A River Workshop at Riverside Cottage,
Bransbury, Barton Stacey, Winchester SO21 3QJ
Tuesday 12th June 2018
10.00am – 5.00pm
£95/day to include lunch, coffee and tea
This workshop is appropriate for all abilities.
What could be more lovely than to sit by a river, painting and drawing? Rivers are moving and changing all the time so what could be more frustrating?
Learn through experiments and new techniques how to find your own approach to capturing a river, and how to overcome these frustrations.
The beautiful chalk stream that runs through the villages of Barton Stacey and Newton Stacey is the River Dever. Its glories inspire fishermen, poets and artists alike. The Riverside Cottage studio is set amongst trees by the river and will be our base for the day’s workshop.
You will spend a morning by the river exploring different drawing techniques. To help capture an image you will be looking at Van Gogh’s mark making and experimenting with marks of your own. Working in charcoal, pencil, ink and graphite you will try to capture something of the magic of the river and its environment.
After a delicious lunch in the Riverside Cottage you will use the morning’s drawings to work towards a painting. Any media welcome. If you need assistance that is not a problem.
Taster Day at Riverside Cottage,
15th May, 2018
10.00 – 5.00
£95 for the day, to include lunch and all materials,
Have you thought about having a go at art classes? at re-visiting drawing, or painting? or do you want to prepare for a bit of sketching on holiday? If the answer is ‘yes’ come to a Taster Day at Riverside Cottage.
In the morning you will experiment with drawing materials and drawing, followed by an afternoon of painting and throwing everything at it.
Drawing materials will include pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink, marker pens, wax crayons, calligraphy brushes, twigs, sponges…whatever we can squeeze in. There will be painting in the afternoon in a similar vein. This will be a busy and exciting day.
Riverside Cottage will provide a delicious, light lunch, coffee on arrival and cream tea when you are exhausted in the afternoon.
Bring a friend, send a sister, encourage anyone who needs a new adventure – no experience necessary, no equipment needed.
All materials will be provided – you just need to turn up and be prepared to have a go.
Friday 4th August
£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.
And they have cream teas and ice cream.
Contact me for more information
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River Test at Mottisfont
Different methods of drawing, different drawing media
Wednesday, 16th August, 2017
10am – 4pm, delicious Yurt Cafe lunch included, £80/day
Suitable for all abilities
Spend a day by the River Test exploring different drawing techniques. You will be looking at Van Gogh and his mark making and developing your own vocabulary of marks.
You will be working in pencil, charcoal, pen, ink, and anything else we can find to help you capture something of the river and its environment.
Some materials will be provided and I will send a list of others things you will need to bring with you.
A delicious lunch will be included in the Yurt.
Please contact me if you would like more information about this course