Short Courses

If you are interested in enrolling in any of our courses you can register below. If the course has reached capacity you will be added to our waiting list. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: April 30th -   May 3rd 2019 (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 30-Apr-2019 9:30 am
End Date 03-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £380.00
Reference F/2019/0430SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda spring 30 april - 3 may.pdf
380.00 £
Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: May 7th -   May 10th 2019 (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 07-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 10-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £380.00
Reference F/2019/0510SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda spring 7-10 May.pdf
380.00 £
Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs

Course Dates: May 28th - 30th 2019 (Tuesday - Thursday)

This 3 day practical painting course will explore combining the dramatic potential of the photographic image with the expressive qualities of paint. It’s hard to draw a falling body directly but since Muybridge and his ground breaking photographic studies of the body in motion artists have made use of still and moving image photography to push the boundaries of figure painting.  The course will cover image selection, cropping, editing and composition, gestural drawing, physical paint handling and the expressive potential of colour.   Students will be able to explore a broad range of ideas and approaches, and to produce a large body of experimental painting, which will provide an exciting resource for personal development.

 

Start Date 28-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 30-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference PFPI/2019/0522SC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
240.00 £ 3
Working from Nature

Course dates: June 3rd - 5th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)

This is a chance to look deeper at natural forms. The course is about transforming the dramatic natural structures of trees, flowers, pods and seeds into amazing drawings and paintings. Responding to natural forms, you will create using varying scales, materials and approaches. There will be demonstrations and images of artists work for inspiration.

Start Date 03-Jun-2019 9:30 am
End Date 05-Jun-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference WFN/2019/0603SC
Tutor Helen Turner
Course Details Working from Nature.pdf
240.00 £ 8
Drawing and Painting Interiors - Danny House

Course dates: June 17th - 21st 2019 (Monday - Friday)

Be inspired by the interior space of Danny House, an Elizabethan Stately home: a house with history, a home still lived in. With 2 days to visit the house, you will be given guided exercises and simple materials to work with in the house itself, Followed by 3 days in the studio where, encouraged by Katie’s innovative approach, you can play with the elements you have observed, to start and complete paintings.

Start Date 17-Jun-2019 9:30 am
End Date 21-Jun-2019 4:30 pm
Price £425.00
Reference DH/2019/0621SC
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details Drawing and Painting Interiors.pdf
425.00 £ 2
Breathing Life into Paint - The Sea

 Course dates: September 16th - 19th 2019 (Monday - Thursday)

Exploratory drawings have direct energy and freshness. Finding ways of getting that equivalent quality into the paint can seem elusive. This course gives you four, full studio days of painting from drawings that you will bring with you. Your inspiration will be the sea so you will need to be able to do several visits to your nearest beach and coastline to do drawings. Simon will suggest different approaches to help you do a series of ten minute drawings.  You will then bring these exciting studies to the first day of the course (this is an essential part of the course, providing the subject and impetus for your paintings).

Start Date 16-Sep-2019 9:30 am
End Date 19-Sep-2019 4:30 pm
Price £340.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details Breathing Life Into Paint The Sea.pdf
340.00 £ 1
Autumn Trees and Landscape

4th - 8th November 2019 (Monday - Friday)

The price includes entrance to Sheffield Park.

Sheffield Park near Uckfield will be our inspiration for paintings. Famous for its beautiful Autumn colour; with its Acers, Nyssa, Taxodiums and Ginko trees. The reflections in the large lake double the impact and make the experience all the more magical. The course will start with 2 days working on location in the gardens making rich and exciting studies of the colour, textures and spaces; capturing all that is wonderful about working on location. The final 3 days will be back at the studio in Partridge Green making paintings from these studies.

 

Start Date 04-Nov-2019 9:30 am
End Date 08-Nov-2018 4:30 pm
Price £425.00
Reference AT/2018/1029SC
Tutor Emily Ball, Katie Sollohub
425.00 £ 9
Gary Wragg - Painting (assisted by Emily Ball)

 Course dates: November 18th -20th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)

This course will explore the possibilities of changing light, colour and mark making. As you work Gary discusses the importance of direction, movement, surface and the function of specific bodily energies. The qualities of what makes a painting will be explored. It should have what Gary refers to as ‘an area of flexibility, to be alive and interactive with the spectator, without formula’. You will work on a large scale and develop drawings and paintings over the three days (mediums paper and canvas provided).

Includes large primed canvas and paper.

Start Date 18-Nov-2019 9:30 am
End Date 20-Nov-2019 4:30 pm
Price £315.00
Reference GWP/2018/1119SC
Tutor Gary Wragg
315.00 £ 6