Drawing and Painting Birds - weekend art residential on Bute


Duration: Two days

Price: £295

Run by: Field Studies Council, Millport

01475 530581

Field Centre Millport
Isle Of Cumbrae
Bute
KA28 0EG

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About the Course

An ideal art course for bird lovers in a stunning Scottish location, run by the Field Studies Council at the Millport Centre, Bute.

This course concentrates on drawing and painting birds from life. This inevitably presents a number of problems and initially we will look at different drawing techniques and ways of seeing that help overcome these difficulties, applying these ideas at different locations where we will be able to get close to birds. Whereas drawing will be the focus that trains the eye we will also look at applying colour to enhance our studies and sketches. We will look briefly at anatomy in order to help flight studies in particular. The methods discussed apply to both beginners and the more experienced and you will be able to work at your own pace. By the end of the course you will have the tools available to proceed and progress on your own, deepening your understanding and appreciation of these beautiful creatures.

John Threlfall is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and a recent winner of the Bird Artist of the Year award. His own book 'Between the Tides' was published in 2007 and his second book 'Drawn to the Edge' published August 2013 he has contributed to a number of other wildlife art titles. He is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher.

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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?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room and all your meals/refreshments. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

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Course Start Dates

Friday 8th June 2018

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