Still Life and Soup January 17th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 Still Life Painting is an important field of art and a proven tool for teaching artists of every skill level the disciplines needed to create successful, beautiful paintings. This Workshop will concentrate on many of the essentials of good picture making, with still life as the subject matter. Some of the principles discussed throughout the workshop will be composition, accuracy in drawing, colour and understanding form, edge control, lighting. The work and knowledge explored during the workshop can be interpreted to any subject of painting so it’s a great start to our year of workshops. Bring your own paints or use ours, you can use any type of paint you like on paper or canvas it’s up to you. We will provide the still life arrangement and we will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required we aim to look after you so you can enjoy the art.
Charcoal and Chocolate Valentine"s Special February 14th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 What better way to treat yourself on valentine’s day than time spent with likeminded people drawing in charcoal and eating chocolate! Let us pamper you as you explore this fabulous tactile medium. Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to draw with beautiful line work; methods of placing tones for rendering images three dimensionally; design of realistic works with supporting abstract elements; and ways to draw with painterly approaches. All materials provided as well as endless hot drinks and of course chocolate!
Painting and Platters May 9th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 Discover the wonderful world of water soluble oils and the freedom and flexibility they give you as an artist. This Workshop will explore the traditional method of using oils with the fat over lean principle, the use of a palette knife and then a looser and even semi abstract way of applying this versatile medium. The work and knowledge explored during the workshop can be interpreted to any subject, so you are welcome to bring your own reference material. Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring a large 2” flat brush, palette knife, baby wipes, apron, a small canvas board up to 10” x 8” and a large canvas around 40/50 cm. Please bring something to transport home too as they will still be wet! We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.
Skies and Afternoon Tea July 11th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 Working with watercolours we will be bold and brave creating big skies, moody ones and creating atmosphere using graduation, wet into wet techniques and the less conventional! Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to create something other than a pretty blue sky. Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring plenty of A4/A3 good quality watercolour paper. We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.
Landscapes and Lunch September 26th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 Working in your chosen medium and from your own reference material we will look at how to translate your image of a landscape into a painting. We will look at composition, balance, tone and colour Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring your own paper, board or canvas. We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art. Mixed Media and Meze October 10th 9.45 - 2.15 pm Cost £45 Working with a variety of drawing media, inks and acrylics as well as textured mediums we will create a painting that is intuitive and exciting learning how to abstract and use colour to describe emotion. Let us help you find freedom in the creative process and discover your own artistic voice. This workshop will help painters loosen up, and create beautiful art! We will provide all materials but please bring along a canvas board of between 11x14 and 20 x 16” There will be a Meze (a small selection of dishes) for lunch as well as endless hot drinks of your choice let us pamper you while you enjoy the art.
Lunch and Learn Art Workshops Overview Our goal for the Purple and Grey Lunch and learn Art Workshops is to provide you the opportunity to explore new techniques and materials by bringing you professional tuition in an environment that is safe, comfortable, inspiring, and most of all - FUN! The Workshop Space The workshops are held in the lovely Tansley Village Hall. It is a spacious facility with excellent lighting. The park, besides the village hall is perfect for stretching your legs and getting some fresh air during a workshop. The Food Lunch is a catered selection depending on the chosen theme for the day, everyone is served the same but we are willing to work with all sorts of dietary restrictions, if we are notified in advance so that we have time to prepare alternate options. Throughout the day we will provide you with a warm or cold drink of your choice our aim is that you relax and we do the rest. What to bring We have some products such as watercolours, oil paints, acrylic paints (both heavy body and fluid), pencils, charcoal, pastels, canvas, pastel, watercolour paper, that you can use but we suggest you bring your own if you are more comfortable with that. We are Gold members of SAA and can order any product you require at members prices. If you have a hard time finding a product for a workshop, with advance notice, we are happy to try to find it for you and have it available when you arrive at the workshop. We recommend an old shirt or apron to protect your clothes a water pot and brushes as appropriate and a table covering if you have one. As stated above our workshop package includes lunch and unlimited coffee, tea, or drink of your choice. How to book Each workshop package is £45 per person. Cash or PayPal accepted use this link to pay: https://www.paypal.me/purpleandgrey/45 Maximum number of participants is 10. Each workshop runs from 10 am until 2.00 pm with a 1 break for lunch. Bookings made via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org )and once payment has been accepted we will hold your place. Please use the words Lunch and Learn in the subject title of your email.
GUEST WORKSHOP DATES AND INFO Drama in Watercolour Landscapes Date: April 11th Bill Lupton
Bill is an experienced artist, tutor, and ambassador for the SAA and St Cuthbert’s Mill. He runs regular workshops, demonstrations, painting classes and holidays: and is Chairman of his local art group. He enjoys creating atmospheric and dramatic images with strong colour and a wide tonal range, many of which are in private collections around the world. During this workshop you will work along with Bill to create 2 completely different landscape paintings, one concentrating on the importance of tone, and the other focussing on the use of colour to create depth. The day will be quite informal, and Bill will work with you ‘step-by-step’ to ensure each painting is completed. Suitable for all abilities (including beginners) ALL materials will be provided for this workshop. To find out more about Bill and his work please visit www.thepaintings.co.uk Workshop Cost: £45 How to book: Text or Call – 07572 33 44 77 Email: email@example.com
Jenny is an award-winning watercolour artist, working in a loose and expressive style. During this workshop you will work from a range of subject material, both still life and photographs (all provided by Jenny), building up the skills to enable you to produce loose watercolour paintings, focussing on the use of vibrant colour and expressive brushwork. The day will be informal, yet full of inspiration and practical advice, and Jenny will do numerous demonstrations and work with you individually. Workshop notes will be provided. Suitable for all abilities (including beginners). Materials list - Watercolour paint - pans or tubes, including titanium white or white gouache Paper - Rough textured, I will have a supply available to purchase on the day Brushes - Sable round, approx. size 8 or 10 and a small round or rigger, approx. size 0 Pencil To find out more about Jenny and her work please visit www.jennyoldknow.com Workshop Cost: £45 How to book: Text or Call - 07813 004896 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Giant Fruit Date: September 12th Pam Smart
Pam Smart will help you explore mark making on a giant scale! adventurous large-scale drawings of nature's most colourful fruits. You will experiment with graphite and oil pastels working on A1 sized paper. A fun and challenging day. All levels of ability are welcome. All materials are included although if you have a large portable easel or an A1 sized board this would be beneficial, but is not essential. To find out more about Pam and her work please visit www.pamsmart.co.uk Workshop Cost: £45 How to book: Text or call - 07736353295 Email: email@example.com
Exploring Monoprinting Date: November 14th Liz Wellby The process of monoprinting dates back to the 1600’s and has been explored by artists as diverse as Rembrandt and Edgar Degas. Join Liz Wellby to experiment with 2 lively monoprinting processes. You will begin by developing drawn monoprints, using single and multiple layers, before using a more experimental painted process. This workshop is suitable for people of all abilities and experience. Liz will provide all that you will need for the workshop, but you will need to bring along: . a range of images, i.e. drawings, photos etc at A5/A4 . a large pale plate or a flat palette . a pencil case . an apron To find out more about Liz and her work visit: www.lizwellby.co.uk Workshop Cost: £45 How to book: Text or call - 07979 712633 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org