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Autumn Art Classes – enjoying the process


All the best ideas come through practise, hard work and enjoying the process.

A regular visual workout improves your dexterity, your understanding and your thought processes. Sometimes it is hard. You have to take risks, and it might not always be a masterpiece, but to get better you have to take a step into the unknown. Then, next time it won’t be so unnerving.

Come to regular classes, work through different ideas in a supportive atmosphere and start enjoying the process.

This autumn join a regular Thursday art course with a mix of drawing, painting and life drawing. There is a price incentive to sign up for batched days at a time. Equally you may want to only do Life drawing, or painting, or drawing. Maybe this sounds complicated – hopefully you can understand the variations.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 10.00 – 13.00
  • £40/morning

These drawing sessions will be based on still lifes with a different focus each week. These will include: line, tone, markmaking, composition, and experimental drawing.

Large drawing of Laval
Enjoying the process of markmaking

Painting

  • Thursday September 19th
  • Thursday October 10th, 24th
  • Thursday November 7th, 28th
  • 10.00 – 16.00
  • £80/afternoon

To some degree these painting sessions will continue from the drawing sessions of the previous week. They will be based on the same Still life with a strong focus each week.

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

This painting is from my spring trip to Casa Rosa.

For the autumn trip have a look at Autumn in Andalucia

Life Drawing

  • Thursday September 12th, 26th
  • Thursday October 17th, 31st
  • Thursday November 21st
  • 13.00 – 17.00
  • £50/afternoon

dance movement sketch
Pencil drawing of a girl dancing, moving to and fro.

These afternoon sessions will include a variety of different styles of life drawing. These will include the following: measured, moving, from old master poses, two models, and experimental.

To try and keep the pricing simple: if you buy any mix of 5 classes at one go you get a 5% discount. If you buy 10 classes at one go you get a 10% discount.

If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

All classes will be at the Studio, Bransbury, SO21 3QJ. Have a look at Hampshire Art studio for more classes.

In addition we have a student concession at Cass art who will give you a 10% discount on a basket of materials for classes with us.

Summer Rain


I can hear my garden heave a sigh of relief…grey, grey skies and rain at last. My husband seems to be fishing, or possibly hiding in a hut, watching the water levels rise.

If you are reluctant to get an umbrella to get outside come and join a few summer art classes, inside if it is raining, outside if its warm, dry and appropriate.

Some classes start this week. Pick and choose whatever suits the dates you are free.

Drawing and Painting starts again on Thursday 6th June (click for more info)

Music and Movement, Life Drawing with a twist, 4th July (click for more info)

On the Shoulders of Giants


Pablo Picasso, from Las Meninas by Velazquez

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

In a letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676) from Sir Isaac Newton



May 14th-16th, 2019

£270/3 days, to include a guided tour at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com


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There is so much to learn from artists of every period and from all parts of the world. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a fine and varied collection of paintings, drawings and   artefacts. Discover Michaelangelo’s studies for the Sistine Chapel, beautiful sketches by Raffael, to a mantle belonging to Pocahontas’ father.

You’ll choose a piece of work to inspire you for the rest of the week.

Research Day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tuesday, May 14th

11.00 – 4.30

We will have a guided tour of parts of the collection and you will have time to look around the rest of the museum.  Bring sketchbooks with you to take notes about various pieces. The museum has stools for anyone that would like to sit and draw.  Pencil and dry drawing materials are permitted – not paint or ink.

The hardest part of the week is deciding which picture to choose as your starting point. Once you’ve decided you’ll use your time to copy the work.  If there are others by the same artist you will take notes of these too.

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal” (Picasso)

May 15th, 10.00 – 4.30

The Studio, Bransbury

But copying is a good place to start…

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My charcoal version of a picture by Nicolas Poussin, ‘The Triumph of Pan’

You will be copying your chosen work both as a whole and from various different areas.  By the end of today you will understand the composition, what impressed you about the work, and how to copy work and change the size.

Today you Steal…Tomorrow will be yours…

The Studio, Bransbury

May 16th, 10.00 – 4.30

Today is a transition from copying the chosen work into making it your own.

You may want to work on one piece, a series, or a book…who knows. You may decide to interpret a renaissance painting using collage, or to create a book from small areas of a Uccello masterpiece. Equally, you can spend the day drawing an oversized version of a Pre-Raphaelite nun.

For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Sir Isaac Newton

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:

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