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Shortcut to Nature Journalling with Steve Pardue

Have you wanted to create a nature journal but don’t know where to start or how to do it?

Short Cut to Nature Jounalling

'Short Cut to Nature Journalling' with Steve Pardue 

Have you wanted to create a nature journal but don’t know where to start or how to do it?

This workshop will - hopefully - fix that. I will take you through the process I follow for creating my journals which are really an expression of the joy I feel when out and about in the woods or the river. I will be using my own journals of nature captured over the last 5 years and show how you can create a body of work by simply recording in your own way the things you see every day

9.45am – 12.45pm or 1.45pm to 4.45pm   depending on day
£38 inc. inc a fresh coffee , home made biscuits.

Material Charges: £12

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Wed 29th May 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Wed 29th May 2024 1:45 pm 1:45 pm -4:45 pm
Wed 28th August 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 4
Wed 28th August 2024 1:45 pm 1:45 pm -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 5

'Buildings in the Landscape' using Line & Wash with John Harrison

Using Line & Wash with John Harrison

Advanced Pen and Wash Workshop in Cumbria

Try your hand at “line and wash” – the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour – with landscape artist John Harrison.

10.00am to 4.00pm
£88 Lunch included
Material Charges: please bring your own.

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Sat 6th July 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Sun 29th September 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' with Claire from by Moon and Tide

Calligraphy Workshop in Cumbria, the Lake District inc. Modern Calligraphy

10.00am-12.30pm  OR  1.30pm to 4.00pm
£55 inc fresh coffee/tea/home made biscuits
Material Charges : included , and to take home

 

Create beautiful lettering using 'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' - with Claire from By Moon and Tide

Join Claire for this friendly and relaxed Calligraphy workshop and learn how to write using this wonderful style of modern Calligraphy to create your own gorgeous cards, gift tags and more!  This By Moon & Tide workshops is perfect for absolute beginners as well as those with a little Calligraphy experience - all are welcome!

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Sat 17th August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -12:40 pm
Places Remaining : 4
Sat 17th August 2024 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -4:10 pm
Places Remaining : 3

Impressionist Sketching

Light effects in oil pastel with Roy Simmons ... Beginners and Intermediates.

Impressionist sketching - light effects in oil pastels with Roy Simmons

The French impressionists changed art, just about everyone agrees on that. What interests me is how they worked in colour to create those memorable paintings. In your resource pack will be a number of reproductions of impressionist paintings. We will discuss them, and find ways to use the effects and colour designs in our own work.


10.00am – 4.00pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

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2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

Botanical Art for the Terrified Lis Bramwell

'Botanical Art for the Terrified' with Lis Bramwell

How to paint beautiful flowers using watercolours, even if you're not sure where to start! 

Join Lis on this informal, fun and relaxed day where you will gradually build up your botanical skills and techniques as the day progresses.



10.00am – 4.00pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £10 optional

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Sat 22nd June 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Sat 5th October 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Intro to Pen and Wash

A busy and creative day with Margaret Jarvis exploring the delights of Pen and Wash

Intro to Pen and Wash Workshop in Cumbria

This medium can also be known as 'Watercolour & Ink'.  This day will touch on colour mixing and using watercolours and it combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen, allowing the artist different effects in shading and textures. 

9.30am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges up to £5 for specialist paper and pens.

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Sun 30th June 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Fri 11th October 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Sun 1st December 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Urban Landscapes in Mixed Media - fast & free with Roy Simmons

A busy day with mixed media, mostly charcoals and pastels, depicting the urban landscape

Urban Landscapes in Mixed Media - fast & free with Roy Simmons

10.00am – 4.00pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

On this course, we will be working in a fast, fun and intuitive way and will move through this exciting step by step technique to producing a really effective piece of art.

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Fri 16th August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Summer Meadows with Frances Winder

Join this gently encouraging tutor, Frances, for the day and learn some of the techniques in painting our beauitful meadows

Summer Meadows with Fracnes Winder

Summer Meadows in Mixed Media ~  Frances Winder 

An exciting workshop with this popular tutor, well known for her landscapes and depicting reflections on water, here we are anticipating the warmth of summer meadows to come!

This course would develop tonal contrast, composition, and add elements of drama to your paintings of Summer Meadows. We explore colour banding to give you a feeling of distance and space, as well as placing strong foreground elements in both plant types and colour emphasis.


10.00am to 4.00pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges: approx.

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Thu 1st August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Loose Botanical Watercolours with Lyn Evans

Lyn will teach you how to employ loose watercolour techniques.

Abstract Ink and Watercolours with Lyn Evans

Lyn likes to paint her watercolours largely from life, choosing blooms which will stay open for a couple of days. She likes interesting shapes so Iris, Lilies and Tulips feature largely in her work.

10am – 4pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges : n/a

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Sun 2nd June 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Abstract Ink and Watercolours Landscapes with Lyn Evans

Learn by adding water to ink marks, seeing it flow then adding more colour and watching while the magic happens.

Loose Botanical Watercolours with Lyn Evans

An exciting new course from Lyn Evans combinng these two favourite mediums.  Bring along your own favourite reference photos of your favourite fells and dramatic landscapes and Lyn will show you how to create  very loose and flowing landscapes using two Acrylic inks and a few watercolours - or apply this same process to create loose botanical pieces.

10am – 4pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges : n/a

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Sun 1st September 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Colours of Autumn with Frances Winder

Join this gently encouraging tutor, Frances, for the day and learn some of the tips and techniques she uses for depiting the colours of Autumn

Autumn Colour  with Frances Winder

Frances will be dealing with colour theories, adjacent and opposite colour designs, and the drama of tonal changes. Light and shade emphasis and how to add that wow factor to your work. Demonstrating in watercolour techniques, the flow and excitement of wet in wet methods, and in acrylic paint the value of texture and richness of overlaying colour. The techniques can be reversed and used to add intensity and drama to each medium.

10.00am to 4.00pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges: approx.

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Fri 4th October 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Sun 6th October 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Reflections ~ Water in the Landscape with Frances Winder

Join this gently encouraging tutor, Frances, for the day and learn some of the techniques she employs in capturing water on paper.

Reflections ~ Water in the Landscape with Frances Winder

10.00am to 4.00pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges: approx.

My work is based upon the abstracts around me ~ rivers, fells and coast.  I use a free and partly abstracted approach, sometime more abstract, sometimes more representational. Colour mood and atmosphere inspire me to play with texture and paint surfaces. I have recently exhibited 'Waterways' a theme exploring coasts and rivers'.

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Sat 29th June 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

'Breaking the Rules of Painting' with Roy Simmons

Breaking the 'Rules of Painting' in acrylics with Roy Simmons ... Beginners and intermediates.

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This one day course is for anyone who wants to discover their own natural way of painting. We will be using acrylics.
I tend to paint in a very intuitive way, and believe that with guidance you can learn to 'let go' of the limiting beliefs that prevent your own way of painting coming through. If you are completely new to painting – Great! You have the advantage of the 'beginners mind' without trying! If you do paint already, be prepared to adopt that beginners mind to liberate your own style

10.00am – 4.00pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

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Sat 31st August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy at Christmas with Claire from by Moon and Tide

Christmas Calligraphy Workshop in Cumbria, the Lake District

10.00am-12.40pm  OR  1.30pm to 4.10pm
£55 inc fresh coffee/tea/home made biscuits
Material Charges : included , and to take home

 

Create beautiful lettering for Christmas using 'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' - with Claire from By Moon and Tide

Join Claire for this friendly, festive and relaxed Calligraphy workshop and learn how to write using this wonderful style of modern Calligraphy to create your own gorgeous cards, gift tags and more!  This By Moon & Tide workshops is perfect for absolute beginners as well as those with a little Calligraphy experience - all are welcome!

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Sat 16th November 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -12:40 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Sat 16th November 2024 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -4:10 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Loose Botanicals at Christmas with Lyn Evans

Lyn will teach you how to employ loose watercolour techniques for some lovely festive pieces.

Loose Botanicals at Christmas with Lyn Evans

Learn to paint a Looser Watercolour  ~ a four week Series with local artist, Lyn Evans 

Join Lyn in the Swallow Barn for these four Thursday mornings in February to help you become looser in your watercolour practice, through structured exercises, gentle feedback, guidance and encouragement.

9.30 am to 12.30am Thursdays in Feb
Total £120 with a £15 deposit

Material Charges : please bring your own

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Sat 30th November 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Discovering Watercolours

A day of exploring colour washes and the blending of colour palettes for landscapes and more, with Margaret Jarvis

Discovering Watercolours Workshop in Cumbria

First Steps in Watercolour paints looks in depth at colours, colours mixing techniques washes shading and brush techniques. It is the most useful place to start for those wishing to learn the basics in an enjoyable, thorough day of discovering the world of watercolours.

9.30am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: possible small fee for extra paper

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Sun 17th November 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Contemporary Landscapes with Hester Berry

A day of inspired Landscapes in Oils

Contemporary Landscapes with Hester Berry

10.00am to 4.30pm

£115 Lunch included
Material Charges:  Please see materials list 

Hester's work and her stunning interpretation of landscapes is widely admired  - we're thrilled that she will be travelling up from her Devon studio in October 2023, to take this creative and inspiring workshop. Students will be looking at tonal values, colours and marks to create mood and atmosphere in your work. 

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Upcoming Dates


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.