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
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?
£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.
To celebrate our 1st Birthday and to say thank you for making us such a success we would like to offer you 25% off our quality art materials for two days just before the summer holidays in July, Wednesday 19th July and Sunday 23rd July.
On the celebration days we will be open Wednesday 19th, 9.00 till 17.30 and Sunday 23rd July 11.00 to 16.00
We can be found about 20 minutes from Winchester, Salisbury and Romsey, about 35 minutes from Southampton in the picturesque village of Stockbridge famous for its River Test and high end shopping. Parking is free and we have no steps to negotiate.
The hustle and bustle of a market town can be an overwhelming prospect for any artist. In this class you will be looking at the contrasts between the permanent buildings and the to and fro of people. We will meet at Rum’s Eg and then set off through town.
These drawings will feel like a captured moment in time. It is an exciting approach to a tricky subject.
Yesterday’s River Test outing was plagued from the start; it was meant to happen a month ago but bad weather and bad diary management meant it had to be postponed. Yesterday we battled with rain, cattle, TB testing, postmen and equipment falling in the river amongst other excitements. During one downpour the chairs doubled up as umbrellas.
Next month (August) the plan is to visit Mottisfont – if the weather is as changeable we can retire to the tearooms.