in Beaumaris, Anglesey
Flower portraits - weekend art workshops in Anglesey, North Wales
I have taught plant/flower painting for over 3 decades to many learners. These workshops and courses are run from my studio in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey and from Treborth Botanical Gardens in Bangor if the weather is fine. This is a seasonal painting workshop so we will paint the flowers that are available at that time. If you wish to come at another time please contact me with your request via the 'message the tutor' button. These workshops are open to total beginners and more experienced painters. My approach is that of a portrait painter, opening to what the flower has to offer us. I am not a botanical painter, my style and the way I teach is relaxed and loose. The workshops are in watercolour but if you want to paint in gouache that is fine. Gouache is a wonderfully versatile medium which is similar to watercolour but can be painted onto very dark backgrounds. These courses are non-residential. If you have any enquiries about accommodation please contact me. The workshops run from Saturday 9.30 - Sunday 4.00. On Saturday we paint in the studio and on Sunday we paint at the botanical gardens (if the weather is good and there are enough learners that wish to do so) and in the luscious greenhouses which are full to bursting with all kinds of wondrous plants! If there are any other dates that you are interested in and they are not here please contact me. I have taught plant drawing/painting at many levels from being a University lecturer in Art & Design and foundation courses for those who are starting out. Recently I have run local groups in Wales for adults and for the WEA. I also have experience in working with disabled people and those with special needs. Part of my training has been in art therapy. My workshops are friendly and I endeavour to make each person feel welcome. You will come away inspired and with enough information to create your own plant portraits! My own paintings have been exhibited/sold internationally. I look forward to meeting you and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Diolch.
What's included in the price?
Included in the cost is full tuition and drinks/biscuits, also entry and use of the Botanic Gardens (weather permitting). I prefer learners to bring their own paints and paper and will send out a list before the weekend starts, I have spares that can be used at cost price. Please message me for enquiries with a brief description of your painting experience (non/intermediate/experienced proffessional) this helps me gauge the level of any particular date and makes it easier to design the weekend. And any other questions. Thank you very much.
13 hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I have taught painting and design for nearly 40 years. I have my own practice and sell my work in various galleries and shows. My experience is that anyone can paint and draw if they are shown in a way they understand and practical information only makes sense if it's practised! I am enthusiastic and empathetic, I understand how some learners just cannot get past ' I can't paint' - let me prove you wrong! My teaching experience ranges from local art groups to University level and special needs
- Suitable for beginners
- Tutor can travel
- Corporate days out & team building
- Mother's Day
- Intermediate level
- UK Holiday
- Public transport
- Overseas Holiday
- Suitable for all abilities
- School holiday workshops & activities
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