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Paint, Paper & Print

NOTE: Not all these courses are full - we are using a 'Bookable Soon' system with individual lists. Please view 'All Courses' page on a desktop/tablet to see photo with each status. 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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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
Places Remaining : 2

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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Wed 13th October 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
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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: possible small fee for extra paper

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Fri 8th October 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
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'Painting Boats in the Harbour' with Roy Simmons

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

'Breaking the rules of Painting' ~ Landscapes with Roy Simmons

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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Fri 26th November 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
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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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Tue 5th October 2021 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -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 27th November 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Sun 28th November 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

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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Thu 14th October 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Wed 10th November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 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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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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Thu 18th November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

'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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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 10th November 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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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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Sun 14th November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

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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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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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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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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Fri 1st April 2022 12:00 am

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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