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Paint, Paper & Print

Some NEWER workshops are only viewable via our FULL PROGRAMME Page – please use this for the complete list of bookable courses in date order.   Our Quirky Open Vouchers are available 24/7 HERE. Please see Info section on the top menu for all FAQS re accomodation etc. Many previous Covid precautions remain in place.

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
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges £3 for specialist paper and pens.

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Tue 4th October 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Wed 30th November 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Pen & Wash ...Monday afternoon Spring series.

With Margaret Jarvis

Advanced Pen and Wash Workshop in Cumbria

A short series of weekday afternoons 1.30-4pm, in the Swallow Barn with Margaret Jarvis for the next stages of Watercolour, Pen & Wash in Nature

Continuing this short series of afternoon classes with Margaret, exploring further aspects of Pen and Wash.

1.30pm - 4.00pm

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Loose Botanical Watercolours with Lyn Evans

Lyn will teach you how to employ loose watercolour techniques.

Loose Botanical 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
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges : £5 approx

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Sat 9th July 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Spontaneous Still Life with Roy Simmons

Spontaneous Still Life with Roy Simmons... Beginners and Intermediates.

Spontaneous Still Life with Roy Simmons

 

Still life can be exciting. Often thought of as a way to hone art skills in a controlled manner, still life painting in a spontaneous way can really supercharge your creativity!

 We will look into different ways of working, focussing on a speedy and loose approach. Another important idea to understand are ‘lost and found’ edges. The most successful paintings also incorporate elements of ‘chiaroscuro’ (Light and Dark) and counterchange. Counterchange is the deliberate arranging of light against dark, and dark against light.

10.00am – 4.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: possible small fee for extra paper

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Botanical Watercolour two day course, 'realistic to abstract' with Karen Innes

A two day course with Karen exploring different techniques for creating detail in Botanical painting using Watercolour.

Botanical Illustration Workshop in Cumbria

Botanical Watercolour, realistic to abstract’ . .   with Karen Innes

 A two day course with Karen exploring different ways to create detail in Botanical painting using Watercolour.

Karen will focus on the plant and its structure,  whilst learning how to depict it's appearance in a slightly more abstract and relaxed way. 

The course is suitable for all abilties, even beginners

10 – 4pm
£150 Tasty lunch included & all reshments /home baking
Material Charges not applicable

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Wed 6th July 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Thu 7th July 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3

'Buildings in the Landscape'

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
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges: please bring your own.

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Sat 15th October 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Sun 16th October 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Modern Calligraphy Short Course with Jill Liley

Short online Courses in with top calligrapher Gaynor Goffe- suitable for all abilities.

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

Learn  the art of beautiful writing and Modern Calligraphy, with Jill of Jill Liley Lettering 

Spend an enjoyable and relaxed morning or afternoon creating handmade gift cards and tags for friends and family and learning the Modern Calligraphy style using a traditional dip pen and ink.

You will learn to create letter shapes using prepared sheets, before moving on to writing hand lettered pieces in your own style, using thin and thin stroke techniques.

All materials will be provided including blank gift tags. At the end of the class, you will be able to take your starter calligraphy set home, including a calligraphy pen and nib, ink, paper, and practice sheets.

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Lino Cut Print with Sue Rowland

A day with talented lino-cut artist printer, Sue Rowland recreating Botanical and natural forms on paper.

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a lovely day with Sue learning the art of lino cutting with a botanical/wildlife theme.  To start the day, you will learn various mark making and texture techniques on a small section of lino to become familiar with the tools involved.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Wed 9th November 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Lino Cut Print with Laura Sowerby

A day with talented lino-cut artist printer, Laura Sowerby recreating Botanical and natural forms on paper.

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Over the day you will learn how to plan your original design, the principles of lino cut and master various cutting techniques with the goal of producing your own multi-coloured linocut print by the end of the day.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Wed 29th June 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Thu 13th October 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 4

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
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

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Thu 28th July 2022 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
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

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Wed 31st August 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1

'Painting Boats in the Harbour' with Roy Simmons

We will look at various ways of painting using this medium, by producing 3 simple studies.

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On this one day course you will learn the technique of pen and wash or extend your existing skills. This is a way of painting using waterproof pen that is then enhanced with watercolour. Using my methods you will find this is a very enjoyable way of capturing a harbour scene.

10.00am – 4.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5

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Thu 13th October 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

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 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges: approx.  £5
**  Frances is not able to confirm this date until early Spring 2022. In the meantime, we're compiling a list of interested students (see BELOW, the green button).  Please join the list to be told when the course becomes bookable, then you grab a place if you wish.  


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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Botanical Illustration with Simon Williams SBA

A flexible course with Simon Williams of one, two or three days exploring Botanical and /or Wildlife Illustration in Watercolours and/or gouache

Botanical Illustration Workshop in Cumbria

You may join for 1, 2 or 3 days to learn about Watercolour and also Gouache painting techniques. You may interchange between Wildlife and Botanical and demonstrations are given in both. Any combination of days is possible but some watercolour experience is recommended - even if only a half day.

9.30am – 4pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges not applicable

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Wed 6th July 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Thu 7th July 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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
£75 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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'Rediscovering Pencils in Art' with Margaret Jarvis

This is an ideal course for beginners and improvers - especially those terrified of holding a brush and preferring something more biddable and predictable!

'Rediscovering Pencils in Art' with Margaret Jarvis

10.00am to 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges: approx.  £5

Although considered by many as simply grey and prosaic, the once humble pencil is re-inventing itself into a much more diverse offering than times past. On this course we will explore the considerable versatility of pencils, a medium which includes an increasingly exciting blend of colours and effects.

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Wed 3rd August 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Eco printing ...Botanical printing on Silk with Marian May

A fascinating day with Marian printing with selected leaves and seed heads.

Eco printing Workshop in Cumbria

A fascinating day with Marian learning how to create your own Botanical contact prints with real leaves on fabric and paper, printing your own unique silk scarf and paper prints.

Join Marian for a day of botanical discovery and create a beautiful printed silk scarf using fresh leaves, flowers and natural dyes. You will learn all about the printing process involved,  how to prepare fabrics for dyeing with vegetables and flowers and how to choose the leaves that will give good prints.  And you will prepare some paper prints which you can finish at home.


10.00am – 3.30pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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Tue 28th June 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Sun 9th October 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Tue 11th October 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:30 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Paint, Print and Stitch

Paint, print and stitch a canvas with Kay Leech

Paint, Print and Stitch Workshop in Cumbria

 A lovely day with Kay being guided through the process pf creating using paint, then print,and stitch. Working in mixed media you will create a picture based on flowers, you can bring your own image or use one of the ones provided for inspiration.  

You will paint the background directly onto calico and then add layers with simple stencils and print blocks that you have created.  Finally you will add stitch which can be machine and or hand embroidery and embellish with beads and buttons.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Tue 5th July 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

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
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges: possible small fee for extra paper

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Sat 12th November 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Cyanotype Printing

A fascinating day with Kim Tillyer using the exposure of natural sunlight to create beautiful blue-tinted natural images.

Cyanotype Printing Workshop in Cumbria

During this fascinating day with Kim you will learn about the history and technical process of cyanotype and proceed to coat papers and/or material to create unique prints (using objects from the garden, stencils or prepared negatives) and watch as the sunlight magically develops your works of art.

10am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £10

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