Drawing, Drawing, Drawing
April 5th, 19th, May 3rd, 17th, and 31st
Morning, or afternoon session
10.00 – 1.00 or 2.00 – 5.00
£135 for whole term.
This is an ongoing class that anyone can join, no matter how experienced an artist. You will be looking at many different aspects of drawing from classic drawing exercises to experimental explorations. It is always exciting, and always challenging.
Painting, Painting, Painting
April 12th, 26th and May 10th and 24th
10.00 – 4.00
£220 for whole term
As with Drawing, Drawing Drawing this is an ongoing class that anyone can join, no matter how experienced. You will look at various different aspects of painting, mark making, colour theory etc. Each week is a new challenge. It does not matter what media you wish to use.
Saturday Mornings Oil Painting
6th and 27th January, 10am – 1pm,
at Ramshill, Easton Common Hill, East Winterslow
£90/two sessions, materials included
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.
….AND PERFECT AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
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 class Oil Painting for Beginners, II.
October 17th and 24th, Nov 7th, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Materials list before each class
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.
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
A message from ELEF Art Supplies
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.
Elefs Art Supplies
Salisbury end of Stockbridge
Opposite the Greyhound Pub.
To Contact ELEF Art Supplies – Tel: 07455452198
Or on the web at elefsartsupplies.co.uk
Or on social media @elefsart supplies
Finally can I wish those doing the Hampshire open studio’s with us from the 19th – 28th August 2017, good luck. Free Brochures will be available from here by the 19th July.
Beginners Oil Painting morning
Wednesday 12th July
9.30am – 12.30pm,
Spend the morning in the Yurt by the River Test learning the basic skills for painting in oils. All materials will be provided. No previous experience is necessary. This will be a fun, small group designed to give you personal attention, and get you under way with oil painting. Places are limited so contact me for more information, or to book a place.
Monday 3rd July 10.00 at The Boot, Houghton
June was rained off, blown away, cancelled. We are going to try Houghton again!
If you mention ‘Houghton’ to fly fishermen they will think you are talking about the illustrious Houghton Fishing Club with its clubroom over the entrance to the Grosvenor in Stockbridge. The club owns some of the most renowned fishing on the river Test from Stockbridge, downstream through Houghton. It is very beautifully tended with streams, footbridges and glorious trees.
Most of the club water is inaccessible except for a stretch known locally as Sheep Dip Hollow. This spot was used for swimming, paddling, cooling off in the summer, and presumably for dipping sheep. The website below has a map and a few memories of childhood visits.
We will spend the day at Sheep Dip Hollow and along the footpath to the John Of Gaunt Lakes, on the King Somborne side of the valley.
Please join us; swimming costumes optional.
Life Drawing in the Yurt
June 1st, 15th 29th
6pm – 9pm
£25/evening or £65 if you book all three
Whether you are a beginner, or an old hand, join us for directed life drawing. The evening light in June makes the atmosphere in the yurt particularly focused.
Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017
Longstock Garden Centre and Farm Shop, 10.00 for coffee rendezvous
The Bunny is a single track road that joins the Peat Spade pub, in Longstock with the Andover to Stockbridge road. This makes it sound a bit dull.
At one end the delightful pub will be a possible lunch spot. From here the road meanders across narrow bridges, through head-high bull rushes, by willows and streams. The eel traps and thatched fishing huts on one side of the road must be one of the most photographed settings in Hampshire – I had to queue for my moment to take the picture above.
The views from this track are the challenge for May.
Anyone is welcome to join us for the day. It doesn’t matter if this is your first step on the ‘journey’. Please contact me if you want to come along and I will tell you what it involves. Kate Measham