Workshops are a great way to try your hand at something new like painting a portrait from life or sketching in the open air to cutting mounts in order to present your work. They can be three to six hours long and focus in on a specific medium (like pastels or watercolours), or particular subject (like painting animals, people or buildings). If you would like to dip your toe into something new, please fill in the form on the Contact Kate page and suggest your area of interest. The Summer Art Challenges aim to enjoy the Great British summer weather in beautiful settings where the challenge might be to paint a bed of flowers or draw an historic building in perspective whilst dodging the showers! The price includes entrance fees if applicable and times vary - more days are being planned at the Weald & Downland Museum and Borde Hill Garden for 2018. If you already go to an art group and would like some additional tuition, Kate can be booked for a day to come along and teach or demonstrate whatever subject your group would like. She is also gives talks on life as an artist and her process of taking on commissions.
Kate will advise you of what you may need to bring when workshops are advertised. You may need to pack sunscreen and sunglasses with your portable easel for the outdoor events (ever the optimist!) ...
Weald & Downland Workshop Days
Following some very enjoyable days at the Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton, PO18 0EU in 2016 & 17, more days are booked for 2017: DRAWING BUILDINGS IN PEN AND INK - Wed 16th May;
WATERCOLOUR DAY - Wed 6th June;
SKETCHING DAY - Wed 11th July;
ACRYLICS - Wed 5th September. The workshops run from 10-4pm, cost £60, includes morning coffee and afternoon tea and we have an indoor space if the weather turns! Book with them direct or contact Kate for more details: www.wealddown.co.uk.
Life Drawing Sessions
The next Life Drawing Day will be on Monday 14th May 10-4pm at Storrington Village Hall, £76. This is a lovely opportunity to sketch the naked human form and test your observational skills to the max. Kate books professional models for 3 or 6 hour sessions starting with drawing short poses using pencil or charcoal and then your preferred medium for longer poses. Please contact Kate if you are interested.
Rose Painting Day
Borde Hill Garden, near Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP, invited us to spend a day painting their roses and enjoying their gardens in June 2017. This is being repeated on Wednesday 27th June, 10-4pm, cost: £66 includes entrance fee and use of their events marquee. Food is sold on the premises or you are free to bring your own. Please bring all materials and a portable chair to use in the gardens. Contact Kate if you are interested, look at photos of the gardens to inspire you by clicking the picture below or look at their website.
Parham Park Day
A day in the gardens at Parham Park is also in the pipeline, so please email Kate if you would be interested in a day drawing and painting in the sunshine - ever hopeful for summer to arrive!!
Mount Cutting Workshop Day
Lynne Friel will teach the course and Kate will be there to assist (and provide cake of course!!). Mount cutters and practice card is provided, you just bring along some pictures that you would like mounted, and a packed lunch. Lynne gives loads of great step-by-step instruction on how best to crop and mount your work so that they are ready to slot into any standard sized frame. There will be conservation grade card (£5 per sheet) and mount-cutters available to buy if you 'get the bug' by the end of the day! It's a fun course and very satisfying when you see your work displayed professionally.
Student Galleries & Comments
Click on image or title to see a variety of work from each session
Art Class Gift Voucher
Treat someone you love. Available in any amount as whole or part payment towards any chosen course, class or workshop.