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Paint, Paper & Print

IMPORTANT ...these courses are NOT full - only temporarily marked as being so. For 2021 launch details /COVID update please see HERE

For Students attending a rescheduled Course date from 2020, your names are already on the actual workshop list, so there's no need to enrol on the waiting lists aswell. (unless you wish to add a friend, for example)

Please phone 017684 83984 or email if you have a question.

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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Upcoming Dates


Sun 18th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Thu 27th May 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Thu 30th September 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Wed 1st December 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm

Pen & Wash: Beyond Beginners

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

Advanced Pen and Wash Workshop in Cumbria

A day with Margaret, exploring further the possibilties with Pen and Wash,looking at  how to put a composition together and including how to apply pen work to your watercolours as well as water and washes to intricate pen work;  both yielding very different results.

9.30am – 4pm
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges : £3 for specialist paper and pens.

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Pen & Wash & Watercolour ...afternoon 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 Watercolours, along with Pen and Wash.

1.30pm - 4.00pm

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Upcoming Dates


Mon 13th September 2021 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -4:00 pm

'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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Upcoming Dates


Tue 8th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Wed 9th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 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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Sun 23rd May 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Fri 19th November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm

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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Thu 3rd June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Thu 8th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Calligraphy with Gillian Hazeldine PM

A series of 4 alternate Monday afternoons suitable for those with some experience of Calligraphy.

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

Course cost £96 Initial deposit £10
Fortnightly Mondays 1.00pm-4.00pm starting 8th Feb
Tea/coffee included.  Materials Costs: see more info

Roman capitals are the most important letter form in the history of writing, monumental and impressive in their Trajan form. But they are also capable of almost infinite variation from tall, thin and austere to small, chubby and friendly. Over these four sessions we will learn or revise the traditional form and then explore variations and weights through playing with textural exercises.

 

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Upcoming Dates


Mon 13th September 2021 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Calligraphy with Gillian Hazeldine Day

Come and spend a day beginning to learn art of calligraphy, literally ‘beautiful writing’.

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

10.00am-4.30pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges: £7.50 see more info

Contemporary calligraphy is based on the writing of scribes working from the 5th century AD right up to the Renaissance. In this workshop we will study the writing of a 10th century scribe, learning a script called The Foundational Hand. You will learn the forms of the letters, how to space them and how to use the broad-edged pen.

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Fri 4th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Online Calligraphy short course

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

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

ONLINE Calligraphy courses with expert, Gaynor Goffe
Course Costs: £30 for 2 sessions 10am-11.30am OR 2pm-3.30pm 

‘Modern’ Pointed Pen Cursive     Thursday or Saturday Mornings ONLINE

‘Learning Basic Italic Script      Thursday or Saturday Afternoons

for small groups of 3-8 students, using Zoom 

Students need to contact Gaynor DIRECTLY to book these sessions- see details

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 4th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Mon 13th September 2021 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

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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Upcoming Dates


Fri 30th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Sat 31st July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

Introduction to Artists' Oil Pastels with Roy Simmons

We will look at the various materials and tools we will be using, the main 'tools' though are your fingers!

Introduction to Artists' Oil Pastels with Roy Simmons

10.00am -4.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx. £5

We will look at the various materials and tools we will be using, the main 'tools' though are your fingers! Warm fingers soften the pastel and aid blending. We will begin by doing some simple exercises, to familiarise ourselves with how oil pastels behave.

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 22nd April 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

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

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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Upcoming Dates


Tue 13th April 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm

'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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Tue 3rd August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm

'Learning to Draw' ~ PM series with David Cemmick

"To draw well, we must first learn to see well" . . . a fortnightly Observational Drawing Course with David Cemmick

'Learning to Draw' ~ PM series with David Cemmick

1.00pm – 4.00pm
2nd and 4th Tuesday's in February/March 2021
£96 inc. tea/coffee
Material Charges: n/a

In this 4-week Observational Drawing Course, David will guide students of all experience levels through the process of learning to see what we want to draw and how to render this in an accurate and lively way.

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Upcoming Dates


Mon 13th September 2021 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

'Drawing from Life'' day with David Cemmick

"To draw well, we must first learn to see well" . . . Observational Drawing Day with David Cemmick

'Learning to Draw' ~ Day series with David Cemmick

9.30am-4pm
£75 inc. a tasty lunch etc
Material Charges: n/a

Working from natural forms in the studio observing animal skulls, taxidermy and objects from nature, students will explore techniques using pencil, charcoal, conte and biro.

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Wed 2nd June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3

Eco printing ...Botanical printing on Silk with Deborah Dawn

A fascinating day with Deborah Dawn printing with selected leaves and seed heads.

Eco printing Workshop in Cumbria

A fascinating day with Deborah learning how to create your own botanical contact prints with real leaves on fabric and paper and make your own unique silk scarf. In this workshop, suitable for all abilities, freshly collected leaves will be wrapped in pure silk, cotton and paper before being steamed to release their natural dyes and tannins in an eco friendly process.


10.00am – 3.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £30

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 10th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Sun 11th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm

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 £10

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 27th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Tue 24th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

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 £10

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Tue 27th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Tue 6th July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Tue 24th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

Lino Cut Sarah Cemmick

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Make beautiful lino cut Christmas Cards with Sarah, who will take you through the rudiments of lino cut and the use of various blades for texture, mark making and effect so you can get used to the tools available to you. Each student will have their own set to use on the day.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges  £10

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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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