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What next for Art Draw Paint?


Over the last few years I have been running Art Draw Paint as a vehicle for my classes, blogs about materials connected painting, drawing, and exhibitions. Occasionally I have mentioned other artists and other things going on.

All this is going to continue – so what is new?

Classes are going to continue but under the banner of HAMPSHIRE ART studio. There are going to be more classes with some new tutors, classes at new sites, sculpture, a look at art and wellbeing, and masterclasses.

If you go to the website you can see classes for this coming term. Shortly there will be classes added for the Spring term, and occasional pop-up classes. I think it is very exciting.

Art Draw Paint will continue with posts about my classes and as my blog. It will be a personal view with my suggestions. I will be teaching classes with HAMPSHIRE ART studio.

AND

Come to The Studio, Bransbury for Hampshire Open Studio 2019. The work of the Wednesday Group of 9 is on display with one or two intruders.

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Beginners Oil Painting courses I and II with Kate Measham



If you are new to oil painting, it has been a very long time since you picked up a brush, or you need a reminder to boost your confidence these are the classes for you. Join me, Kate Measham at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Beginners Oil Painting I and II.

Follow this link to HAMPSHIRE ART.studio for more information and to buy the courses directly online.

Course I
Thursday 5th September, 10.00am – 4.30pm
£110/day, to include all materials and a light lunch.


Course II
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th September, 10am – 4.30pm
£195/course. To include a light lunch each day.


The Basics, Course I

Beginners Oil Painting course I will cover your first steps with oils.

There is a mystique about oil painting. I think it is more forgiving than both watercolour and acrylic painting with endless options. It is a bit like driving a car – when you start you can not believe you will ever master hill starts and changing gear. Once you have mastered the basics of painting with oils there will be no stopping you.

You will learn about the different bits of equipment: supports, paints, mediums, solvents, palettes and palette knives, brushes, and how to use them. This day will be about basic mixing and tonal work. You will start the day with charcoal drawing and then paint the same picture with oils.

I will provide the equipment for this course. If you could bring an apron, and some rags.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.

The Next Step, Course II

Once you have been introduced to oil painting with the very basics of course I, your dilemma is what to do next. Course II will cover two entirely different approaches.

The first of the two days will be a painting using a very restricted palette. You will learn about mixing to create new colours.

Day two will be a painting thinking about the tones of different colours. This is an exciting and surprising day with you thinking about your own palette.

You will need your own equipment for these two days. We work with CASS Art to develop a basket of equipment for the course. click here BASKET. If you have any of the items please feel free to remove them from the basket. Equally, if you fancy a few other things add them in. You will receive a 10% discount on whatever you buy in this basket. You will find it is applied automatically – you don’t have to add a code.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

For more information, or to book a place on this course contact@hampshireart.studio

Casa Rosa, Spring 2019


It is cooler in England than Andalucia at this time of year. Last week Casa Rosa (http://www.casarosaestate.eu) was at its most delightful. Irises were in flower, citrus trees laden with both fruit and blossom, and the scent of jasmine in the warm evening air.

Radish (https://www.rad-ish.co.uk), the name Jessica Tatham cooks under, is a modest name for someone who produces wave after wave of delicious, healthy and unusual food. There were endless requests for recipes, and for top-ups of the evening cocktails. Lemon, rosemary and gin was my favourite – I can’t remember if anything else was in it.

Jessica’s food was beautiful. Sadly I was unable to wait long enough to take a photograph before eating it. PLEASE look at her website to get an idea of the food she produced.

Those on the Spring course worked hard producing large volumes of interesting work. Everyone was thrown into a variety of exercises. The work involved painting using complementary colours, a glance at notan, wax resist in mark making, and mixed media as a quick approach to experimental composition. Somehow there was energy left for tennis, walks and occasional specialist Bananagram. On Tuesday we drew Marta, our young flamenco dancer. The Sunday walk was to lunch at a farm in the hills above Periana.

We will be back at Casa Rosa for an Autumn art week from Sunday 29th September to Sunday 6th October, 2019. Have a look at last year’s Autumn art week for inspiration https://atomic-temporary-89007947.wpcomstaging.com/2018/10/20/our-andalucian-autumn/