All Courses

Floribunda 2 - Colour and Gesture

Online Course This course will be 3 days of expressive painting inspired by the abundance and beauty of Spring flowers. The focus for finding a language for our paintings will be through colour and gesture. Working on a series of between 6 – 9 small paintings over the 3 days we will celebrate the colour, the ordered chaos and the scent and joy of the subject. Gathering armfuls of colours and marks from the inspiration of the flowers to work with we will compose them by layering, selecting, editing, simplifying and inventing. The paintings will be an exploration into how to capture the life, light, delicacy and poetry of the subject. In the end the paintings themselves will become the subject.

Start Date 20-Apr-2021 10:00 am
End Date 22-Apr-2021 12:15 pm
Price £150.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda-april-2020.pdf
The Geography of Paint - May 2021

Online Course The Geography of Paint is a three day practical painting course led by Simon Carter.

It can be difficult to see how to use the drawings we make. Whether loose notes in a sketchbook or more complete and considered, our initial drawings often have a life and spark that is easily extinguished in the studio. This course will start with your own drawings made from the landscape, maybe from your garden, a local park or street, the beach or from a favourite walk and will look at different ways they can inspire a free and experi- mental approach to the painting process.

Start Date 04-May-2021 10:00 am
End Date 06-May-2021 12:00 pm
Price £140.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details the_geography_of_paint_may_2021.pdf
The Creative Painting Space - Term 3 - SUMMER

Course Dates May 19th to 21st (Wednesday - Friday) 2021

Choose which sessions in the year you would like to come. Booking ahead is essential to secure your place.

These sessions are designed for artists who need encouragement and support to become more confident and self-motivated with their painting. Artists bring their own subject and the tutor helps them to unpack, research and create their own personal practice, in order to help their work evolve and for them to see the creative possibilities more clearly. As part of the course the tutors also do talks showing the work of other artists. We explore using new materials and tools to play with to refresh and add to what you are doing. In conjunction with this we create practical, creative exercises to unpack the process of painting. Each student is given individual critiques and tuition as well as benefiting from working with a group of like minded artists. Three consecutive days gives the space and time to really see progress and to get absorbed in your work.

Start Date 19-May-2021 9:30 am
End Date 21-May-2021 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2021/0512/TC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: 25th - 28th May  2021 (Tuesday - Friday)

Spring is a magic time of year that moves all too fast as nature wakes up and blooms. Embrace the energy of spring with four days exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond safe, traditional flower paintings. The subject is full of colour, texture and sculptural form......a gift for painting. The course will be packed with demonstrations, exercises and finished paintings to take away with you.

Start Date 25-May-2021 9:30 am
End Date 28-May-2021 4:30 pm
Price £400.00
Reference F/2021/0427/SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda spring 2021 27-30 April.pdf
The Creative Painting Space - Term 3 - SUMMER

Course Dates June 9 -11 (Wednesday - Friday) 2021

Choose which sessions in the year you would like to come. Booking ahead is essential to secure your place.

These sessions are designed for artists who need encouragement and support to become more confident and self-motivated with their painting. Artists bring their own subject and the tutor helps them to unpack, research and create their own personal practice, in order to help their work evolve and for them to see the creative possibilities more clearly. As part of the course the tutors also do talks showing the work of other artists. We explore using new materials and tools to play with to refresh and add to what you are doing. In conjunction with this we create practical, creative exercises to unpack the process of painting. Each student is given individual critiques and tuition as well as benefiting from working with a group of like minded artists. Three consecutive days gives the space and time to really see progress and to get absorbed in your work.

Start Date 09-Jun-2021 9:30 am
End Date 11-Jun-2021 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2021/0609/TC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Floribunda – Late Summer

September 7th - 10th 2021 (Tuesday - Friday)

Late summer flowers, fruits and berries are full of rich, velvety colours. They have soaked up the heat of the summer sun and every colour reflects it back and sings. Even if the blooms are over blown and turning to seed the sculptural character of the plant is still beautiful. This 4 day course is about exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond traditional flower paintings. The subject is a gift for painting. The studio will be filled with flowers and the course will be packed with demonstrations and exercises to inspire an artist to be playful and celebrate both painting and the plants.

Start Date 07-Sep-2021 9:30 am
End Date 10-Sep-2021 4:30 pm
Price £400.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda_late_summer_sept_ 2021.pdf
Autumn Trees - Nov 2021 - online

Online Course Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Live online tutorials, 1.30 – 4.30 pm Working independently Autumn begins and Nature slows. As a celebratory finale the colours and majestic shapes of Autumn trees illuminate the landscape; often framed with a slate grey or sharp, clear, pale blue sky. Ornate tapestries of reds, oranges, yellows, browns, greens and purples appear in the canopies that reach skyward and spread out like hanging skirts. This 4 day course is all about capturing and exploring these qualities in drawing and painting.

Start Date 01-Nov-2021 9:30 am
End Date 04-Nov-2021 12:30 pm
Price £250.00
Tutor Emily Ball,Katie Sollohub
Course Details autumn_trees_2021_online.pdf