In this year’s workshops we shall be studying how white can be used as a colour to create a feeling of space.  The Impressionists painted contre jour (against the light) and it is this aspect which we shall explore.  All the courses, which run from 10am to 4 pm, start with a cup of coffee and a short talk on art historical influences of the chosen topic.

Thursday  25th May and Thursday 1st June    MAKING PLATES AND PRINTING FROM CARD  In these first two workshops we shall make simple prints using card and paper as plates from which to print. Day 1 will be spent preparing the plates.  Day 2 (a week later) the plates can be printed!  Limited to 6 people  £120 including some materials.

 Thursday 22nd and Friday 21st June   MAKING A BOOK USING THE TECHNIQUE OF  CUT OUTS  Two consecutive days looking at the Cut Outs of Matisse and other inspiring artists -make templates from  motifs of your choice, prepare coloured paper and make a simple concertina book.  This is a wonderful way of learning about colour and design.  £100 for two days.

 Thursday 20th July   DRAWING DAY   Drawing in the garden using charcoal    Fee £50

Monday 7th August   PAINTING DAY  Painting in the garden experiment with contre jour.  Fee £50

Thursday 24th August   ON THE WAY TO ABSTRACTION   Looking at the work of William Scott.  Fee £50

Participants bring a picnic lunch.  Tea and coffee are provided.  The courses have a lovely informal atmosphere and are suitable for all abilities.

If you would like more details and a booking form for the courses  please contact Susanna at: