Spring at Claydon

Spring at Claydon


Tutor: Peter Keegan

Dates Available: 

  • 12 - 14 May 2018

3 day course: 10am - 4pm

Explore and capture in oils or acrylics the beautiful grounds and gardens of Claydon Estate in the glorious blossoming spring time.

Suitable for all artistic abilities, during this three day course you will have access to the grounds and gardens of Claydon providing a glorious uninterrupted chance to view, paint, sketch and photograph the many gardens, buildings and views. In spring you will be able to capture the fresh greenery and carpets of bluebells, tulips and daffodils, not to mention the beautiful wisteria and blossom covering the impressive 17th century Georgian house.

The first of the 3 days will be spent exploring the grounds, capturing what you find in sketches and photographs. You will then be able to return to the studio where you can print your favourite photos on the studio computer to continue working from or for those who wish, you will have the option to paint outside (plein air) in the gardens although this is not compulsory and will depend on your comfort and preferred method of working. In case of bad weather Peter will have an extensive range of photographic images for you to work from. 
During the following 2 days you will begin studio paintings based on your preliminary work from day one. Peter will demonstrate a range of approaches and artistic principals such as composition, tone and colour in both oils and acrylics whilst leading informal group critiques to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of painting. 

During these 3 days you can expect to create a number of drawings and sketches, as well as a minimum of 3 paintings depending on the size you choose. 

Other items required for this course;

-a sketch book A4 size or larger
-drawing materials. Please bring a pencil and/or charcoal for tonal studies as well as your choice of coloured drawing materials such as coloured pencils, soft pastels, oil pastels, markers, coloured pens etc.
-a selection of paint brushes in a good range of sizes from 2 - 12, suitable for oil or acrylic painting. Soft sable or watercolour brushes will not be suitable.
-Students are encouraged to bring a digital camera with them to capture scenes they wish to paint.  Artists who have iPads or similar tablets are also welcome to bring these to take photographs to paint from as well as sketch on.   

All other tools and materials are provided but artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish. 

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