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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:

On the Shoulders of Giants

  • Wednesday 3rd July, 10.00am – 11.30am
  • £10/session or as part of your monthly Lockdown Art Club. Join our Lockdown Club for a discount with the online classes

The class will be via Zoom. You will be given your access code on the morning of the class. If you have not used this technology before please try to ‘arrive at the class’ before 9.50 so we can help you if you need help.

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. Choose one work from the four pictures below, just because you like it. By the end of this class you will be on your way to making something from it that will be entirely your own.


  • tracing paper
  • photocopy of one of the pictures below
  • 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.

On The Shoulders of Giants

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

The Open Window, Collioure, 1905, Henri Matisse,

The Hunt in the Forest, 1465, Paolo Uccello

The Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province, 1830-34, Hokusai

Life Drawing ONLINE

During lockdown we are trying to find ways to keep everyone enthused, and entertained. We hold regular Life Drawing classes at Hampshire Art studio – at least we used to.

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

The session is divided into 2 halves (a footballing term apparently) with the first half being guided by Kate Measham. If you want to do you own thing you can turn down the volume and ignore her; if you are a beginner you might find some of her tips helpful. There will be a number of quick poses, followed by longer poses. The second half will be one pose.

This week 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:

  • April 29th 6-8pm
  • May 13th 6-8pm
  • May 27th 6-8pm
  • June 10th 6-8pm

  • We will send you a link to the class on the morning of each session. To allow you to see us all, and most importantly the model, make sure you have the ZOOM app downloaded, then click on the link.

    • 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.
  • Kate will instruct the model, so you should only hear 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!
  • Each session will cost £10 pp please

    Buy Class

    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.


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

    Artists take over Casa Rosa

    • 4th October – 11th October, 2020
    • £950 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.

    Untutored, Artists take over Casa Rosa, for the second week of our Autumn 2020 season.

    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.

    This week is suitable for anyone who wants space and time to do their own thing. If you are joining us for week one with Kate Measham as your tutor this is an opportunity to stay and apply all that was learnt, or simply to be creative under your own steam.

    This is a stand alone art retreat week – open to anyone. You do not have to take part in week one to join us for week two.

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

    “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 Autumn: Wild flower heaven

    In 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. 

    Wild flowers in the Andalucian countryside

    This is week two of our Autumn in Andalucia programme. This week is untutored . If you are interested in joining a week with Kate Measham as your tutor have a look at Casa Rosa in the Autumn

    What to expect on an untutored art retreat

    In this Artists take over Casa Rosa week, you the artists, are removed from home concerns, will be free to draw and paint in the landscape, the gardens, patios or studio. Snacks, meals and drinks will be regular and delicious. At some point there will be optional distractions such as walks or models  provided. In addition, there will be the facilities of Casa Rosa Estate – tennis court, pool, ping pong table – freely available and the nearby village only a walk away.

    For an inclusive fee of £950 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. 

    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.

    Food, fresh from the orchards and markets

    Meals will be a communal affair with Rosie, her helpers and the other artists and guests eating together. Casa Rosa sits in the middle of its own orchards and the Autumn 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.

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

    The Boring Bits

    Sunday 4th October – Sunday 11th October

    £950 includes full board, with room and ensuite. If you wish to have a room on your own there is £150 single supplement.

    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.

    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

    Make Casa Rosa in Andalucia your Autumn destination for 2020

    What do Artists need to bring with them to 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.

    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 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 artist, 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 or T:+44 01980 863155

    Or Rosie Tatham on or T:07940 833025