Category Archives: still life

Drawing from Still Life

A drawing class, using a still life for reference, should be an opportunity to push your boundaries. Why do something safe and dull? Yesterday’s students produced some excellent work from very unpromising still life set-ups.

Next week the same two still lives will be used for a painting class.

The regular Painting and Drawing classes (mostly on Thursdays) run in pairs. The first week is a morning of drawing from still life, landscape, imagination or something ‘other’, with different exercises and approaches to encourage students to explore and take ownership. The second class is a day of painting. These classes are stand alone – you can come to either or both.

These classes are suitable for all abilities. They are designed to stretch everyone, to make you look afresh, to encourage you to take risks, to enjoy and learn from other students’ varied approaches.

If you are interested in learning to paint with oils have a look at the Beginners Oil Painting Courses, I and II, or taking a closer look at colour with Sarah Spackman

Sarah Spackman

A Closer Look at Colour

23rdand 24thNovember, 2019

From 10.00 to 16.30

at the Studio, Bransbury, Nr Winchester, SO21 3QJ

£320/2 day course, to include a light lunch each day

Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her still-life paintings. The Josie Eastwood Gallery regularly shows her work. It is in many private collections and a number of paintings are part of the contemporary art collection of the AIB Bank.

For more information about Sarah and her work see www.sarahspackman.com

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour mixing skills. 

Using oil paints, you will look at how colours are created, and what effect they have on each other in a painting. Every artist should make their own colour wheel and you will start by making wheels and looking at how colours are mixed. Then, working from a simple still-life set up, you will mix a large variety of colours and look at the difference between them and how they interact. 

Experience is not necessary, just a large palette to give plenty of space in which to mix paint. 

You will need to bring the following: 

Oil Paints:  Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Raw Umber 

A flexible palette knife, 
A large palette, 
2 oil painting brushes of different sizes (eg. 2 and 4), 2 jam jars, 
Low odour solvent eg Sansodor,


Lots of rags (very important!) 

2 small boards or canvases e.g.. 25x30cm or thereabouts, 

Still-life materials will be provided. 

To book a place on this course please contact kate@artdrawpaint.com, or  call: 01980 863155

Spring Drawing/painting Class

Spring Showers are forecast

There are a few places available in the drawing/painting classes.

These classes will be held at: The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Barton Stacey, SO21 3QJ

  • Thursday, 4th April, 2nd May, 23rd May – Drawing
  • Thursday, 11th April, 9th May, 30th May – Painting
  • Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning
  • Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day
  • 10% discount if you book all classes (6 classes) and pay up front

If you are interested in joining the drawing class please contact me, Kate Measham on 01980 863155


Spring has sprung, 
the grass is ris...

… mowing has started, and other gardening tasks are planned. I love this time of year. I know lots of you like to be busy outside too. However, there are the occasional meteorological knock back. Thursday 4th April is the first drawing day of the spring classes and rain is forecast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2633858).

So, ignore the garden and hide out with us in Bransbury.


Slight lie…it won’t be scones, but expect good coffee and possibly some biscuits

For more information about the painting and drawing classes try this link:

https://artdrawpaint.com/2019/02/20/drawing-painting-drawing-painting-drawing-painting/

Drawing, Painting, Drawing, Painting, Drawing, Painting.


These classes will be held at: The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Barton Stacey, SO21 3QJ

  • Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning
  • Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day
  • 10% discount if you book all classes (6 classes) and pay up front
Charcoal…almost painting, almost drawing

Regular drawing and painting is the best way to learn and to improve.

Here are six classes. On alternate weeks there are drawing and painting classes…always on a Thursday.

These are all stand alone classes so if you can’t do one or two don’t worry.

As far as possible, the painting class will paint a Still Life that was drawn in the previous drawing class. So if you are doing both classes this will help to familiarise you with the still life.

You can still come to the painting class if you weren’t at the drawing class, and you don’t have to come to painting classes if you only want to draw. You decide what YOU want to do.

  • Thursday, 6th June – Drawing
  • Thursday, 13th June – Painting
  • Thursday, 18th July – Drawing
  • Thursday, 25th July – Painting
  • Thursday, 1st August – Drawing
  • Thursday, 8th August – Painting

March, April, May

New Dates, New Classes…Lots to See

There are new classes, new courses and a few date changes over the next few months. Below are dates and brief descriptions. Click on the titles for fuller explanations about what is on offer.

The first weeks in March form the basis of all drawing and painting, ‘What is it, how big is it and where am I going to put it?’

Life Drawing, Papier Mache Sculpture, and Painting

In the second week in April is the return of this very exciting course. Day one we have a life model who you draw with the intention of building a sculpture. Day two you build a sculpture from your drawings using papier mache and anything you can find that works. Day three you will paint from your sculptures.


On the Shoulders of Giants

Following in the tradition of learning from the great masters we are going to spend the day at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It has a splendid and varied collection of works. You will see everything (!) in the museum and choose something that you are going to work with.

There will be drawing at the museum followed by two days at the Studio Bransbury copying the picture you chose and taking the ideas forward to create a piece that is all your own.


DRAW, DRAW, DRAW, PAINT, PAINT, PAINT

There will be a return to the regular Drawing and Painting sessions but they will be at the Studio at Bransbury, NOT at Ramshill. These will be suitable for all abilities and will be based on a changing Still Life.

Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning

Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day

  • Thursday, 4th April – Drawing
  • Thursday, 11th April – Painting
  • Thursday, 2nd May – Drawing
  • Thursday, 9th May – Painting
  • Thursday, 23rd May – Drawing
  • Thursday, 30th May – Painting

For more information, prices and times please click on the titles

If you would like to join a class contact me, kate@artdrawpaint.com

January 2019 Drawing Week at Riverside Studio

Introduction to Drawing

The first week from the Drawing Course was busy, creative, stretching, tiring and very interesting. Some students booked in for the whole week, others did fewer days. Everyone made it work for them.

“Kate, thank for a tremendous week. Really amazing.” P.F. “Fun day and very useful too.” J. O’B “Class was great! Really stretched me and i found it very rewarding” M.D.

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BERNARD HODDER, KATE MEASHAM AND GROUP OF 9

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Travel on A303 towards ANDOVER approach via BRANSBURY turn off – over bridge and Riverside Cottage is straight ahead – drive in to park

Riverside Cottage artist in residence Bernard Hodder has been inspired by life on the River Dever.  Kate Measham has traveled the River Test painting its changing paths and teaches at Riverside.

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Driveway parking

Opening times

10am-5pm; closed 18th, 19th & 24th

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  • Riverside Cottage BRANSBURY Nr Barton Stacey, SO21 3QJ

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BERNARD HODDER, KATE MEASHAM AND GROUP OF 9

Busy Morning with Still Life

17th May, 2018: Drawing, Drawing, DrawingStill Life with Laundry Basket

 

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Drawing classes go from strength to strength. Whatever monstrous Still Life is offered to the classes EVERYONE steps up to the mark. Very good work yesterday.

Sadly, I forgot to take photos of the afternoon’s class (apologies)…every bit as varied, and every bit as interesting.

Well done

 

 

Classes at Rum’s Eg

Still Life Drawing

​Wednesday 20 September
​10.30am – 4.30pm
£45

‘Time and tide wait for no man’…  a look at the passage of time through a still life.

In an age where it is possible to video your cat in real time on the other side of the world, how do you approach the classical discipline of a Still Life? You can take a photo with the click of a button so what more can you bring to the picture? Can you do something  with a drawing that is about the passage of time rather than a snapshot? Maybe add things that are not there, or colours that express your feelings about the objects in a new way.

This is a thoughtful approach to the content of a drawing.

Please bring: A1 sketchbook, charcoal, propelling pencil, drawing pencil, rubber, masking tape.

For more information and to book please go directly to  Rum’s Eg

​Super-sized Autumn Fruits and Leaves

charcoal and mixed media

Sunday, 10th October, 10am – 5pm,

at Lockerley Hall

This is a Fundraiser special for Rum’s Eg.

The day costs £85 and includes refreshments, and a delicious lunch.

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If your  drawings are always  the same size and in the same media it can get a bit boring.
This is a chance for you to expand your horizons and make huge drawings of autumnal vegetation from the Lockerley Estate.
The size of the drawing offers its own problems such as stamina to fill a large area, but this size also lends an importance to the work. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, or have never drawn larger than A4, before you know it you will be stretching through an aerobic workout, reaching areas of paper you hadn’t contemplated before.
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One Morning, One Pose: Life Drawing

Wednesday 15 November

10.30am – 1pm

£45

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One model holding the same pose for an entire morning giving you the rare chance to really study the body and work on a long drawing. You will look at different elements of drawing including measuring, mark making and tone.

Please bring: A1 sketch book, charcoal, rubber, masking tape.

Sketch and scones…

23rd March, 2017

Riverside Yurt Cafe, Bransbury, nr Barton Stacey.

10am – 1.00pm

£35.00/day.  Some materials, coffee and  scones included.


Sewing and knitting have ‘stitch and bitch’… this is the drawing version, without the niceness. It will become a regular fixture on Thursdays later in the year

This is a  class about drawing.   It isn’t going to be called a ‘Beginners Guide to Drawing’ because nobody is really a beginner.

Drawing is a skill; it requires practise, guidance and encouragement, adventure and more practise. In this class you will be taught about materials, different techniques and, very importantly, you will learn how to look.

This is a class that is appropriate for all abilities.

You may not have picked up a pencil for a long time, or you might attend a regular, weekly class. The idea of this class, and others that will follow, is to extend yourself, try  something new, revisit something old and to remind yourself that drawing is exciting.