Other Painting Courses

All our other Painting and Mixed Media Workshops

We hope you will join us in 2017 for one of our many painting workshops either for a day course or on a relaxing and enjoyable painting break. Choose from over 25 different types of painting and mixed media workshops.  All the tutors are experienced professionals and enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge.. With one to one tuition and demonstrations, these day workshops and longer breaks are suitable for all abilities from beginners through to those with experience. Join friendly groups of like minded people at these attractive venues and enjoy a relaxing and informative painting experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Allotment in Acrylics, Paper & Pastels!

Create a large scale allotment painting using mixed media, acrylic, papers and pastel.  A fabulously creative day observing a range of light, riot of colour and the joy of plants, sheds, greenhouses and flowers in the allotment.  A great course for getting out of your comfort zone and having a go at painting a large painting with blocks of bold colour.  Suitable for all abilities.
10 am - 3.45 pm  Refreshments provided with everyone bringing a packed lunch.
What to bring 

Friday 14 September 2018

All the Drama, Moody Skies and Dramatic Landscapes in Pastels

We will create striking scenery with moody skies using a range of pastels and papers to show drama, intensity and texture on this creative workshop with individual guidance.  All the materials and photographic reference provided.  Suitable for all abilities.  
10 am - 3.45 pm.  Refreshments provided with everyone bringing a packed lunch. 

Saturday 15 September 2018

Autumn Treasures - The Nature Table in Papers & Stitch

Spend the day creating your own autumn treasure from the Nature Table.  Using hand-made papers, maps and with the addition of birds  images, leaves, feathers and berries, create a lovely piece of work to frame as a picture or make into a cushion or bag using hand or machine stitch.  All the materials are provided.  
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments and with everyone bringing a packed lunch.

Monday 8 October 2018

Colour and the Derbyshire Artists

Learn how to successfully explore colour and apply it with help from the colour wheel and working in mixed media through observation of natural forms. A structured and enjoyable workshop making particular reference to the work of local artists.  Tutor:  Gabby Hanlon

Tuesday 9 October

Autumn Light through the Trees in Acrylics

Capture the autumn light through the trees of burnished reds and golds.  A true rendition of autumn working step by step and with photographic reference to complete an autumn scene by the end of the workshop. All abilities welcome.  
10 am - 3.45 pm.  Refreshments included with everyone bringing a packed lunch.
What to bring
Photographic reference will be supplied
Please bring either a canvas to work on or a 6mm mdf board primed with a gesso primer or canvas board

Thursday 11 October

‘Creative ideas for interpreting the landscape using acrylics and mixed media’

This will be a day in which we will experiment with ways in which we can create paintings that move away from the literal landscape painting to something a little more exciting – moving us out of our comfort zone!  Come along and enjoy this inspiring workshop!
10 am - 3.45 pm.  Refreshments included with everyone bringing a packed lunch.
What to bring
A colour wheel (available from Amazon or Art Suppliers)
Acrylic paints
Oil pastels if you have one or two.
Newspaper/collage paper
PVA glue

Saturday 20 October 2018

Christmas workshop - Textiles

A Christmas themed workshop creating cards and decorations using hand or free-machine embroidery and applique.  Lots of images and samples and templates provided along with Christmassy fabrics and trims. A fabulously creative workshop to get you in the mood for the festive season. Suitable for all abilities and with all materials provided.  
10 am - 3.45 pm. Refreshments provided with everyone bringing a packed lunch.
What to bring
Any other decoration materials you may wish to add 
Sewing machine if you wish to machine stitch

Thursday 22 November 2018