Join Sheila’s Thursday Art Club and benefit from an online supportive group to develop your personal style and complete your own artwork.

Thursdays 2 – 4pm

£10 per session

Email Sheila directly to book your spot minstrelharp12@yahoo.com

Sheila’s Thursday Art Club is ideal if you are shielding, or prefer to have the convenience of art tuition from your own home.

Sheila has run a successful art class throughout lockdown covering a variety of subjects, topics and drawing techniques.

The class is loosely based around a weekly theme for those who are not sure how to start, or complete a project. Sheila emails you a handout on each topic.

The Thursday Art Club is flexible so you are able to work on your own projects, if you prefer. Sheila is able to assist and guide you, if required.

This online class is suitable for adults at all levels. It is fun and inclusive. Please book and pay for each class in advance directly with Sheila. The fee is £10 per session. There is no session on 18 February. Please email her to express your interest minstrelharp12@yahoo.com

About the Tutor

Sheila Moylan has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture and Psychology from UEL where she focused on body casting and self portraiture graduating in 1995.

She has worked creatively with young people for most of her career mainly in schools at one point running an alternative programme to GCSE in Richmond making art the main subject. Since 2015 has worked within Ealing running art classes for adults with learning difficulties for local charity Artification and for the last three years has successfully run Life Drawing classes at OPEN Ealing including piloting a Life Drawing for Beginners and Sculpture for Beginners class and children’s classes. Her approach is inclusive, supportive and encouraging to even absolute beginners.

She has exhibited her work at Slaughterhouse Gallery Smithfield, Orleans House Gallery Richmond and more recently the W3 Gallery in Acton, but mainly works on commission.

https://www.facebook.com/sheilamartist/

Introduction to the art of watercolour painting led by Gail Astbury is a five week online course.

Tuesdays

6.30 – 8.30pm

12 January – 9 February

Course Fee: £100 (£75 Concessions)

Watercolour painting became popular in Britain in the 18th century. John Constable and JMW Turner were just two of the famous artists using the medium. Since then many artists and illustrators have chosen watercolour as their medium of choice. It is perfect for giving clarity and a lightness of touch to images.

In this online Introduction to the art of watercolour course we will

  • cover all the basics of watercolour painting and focus on Landscape as a subject
  • take inspiration from nature, works by master painters and your own visual references.

Each week Gail will guide you through a step-by-step structure, covering key concepts and techniques so you build on and improve your painting skills and techniques. At the end of each lesson there is room for experimenting with these newly learned techniques to create
individual visual effects.

Course Content

Week 1

How to create skies in Landscape painting using washes and wet verses dry techniques.

Week 2

How to create perspective in landscape compositions through colour gradations from dark to light

Week 3

Creating light by learning how to make colour overlays using glazing techniques

Week 4

Creating texture in the landscape, using lifting out techniques, splattering and layering

Week 5

Warm colours verses cool when creating a sunset

Materials

You will need to supply your own materials for this course. We recommend:

  • Watercolour paints (solid pans)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Brushes (various shapes round/flat/mop and sizes ranging from 4, 6, 8,10 and 12)
  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolour sketchbook
  • 1 x Palette
  • 2 x Water Jars
  • 1 x Apron

Book now and learn how to master watercolour. The class is limited to 7 artists.

About the Tutor

Gail Astbury has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon UAL and an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Goldsmiths University and Tate Galleries. Her work has featured in many prominent locations such as London’s Trafalgar Square, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Academy and she has works held in the collection of the MMSU Museum of Modern Art in Croatia.

Gail makes work in her studios in London and La Péruse, southwest France. Her work starts with her immediate surroundings, taking photos, sketching and amassing a picture library to use as reference points. Then she plays with the imagery, using scale, colour, edits and zoom to select and highlight interesting focal points. She uses a range of techniques to create paintings that are celebratory. They tell visual tales and proclaim societal hopes and fears.  http://www.gailastbury.com 

Expand your creativity with pen and ink in a 6 week online course with Andrea Tierney.

Wednesdays

1 – 4pm

13 January – 17 February

Course Fee: £120 (£105 Concessions)

Expand your creativity with pen and ink is limited to 8 people.

Pen and Ink is a popular technique. Rembrandt and Turner to Van Gogh all used it. It combines the techniques of drawing and painting in a simple but effective way.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience of drawing & painting in ink. In each workshop you learn techniques and work on a composition.

Artist and experienced educator, Andrea Tierney will help you expand your creativity in pen and ink in a structured 6 week course.

Week 1

We focus on the basics of drawing, mark making and shading techniques with nib pen and ink. We create a floral still life by looking at contrast, tone, negative space, line and area.

Week 2

Learn how to work with brush and ink and create a portrait by diluting ink and layering.

Week 3

Learn how to combine nib pen and brush techniques. We work from natural objects to create textures such as feathers, bark, moss, rocks and stones.

Week 4

By drawing images of trees and bushes we learn how to achieve the illusion of depth, using brush and ink.

Week 5

Inspired by feathers we learn how to use different colour inks with black to create layers and textures.

Week 6

Examine the Chinese way of ink painting and create a still life using Chinese paper and brushes. (These materials can be supplied).

Materials

You will need to provide your own materials for this online course.

  • Bottle of black permanent (waterproof) ink
  • Watercolour brushes sizes 4 & 6
  • Dip Pen Nib for drawing (not calligraphy) and nib-holder
  • Medium weight Cartridge paper (120gsm), A4 or A3
  • HB Pencil, rubber, sharpener
  • Palette
  • Apron or old shirt

About the Tutor

Andrea Tierney is a practising artist with a training in Fine Art, Digital media and Textile Design. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and worked in artist residencies in Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria.
For 15 years she worked as art teacher in High Schools and as visiting artist in Primary and High Schools as well as taught Life Drawing and Drawing and Painting in Adult Education.

www.andreatierneydesign.com

www.andreatierney.webeden.co.uk

Join us online and learn how to master watercolour in the style of the Royal Academy’s Masters.

Tuesdays

2 – 4pm

12 January – 2 March

Course Fee: £20 per session (£15 for Concessions)

In this 8 week course with Gail Astbury you will learn how the Royal Academy masters captured common subjects in watercolour.

Starting with the sky and clouds we look at how different Academicians have captured the mood and atmosphere. During the course we look at other common subjects:

  • 12 Jan – Clouds
  • 19 Jan – Night
  • 26 Jan – Winter Landscape
  • 2 Feb – Seascapes
  • 9 Feb – Parks and Gardens
  • 16 Feb – Colour composition and abstraction
  • 23 Feb – Cityscapes
  • 2 March – Homes

The Royal Academicians inspiring us include:

  • JMW Turner
  • Dame Elizabeth Blackadder
  • Fiona Rae
  • John Constable
  • George Clausen
  • Christopher Le Brun
  • Norman Ackroyd
  • John Carter
  • Lesley Hicks
  • David Hockney
  • Jennifer Durrant

Follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner and learn about the challenges of working with watercolour. Your response is as much about how you apply the paint as the subject you are painting.

Materials

You will need to supply your own materials for this course. We recommend:

  • Watercolour paints (solid pans)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Brushes (various shapes round/flat/mop and sizes ranging from 4, 6, 8,10 and 12)
  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolour sketchbook
  • 1 x Palette
  • 2 x Water Jars
  • 1 x Apron

Book now and learn how to master watercolour. The class is limited to 10 artists.

About the Tutor

Gail Astbury has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon UAL and an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Goldsmiths University and Tate Galleries. Her work has featured in many prominent locations such as London’s Trafalgar Square, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Academy and she has works held in the collection of the MMSU Museum of Modern Art in Croatia.

Gail makes work in her studios in London and La Péruse, southwest France. Her work starts with her immediate surroundings, taking photos, sketching and amassing a picture library to use as reference points. Then she plays with the imagery, using scale, colour, edits and zoom to select and highlight interesting focal points. She uses a range of techniques to create paintings that are celebratory. They tell visual tales and proclaim societal hopes and fears.  http://www.gailastbury.com