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Introduction to Oil Painting at Cowshed Creative, Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere

Oil painting techniques at Cowshed Creative, near Kendal and Windermere (Student work)

Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Book with: George Grange
at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane

About the Course

Our 2020 workshop programme at Cowshed Creative is now on OUR website (purple tab above) with full details and info on how to book. Packed with inspiring art and craft workshops, book now to avoid disappointment – The perfect Christmas gift!

A great opportunity to learn a few basic oil painting techniques working from simple still life subject matter. This course will cover the basics, such as equipment, surface preparation, colour mixing and painting techniques, allowing beginners to gain confidence and the more experienced to refresh their approaches.

Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who exhibits nationally, including work in the BP Portrait award for young artists at the National Portrait Gallery in 2001/2. She is an elected member of the Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 and 2019. Last year she had a major retrospective of her work at the Brewery Arts Centre. As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is collected internationally. Catherine works from her home-based studio in Kendal. Her artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting. She is an excellent teacher and inspired many students and artist.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop fee includes a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

You will need to bring art materials. Please go to our website for more information.

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 23rd April 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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