Art Courses

The courses are suitable for all abilities including beginners.
Our courses are limited to 6 or 7 participants.

Art in Aldeburgh is held at Church Farm Studio, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EA

 

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Landscape towards abstraction


Date:
Saturday 12th May and
Sunday 13th May 2018
Tutor: Ake Arnedal Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

Working in a medium of your choice: Acrylic, watercolour or pastel. May choose to work with collage/mixed media.

The landscape provides endless opportunities to express different feelings and moods. In this workshop we look at the wide and interesting area between the representational and the nonfigurative. Different methods and ways to work towards abstraction will be explored. One of them gives participants the opportunity to work with collage/mixed media as a means towards abstraction. We will also use the impact of colour, mark making, light and dark as tools for endless options to play with atmosphere in your work.

Ake will explain and guide participants before and during the process.

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Portraiture course – Adults, Children and Animals

Date: Friday 8th June, Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June 2018
Tutor: Carole Massey Cost: £295 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

Working in a medium of your choice: Watercolours, pastels or Acrylics

Although portraiture is often perceived as challenging it can be great fun and is not as difficult as you may think! On this 3 day course, aimed at all abilities, Carole will demystify the process enabling you to portray loved ones, a celebrity, a favourite pet or animal in a lifelike and convincing manner.

Through a series of exercises aimed at improving both your drawing and observation skills Carole will demonstrate how you can achieve greater accuracy and capture a likeness. Please bring your own good quality references or work from Carole’s own library. There will be a model on Saturday for those who wish to work from life.

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A fresh approach to watercolour

Date: Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October
Tutor:Andrew Pitt Cost: £295 ((includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

This three day course is for anyone who has tried watercolour but has been disappointed with their results. It will be suitable for beginners and more experienced painters who have got bogged down in ‘rules’. Andrew aims by demonstration and individual tuition to show how the elusive properties of watercolour, transparency and freshness can be achieved. The course will include plenty of practical work including how to analyse and simplify a subject in a visual way. The aim of the course is to stimulate encourage and show that painting attractive, lively watercolours is achievable by all, using a straight forward non-nonsense approach. Depending on the weather, there may be an opportunity to work outside.

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An invitation to abstract art

Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018
Tutor: Ake Arnedal Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

Working in a medium of your choice: Acrylics, watercolour or pastels.

Are you curious about Abstract Art and how to create and develop it? This class will provide you with an insight into this world. A wide range of different approaches to working in this way will be explored. Ake will begin by looking at the works of some artists who have chosen this way of expressing themselves and see how this language has developed in the art world of today. In a relaxed and supportive atmosphere you will gain an understanding of its history and the ideas which lay the groundwork for this form of art. You will try out different approaches i.e abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, colour field painting and minimalism. Looking at the wider area between the representational and abstraction we will start by working from the figurative perspective and gradually work towards abstraction. Apart from the exercises you have explored, you should have completed a piece of work of your choice to take with you at the end of the weekend.

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Pen and wash – FULLY BOOKED

Date: Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018
Tutor: Andrew Pitt Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

This two day course is suitable for both beginners and those more experienced artists who would like to work with watercolour and ink. You will be taught by practical demonstrations, both in the studio and outside, if the weather is suitable. The main aim of the course is to introduce students to a simple Pen and Wash technique which has the potential to produce a lively, fresh and satisfying picture. Andrew believes it is important for students to find a style and method of painting which they enjoy carrying out and suits their temperament and lifestyle; a method that can also produce a satisfying painting and can be adapted to fit the time they have available to devote to painting.

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Oil painting: A direct method – FULLY BOOKED

Date: Wednesday 18th July and Thursday 19th July 2018
Tutor: Andrew Pitt Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters who have been disappointed with their pictures.

This course is suitable for three types of students: complete beginners; students who have used other mediums and would like to move onto oils but are confused about the technical aspects; and more experienced painters looking for a fresh, direct approach to this versatile medium. Teaching will be by demonstration and all aspects of oil painting will be covered, from priming a suitable board to the final varnishing of the finished painting. Direct oil painting means completing a painting in one sitting, sometimes called the alla prima method. The main purpose of the course is to take the mystery out of oil painting and demonstrate how a straight forward method can produce a lively, fresh painting in a single session.

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Drawing course – FULLY BOOKED

Date: Saturday 4th August & Sunday 5th August 2018

Due to the high demand for this course we are repeating it on
Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September

Tutor: Carole Massey Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

Using Pencils, pen and charcoal plus water soluble pencils.

Carole aims to help you kick start or improve your basic drawing ability, enabling you to become proficient artists. This 2 day course, for beginners and improvers will be split between studio based exercises, learning how to measure accurately, add shading and tackle perspective to sketching figures and boat “en plein air” in Aldeburgh (weather permitting). Carole will show you many basic drawing techniques using pencil, pen and charcoal to aid your observational skills and drawing technique. She will also cover how to use a wide range of water soluble media (water soluble graphite pencils, Graphitint and water soluble coloured pencils and blocks (e.g Derwent inktense).

Look out for Carole’s latest book “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner” to be published early
in 2018 by Search Press Ltd.

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Recent Reviews

  • This has been an excellent two days – lovely studio Lesley and first class tuition Carole.
    JUDITH

  • Excellent course and tutor which I have enjoyed.
    CHARLES

  • It was a great workshop, well organised and friendly – a stroll to a nice restaurant in the High Street at lunchtime, the good luck to paint on the beach on a sunny day and, most important of all, an inspiring tutor who offered masses of encouragement and guidance. I shall certainly come back again.
    DIANA

  • Please keep doing these courses. I love them. Thank you so much.
    SARAH

  • Ake was so encouraging and has a lovely way with people. Helped build my confidence and gave me many ideas for future projects.
    SHARON

  • It could be impossible to improve on perfection – which the course was – would recommend them to anyone as long as they didn’t take my place.
    ROS

  • I really enjoyed the weekend.
    KATRINA