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  • Monday

    • MondayPortrait Drawing and Painting

      What will I learn?

      This course aims to offer learners skills in portraiture painting and drawing when using different media of learner’s choice. Learners will observe tutor’s demonstrations, participate in class discussions and work under one-to-one guidance. They will experiment with different media used in portraiture painting and drawing. The emphasis is on enjoying working from a life model when learning how to depict the likeness and mix flesh colours.

      Is this course for me?

      It is for learners who are new to portraiture and those who wish to improve their skills. Learners will obtain basic knowledge of anatomy of the human skull and how to depict the likeness of the portrayed in different media when working from the life model. This class welcomes complete beginners as well as Learners with a range of different experience and knowledge.

      Venue:Amersham Adult Learning Centre, Amersham School Campus, (off Lincoln Park), Stanley Hill, Amersham, HP7 9HH

      From:Mon, 18th Sep 2017
      To:Mon, 4th Dec 2017
      Time:9:30 am - 3:00 pm
      Price:£409 (fee inc model)Book now (click)



    • MondayLife Drawing

      pa101390 Course Description: Drawing from life has always been the mainstay of an artist’s practice. This course will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of life drawing and for those with experience the opportunity to expand their portfolio. Experienced male and female models are featured throughout the 10-week term.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Mon, 18th Sep 2017
      To:Mon, 2nd Jul 2018
      Time:7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Price:£190.00 (10-weeks – Code: 4005)Book now (click)



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  • Tuesday

    • TuesdayWatercolour Painting

      We will use the wonderful watercolour techniques eg. mixing colour, glazing, wet on wet etc. Subjects such as flowers and still life but also some landscape, perhaps animal portraiture and any particular topics you would like to cover. You can choose one subject or experiment a little!. The lessons will start with a demonstration and an explanation of the notes, then students will be taken slowly through the techniques allowing plenty of time to progress. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor to guide you.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Tue, 19th Sep 2017
      To:Tue, 3rd Jul 2018
      Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Price:£ 165Book now (click)



    • TuesdayOils and Acrylic

      Fenêtre de la Cuisine de ChristineCourse Description: Explore oils and acrylics with a large range of subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, portraits and animals. This is an informal course, you may spend your time either working with both mediums, or the one of your choice which could result in work with true depth and focus. This is a supportive, friendly and relaxed environment for focusing on your art.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Tue, 19th Sep 2017
      To:Tue, 3rd Jul 2018
      Time:7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Price:£ 165Book now (click)



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  • Wednesday

    • WednesdayMarlow Art Group



      Venue:Pugin Rooms, St Peters Church, St. Peters Street, Marlow, SL7 1NQ

      From:Wed, 4th Oct 2017
      To:Wed, 29th Nov 2017
      Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



    • WednesdayPortraits in Oils

      Russian Peasant GirlCourse Description: Working from life sitters, copying masters and painting from photographs, the structure of this Portraits in Oils course consists of short lectures, individual demos by the tutor as well as whole class workshops. The course can be taken as a 10-week course or a block of three 10-week courses. There is a logical progression of studies from one term to another. There will be a male or a female model on five sessions out of the ten. The first model will sit on the first three sessions of the term and another model on the last two sessions. The models will have the same outfit and hairdo (for female models) for all sessions to enable the student to complete their painting.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Wed, 20th Sep 2017
      To:Wed, 4th Jul 2018
      Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Price:£ 177Book now (click)



    • WednesdayOils and Acrylic

      Fenêtre de la Cuisine de ChristineCourse Description: Explore oils and acrylics with a large range of subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, portraits and animals. This is an informal course, you may spend your time either working with both mediums, or the one of your choice which could result in work with true depth and focus. This is a supportive, friendly and relaxed environment for focusing on your art.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Wed, 20th Sep 2017
      To:Wed, 4th Jul 2018
      Time:7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Price:£ 165Book now (click)



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  • Thursday

    • ThursdayDrawing & Watercolour – Beginners/Improvers

      This course is for learners who have no previous experience as well as those who have some knowledge of working with the medium. Course aims and content This course aims to show you what materials and techniques are needed to create a watercolour painting. During the course learners will have the chance to explore various methods, demonstrations and exercises provided by the tutor and develop their own sense of design, colour, composition and drawing skills. You will learn:
      • Find out what materials and techniques are needed to create a watercolour painting
      • Develop composition and drawing skills
      • Learn about the difference between various watercolour papers
      • Understand the basics of colour mixing.
      • Apply washes effectively
      • Understand and be able to apply a variety of brush strokes using different techniques
      • Create tonal value in a painting
      • Develop a personal sense of colour.
      During the course learners will be expected to keep a reflective diary, as a fundamental part of the creative process is learning to critique and self-reflect on your work. At the start of the course the tutor will discuss the best way for you to do this.

      Venue:Beaconsfield Adult Learning Centre, Beaconsfield School, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RN

      From:Thu, 21st Sep 2017
      To:Thu, 7th Dec 2017
      Time:7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Course code:D4AR19AAM
      Price:Autumn Term: £ 119 (11 weeks), Winter and Spring Terms: £108 (10 weeks each)Book now (click)



    • ThursdayMultimedia Art Foundation

      This course is designed to introduce you to the insights of drawing and painting techniques and equip you with the basic skills and knowledge in a varity of media. After the completion of one year studying you will have the opportunity to join a small group who’s aim will be to achieve accreditation in Fine Art.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Thu, 21st Sep 2017
      To:Thu, 5th Jul 2018
      Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Course code:4024
      Price:£165.00Book now (click)



    • ThursdayOil Painting

      Vinyard ViewCourse Description: This oil painting course is designed to introduce the student to a wide variety of oil painting techniques; from the traditional to the contemporary and applying them to genres from landscape to portraiture. The structure of each session will include a short lecture about the technique being studied, followed by a demonstration by the tutor and / or whole class workshops.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Thu, 21st Sep 2017
      To:Thu, 5th Jul 2018
      Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Price:£ 165Book now (click)



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  • Friday

    • FridayLife Drawing and Painting

      What will I learn?

      This course aims to enable you to practise the techniques of painting and drawing the human figure, both still and in motion.
      During the course you will be given demonstrations by the tutor in a variety of techniques of painting and drawing the human figure. You will be able to put into practice the methods demonstrated. Workshops will be followed by one-to-one guidance as well as whole-class teaching. You will work in various media as well as plastic anatomy, with emphasis in achieving a likeness of the subject.
      As this course runs over lunchtime, please bring your own packed lunch.

      Venue:Chesham Adult Learning Centre, Chesham Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2RG

      From:Fri, 22nd Sep 2017
      To:Fri, 8th Dec 2017
      Time:9:30 am - 3:00 pm
      Price:£409 (fee inc model)Book now (click)



    • Painting like an Impressionist

      ImpressionistDo you want to paint a landscape like one of the Impressionists? This workshop is designed to give you both an insight and opportunity to work in the same style and manner as some of the great Impressionist painters, producing landscape paintings enriched with colour, texture and light.
       
      Time: Friday 18.00 – 19.30 Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 9.30 – 15.30


      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Fri, 10th Nov 2017
      To:Sun, 12th Nov 2017
      Price:£149 – includes lunch
      Early Bird Discount applies
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    • Moving Figures in Watercolour

      moving-wcolThis is a unique opportunity to practise watercolour techniques whilst learning how to depict movement of the human figure. Through demonstrations, you will be shown how to visually express the dynamics of the figure, whilst learning the principles of motion, including impressions of dancing, exercising and other movements of the human body.
       
      Time: Friday 18.00 – 19.30 Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 9.30 – 15.30

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      From:Fri, 19th Jan 2018
      To:Sun, 21st Jan 2018
      Price: £145 – includes lunch
      Early Bird Discount applies
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  • Saturday

    • SaturdayDrawing Tonal Portraits – from photographs

      Portrait of an Old ManThrough helpful demonstrations on technique and lots of one-to-one guidance, you will learn how to draw a tonal portrait from a photograph by studying the main principals of anatomical proportions, composition and how to achieve the likeness of the subject.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      Date:Sat, 4th Nov 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Price:£ 75 – includes lunch Book now (click)



    • SaturdayDynamic Life Sketching

      nudeA unique opportunity to sketch from a life model, posing dynamic movements. Learn how to depict the motion of the human body and commemorate the fleeting moments on paper, with paint or sketching materials. Demonstrations by a professional artist with individual guidance and support.

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      Date:Sat, 25th Nov 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Price:£ 85 (includes lunch)Book now (click)



    • SaturdayLife Drawing

      Nude Number 2 This one day workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists. You will draw poses from a live model, poses will vary from short (15 min) to long. Please bring sketching paper, drawing boards, charcoal, soft pencils and pastels or chalks.  

      Venue:artsmart Studio, Marlborough House, 45 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LZ

      Date:Sat, 3rd Feb 2018 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
      Price:£45Book now (click)



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Private Classes

Classes of up to 10 held in my studio, or at an agreed place

Tuition

One to one sessions held in my studio, or at an agreed site

Holiday Courses

  • Finca el Cerrillo, Spain

    Accommodation comprises of 9 bedrooms, sleeping 1 – 3 people, all with en suite.
    The cost for accommodation is €660 per person sharing a double/twin or €810 for single occupancy.
    This includes 7 nights accommodation and breakfast, 6 light lunches and 7 evening meals – some at local restaurants. Restaurant and airport transfers (assuming all guests arrive at the same time, otherwise a private taxi can be organised but at the guests expense). Drinks, flights and insurance are not included in the price.
    Malaga is the closest airport.
     
    The cost for art tuition is £250 per person and is payable direct to artsmart.
    Non- painting partners are most welcome.
     
    Places can be secured with a £100 deposit per person. Simply call 01494 670372

    Venue:Finca el Cerrillo, Canillas de Albaida, Malaga, 29755, Spain

    From:Sat, 18th Aug 2018
    To:Sat, 25th Aug 2018
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  • Manzac d’en Bas, France

    Accommodation comprises of 3 double rooms, 3 twin rooms and 2 single rooms, all with en suite/private bathroom.
    The cost for accommodation is €795 per person, this includes 7 nights accommodation, food for 5 evenings, drink and transport to and from the airport and locally. The two visits to the local restaurants should amount to approx €50 – €65 per person and is payable at the time.
     
    The cost for art tuition is £250 per person and is payable direct to artsmart.
    Non- painting partners are most welcome.
     
    Places can be secured with a £100 deposit per person. Simply call 01494 670372

    Venue:Manzac d'en Bas, Castex, Ariege, 09350, France

    From:Sat, 8th Sep 2018
    To:Sat, 15th Sep 2018
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