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Spring Classes and Resolutions


The New Year, a New Decade, is on the horizon.  This is a good time for you to make art one of your New Year’s Resolutions

I make resolutions every year – some I keep, some I don’t. Whatever happens it is a good moment to pause, and look forward.

antony williams egg tempera masterclass Art you and New Year's resolution

This coming year I plan to spend more time painting, and to set the time aside in my diary. Second on my to-do list is to take courses so I can try new ways of doing things.  I have my eye on Antony Williams and his Egg Tempera course at the end of February. 

Below are a number of courses so YOU can set time aside, on a regular basis. There is something for everyone from Beginners Drawing Taster morning, to Lino Printing, Oil Painting courses and Acrylic courses. Try the Introduction to Abstract Expressionist Painting if you are interested in non-figurative work.  If you have done a bit of oil painting but want to learn more try the Intermediate Oil Painting classThe Drawing into Oil Painting for Beginners course will build up your skills month by month, with time in the studio and work to do at home.

Art you and New Year's resolution

New this year is the Art Club.  The studio is open on Wednesdays for the club, from 10.00 – 5.00. It is a great place to get away from the regular cares of life, and paint or draw without distraction.  There are tables, easels, tea and coffee, a beautiful view plus time  to chat and compare notes with other artists. On the second Wednesday of each month there will be a life model in the evening from 6.00-9.00pm. This is included in the Club fee.  

Casa Rosa, Andalucia painting course
Art you and New Year's resolution

If you are missing the sun have a look at the two different weeks in Andalucia in the Spring. The first week, 18th – 25th April Casa Rosa, a tutored week with me, Kate Measham leading the group. The second week, 25th April – 2nd May, Artists Take Over Casa Rosa is untutored but all the food, studio space, and glorious surroundings of Casa Rosa available.

Keep an eye on HAMPSHIREART studio throughout 2020 – we are planning more masterclasses, art, yoga, and wellbeing classes, and many fun one or two day courses.

Remember: The New Year, a New Decade, is on the horizon.  This is a good time for you to make art one of your New Year’s Resolutions. Contact me if you want any more information.

Casa Rosa, Andalucia, Spring 2020


Saturday 18th April to Saturday 25th April, 2020

Make Casa Rosa, in Andalucia, your Spring destination for 2020

Full Board and tuition, £1,550 per person, no single supplement, own room and en suite bathroom.

If you wish to extend your break you can join us for the following week, 25th April – 2nd May. This will be an untutored artists-take-over-Casa-Rosa week.


“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

Casa Rosa in the Spring: Wild flower heaven

In late April 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 oranges, garden flowers and fruit growing in the orchards and around the houses. 

If you join us for this tutored week at Casa Rosa you can expect an intensive painting and drawing programme, a week of delicious, healthy food made from local produce, and a week in one of the most delightful, comfy, luxurious houses in southern Spain.

Sun hat and easel
Road into the distance, to and from Casa Rosa

For an inclusive fee of £1,550,you will be collected from Malaga airport, all week wonderful meals will be provided, along with delicious drinks and snacks. You will be returned to the airport at the end of the week.

You only have to book a return flight.  No hidden extras.

Kate Measham, an experienced artist and teacher, will tutor the group from the exquisite setting of Casa Rosa ( do look at the website to see more about the buildings and the estate) with our host, Rosie Tatham welcoming you to her home.

 

Kate Measham, tutor

Kate has been teaching and running courses in Hampshire for over 10 years including regular courses on the Greek Island Zakynthos.

Having studied ‘Visual Art through Drawing’ at Winchester School of Art, Kate has since expressed her ideas through a range of media in painting, drawing, printing, wood turning and teaching, always using her imagination and expressing those ideas figuratively, or semi abstractly.

Drawing is the cornerstone of Kate’s work.  She is keen to encourage her students to explore, investigate, be intuitive and imaginative through drawing. 

Despite the energy, strength and colour of Kate’s artistic style, she is not interested in creating a house style. Students are encouraged to find their own voice and to develop the necessary skills to explore it. 

Kate exhibits her work in many exhibition spaces including at Josie Eastwood Gallery, The Angelus Gallery, and Fisherton Mill.

Locally Sourced Food and Wine

 

Pomegranates grow in the surrounding orchards . Their pink blush is matched by this rug from Casa Rosa. This bowl is from potteries in  Granada, about an hour away. 

The art weeks at Casa Rosa have a house party feel.

You will eat most meals together with Kate, Rosie and the other students. Casa Rosa sits in the middle of its own orchards and Spring will see the orchards bursting with new growth. The house and cottages are  full of delightful surprises, pictures, pottery and antiques collected locally and from years of travel.

Food is an important part of the pleasure of staying at Casa Rosa. Rosie’s approach is to serve warm salads and raw food and to combine that with other very comforting solutions to restore the heart and soul after a day of hard labour at the easel.  Rosie has spent many years travelling the world and discovering different gastronomic delights. 

She will attempt to accommodate any nutritional requirements, but please give good warning before you arrive.

The Artists’ Day

Breakfast will be a rolling affair from 8.30 – 9.30am.

From 10.00 until 1.00pm there will be a three-hour, taught morning session in the spacious studio, or outside, followed by a delicious and healthy lunch, a possible siesta and time for you to work on your own projects.

Tuition will resume from 5.00 until 7.00pm for a further 2 hours of painting, or drawing.  After the evening session, you will gather for drinks and supper.

There will be many opportunities for discussion and analysis – if you want to – over wine, olives and food.

What to Expect on the Course

The week will be suitable for everyone, from beginners to the experienced. Projects will be personalised to meet all skill levels.

colours, shapes, textures in the Casa Rosa gardens

The course will be based at Casa Rosa using their studio and enjoying the panoramic views of dramatic mountains, olive covered farmland and mature, colourful gardens and grounds.

You will work on both quick sketches and paintings and longer projects, looking at how to capture a feeling of place and atmosphere.

Colour, palette, tone, mark making, and composition will form the basis of the week.

Risks, experimentation and new approaches will be encouraged.

A sketchbook diary of the week will help you to recall all when you return home.

Trying to capture Casa Rosa
Orange and blue still life

There is a tennis court, swimming pool, delightful gardens and  table tennis  to divert you and relax yo. Rosie can advise you about walks in the area. You can use the studio at anytime.

In the middle of the week there will be a rest day.  Various activities will be on offer such as walking, or visiting the village of Periana.  You may prefer to  sit by the pool, catch up on a painting project, or read a book.

Artists are free to join in the lessons as much as they like, or to sit some of them out and enjoy the facilities offered at Casa Rosa and its surrounding area, the Axarquía.

Partners may accompany artists and simply relax and enjoy Casa Rosa.

The group will not exceed 12 artists but non-painting partners are welcome.

The Boring Bits

Saturday 18th April – Saturday 25th April, 2020.

£1,550 includes full board, with your own room and ensuite and tuition.

There is no single supplement.

However, if two artists book together, and share a room, they will get a £200 reduction, each. For a non-participating partner sharing a room there is a fee of £1150. 

A deposit of £300/person secures a place on this course.

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.

Transport as necessary to the sites we visit will also be included. For any further errands a taxi service is available.

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

If you wish to extend your break you can join us for the following week, 25th April – 2nd May. This will be an untutored artists-take-over-Casa-Rosa week.

The second week, an artistic retreat, you will be liberated to be as creative and innovative as you feel inclined with no interventions other than those sought from your companions. There will be options offered, but not distractions, and all the creature comforts will continue to appear as regularly as ever. So it is an opportunity to stay and apply all that was learnt in week one, or simply to be creative under your own steam.

Make Casa Rosa in Andalucia your Spring destination for 2020

What do I need to bring with me?

Nearer departure Kate will send a list of suggested equipment. We can supply some art equipment such as solvents, paints, canvas etc at local prices (to leave more space in your suitcase), and arrange for a courier to bring back your work – please tell us what you want.

There will be cartridge paper, drawing boards, and easels available free of charge.

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.

Kate Measham at 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 Kate Measham at Casa Rosa cancels.

In the event of cancellation by the student, 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 want to chat about the trip please contact:

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

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

Make Casa Rosa, Andalucia, your holiday destination for Spring 2020

Autumn Art Classes – enjoying the process


All the best ideas come through practise, hard work and enjoying the process.

A regular visual workout improves your dexterity, your understanding and your thought processes. Sometimes it is hard. You have to take risks, and it might not always be a masterpiece, but to get better you have to take a step into the unknown. Then, next time it won’t be so unnerving.

Come to regular classes, work through different ideas in a supportive atmosphere and start enjoying the process.

This autumn join a regular Thursday art course with a mix of drawing, painting and life drawing. There is a price incentive to sign up for batched days at a time. Equally you may want to only do Life drawing, or painting, or drawing. Maybe this sounds complicated – hopefully you can understand the variations.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 10.00 – 13.00
  • £40/morning

These drawing sessions will be based on still lifes with a different focus each week. These will include: line, tone, markmaking, composition, and experimental drawing.

Large drawing of Laval
Enjoying the process of markmaking

Painting

  • Thursday September 19th
  • Thursday October 10th, 24th
  • Thursday November 7th, 28th
  • 10.00 – 16.00
  • £80/afternoon

To some degree these painting sessions will continue from the drawing sessions of the previous week. They will be based on the same Still life with a strong focus each week.

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

This painting is from my spring trip to Casa Rosa.

For the autumn trip have a look at Autumn in Andalucia

Life Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 13.00 – 17.00
  • £50/afternoon

dance movement sketch
Pencil drawing of a girl dancing, moving to and fro.

These afternoon sessions will include a variety of different styles of life drawing. These will include the following: measured, moving, from old master poses, two models, and experimental.

To try and keep the pricing simple: if you buy any mix of 5 classes at one go you get a 5% discount. If you buy 10 classes at one go you get a 10% discount.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

All classes will be at the Studio, Bransbury, SO21 3QJ. Have a look at Hampshire Art studio for more classes.

In addition we have a student concession at Cass art who will give you a 10% discount on a basket of materials for classes with us.