Course Schedule 2016

Our 2016 course schedule is listed below. Click on a date to view a course overview. If you would like to find out more about any of our Course Tutors, please visit our Course Tutors page. For further practical course details and prices, please visit our Art Courses Overview page.

Feb 17th - 21st: Salliann Putman

Moving on.

Feb 23rd - 26th: Liz Seward

Explore exciting ways of combining the water-based (watercolour and acrylic) media with drawing media on paper, canvas and textured surfaces. This is a studio based course using the grounds of Dedham Hall, the village of Dedham and The River Stour as our inspiration. Some painting experience is required and an open mind is essential.

Feb 27th - 1st March: Soraya French

Mixed Media Workshop covering a broad range of media and subject matter with emphasis on exciting texture effects.

Mar 4th - 7th: Paul Banning

Oil Workshop.

Mar 8th - 11th: Jane Evans

Chinese Brush Painting.

Mar 12th - 19th: John Hoar

Watercolour

Mar 19th - 26th: Roger Dellar

Painting in Oils – Working in the Studio painting from life working on Portraits, the Figure and Still Life. Roger will show you how to work from tonal planes of the face and human form, seeing shapes as shapes rather than just documenting features.  By this method you will be able to get a likeness quickly and directly and with a painterly effect. Most sessions with have two models. (#see booking form)

Mar 29th - Apr 2nd: Kim Page

Watercolour and Mixed Media

Apr 6th - 9th: Chris Forsey

Taking our inspiration from the landscape of “Constable Country” and the local coast, Chris’s friendly and informative tuition will take you from monochrome and watercolour sketches, and photos, done on location to finished mixed-media and acrylic paintings in the studio. Guidance will be given on maximising the sketching and information gathering process, colour, composition and guides to mixed media approaches and techniques.

Apr 9th - 16th: Ann Swan

Drawn to Botany.

Apr 16th - 23rd: Liz Seward

Explore exciting ways of combining the water-based (Watercolour and Acrylic) media with drawing media on paper, canvas and textured surfaces.  This is a studio based course using the grounds of the Hall, the village of Dedham and the River Stour as our inspiration.  Some painting experience is required and an open mind is essential.

Apr 23rd - 30th: Steve Hall

Spring into Art – An opportunity to get your Watercolour painting underway along the coast and in the countryside of East Anglia

Apr 30th - May 7th: Wendy Jelbert and Paul Robinson

Images of Dedham. Not only Constable painted this lovely part of Britain, but you too can capture its beautiful landscape of wonderful trees, rivers and fine buildings. We shall concentrate on flowers, foliage, and many other subjects, hoping that there will be fun for everyone.

Paul will be using pen, line and wash in buildings and sketchbooks, and Wendy will be using watercolours, acrylics and mixed media.  We will be working in the studio, and outside. Also there will be the introduction of “Taking Risks”. This will show the use of monoprinting, collage and coloured inks and Brusho paints…taking you away from your comfort zone! A materials list will follow on later.   Wendy has written 39 art books and made 12 art dvds. Paul is a registered Architect.

May 7th - 14th; David Embry

General Painting and Improvement of Drawing

May 14th - 21st; Paul Banning

Paul has had 20 years experience in teaching watercolours at all levels.  He is a sensitive and tolerant teacher, and his courses are warm and friendly making them suitable for all ranges of ability. Students will be asked to paint directly from the subject whenever possible, but backed up by concentrated work in the studio if the weather is unsuitable, learning the complexities of this amazing medium.

May 21st - 28th: Alvaro Castagnet

Watercolour (# see booking form)

May 28th - Jun 4th: Lynda Appleby

Landscapes with impact. Taking our inspiration from the surrounding Constable Country we will explore the key elements that can turn an ordinary landscape painting into a dynamic work with impact. We will practice various techniques for painting realistic skies, water and trees, along with drawing and understanding composition which will underpin this course. We will also explore different colour palettes to create atmospheric settings of this landscape that have inspired Constable and modern artists alike.

Jun 4th - 11th; Winston Oh

Watercolour.

Jun 11th - 18th; David Howell

Landscape and Marine Painting. Drawing and thinking about it

Jun 18th - 25th Soraya French

Flowers and Landscape in Mixed Media

Jun 25th - Jul 2nd: Roger Dellar

Painting Plein Air and capturing the scene in under 2 1/2 hours and producing a painterly and impressionistic painting.  Advice will be given on how to select the scene, looking for composition and how to provide the essence of the subject. Also advice will be given on equipment, colour mixing, paint application and the use of brush and palette knife, how to use a pochard box for quick colour sketches and how to travel with a minimum of equipment. Painting outside in oils but bring photographic references in case of bad weather.

Jul 2nd - 9th: Paul Banning

Paul has had 20 years experience in teaching watercolours at all levels.  He is a sensitive and tolerant teacher, and his courses are warm and friendly making them suitable for all ranges of ability. Students will be asked to paint directly from the subject whenever possible, but backed up by concentrated work in the studio if the weather is unsuitable, learning the complexities of this amazing medium.

Jul 9th - 16th: Untutored week

Join us in an untutored week at Dedham. The accommodation,studio, food etc will be as usual but you will be free to do as you please.

Jul 16th - 23rd: Chris Forsey

Taking our inspiration from the landscape of “Constable Country” and the local coast, Chris’s friendly and informative tuition will take you from monochrome and watercolour sketches, and photos, done on location to finished mixed-media and acrylic paintings in the studio. Guidance will be given on maximising the sketching and information gathering process, colour, composition and guides to mixed media approaches and techniques.

Jul 23rd - 30th; Mo Teeuw

Improve your techniques in Oils and Watercolour. Beginners welcome too.

Jul 30th - Aug 3rd: Soraya French

Mixed Media

Contemporary techniques in Pastels. Pastel is the most exciting and versatile mark making medium. The course will cover a range of contemporary techniques and popular subjects, introducing exciting new surfaces, using pastels in their pure form as well as incorporating other media such as acrylics or watercolour as a base. Ultimately encouraging the participating artists to experiment, loosen up, take risks, introduce semi abstract passages in their work and learn to tackle the subject by giving equal importance to both the negative shapes as well as the positive components of the subject matter.

Aug 6th - 13th: Andrew Pitt

Watercolour: The Natural Way to Paint

Aug 13th - 20th; John Yardley
Purely demonstration in Watercolour

Aug 20th - 27th; Steve Hall

East Anglia – Coast and Country – Watercolour.

Aug 27th - Sep 3rd; Ann Swan

Drawn to Botany.

Sep 3rd - 10th; Liz Seward

Explore exciting ways of combining the water-based (watercolour and acrylic) media with drawing media on paper, canvas and textured surfaces. This is a studio based course using the grounds of Dedham Hall, the village of Dedham and The River Stour as our inspiration. Some painting experience is required and an open mind is essential.

Sep 10th - 17th; Ian McManus

During the course, Ian will guide you through the entire process of producing better watercolour paintings.  He will show you how to improve the initial drawing of your scene, demonstrate the importance of composition and design, perspective, and how to use colour and tone to give your paintings narrative, atmosphere and impact. Students will be painting en plein air weather permitting, and also working in the studio. Subjects will range from local scenes to anything of interest using photographic references. Working with Ian will provide you with the foundations you need to continue improving your paintings at your own pace.

Sep 17th - 24th; Jenny Jowett

Botanical Flowers.  This studio based class gives you the opportunity to spend a week painting plants and exploring techniques that may be new to you, with emphasis on obversation, drawing, composition, colour mixing and paint. Explore exciting ways of combining the water-based (watercolour and acrylic) media with drawing media on paper, canvas and textured surfaces. This is a studio based course using the grounds of Dedham Hall, the village of Dedham and The River Stour as our inspiration. Some painting experience is required and an open mind is essential. Jenny teaches all levels with enormous vitality, enthusiasm, tolerance and a great sense of humour.

Sep 24th - Oct 1st; Winston Oh

Watercolour.

Oct 1st - 8th; John Hoar

Watercolour.

Oct 11th - 14th: Jane Evans

Chinese Brush Painting.

Oct 15th - 22nd: Salliann Putman

Moving On.

Oct 22nd - 29th: Roger Dellar

Watermedia and Pastel (work on paper). Using any of the following: Watercolour, Gouache, Acrylic and Pastels individually or together working from photographs adn sketches. Roger will show you how to produce tonal thumbnail sketches, looking for abstracted compositions to help to improve your sketches so you have the confidence to work from them in the studio.  Lots of avvice given on colour and composition and paint application.

Oct 29th -Nov 5th; Carole Massey
Portraiture.

Carole is a popular and experienced tutor who will help to demystify the process of portrait painting for you.  We start with a “warm up” day to improve observation and drawing skills, studying proportions, structure, the features, getting a likeness and skin tones.

On subsequent days we will be working from models, starting with several short poses before going on to paint or draw a longer pose in watercolour, pastel or acrylics – your choice. At the end of each day there will be an appraisal to evaluate the day’s work.