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Expressive Painting in Oils or Acrylics

"Almond trees on the road to Carovigno"

About the Course

A series of relaxed and inspirational painting workshops designed to help beginners to get started with painting, whilst also supporting more advanced painters develop their skills and techniques. This is a bespoke service geared to the individuals, using a variety of approaches with oil and acrylic paints. There is a rolling programme of a variety of changing subjects eg "Expressive Landscape", Expressive Still Life", "Abstract Painting", "Stripes and Sqweegees". During these workshops, Liz….an experienced and enthusiastic tutor will take you through exercises and a series of sketchbook studies to develop your own artistic language and document your learning. You will come away from each day with a finished painting on canvas and a inspiration for further development.

Liz is co owner of the Secret Garden Cafe, which has a studio upstairs where she paints and holds the workshops. The menu is fresh and seasonal, homemade cakes and pastries, homemade soups and delicious sandwiches and toasties, Italian coffee and speciality teas.

Having graduated with a BA in Fine Art, and a PGCE I have continued working in the arts as a practicing artist, and tutor. I taught A level Art and design and life drawing for 30 years, and now run workshops and teach private classes. I am a painter, but love to experiment with textiles too. I use a range of media and have a wide experience of using different materials. Experimentation with media has always been important both to my own practice and the way that I teach art.

This is a quote from one of the participants..... ‘Oh is Liz Goulding good. She is a talented painter, a great teacher and extremely generous with her knowledge. She is really well organised with equipment and source materials and enthused and inspired us all brilliantly. She is unpretentious, direct, modest and has a great sense of humour.’

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What's included in the price?

All materials included
Price includes a delicious light lunch at the Secret Garden Cafe

Participants can bring if wished;-
Sketchbook with any existing studies/photographs if you have them
Own photographs of landscape/still life/favourite paintings printed out/on iPad


Liz at Liz Goulding
Secret Garden Cafe Studio
6 Stodman Street
Newark on Trent
NG24 1AN
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Saturday 10 till 4.00

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I have just attended a workshop entitled experimental landscapes with Liz.It was a great day and i learnt so much .Particularly colour mixing which can be rather tedious but Liz makes it interesting and of course it is invaluable.Even pleased with the end result!Nice cafe serving lovely coffee and soups/toasties too!

In-person course
- - #19634

Response from Liz Goulding:

Thank you for your kind words Phillipa.....much appreciated. Hope you haven't fiddled with your lovely painting!
Kind Regards
Liz Goulding

Have been meaning to start painting for some time now and Liz has provided me with the confidence and inspiration to make that first step. Her approach to teaching allows you to
enjoy the creative process but also provides you with a sense of achievement.
I now want to paint regularly and enjoy each new challenge that the course offers.

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- - #8141

I first attended a landscape workshop with Liz at Ruffed Art Society. It was the first time had ever painted on such a large canvas and in such a free way. I enjoyed it so much I started going to the course on a Tuesday morning in Lowdham.

Liz gives you just the right amount of support and guidance without being in any way dogmatic. She has given me the tools to be able to start to develop my own style and not be overwhelmed by starting the blank page! I have now done two paintings, one still life which is now on the bedroom wall - first time ever I have been able to do that. The second is an ongoing landscape which is developing nicely and I am really enjoying it.

Would definitely recommend for whatever level of ability or style.

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- - #7938

Great course with local artist Liz. Learned a lot and really enjoyed the landscape painting.

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- - #7868

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