Summer at Claydon
Summer at Claydon
Tutor: Peter Keegan
23 - 25 July 2018 (LAST SPACE REMAINING)
3 day course: 10am - 4pm
Explore and capture in oils or acrylics the beautiful grounds and gardens of Claydon Estate in glorious summer.
Suitable for all artistic abilities, during these three day courses 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. The summer season will provide us with stunningly colourful blooming borders with beautiful shadows cast across the garden buildings and ornaments, all set against 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 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.