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Art at Tregib. Life drawing and portraiture 4 day painting holiday for all abilities in beautiful West Wales

Duration: 4 days

Price: £450

Book with: Mary Evans
at Art at Tregib

Ty Cefn Tregib
SA19 6TD

Course Start Dates

Monday 11th May 2020

About the Course

Acquire a new skill, or brush up on already mastered techniques with friendly, experienced tutors. This painting holiday is based in the studio at Ty Cefn Tregib, in a picturesque and inspiring setting in a peaceful corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park near Llandeilo in beautiful West Wales.

Life (or figure) drawing, is an absolute essential for learning to draw and forms the foundation for all other art work developing an understanding of lay out, proportion, line, tone, texture and composition.

Your tutor, Janis Fry has a lifetime’s experience of teaching Art. She is an encouraging and inspiring tutor. Able to paint and draw in any media, she is a master of mixed media whose own work is loose and expressive but also well calculated..

In this course we will learn from the work of the Great Masters, and work in a variety of materials such as pencil, conte, charcoal and chalk, watercolour and ink. We will learn to develop fluidity and style in this subject and an understanding of the whole process of drawing and the importance of life drawing to art practice.

Making a portrait can be a chance to glimpse beneath the surface reality of a person. It is an opportunity to investigate and study character, describing far more about a person than a photograph ever can.

We will work with both ourselves and others. Gradually we will build and develop the feeling of a person’s presence, their ideas, character and the feelings and atmosphere that emanates from them, as well as that crucial component of how we uniquely see them.

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What's included in the price?

3 full days and one half day of tuition in a group of no more than ten students.

Onsite accommodation in comfortable B&B rooms or our unique luxury Glamping. Non painting partner/family welcome

Continental breakfast and lunch with lots of wholesome home produce. and ad lib tea, coffee etc

Drawing boards & easels available and some materials supplied

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Wheelchair friendly