Taking inspiration from Joan Eardley’s beautiful, richly painted landscapes, in this workshop we will use the landscape as the starting point for our own experiments with mixed media. Working on paper, using acrylic, watercolour and inks mixed with pastels, charcoal and some collage. This is a wonderful opportunity to create something unique and original.
Working from the life model towards an expressive representation.
As humans it is only natural that depicting our form should play and important role as subject matter. Built into this is the instinctive emotional response we experience when studying another person and many artists use this response in a dramatic, personal way to develop their own personal language.
In the words of Michelangelo… ““Work hard and don’t on any account neglect your drawing”
A series of four day painting workshops, each session taking inspiration from a different artist:
5th August 10 am – 3 pm – Still life by Anne Redpath £70
12th August 10 am – 3 pm – The Dancer by Edgar Degas £70
19th August 10 am – 3 pm – Seascapes by the Scottish Colourists £70
25th August 10 am – 3 pm Gardens by the French Impressionists £70
These workshops can be taken singly or all four, as you prefer. Discount for a booking of all four.
Saturday 8th & 15th August 10 am – 3 pm £75 per day
A comprehensive introduction to drawing and painting the portrait over two days. Students will work towards creating an expressive likeness and achieving correct proportions.
The Secret Herb Garden is a wonderful herb nursery in Damhead on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with beautiful greenhouses filled with herbs and flowers, a cafe, shop, vintage furniture and some very busy bees!!!
Spend a day sketching in this stunning setting – Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and cake, provided by their wonderful cafe, is included in the fee.
Dr Neil’s Garden Duddingston
Spend the day sketching in the beautifully peaceful setting of Dr Neil’s Garden in Duddingston Village
Set on the banks of Duddingston Loch the garden provides numerous views from winding paths through the trees, to blooming flowers on the lochside and the skyline beyond. A lovely location to draw.
The sun will shine!!
Email email@example.com or call 07980 638 156 indicating your preferred choice of class. Payment can be made by cheque made able to Claudia Petretti or contact me for BACs details
For more details or to book your place in any of the above classes, please contact Claudia.