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30 Paintings in a Day - York City Centre

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 22nd December 2018.

Duration: one day 10.00am - 4.30pm

Price: £130

Run by: Lesley Birch
at Lesley Birch Artist

01904 653942

St Olave's Church Hall
Margyate Lane
North Yorkshire
YO30 7DS

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About the Course

Experiment, Explore, Extrapolate ...
Learn to play with a host of different media from acrylics to oil pastel.
Work to a theme to produce 30 paintings in a day!
This is a ONE-DAY course in historic York, UK
with artist LESLEY BIRCH
There is a choice of TWO dates
Saturday December 8th, 2018
Sunday December 9th, 2018
10am - 4.30pm
Suits All Levels
Cost £130
(15% discount for returners)
Cost Includes all materials
Morning and Afternoon Refreshments
To book: visit the website link below.

30 PAINTINGS - more info --

Demos, Instruction, Exercises
short, simple exercises demonstrated by Lesley
one-to-one feedback/encouragement/advice
individual support for both beginners and experienced
work as fast or as slowly as you like (30 paintings is a challenge only!)
group question/answers throughout the day
takeaway information sheet

Discover what you like
Making time to play with materials is always a challenge – Life gets in the way.
On this course, you’ll experiment with a host of interesting media - Sennelier Oil Pastels, Soft Pastels, Graphite, Inktense Pencils, Pastel Pencils, Acrylics & Mediums, Indian Ink, Collage, Posca Pens, China Markers and Charcoal.

Unify your work
Working to a theme helps discipline your approach and can be challenging, but, in the end I think it helps you focus more and produce a united body of work. We’ll be playing Game of Themes where you’ll be supplied with a theme based upon the natural world (a theme in itself).

Limit your Palette to suit your theme
By reducing your choice of colour, you can develop an exciting body of work, united and related to your theme. Warm or cool, saturated or unsaturated.

Discover Smooth or Textured
Our surface will be beautiful acid-free paper from 220gsm – 300gsm.
Your choice of texture (or not) will depend upon your theme.
Smooth - you can use acrylic mediums to stretch out and glaze the paint.
Texture - you can use acrylic texture mediums to thicken the surface and the paint

You'll leave this course with a host of artwork pieces generated in our sessions ... with artistic food for continuing your journey afterwards ...

YORK is an exciting city to explore, so why not make a weekend of it. Book into a boutique b & b and explore the galleries and history of York. ACCOMMODATION LIST AVAILABLE

This is an opportunity to receive tutelage from an experienced artist and teacher.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Lesley Birch has taught many classes over the years. She is a professional artist and exhibits widely - including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Mall Galleries ING Discerning Eye. Her courses involve much one-to-one feedback tailored to suit individual needs with creative class exercises to demonstrate various techniques.

Student Comments:
"really well planned and thought provoking day"
"a generous and talented teacher"
"left me with lots to think about"

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All art materials, tuition, refreshments.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 8th December 2018

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly