Course Schedule 2018

Our 2018 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 19th - 22nd: Soraya French

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

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.

March 5th - 8th: Paul Banning
Oil Workshop

Mar 10th - 13th: Jane Evans

Chinese Brush Painting.

Mar 17th - 24th: Roger Dellar

Painting Oils – Working in the studio from Portrait, 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, directly and with a painterly effect. Most sessions will have two models (# see booking form)

Mar 24th - 27th: John Tookey

Improve your Pastel techniques. This course is designed for those with some experience in pastel painting. We will be working in the grounds or along the river in Dedham and if the weather allows possibly out on location. There will be a demonstration in pure pastel, plus the use of a water-based under-painting into mount-board with pastel overlay. Individual tuition will be given throughout the course.

Mar 27th - 31st: 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 finishes mixed media and acrylic paintings in the studio. Guidance will be given on maximizing the sketching and information gathering process, colour composition and guides to mixed-media approaches and techniques.

This course starts with Luncheon at 12.30 on Wednesday 28th and ends after breakfast on Saturday 31st March

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the morning

Mar 31st - 7th April: Kim Page
Watercolour and Mixed Media

Apr 7th - 14th: Ann Swan

Drawn to Botany.

Apr 14th - 21st: John Hoar
John Hoar, born 1947,
is one of Britain’s best-known watercolourists through his instructional
DVDs made by Town House Films.  In 2016 he represented Britain’s artists
at the 2nd Qingdao International Watercolour Salon in China.  At Dedham
Hall he will be demonstrating both on location and in the studio how to
make free and simple watercolours and also the, (very  popular), use of
pen-and-ink and wash.
Apr 21st - 28th: 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 28th - May 5th: Steve Hall

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

May 5th - 12th; 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 12th - 19th ; Lynda Appleby

The course is based on the gathering of resources through drawing, colour observation and photographs on site, followed by the building up of finishes paintings in the studio. Lynda’s teaching emphasizes the importance of a sound understanding of the use of tone, scale, composition and colour to create exciting and dynamic work. This offers the best opportunity to portray the beautiful local environment of Dedham whatever the weather and in either watercolour or acrylics.

May 19th - 26th: Paul Banning

Watercolour – The course is designed for the more discerning and experienced painter who is striving to learn more about this most difficult medium.  Weather permitting, he will take the group out painting plein air to the many interesting places in the area, as well as doing constructive teaching in the studio.

May 26th - Jun 2nd: Herman Pekel
Be brave and have fun with watercolour. In this workshop students will work with the tutor to articulate their own vision and particular challenges.  The intention is to meet each individual exactly where they are and to support them in the production of work in the classroom that expands their practice in a personal way. The format will lean heavily in individual instruction and will also include lecture and discussion and demonstrations of particular techniques. A step by step process will begin with a fast foundation painting and will end with final approach options that are easy to learn and thought provoking. Unearth fresh and honest art inside yourself and learn to capture it with paint.  Herman will teach you to find originality in your own work. Learn to get started with new ideas in a way which is fun and fast.  You will learn about colour mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness and edges to create and impressionist painting you never thought possible with watercolour. We will be exploring landscapes, seascapes and streetscapes focusing on various techniques.  Expect to be challenged, to be brave and to have fun. Students are encouraged to bring their own images (no other artists) to work from and previous work for Hermans appraisal.

#(see booking form)

Jun 4th - 9th; Alvaro Castagnet

Watercolour. (# see booking form)

Jun 9th - 16th; Winston Oh

Watercolour

Jun 16th - 23rd; Soraya French

Flowers and Landscape in Mixed Media

Jun 23rd - 30th: 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.

Jun 30th - 7th Jul: Paul Banning
Watercolour – The course is designed for the more discerning and experienced painter who is striving to learn more about this most difficult medium.  Weather permitting, he will take the group out painting plein air to the many interesting places in the area, as well as doing constructive teaching in the studio.

Jul 7th - 14th: David Embry

General Painting and Improvement of Drawing

Jul 14th - 21st: 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 21st - 28th; David Howell

Landscape and Marine Painting, Drawing and thinking about it

Jul 31st -4th Aug: Soraya French
Flowers and Landscape in Mixed Media

 

This course starts with Luncheon on Tuesday 31st July and ends after breakfast on Saturday 4th August

You are welcome ta arrive at any time during the morning

Aug 4th - 11th: Mo Teeuw IEA
Improve your techniques in Oils

This course is suitable for everyone from the experiences artist to beginners.  Mo is a keen plein air painter and weather permitting will be outside each day.

Tuition is given at individual levels.  Working mostly in oil she will give demonstrations most evenings.

Mo takes a light-hearted approach to teaching, as she firmly believes that learning should be fun but that does not mean she isn’t serious about her art.

Aug 11th - 18th;
Aug 18th - 25th; Steve Hall

East Anglia – Coast and Country – Watercolour.

Aug 25th - Sep 1st; 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 1st - 8th; Ann Swan

Drawn to Botany

Sep 8th - 15th; 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 15th - 22nd; Andrew Pitt
This course is for anyone who has tried watercolour and been disappointed with their painting. Teaching will be by watching demonstrations, but you will also receive individual guidance according to your experience.  The emphasis will be on painting fresh, lively watercolours in a simple, straightforward way – tricks and shortcut gimmicks are not a feature of this course. The aim is to capture the essence of the scene and preserve the elusive properties of watercolour which many of us find attractive.

Sep 22nd 29th; Winston Oh

Watercolour

Sep 22nd 29th; 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 observation, drawing, composition, colour mixing and paint application.  Jenny teaches all levels with enormous vitality, enthusiasm, tolerance and a great sense of humour.

Sep 29th - 6th Oct; John Hoar
John Hoar, born 1947,
is one of Britain’s best-known watercolourists through his instructional
DVDs made by Town House Films.  In 2016 he represented Britain’s artists
at the 2nd Qingdao International Watercolour Salon in China.  At Dedham
Hall he will be demonstrating both on location and in the studio how to
make free and simple watercolours and also the, (very  popular), use of
pen-and-ink and wash.
Oct 9th - 12th: Jane Evans

Chinese Brush Painting.

Oct 13th - 16th: Anne Barnham
Watercolour

 

This course starts with luncheon on Saturday 13th and ends after breakfast on Tuesday 16th.

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the morning

Oct 16th - 20th Anne McCormack
A chance to explore the quality and excitement that can be achieved through water based medium.  We will be experimenting with a variety of painting techniques, combined with dynamic composition. Subjects in still life and interior scenes will be used to study this theme. This studio based course is suitable for all levels of painting skills.

 

This course starts with luncheon on Tuesday 16th and ends after breakfast on Saturday 20th.

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the morning

Oct 20th - 27th: Roger Dellar
Studio works in oil working from photos and developing up pictures from smaller studies with a possibility of working from Still Life or Portrait. Covering all Oil techniques.

Oct 28th -Nov 4th; Carole Massey
Portraiture, own choice of medium

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.