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NEWWatercolour for Absolute BeginnersFM. B. 05 Oct-07 Oct. Fri-Sun. £224. £158See course description 03 Apr-05 Apr, butplease note this is a weekend course,starting on Friday evening and ending at16:00 on Sunday. Andrew Pitt.Watercolours: A Fresh ApproachPM. O. 26 Oct-02 Nov. Fri-Fri. £525. £355This is a new course for beginners and themore experienced watercolourist alike whoare in need of inspiration. Structuredtowards the individual artist's needs withplenty of tips and techniques you willdiscover how to produce fresh livelywatercolours. An introductory pricerepresents great value for a fully residentialcourse. Roband Siân Dudleyareexperienced watercolour tutors andprofessional painters. They write regularlyfor Artists and Illustratorsmagazine.Drawing and Painting with Water-Soluble PencilsFM. O. 16 Nov-18 Nov. Fri-Sun. £236. £168This course is designed for all painters whowould like to use water-soluble pencils totheir full potential. Through simple step-by-step demonstrations you will be shownvaried techniques for painting buildingsand landscapes, as well as refreshing someessential drawing skills and concepts.Carole Masseyis a popular professionalartist and tutor who is accomplished in awide range of media.Oils andAcrylicsOils and Acrylics are placed togetherbecause of broad similarities in the way thematerials are handled. All courses assumesome prior experience of painting though notnecessarily in oils or acrylics.Painting in Oils: Introducing the BasicsFM. O. 10 Apr-13 Apr. Tue-Fri. £358. £260This studio-based midweek courseintroduces the essential techniques forpainting in oils for beginners in thismedium, although it is important that youhave some experience working in othermedia. The course fee includes the use ofour basic starter kit consisting of brushes,palette, colours, boards and sufficientpainting media for the course activities.Jacqui Petrie is an exhibiting artist andexperienced tutor, who teaches regularly atFlatford Mill.Painting with Acrylics: IntroducingEssential TechniquesFM. O. 11 May-13 May. Fri-Sun. £236. £168This course is designed for artists who areeither new to acrylics or want to improveand extend their skills in perhaps the mostversatile of painting media.Demonstrations will cover a wide range oftechniques to help improve your paintingskills. The course concentrates onlandscapes and buildings, drawinginspiration from the surroundings atFlatford. Carole Masseyis a popularprofessional artist and tutor who isaccomplished in a wide range of media.Painting in Oils: Rivers, Coasts and SeascapesFM. I. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £342. £244This course, for more experienced oilpainters, explores the essential techniquesfor painting landscapes where water andskies are dominant elements. Composition,tonal studies, selecting and mixing colours,plus linear and aerial perspective will becovered during demonstrations and therewill be excursions to paint around somestriking locations on the local Suffolk andEssex estuaries. John Shaveis a regularcontributor to our summer programme.See also 06 Aug-10 Aug if you wish to joinhim for a full week. If you attend bothcourses, we offer you a 10% discount oneach.Painting in Oils: ModernImpressionistic TechniquesFM. I. 06 Aug-10 Aug. Mon-Fri. £434. £308This course, for more experienced oilpainters, explores the essential techniquesfor painting in impressionistic styles.Demonstrations and practical activities willcover a landscape, a seascape and a still-lifeto give you a breadth of experience workingwith these different subjects. John Shaveisa regular contributor to our summerprogramme. See also 03 Aug-06 Aug if youwish to join him for a full week. If youattend both courses, we offer a 10%discount on each.Dramatic Sea and Landscapes in AcrylicSL. O. 06 Aug-10 Aug. Mon-Fri. £405. £275Acrylics are ideal for painting atmosphericsea and landscapes. This course aims toloosen up your style and is suitable forbeginners and experienced painters. Wewill work outside (weather permitting) andin the studio. Gentle guidance will be givenand full demonstrations. The emphasis willbe on enjoying the paint. Susan Gray is aprofessional artist and tutor. She runsregular painting workshops in acrylics andis a demonstrator for art societies.Interpreting the Landscape in Acrylic and CollageMT. O. 17 Aug-20 Aug. Fri-Mon. £365. £251Painting outdoors, you will be encouragedto develop your own response to the Daleslandscape. Guidance and demonstrationwill be given on the use of acrylics andmixed media, including incorporatingpaper collage and found objects intopaintings. The emphasis will be onexperimentation, inventiveness andenjoying new materials. Katharine Holmeslives and works in Malhamdale, working ina range of media. Her paintings capture thefeeling of being in the landscape. This is arare opportunity to learn from anoutstanding artist.Painting with Acrylics: Exploring their Full PotentialFM. O. 26 Oct-28 Oct. Fri-Sun. £236. £168This course is for those who have usedacrylics before and wish to explore, andpush, the boundaries of this most versatilemedium. There will be demonstrations onhow to use collage, acrylic inks, gels andmediums, plus other techniques forpainting with acrylics. Subjects will includelandscapes and still life. Carole Masseyis apopular professional artist and tutor who isaccomplished in a wide range of media.Drawing andSketchingDrawing for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 17 Feb-19 Feb. Fri-Sun. £224. £158Good drawing comes from both seeing andthinking: it's a tool for exploring ideas andfor illustrating and recording experiences.This workshop-style course for bothbeginners and improvers will help youdevelop your skills by exploring mark-making, tone and perspective through aseries of structured exercises. Colin Steedis an experienced artist and art tutor whogreatly enjoys sharing his techniques andexpertise in a wide range of media. Using a SketchbookPM. O. 21 Apr. Sat. Non-residential. £30Learn how to develop a unique approach tousing a sketch book. It is suggested thatyou bring a good quality paper A5/A4hardback sketch book (not spiral) so thatyou can work across the double page. Youwill also need materials such as pens, bothpermanent and the 'bleeding' sort, crayons,soluble if possible, brushes, watercoloursand any tools you may have been given andnever used! Pam Bowenis a qualifiedteacher, with many years of experienceteaching adults and children. She lovesenthusing others to share her love ofsketching and painting.Stroll and SketchSL. O. 04 May-07 May. Fri-Mon. £325. £215This short, intense weekend course enablesyou to experience the glorious viewssurrounding Slapton, on foot, stopping toNEW12BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley NEW

draw as we stroll at this lovely time of year.Locations will include Slapton Ley NatureReserve, woods, lakeside and village andparts of the Devon Coastal Path which offerthe artist panoramic views of Start Bay andStart Point lighthouse. Hilary Jean Gibsonis a painter, printer and experiencedillustrator, who teaches at the St Ives Schoolof Painting and delivers guided tours forthe Tate Gallery St Ives and BarbaraHepworth Museum. Improve Your Drawing SkillsFM. I. 08 Jun-10 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This mainly studio-based weekend is foranyone who would like help to developtheir drawing skills. Using a variety ofsubjects, there will be demonstrations andexercises to explore concepts andexperiment with new techniques, showingyou how to control line and form, light andshadow and the important question ofperspective. Stephanie Bonneris anexperienced teacher and professional artistbased in East Anglia.Art and the Limestone LandscapeMT. I. 13 Aug-17 Aug. Mon-Fri. £480. £330An innovative art course for those whoalready have some experience in pencil,pen and wash, watercolour, gouache. Itcombines expressing the limestonelandscape in visual form, with gaining anunderstanding of the origins, formationand geology of it. You will also learnabout the literature and art which thelandscape has inspired. Hilary JeanGibsonis an experienced illustrator whoteaches at the St Ives School of Painting,Cornwall. Steve Trudgillis GeographyFellow of Robinson College, Cambridge,author of Limestone Geomorphology andan amateur artist. Walking and Sketching in Constable's FootstepsFM. O. 13 Aug-17 Aug. Mon-Fri. £426. £302This course is designed for anyone whoenjoys walking and wishes to record theirimpressions of the landscape, producingquick sketches on location. Sketchingexcursions of four to five miles each day(along footpaths walked by John Constable)will be complemented by demonstrationsof drawing and sketching techniques.Linda Matthewsenjoys sharing essentialtechniques in the studio so you canexperience fully the freedom of sketchingfrom life -en plein air-out of doors.Walking with a SketchbookFM. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This course is designed for anyone whoenjoys walking and would like to learn howto sketch their impressions of landscapes innew and interesting ways. Sketchingexcursions of four to five miles each day(along footpaths walked by John Constable)will be complemented by demonstrationsof drawing and sketching techniques.Linda Matthews enjoys sharing essentialpainting techniques in the studio so you canexperience fully the freedom of paintingfrom life -en plein air-out of doors.Using a SketchbookPM. O. 13 Oct. Sat. Non-residential. £30See course description 21 Apr. Pam Bowen.Winter Drawing WorkshopMT. O. 16 Nov-18 Nov. Fri-Sun. £250. £173Explore and express your own moods inconjunction with the seasonal effects on therich landscapes of the Malham Tarn area.Using charcoal and pencil with the aid of asimple rubber, we can generate a hugerange of physically expressive marks andtones, gradually knitting together, as thedrawing grows, to eventually suggest anemotive image of the surroundinglandscape. The course will be suitable forpeople of all abilities, beginners will bemost welcome. Margaret Uttley, anexperienced tutor, studied Fine Art atBristol University. She works from the localenvironment and has widely exhibited herhuge drawings and watercolour paintings.Your OwnChoice ofMediumOn these courses you are welcome to use themedium with which you are most at ease, toexperiment with something new and even touse mixed-media if you wish.Silver Light and Reflection: Drawing and Painting a Summer LandscapeBL. O. 01 Jun-08 Jun. Fri-Fri. £440. £330This outdoor-based course is aimed atartists of all abilities using any media.Help, advice and encouragement will beoffered to build up confidence in landscapedrawing and painting. Group andindividual tuition will be given so thateveryone can develop a personal directionat their own pace and be free to explore andexperiment. Hilary Jean Gibsonis apainter, printer and experienced illustrator,who teaches at the St Ives School ofPainting and delivers guided tours for theTate Gallery St Ives and Barbara HepworthMuseum. NEWNEWwww.field-studies-Painting Drawing & the Artscouncil.org/art13Discounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135Sketching and painting in Suffolk gardens Jonathan OldhamNEW