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Easel Weasel 1 day Saturday art workshops - Derbyshire Peak District

Mixed Media Acrylic Cabbage

Duration: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Price: £65

Book with: Denise Cliffen
at Easel Weasel Art Workshops

24 Main Road
Whatstandwell
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE45EE

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About the Course

Please come along and join me at my art workshops in acrylics or soft pastels in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Whether you are on holiday or living nearby, a novice or experienced - everyone is welcome. Located at either my home studio in Whatstandwell or Willersley Castle Hotel in Cromford, Derbyshire, the Saturday workshops held from 10.30 until 3.30.​ You have a choice of working in acrylics and/or mixed media or soft pastels. Subjects include: landscapes, still life, abstract, portraits, etc.

Please see all my reviews for my Wednesday Workshops on Craft Courses!

The workshops are fun, relaxing and informative.

£65 per person including lunch and refreshments - maximum class size of 6.

I have a relaxed and informative approach to working with acrylics and mixed media and other techniques. I was a professional muralist for 11 years, specialising in trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) techniques. Although photo realism painting in acrylics was essential in creating a painting illusion, I have also worked more recently with impasto and mixed media using acrylics which is an enjoyable and liberating experience. I was a former member of the Association of Professional Muralists and have appeared on television and radio.

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What's included in the price?

Lunch and Refreshments

Please contact Denise for a list of materials required if you are supplying your own, alternatively all materials can be supplied for an additional £10.00.



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I really enjoyed the one day course at Denise's home studio. I learned several new techniques and gained the confidence to be a little more spontaneous in my painting. Denise was helpful without taking over and friendly so that I didn't feel as if it was all hard work. Denise is an extremely talented and innovative artist and I enjoyed seeing her work in different media. I would highly recommend her courses.

John Wright

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Thank you Denise for an inspiring and relaxing day at your home studio. Would highly recommend this to anyone thinking of booking, whether a novice or experienced artist . Denise’s own work is amazing and she is great at teaching the various techniques and encouraging her students. She also prepares a delicious lunch! Fantastic value for money and a warm welcome, I will be back!

- - #25136

A wonderful workshop! Denise provided excellent tuition and guidance with a relaxed and friendly environment. The surroundings of Denise's beautiful home were perfect and we enjoyed a delicious, home cooked lunch. Denise did a great job in raising confidence and encouraging her students. Altogether a fantastic experience.

- - #25061

I have attended Denise's course in painting for several months now and have benefited from her tuition and patient assistance. She is there when needed but does not constantly get in the way and lets my creative skill try to work it out no matter how little my talent. She inspires creativity and sometimes has a great biscuit or two.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
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  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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