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30 paintings in a day - York City Centre

Duration: One day 10.00am - 3.30pm

Price: £130

Book with: Lesley Birch
at Lesley Birch Artist

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

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About the Course

30 paintings in a day - runs annually
The course for 2019 is fully booked.
If you'd like to sign up for 2020, then please leave Lesley a message. Meanwhile, here are the course details:

Play, experiment, explore ... Free up your painting and drawing working on lots of pieces. Try out different media. See what you like. See what happens. Enjoy different papers from Khadi Paper to Moulin du Roy Watercolour. All Materials provided.
Play to create 30 paintings in a day!
This is a one day course in historic York, UK with artist Lesley Birch.

Class size is limited so please book early.
Suitable for all levels
£130 (15% discount for returners). The cost includes all material, morning and afternoon refreshments.
To book: visit the website link below.

30 paintings - more info --

About the course:
- demos, instruction, exercises
- short, simple exercises demonstrated by Lesley
- one-to-one feedback/encouragement/advice
- suits both beginners and experienced
- work as fast or as slowly as you like (30 paintings is a challenge only!)
- 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 are challenging, but friendly 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. 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 23rd November 2019
Sunday 24th November 2019
Saturday 7th December 2019
Sunday 8th December 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends