Creative Arts Courses

Chinese Brush Painting: Flower and Bird27th Oct to 29th Oct 2017
Tutor: Lei Lei QuFriday to Sunday

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During this course we will study flowers and birds in the freehand style, along with brush strokes and ink techniques, to enable participants to build the structures of the subjects and to capture and depict the expression of the spirit..... read more

Experimental Watercolours - from transparent to opaque..........24th Nov to 26th Nov 2017
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFAFriday to Sunday

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Discover hidden depths of watercolour and capitalise on it during this exciting experimental weekend as we mix on the paper, create illusions and use rescue remedies to creative exciting effects. For all levels of experience..... read more

Chinese Painting on Silk in Meticulous Style: Animals 25th Nov to 26th Nov 2017
Tutor: Kaili FuSaturday to Sunday

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Meticulous style on silk is more than two thousand years old as traditional Chinese art forms with flower & bird, landscape, figures and animals. This weekend course will focus on painting animals: tiger and dog. You will learn how to draw fine lines, build up colour, layer by layer, make the animal hair life-like, the cultural background will be introduced well. With the skills of meticulous style painting, learners are able to develop towards their preferred subjects..... read more

Chinese Brush Painting: Landscape Painting in the Traditional Style19th Jan to 21st Jan 2018
Tutor: Lei Lei QuFriday to Sunday

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This course will enable you to learn the techniques of Chinese painting and composition and you will learn how to paint trees, rocks, mountains, as well as to manage space, such as waterfalls, streams and mist. .... read more

An energetic stroll into abstract on this Ink and watercolour workshop............16th Feb to 18th Feb 2018
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFAFriday to Sunday

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Feel the excitement brew as the unexpected creeps over the paper whilst we construct ideas through experimentation. For all levels of experience..... read more

Sketching Buildings in the Landscape with Pen and Wash17th Feb to 18th Feb 2018
Tutor: Jonathan NeweySaturday to Sunday

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This is a two day course that will introduce you to sketching buildings in the landscape with pen and watercolour wash. You will be shown how to combine waterproof pen with a watercolour wash to sketch buildings in the landscape, including architectural detail, trees, bushes and figures for scale. Using demonstrations and working from photographs supplied by the tutor, you will be shown how each technique can be achieved. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge.... read more

Chinese Brush Painting: Flower and Bird16th Mar to 18th Mar 2018
Tutor: Lei Lei QuFriday to Sunday

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During this course we will study flowers and birds in the freehand style, along with brush strokes and ink techniques, to enable participants to build the structures of the subjects and to capture and depict the expression of the spirit..... read more

Paint a Hare in Watercolour17th Mar to 18th Mar 2018
Tutor: Richard BoxSaturday to Sunday

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Many of you love hares and some of you have seen Richard's paintings of these wonderful creatures on his website. You then asked, "Do you run a course about how to paint hares?". Here is your answer, Richard has devised one especially for you! You will be guided, step-by-step, through a watercolour process that will produce an image of which you will be proud, if not, thrilled!.... read more

All Things Bright and Beautiful.......Watercolour/collage beyond the fringe........13th Apr to 15th Apr 2018
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFAFriday to Sunday

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Take a leap of. confidence into another dimension with watercolour and collage, manipulating papers and colour into dynamic and contemporary compositions. This could be your ticket to freedom! For all levels of experience..... read more

Chinese Painting in freehand style – Landscape 28th Apr to 29th Apr 2018
Tutor: Kaili FuSaturday to Sunday

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This course is landscape on rice paper in freehand style. The learners will learn basic elements of landscape painting, and finish complete paintings. The cultural background will be introduced during the course.... read more

Sketch and Keeping a Sketchbook………….18th May to 20th May 2018
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFAFriday to Sunday

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An opportunity to experience the joys of learning how to see and interpret our surroundings. Throwing caution to the wind, weather permitting we shall venture out and about. The Abbey grounds offer a wealth of subject matter, as does the local village. Also drawing inspiration from everyday objects, working with pen+ink, watercolour and pencil, we shall explore beyond the obvious and develop our own language through observation and experimentation. All levels welcome!.... read more

Birds of Prey with Watercolour Pencil19th May to 20th May 2018
Tutor: Jonathan NeweySaturday to Sunday

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This is a two day course that aims to introduce students to drawing and painting portraits of birds of prey with watercolour pencil. The course will practise basic pencil techniques including using the watercolour pencil both dry and wet. The tutor will demonstrate each exercise step by step in a relaxed and friendly manner, showing you how to draw eyes, beaks, feathers and other features of birds of prey..... read more

Chinese Calligraphy - Running Style9th Jun to 10th Jun 2018
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiSaturday to Sunday

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Chinese Calligraphy has been regarded as an essential part of Chinese culture and a unique form of oriental art with over 4,000 years of history. Among the five different scripts, running script is the most practical and useful. This weekend course will focus on running script, from basic strokes to some popular phrases and meaningful titles used in Chinese flower- bird and landscape paintings as well as some interesting stand - alone phrases for calligraphy, the course is suitable for all levels and will be conducted with introduction, demonstration and individual supervision in an encouraging and enjoyable way..... read more

Life Drawing the Chinese Way15th Jun to 17th Jun 2018
Tutor: Lei Lei QuFriday to Sunday

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Use Chinese brush and ink (also colour) to draw from a life model. This course aims to promote the use of Chinese philosophy to observe and express the natural world of beautiful shape through brush stroke and ink techniques. Please note: this course is to be held upstairs in The Barn Hall so unfortunately access is limited..... read more