2019 Workshops

I will be running a series of Workshops in 2019 using lots of different media and techniques including Acrylic, Brusho, Alcohol Inks and Encaustic Wax, I will also do other Workshops for groups, please ask me if you want me to join you for a painting event, here is the list of Workshops planned so far…

Fluid Art Workshops

Full Day Pouring Medium Workshop – 3 Paintings, with Lunch at the Red Lion

Blue Pour - Mixed Media
Blue Pour – Mixed Media

Have a great day out whilst painting your own fluid art abstract painting using acrylic and pouring medium. This very thorough workshop enables you to learn how to mix your paint and I will demonstrate several techniques. 

You will produce three paintings of your own, starting small and working up to a larger canvas (approx. 16 x 16) by the end of the day.  Learn some of the tricks on how to create cells. You don’t need any prior experience for this workshop although it will also be useful for those experienced painters who wish to understand the process / techniques better. 

I am more than happy for you to bring your own ideas and I actively encourage you to choose your own colours, in fact I love to see what people choose to do – so why not come and join us?

Saturday 19th January,  Saturday 12th October

Times: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue: Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY

£125.00 – including materials, refreshments and light lunch at the Red Lion Pub in Bradley.

Fluid Art Workshops – Single Painting

I plan to run several of these Workshops throughout the year taking you step-by-step through a single painting.  Each workshop will cover a different technique so there will always be something new to learn and every painting will be different.  Some of the techniques we will cover include creating cells, how to do a swipe, what is a dirty pour, using string, a turning table, sink strainer pour etc…

Dates: to be confirmed but if you are interested in these shorter Workshops please register your interest by contacting me, if I have enough numbers I will schedule a Workshop.

Times: Mornings 10-00 am – 1.00 pm or Afternoons 1.30 – 4.30

Venue: Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY or I am hoping to have my own studio in Stoke-on-Trent more of this soon.

£70.00 – including materials and refreshments

Alcohol Inks

Encaustic Wax

Introduction to Painting with Encaustic Wax

Encaustic Wax is an interesting medium; learn how to create landscapes with an iron and wax.  This workshop will be an introduction to this medium we will learn how to paint with the iron to produce landscapes initially on smaller pieces, in the afternoon we will be working on a larger piece of work.

2nd February, 10 am – 4 pm

Venue:   Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY

£60.00 – including materials, refreshments and lunch.

Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks – Making Jewellery from Alcohol Ink Paintings

I often make Jewellery from my Acrylic Skins but they take a lot of time to dry so I thought it would be a fun idea to run a Jewellery Making Workshop using Alcohol Inks as a base… This is an unusual medium like no other. After covering the basics you will paint backdrops suitable for your jewellery, experimenting with colour and technique until you are happy, in the afternoon you will complete your day by turning your design into a Necklace and Pair of Earrings.

Saturday 16th March, 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY

£60.00 – including materials, refreshments and lunch.

Alcohol Inks – Painting  

Brusho

Brusho – Flowers

Abstract Poppies - Brusho and Watercolour
Abstract Poppies – Brusho and Watercolour – Quarter Imperial

Brusho works like powdered watercolour but has a vibrancy that surpasses due to it’s ink like pigments, perfect for painting flowers… In this workshop you will learn how to control Brusho and use many watercolour techniques to paint a Poppy using Brusho.

Saturday 11th April, 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY

£60.00 – including materials, refreshments and lunch.

 

Brusho – An Autumn Landscape

Brusho works like powdered watercolour but has a vibrancy that surpasses due to it’s ink like pigments, perfect for painting flowers but how to control the vibrancy in order to paint Landscapes?  In this workshop you will learn how to control Brusho and use many watercolour techniques to paint a Landscape of the Staffordshire Chase in Stafford.

Saturday 9th Nov, 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: Bradley Village Hall, Church Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, ST18 9DY

£60.00 – including materials, refreshments and lunch.

Relax and Paint at Mitton Manor

Mitton Manor sits in a 7-acre country garden that was started in 2001 and has been developed from an overgrown wilderness.  The garden surrounds the Victorian manor and contains a range of different styles, formal box and topiary, prairie planting and natural woodland bordered by a stream. The gardens feature stunning vistas, water features and sculptures.

Cherry Blossom Painting in Acrylic

Mitton Manor, Cherry Blossom
Mitton Manor, Cherry Blossom

In association with Mitton Manor’s Spring Season where they hold a Cherry Tree Walk you will have the opportunity to come to a Workshop where you will complete an acrylic painting of Cherry Blossom

This Workshop is not only suitable but designed for those who have never painted before.  It will be a step-by-step process with the emphasis on enjoying a relaxing day out, with maybe a glass of fizz…

Date and Time to be Confirmed but it will be held in May 2019

Bookings opening soon (this Workshop will be booked via Mitton Manor)

 

Painting Holidays

If you are interested in this years France 1 Week Painting Holiday (9-16 July) please ask for an individual pack.

 

Booking and Other Ideas

If you wish to book onto a workshop or have a request for a different workshop please contact me and I will send you out a booking form.  I will need full payment in order to secure your booking.

You can also comment below with new ideas, it is always great to hear from you.