To register an interest please email: kate@artdrawpaint.com

Kate Measham on kate@artdrawpaint.com or T:+44 01980 863155

Or Rosie Tatham on rosie@tatham.biz or T:07940 833025

On the Shoulders of Giants



The class will be via Zoom.

See http://www.hampshireart.studio for more information



Although museums and galleries are closed to the public at the moment their catalogue of treasures are available at the click of a button. This is a wonderful opportunity to travel around time and space to look at some of the wonderful art of the world. You will build your work on the shoulders of giants.

This class is about looking at one of the fantastic creative works available and using it to your advantage. It is not about copying. By the end of this class you will be on your way to making something from new that will be entirely your own.


Materials

  • tracing paper
  • photocopy of the pictures
  • drawing materials, pencils, charcoal etc
  • large cartridge paper, a few sheets
  • quick and easy paints or something to apply colour

You will be working towards a final piece, looking at colour, line, composition, narrative, perspective, and anything else that arises.

Don’t let yourself feel you know the direction you wish to take before you start the process.

Be prepared to explore, investigate and let the picture lead you in a new direction.







If you are looking for classes and courses


If you are looking for classes and courses please follow this link to Hampshire Art studio


From the Anthony Gormley Exhibition at the Royal Academy, photo by Kate Measham

At Hampshire Art studio we run regular classes online and in the studio at Bransbury.


Hopefully in 2021 it will be possible to resume the wonderful art weeks at Casa Rosa in Spain.

As soon as the coast is clear we will tell you. If you want to make EXTRA sure your name is one of the first on the list for information about course dates send me an email: kate@artdrawpaint.com

Life Drawing ONLINE


Join our online Life Drawing classes at Hampshire Art studio.

At HAs we are using ZOOM to get back to what we enjoy doing, but with the occasional twist.

£12/class

The session is divided into 2 halves (a footballing term apparently) with the first half being guided by a tutor, Kate Measham or another.

If you want to do you own thing you can turn down the volume and ignore them; if you are a beginner you might find some of their tips helpful. There will be a number of quick poses, followed by longer poses. The second half will be one pose.

Most weeks our model will be wearing something akin to a swimming costume. In the sessions to come we will vary this approach.


Please join us for a fortnightly life drawing class via ZOOM. The dates of classes are:

  • Jan 20th
  • February 3rd, 24th
  • March 3rd, 17th
  • 6-8pm
  • £12 via ZOOM
  • Suitable for all

  • The class will start at 6.05pm.  Please be ready BEFORE you log on, with paper, pencils, charcoal and whatever materials you want to use.
  • We will send you an invitation to you log on to the class from 6.00pm onwards.
  • From 6.05 we ask you all to ‘MUTE’ yourselves – there is a button on screen to do this.
  • The tutor will instruct the model, so you should hear only their voices
  • If you click on the square that holds the model she will become the main picture.  You should be able to make her square occupy most, if not all of the screen. If you click on the three little dots in the top right hand corner of per square an click ‘pin’ in the drop down menu you should be ok.
  • The model will do a series of 1 minute poses, 2 minute poses and a  30 minute pose followed by a tea and wee break of 10-15 minutes.
  • Kate will offer guidance until half time. Please feel free to ignore it. We can all have a chat through the break – so demute at this stage
  • At approx 7.00 we will have a 45 min pose and then time to look and discuss each others pictures if you want to.
  • Please bring own wine!
  • Spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in online life drawing

     If you are new to ZOOM and worried about the technology please tell us. We can do an orientation session for 20 mins before the class. If you want to do this you will need to tell us beforehand.

    THIS CLASS IS FREE FOR ANY FRONTLINE WORKERS – PLEASE PASS ON THE MESSAGE.

    They will need to register with us so we can send them the code but will not be charged.