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.

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

Apr 7th - 14th: Ann Swan

Drawn to Botany.

Apr 14th - 21st: John Hoar
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 ;
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.

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Jun 2nd - 9th; Alvaro Castagnet

Watercolour. (# see booking form)

Jun 9th - 16th;
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:
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 28th - Aug 1st: Soraya French
Flowers and Landscape in Mixed Media

 

Aug 4th - 11th:
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;

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 22nd 29th;
Sep 29th - 6th Oct; John Hoar
Oct 9th - 12th: Jane Evans

Chinese Brush Painting.

Oct 13th - 20th:
Oct 20th - 27th: Roger Dellar

Watermedia and Pastel (work on paper). Using any of the following: Watercolour, Gouache, Acrylic and Pastels individually or together working from photographs and 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 27th -Nov 4th;
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.