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Summer Art Classes


Open Drawing and Painting Classes at Ramshill, East Winterslow

All Thursdays:

June 14, 21, 28

July 5, 12

August 2,9,16,23, and 30


Everyone has complicated commitments over the summer months; Drawing and Painting classes don’t always find a place on ‘to do’ lists.

This summer I plan to hold an open regular class on Thursdays.  It will be quite casual with drawing, painting  and general free for all encouraged. 

There won’t be separate afternoon sessions – you buy a day and turn up anytime between 10.00 and closing time at 16.00.  If you opt for all 10 sessions it will be £350 for the summer.  If you opt for individual days, which you need to specify, it will be £50/day.  Priority will be given to those that book for the full summer.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

I will provide coffee, tea and biscuits as usual, advice to those that want it, drawing exercises at 10.00, and a general theme/plan for the day.

 

If you are interested, or want to find out more click on Kate Measham

Autumn Art at the Riverside Yurt Cafe


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River Landscapes on the Shoulders of Giants

14,th 21st, 28th September

9.30am – 4.00pm

£70 each, or £180 for all three

Three days by the River Test looking at different methods used by Masters of the techniques. Coffee and light lunch are included.

Contact me for more details and availabilitykate@artdrawpaint.com
Have a look at Riverside Lifestyle’s website for more information and directions http://www.riversidelifestyle.co.uk

 

 

Van Gogh and Mark Making – 14th September, 2016

Van Gogh implies depth and distance using weight of marks. Movement, flowers, paths and more, are all depicted with an economy of descriptive line, dot, circle and shape.

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You will develop a way of drawing using a vocabulary of different marks. Materials used will be pencils, pens and inks.

 

 

Cy Twombly, Picasso, Chris Ofili and Mixed Media – 21st September, 2016

 The joy of playing with art is often forgotten. Mixed media is not a cross between Blue Peter’s cut and paste, and Playschool. Rediscover the fun of mixing wax crayons and watercolours, of sticking a print into a drawing. This playful approach will help you relax creatively, and try new ideas. There are no rules and no boundaries. Lots of different materials will be used.

 

The Fauves and Colour – 28th September, 2016

The Fauves were a group of French painters prominent from 1905, including Matisse, Vlaminck, and Derain, characterized by the use of bright colours and simplified forms.

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You will be interpreting the landscape by the river and yurt, embracing the Fauves use of colour. Suggested materials would be bright inks, watercolour dyes, acrylics –basically anything bright and quick drying.

 

 

 


 

Life Class on Wednesday Evenings

5th, 12th and 19th October

6pm – 9pm

£40 each or £100 for all three

Three evenings of taught life drawing in October, kept warm by a wood burning stove.

 

A Single Pose – 5th October, 2016

 

In this first class you will learn the basics of life drawing, looking at different drawing materials, thinking about foreshortening, and proportions. The model will keep the same pose all evening so you can focus on the mechanics of life drawing.

 

Music and Movement – 12th October, 2016

 

This evening will be about gestures, rhythm and flow. The thought of drawing a moving figure sends most beginners into a blind panic. DO NOT PANIC. You will find you are better at this than you thought. You will learn to observe the movement of a body, with its repetitions and rhythms.

 

The Clothed Form – 19th October, 2016

 

Most of the bodies we see are clothed most of the time. The way clothes hang, fit and move describe the body within. This evening you will look at how to capture the model still, and moving, and how their clothes enhance the actions or otherwise.

 

 

Materials and paper will be provided, plus vital tea or coffee at half time.

Lavender (and wild flower) Workshop – In a Field by the River Test


Lavender fields in the SUN

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A very busy morning at the Riverside Yurt Cafe. After a frantic session trying varied, and new materials the class were treated to delicious raspberry and lavender jam and clotted cream and scones. They seemed to go down well.

Strong work was produced using a variety of different media.  The two most popular seemed to be black marker pens and the wonderful KOH-I-NOOR  12 Brilliant Water Colour Paint,  (Anilinky).  These are available from Amazon for less than £5.00. Well worth a play. The sun shone all morning and we were warm. This is noteworthy.

Keep a look out for Summer Holiday Classes at the Yurt. These will be for children and adults to work together…scavenger hunts, self portrait classes, picnics and mask making. The picnics are particularly good.  These might be good days out for Grannies and Grandpas with their grandchildren. More to follow
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It will be raining throughout February…


Hampshire is due another wet week, more grey skies, mud everywhere, and half term on the horizon. At Wherwell we have a busy, interesting, warm week ahead with one off classes you can join for the day.

Get out of the house and join in the fun.

Monday, 1st February

Still Life at Wherwell        9.30am – 5.00pm

This is not a taught class – you turn up and paint, or draw, with a mostly friendly group of creative people. Sadly, the pub isn’t open on a Monday, so we bring a picnic lunch and eat together around a still life.

Come for the morning or afternoon at £20/session, or all day for £35.00.

 

Tuesday, 2nd February

Charcoal to Oil Painting    9.30am – 1.00pm

This is part of a course  that is an introduction to oil painting, but you can join us for a special morning.

Tuesday’s class will be about mark making in oil. We will be looking at the marks made by drawing and other media, and seeing how these can be replicated using oils. It should be a fun, experimental morning, exploring different ways to approach a picture.

If you are joining us for the morning  it will cost £40, materials included.

Life Drawing      6.00pm-9.00pm

The first Tuesday evening of every month is Life Drawing at Wherwell. There are warm up exercises, the model is directed, but you can do your own thing, more or less.

One session £20

Wednesday, 3rd February

Experimental Drawing    9.30am – 1.00pm

If you can see something, the chances are, you can draw it. What about all the other stuff?

How can you convey the cheesiness of cheese if you can’t smell it?, The unpleasantness of a cold ‘hot’waterbottle in the middle of the night if you can’t feel its chill? What does your back look like? These might not be things that keep you awake at night but once you start to think about them…how do you get answers?

This class is about the senses and trying to represent the unseen.

Wednesday 3rd February, 9.30am-1.00pm at Wherwell Priory Studio

£45/class

Materials will be provided.

 

If you are interested in joining in on any of these days please contact me on: kate@artdrawpaint.com

The Shipping Forecast, Painting the Squall, the Storm and Poor Visibility


The Shipping Forecast is a well known friend to many, sailors and non-sailors alike. The poetry and rhythms are companions to the insomniac and the early riser.

In this course you will endeavour to capture something of the broadcast, whether you find it alarming, stormy, mysterious, frightening or calming.

We will look at other artists whose work has reflected the sea, storms, or otherwise. You will be drawing and painting, thinking about colours, tones and textures that inspire similar emotions to the Forecast. The Royal Academy have an Abstract Expressionist exhibition in Autumn 2016. Their essay about this might add to your approach to this Class. https://artdrawpaint.com/abstract-expressionism-a-beginners-guide/

The intimate delivery from the radio opens a world beyond the words.


Painting the Squall, the Storm and Poor Visibility

18th and 19th November, 2015

9.30am –  4.00pm

£140/2days

For more information, or if you want to join the course, please contact Kate Measham on: kate@artdrawpaint.com


The forecast contains:

  • details of gale warnings in force,
  • a general synopsis
  • sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility.
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  • The shipping forecast is issued four times a day at 2300, 0500, 1100, 1700 UTC and covers a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC respectively.
  • The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas show on the map
  • Gale warnings are issued as required (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more).
  • The forecast, excluding the header line, has a limit of 370 words, and has a very strict format.

There are warnings of gales in Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, and Fair Isle Humber, Thames. Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Tyne, Dogger. Northeast 3 or 4. Occasional rain. Moderate or poor. Rockall, Malin, Hebrides. Southwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering west, severe gale 9 to violent storm 11. Rain, then squally showers. Poor, becoming moderate. Southeast Iceland. North 7 to severe gale 9. Heavy snow showers. Good, becoming poor in showers. Moderate icing.

Art Draw Paint, an introduction to different methods and media


Don’t get stuck doing the same thing time and time again.

Do you remember the pleasure of cutting and sticking, snowflakes made out of newspaper, papier mache masks, wax crayons stacked up layer upon layer, doodling, squashing paint between bits of paper to make strange shapes? All these wonderful physical and visual pleasures that we rarely indulge in as adults. Art Draw Paint hopes to capture that pleasure and excitement, and to encourage method and rigour at the same time.

experiment, explore, discover, play and enjoy

This course, starting at the end of September, will introduce you to  tone, mark making, the importance of line, composition and colour using pencil, graphite, ink, charcoal, a bit of printmaking, mixed media, watercolour, gouache, felt tips,coloured crayons, dye paints, acrylic, and anything else that comes up.


Monday mornings 9.30am – 1.00pm

Starting Monday, 28th September 2015, and each monday until 14th December, except 2nd and 9th November for half term.

10 weeks of classes – £325, or half a term at £180


It will be a busy term learning new techniques and re-visiting methods you may not have used for some time.

This course would be suitable for beginners, the rusty, or those of you who want to try something different with their art.

You will cover the basics and a lot more. At the end of the term you should feel confident enough to have a go at anything, and want to do more.  I will provide some of the materials needed, and ask you to get some things for yourself. I will suggest homework for anyone that wishes to do it.

Autumn Courses


FullSizeRender When it is sunny, the combines are working in the fields, and the garden is overflowing with courgettes, lettuces and beetroot, the thought of Autumn Art Classes couldn’t be further from your minds. Fair enough. I thought I would send out a quick list to whet your appetite. Please look at the courses for more details

  When the courgettes have turned to marrows, the lettuces have bolted and the beetroot are even larger because you don’t want to eat them every day…there will still be a light on the horizon.

September

Museum visit – Homage to Ganesha –Wednesday 30th September A visit to The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to see the Homage to Ganesha exhibition, and to draw from the museum collection. Each term there will be a visit to an exhibition, and a chance to draw in a museum. Art Draw Paint  – Monday 28th The start of FullSizeRendera 10 week course covering introductions to a variety of different media including ink, graphite, mixed media and acrylic.  Practise What you Have Learnt – Monday 28th Monday afternoons are a time set aside to practise what you have been learning, to bring along pictures you are working on for discussion, or to paint a Still Life.

October

Evening Life Drawing – Tuesday, 6th The first Tuesday of each month (term time) there will be an evening of life drawing. FullSizeRenderExperimental Drawing – Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th A reminder of the experimental possibilities, pleasure, and variety of options available within drawing. Art Draw Paint – Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Practise What you have Learnt – Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

November

Evening Life Drawing – Tuesday 3rd Autumn Charcoal Drawing into Oil Painting – Tuesdays 17th, 24th A series of classes to lead you from drawing in charcoal into painting with oils Shipping Forecast – 18th and 19th The poetic language and rhythms of the shipping forecast are companion to the insomniac and early riser. On this course you will endeavour to capture something of the broadcast. Art Draw Paint – Mondays 16th, 23rd, 30th Practise What you have Learnt – Mondays 16th, 23rd, 30th

December

Evening Life Drawing – Tuesday 1stFullSizeRender Autumn Charcoal Drawing into Oil Painting – Tuesdays  1st, 8th Art Draw Paint – Mondays 7th and 14th Practise What You Have Learnt – Mondays 7th and 14th