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Sunday Art Workshops

Due to the success of her whole day workshops, Viv Rainsbury has decided to do a few similar Sunday sessions covering different themes. The next one is on Sunday 25th October.


Please contact her on 07999 895155 or email [email protected] if you are interested in joining a workshop.


Places are strictly limited due to social distancing.


Book now - ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT 

Sunday

Oct 17th

10:30am to 4:30pm

Impasto Bluebells Workshop   with Lorraine Auton 

This whole day workshop using acrylics on a medium canvas will guide the group to produce a woodland background scene in the morning session. 

A light buffet lunch and refreshments will follow this. 

The afternoon session will involve the participants in creating swathes of bluebells using an impasto technique. 

All materials, a suitably sized canvas and a light lunch are included.

Cost: £55


Weds

29th September

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

LIFE DRAWING - HANDS

A catch-up or refresher session drawing human hands. 

Class size maximum of 8 on a first come basis.


Joint Exhibition at NWT Cley Marshes

Lorraine and Tony have a joint exhibition of their work at The Visitor Centre, NWT Cley Marshes 

15th to 28th September 2021

10am to 4pm daily

Free admission


We'd love to see you there but if you wish to meet up with us please contact us first to see when we are going to be on site.

Impasto Bluebell Wood Workshop 

with Lorraine Auton

Sunday 17th October 2021

The Studio Above

10:30am to 4:30pm

Paint a loose woodland background in the morning and the textural detail after lunch

All materials, canvas and light lunch included for £55

Maximum class size of 6

(other dates possible if large response)

For more information or to book a place, contact Lorraine via [email protected]

Exhibiting at Cley

Lorraine Auton, Tony Colledge and Viv Rainsbury have work included in this exhibition by the Natural World Art Society.


July 21st to August 3rd.


We'd love to see you at NWT Cley as we may be there some days but please contact us first to arrange dates/times if you want to meet someone in particular.

Sunday

July 25th

10am  to  4pm

Making A Splash ! !  with Viv Rainsbury     FULLY BOOKED - contact Viv to book future places

Unleash your creativity and make a splash on this whole day workshop exploring the use of acrylic inks to produce a background and then mixed media to paint your subject upon it.  Some materials will be provided but please also bring your own paints, pastels, pens or whatever you prefer to use.

You will need to bring your own packed lunch.

Cost: £60

Contact Viv on 07999 895155 or by email at [email protected] to find out more or to book a place.

Sunday

July 25th

10am  to  4pm

Making A Splash ! !  with Viv Rainsbury     FULLY BOOKED -  contact to book future places

Unleash your creativity and make a splash on this whole day workshop exploring the use of acrylic inks to produce a background and then mixed media to paint your subject upon it.  Some materials will be provided but please also bring your own paints, pastels, pens or whatever you prefer to use.

You will need to bring your own packed lunch.

Cost: £60

Contact Viv on 07999 895155 or by email at [email protected] to find out more or to book a place.

Friday

July 30th

6:45pm to 8:30pm

PLEIN AIR PAINTING at Thurne Staithe (weather permitting) with Lorraine Auton

Set up on the grassy path to the right of the staithe with a good view of the windmill and moored boats. Please bring your own equipment (some easels provided if requested and collected in advance). This is a social event with no tutoring or charge but you might wish to bring your own refreshments or purchase something to suit your taste from the nearby hostelry! 

Comfy chairs, warm clothing and insect repellent strongly advisable. 

Please let Lorraine know if you are hoping to be there.

Photo reference: Norfolk Tourism

Book your place and enjoy a relaxing step-by-step Sunday afternoon workshop accompanied by tea and cake.


Watch the demo and then experiment with sgraffito technique to scratch away the top layer of paint revealing copper tones beneath. Use free brushstrokes, warm colours and metallic paint to produce a shimmering Norfolk reed landscape. 


Most suitable for those wishing to improve their painting skills.


£35 with canvas, paints and all equipment included. Maximum class size of 6 per session.


Contact email: [email protected]

Here's some feedback from the artists who attended Lorraine's previous workshop . . .

" Just a note to say how much I enjoyed Sunday's class. My wife and friends were very impressed with the result. I feel a lot more confident at tackling skies now."



" Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing, so big thanks to Lorraine for the inspiration "



" Thank you for a brilliant day. Loved every minute of it and lunch was wonderful too. "

Sunday

July 25th

10am  to  4pm

Making A Splash ! !  with Viv Rainsbury     (Just  ONE  place left)

Unleash your creativity and make a splash on this whole day workshop exploring the use of acrylic inks to produce a background and then mixed media to paint your subject upon it.  Some materials will be provided but please also bring your own paints, pastels, pens or whatever you prefer to use.

You will need to bring your own packed lunch.

Cost: £60

Contact Viv on 07999 895155 or by email at [email protected] to find out more or to book a place.

Tue / Wed / Thur

12 / 13 / 14 Oct

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 1:  STEP-BY-STEP WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE

Progressing on from the previous pen and wash, we will do a simple step-by-step watercolour landscape using reference material. This one has boats!

Painting reference: Ray Campbell Smith

Tue / Wed / Thur

23/24/25 Nov

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 1:  AUTUMN FARMLAND LANDSCAPE

We will do a simple step-by-step acrylic landscape using effective scraping technique to illustrate an autumnal ploughed field.


Tue / Wed / Thur

19 / 20 / 21 Oct

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 2:  SUNFLOWERS - After Van Gogh

Techniques demonstrated using impasto acrylic (but could be other coloured medium if preferred). Our take on the old master or your own version if you don't like impasto ... or acrylic ... but it's definitely going to be sunflowers!


Painting reference: Van Gogh


Tue / Wed / Thur

30 Nov/1/2 Dec

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 2:  STILL LIFE IN NEGATIVE

Using white pencil on black paper we will try to create the effects of a reflective glass object.



Tue / Wed / Thur

26 / 27 / 28 Oct

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 3:  PUFFINS or CHICKENS

Pen and wash or pencil sketch. Drawing skills practice covering feathers, proportions, movement, .... from reference photos.



Tue / Wed / Thur

7/8/9 Dec

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 3:  COY CARP AND LILLIES

Pastel, paint or draw in your own style from reference material.


Artwork reference:  Jill Stefani Wagner

Tue / Wed / Thur

2/3/4 Nov

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 4:  MOON

Based on Colin's beautiful photo, techniques will be demonstrated in acrylic but would also suit  other colour mediums. 

Photo reference: Colin M Harvey

Tue / Wed / Thur

14/15/16 Dec

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 4:  CHRISTMAS CARD PRINTING

Use a simplified lino cut technique to design and print your own batch of press printed greetings cards. Ho Ho Ho!


Tue / Wed / Thur

Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 5:  PROPORTIONS OF THE HUMAN FIGURE - DRAWING

A more detailed look at proportional guidelines for correct figurative work. From reference material (may contain nudes) and observations of clothed people.


Tue / Wed / Thur

Dates TBC

7pm to 9pm

Art Class with Lorraine Auton

Session 6:  CUT OR WHOLE POMEGRANATE USING PEN AND WASH

Study and recreate the strange and intricate features of this interesting fruit or take your work in any way you want inspired by the pomegranate. (Subject to availability, alternative item may be provided).


Thurs

30th September

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

LIFE DRAWING - NUDE

Life drawing session using either a male or female model. These will be mostly untutored, although some help and guidance will always be on hand. Please let me know if you don't have your own easel / drawing board and we'll try to arrange some.

Parental permission required if under 18.


Weds

29th September

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

LIFE DRAWING - HANDS

A catch-up or refresher session drawing human hands. 

Class size maximum of 8 on a first come basis.


TBA

Month and date

7pm to 9pm

Optional Art Class with Lorraine Auton

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

Paint outside at an interesting location, hopefully near a pub for post session chats.


Photo reference: Gary Armer

Sunday

October 4th

10am to 4pm

Big Sky Workshop with Lorraine Auton

This whole day workshop using acrylics on a large canvas will guide the group to produce a stormy sky in the morning session. A light buffet lunch and drinks will follow this. The afternoon session will involve the participants in creating a foreground of their choice to go on the sky they have produced. Everyone will need to bring their own canvas, ideally 3ft by 2ft (92cm by 61cm), or similar size. Cost including lunch: £50


Sunday

Aug 22nd

10:30am to 4:30pm

Impasto Bluebells Workshop   with Lorraine Auton

This whole day workshop using acrylics on a large canvas will guide the group to produce a woodland background scene in the morning session. 

A light buffet lunch and refreshments will follow this. 

The afternoon session will involve the participants in creating swathes of bluebells using an impasto technique. 

All materials, a suitably sized canvas and a light lunch are included.

Cost: £55


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