Small group workshop ( 3 max)
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
This is a fun day suitable for total beginners or anyone wanting to build on their existing art practise. We'll create a lovely dynamic abstract painting focusing on how one colour effects another rather than trying to make a representational image as this can distract us away from thinking about how colour works. We'll utilise texture, fast and slow mark making, glazes, brush marks, palette knives and gels. We'll gradually intensify our colours, responding to our gut instincts and each layer already applied, to make our work sing. These experiments will help develop an understanding of how best to use colour to achieve impactful results in all our work whether it be abstract, landscape or figurative.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING
You’ll need to wear suitable clothing and bring lunch.
The workshop will take place at Louise's new studio in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire. Details and directions will be supplied on booking.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The price of the workshop includes all materials & equipment, tuition and refreshments.
4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)
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I would just like to thank you for a really inspiring four weeks.
I really enjoyed it and now I feel more confident to be Bold Bright and Brave with my painting.
Thanks again and I would love to do another course in the future.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:It was lovely to meet you Sonia and share the course with you. I loved your enthusiasm and your piece was insightful and a celebration of energy, colour and light - just the way I like it! I look forward to seeing you again in the new studio later in the year.
This was my first experience of art classes and I can't wait to go again. Louise does the artwork at the same time as you which is a real help. She gives you space to find your own rhythm with periods of instruction. I had a very warm welcome and she immediately put me at ease. I'm looking forward to starting my second course with her next week. Thank you Louise.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:It was great to meet you Tina. You were a delight to teach, created some fabulous drawings, and I'm looking forward to seeing you for the life-drawing course this week. Louise x
This is the third course I've taken at Louise's lovely studio - and I may have enjoyed this one most of all! Louise is very action focussed as a teacher, so you start drawing early on in the session, and this means you get three pieces to take home...which is so gratifying. But she doesn't hurry you at all, just motivates and encourages with comments, tips and demonstration. So you're able to totally immerse yourself in your creative process and focus, which is both deeply relaxing and restorative.
Highly recommend Louise's courses and will be back for more.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you for your great review Pippa. It was a delight to see you again and I enjoyed working with you. See you again soon I hope. Louise x
Thoroughly enjoyed this - it gave me the confidence to experiment with acrylics using a much larger paintbrush than I'd have imagined using before, learning how to build up layers of paint with different brush strokes to create an acceptable picture. Louise is a very competent and capable teacher, she explains the process clearly from start to finish and is so inspiring! I'm really looking forward to another workshop!!
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you so much Fiona - looking forward to seeing Thursday for our Human Face & Portraiture course. Always a pleasure x
I had a brilliant time and I learnt so much about the layering process. Louise was so helpful and welcoming and I really enjoyed meeting her and the other people at the workshop. Highly recommend her courses and I look forward to doing another in the future!
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thanks so much Rosie. It was a pleasure to have you on the workshop and I will look forward to seeing you again and following your own artistic journey. x
This was one cf the first classes I did with Louise and I'm so pleased it was because it gave the confidence to try others, safe in the knowledge that Louise's teaching style would get the best out of me, whatever the medium being used. In this case it was charcoal. Louise leads by example and breaks things down into manageable chunks so I didn't feel overwhelmed and was able to relax into the session and really enjoy seeing what could be achieved with the medium. Such a liberating experience and I ended up with a finished landscape which far exceeded my expectations to such a degree that I still can't believe I did it! But that's all down to Louise's skill as a teacher and the way she makes you feel with her encouraging and knowledgable approach. Spending time in Louise's lovely studio is a real treat!
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thank you so much for the fab review Su. A pleasure as always. x
The course was well run and we were very Covid safety conscious. Louis had made sure we all had a safe workspace to work in. We all produced an exceptable painting of South Beach Tenby and I for one learnt about using different colours for different effects. It was good value for money and interesting to see that although we all worked from the same painting the results were quite different
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thanks so much Maggie - glad you enjoyed the colour work and the workshop in general. Hope to see you again soon. x
Louise had gone to great lengths to ensure a safe environment with ample space and fresh air.
The course itself was very well run; with small class numbers I felt that we all had the attention that we needed, and it was great to see so many people produce complete paintings under Louise's tuition. Although we used her original painting to work from, each one had it's subtle differences.
Response from Louise Burdett Artist:Thanks so much Tina - it was a pleasure to spend the day with you. Hope to see you again. x