Previous Courses to give you an idea..
Join me and others on this next little course, to make the most of the Autumn.
Some of us need a little kick to get outside before the season is over.
This course is that kick! It will provide you with a focus, my real-time, individual guidance and the support of a like-minded group.
Together, we will explore the richness of the autumnal colours, directly from nature from wherever you are.
This course will get you outside looking, sketching, photographing, documenting the colours of nature around you so that you can gather visual material and inspiration for your painting in the studio.
There will be time spent in nature, looking and time in the studio, painting from your gathered inspiration.
I will guide your work using oils or acrylics.
I will also advise on materials to use inside and outside.
All you need is access to nature (including out the window, or your garden), sketching and painting materials and space to paint indoors.
To help you distil your direct nature observations in your painting, we will aim to work abstract.
These courses are packed with support.
After each lesson, you will receive:
A written summary of the previous session.
Added references of relevant artists to look at, images, videos, talks, etc
Guidance regarding materials and techniques
The lesson's zoom recording so you can work through it all, in your own time.
All of this, based on what comes up in each lesson.
AND, because the groups are small, you will have the opportunity to contact me between lessons to ask for feedback, help, support, when you get stuck. Yes, you can video call me! We can have a brief chat, just like it would be in an in-person course. This support is available when you need it throughout our work together.
If you are a beginner, really passionate about painting, join us.
All my courses are open to all levels of abilities and have an experiential approach to painting techniques.
If you are already experienced in painting, join us too.
As you know, it is such a privilege to paint as part of a group!
You will benefit from the goldmine of feedback, witnessing other people's approaches, and the wonders of having guidance when you get stuck.
From the multiplicity of greens to the many yellows, to the oranges, reds, the siennas, through to greys, off-whites, all the way to deep darks.
Be inspired by the full autumnal rainbow.
Give yourself the life-enriching experience of spending time noticing colours in nature, while practising your creativity.
Let's explore this season together, and get you motivated, inspired, connected, and fired-up to paint
I am very excited to invite you to join me on this course.
Based on what my own work has been during the lockdown.
In fact, I have been working on large formats and in oils for years.
The reason is, I find it expansive and freedom giving.
In many ways, easier than working on smaller formats.
Your work becomes more of an adventure.
Having more space in front of you is surprisingly less daunting, once you get going... and that is precisely what this course is for!
to get you going, with the safety net of my individual support.
This course is an opportunity to work on a large scale using oils.
If they are new to you, this course will give you some basics, answer your questions and inspire you to try things out.
If you are already familiar with oils, working on a large scale will help you find new areas of exploration.
This course could be done in acrylics and if you are not quite ready for oils yet, for any reason. But, oils will give you so many more options than acrylics.
It's a whole new world...
If you are a beginner and haven't worked with me before, I want you to know I believe techniques are learnt by experimenting, playing, getting stuck. There is really nothing to know, besides a couple of simple principles, which I will share with you right at the start.
You will have my support, should you get stuck or as questions come up.
I will also introduce you to The 4 Directions Way to create a composition. A method I developed to help you build your painting and create definite forms and shapes, as well as your colour palette, while still remaining unique and individual.
This lovely and exciting little course is meant to have something for everyone.
LOTS of one to one input.
Open to all levels of ability
Good size groups
Lots of support
Lots of warmth and good humour
Lots of tips, references to other artists, and tons of feedback
As it has been with all my online courses so far, the groups are small, so that you can benefit from free access to my advise in between sessions, via a telephone or Whatsapp, etc.
Like in an in-person course, if you get stuck just raise your hand and I'll help you.
Now, if you don't have access to a large wall or room where to work big, no worries, you can work on multiples that join up as a single piece.
This is beautiful work and can be done in lots of different ways.
Click here for more information.
This is a highly experimental workshop, which will get your painting moving to the next level, along with your approach to it.
It will open new doors for you, and re-enliven the way you think about your work and the possibilities available to you.
This workshop is for you if:
You feel bored with your work in its current manifestation.
You feel stuck.
You feel frustrated.
The kind of work you like is radically different from the work you produce.
You feel your work is no good because either you didn't go to art school Or you did, but haven't painted for a while.
You could do with a change.
You are up for a challenge.
Tuition is via Zoom live calls with individual support in between sessions if you get stuck.
Participants to our previous online courses, were from Brazil, France, Germany, New York and the UK.
You can join from pretty much anywhere...
For more information about this course, click here.
Ensouling the Landscape
A landscape course, from the comfort of your own home (and the nature around you!) This is a short online course to inspire you to attempt the landscape this summer.
Always live on Zoom/ Small groups.
1 week/ 3 x per week
August 10-12 and 14, 2020
Click here to book or request more information.
BALANCE IN PAINTING
Open to ALL ABILITIES.
How much? You decide what it's worth to you.
The minimum is £40. They are normally £165!
If you can afford the full amount, please do. If you need a discount, set your price. In other words, pay what you want/ can afford/think it's worth to you... Yep, that's how it is...
Dates: December 11, 12 and 13th, with an optional 4th day (!) if needed.
Introduction of the work on Friday 11th at 5 pm UK time.
This is 12 noon in NY.
9 am in California.
6 pm in Europe and 2 pm in Chile!
On Saturday & Sunday, we work at 4 pm UK time for 90 min if the group is small and longer if needed.
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Suitable for any painting technique and format, including acrylics, oils & watercolour.
We will explore total carefree freedom in painting, balanced by the beauty of structure.
How to channel freedom and courage to work with energy and playfulness, while containing this with elements of composition, design?
This little course will take a deeper look at all of this.
Experimental brushstrokes and carefully placed lines, grids, patterns, repetition... Movement and stillness.
We will celebrate imperfection, chaos, lack of precision, arbitrariness (is that a word?:) ) and look for rhythm, pattern, and form to help contain it all.
All about BALANCE.
As always, taking inspiration from nature and working on refining a deep feeling sense for painting.
In this course, I will invite you to look outside (or inside if you're stuck in, in these strange times...) and look for these qualities in the natural world. You will be sketching, observing repetition, patterns and chaos and we will bring that back to the painting.
Even though my courses are not about technique, but about exploring and experimenting, you will get lots of support, in fact, pretty much unlimited one-to-one support between classes, as and when you need it, as well as class recordings and email summaries.
All my courses are aimed at helping you find your own individual style or approach. Perhaps one for each project.
As usual, this course is also open to all abilities. It will suit artists and beginners (as long as you are committed to your creative process).
Don't miss it! I promise it will be lots of fun.
TO BOOK or find out more information, click here to email me directly.