Courses for the cold bits, 2017

 

 

The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Once a month, different venues

One day at a time

£25/day (plus entrance fees where necessary, but nearly all in public spaces)

Suitable for all

I have spent many years living near the Test, or in the Test valley itself. In 2017 I want to record different parts of the river, and different seasons, and to capture something of the way a river changes over its journey. This is something I want to do and invite anyone who is interested to join me along the way.

We will start near the source of the Test . The end of year will be down stream at Testwood Nature Reserve where the river is tidal. It may be cold and wet occasionally, but that is part of the story. There are many warming pubs along the way if we are overwhelmed by weather.

 

 

 


Thursday 23rd March

Sketch and Scones

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.


Beginners Oil Painting…the next step

Riverside Yurt Cafe

Thursdays 23rd and 30th March and 20th and 27th April

6.00pm-9.00pm evening £90/2 evenings, £165 all 4 evenings, Tea, coffee, cake

If you have done a beginners oil painting class, or have a bit of experience with oils this is what comes next.  You will look at painting with different palettes, and different techniques.

Suitable for all / materials included


Beginners Oil EXTRA session

Riverside Yurt Cafe

Wednesday 19th April, 9.30-12.30am

£45/session

If you think oil painting could be fun come along to this introductory morning. All materials will be provided. Instead of committing to expensive paints and extensive equipment have a go with my oils in this class.  Once you have learnt the basics you will be able to join in with other Oil Painting classes, such as Beginners Oil…the Next Step.

Suitable for all, materials provided


Monday 3rd April

The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

 


Sunday 2nd April

Learning to Look

see Rum’s Eg website for more information

 

 

Monday 8th May

The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey Half way through the journey, show and tell at the prizewinning Riverside Yurt Café

 

Thursday 18th May

See and be Seen, Beyond the Selfie Self Portraits now.

Riverside Yurt Cafe

9.30am-4.00pm

£85, light lunch and materials included

Suitable for all

Everyone thinks they know what they look like – selfies are everywhere – but take another look. On this course you will investigate different ways of drawing yourselves, and each other. Through the day you will be drawing, using colour and modelling with clay (more than a chance you will get messy). We will provide the materials needed for the day if you bring smallish mirrors for everyone doing the workshop. It will involve paint and clay so wear appropriate clothes.

There will be a lunch provided using the same fine ingredients sourced for the café.

 

Thursday 1st June

How would the Fauves do it?

Riverside Yurt Cafe

9.30am-4.00pm

£85, light lunch and materials included

Suitable for all

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.

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.

 

Wednesday 7th June

The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

 

Wednesday 12th July    The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Wednesday 9th August The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Monday 11th September  The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Wednesday 11th October  The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Wednesday 8th November  The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

Wednesday 6th December The River Test, Source to Sea, a year’s journey

 

 

 

 

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