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Learn the techniques of the Old Masters course / workshop


Duration: 5 days

Price: £475

Book with: Ernie Butler
at Ernie Butler studios

The Studio
36 Gallery Walk
Pinchbeck, Spalding
PE11 3XG

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About the Course

This course will teach the techniques of the old masters and the skills needed to paint in this style. Working in the large custom built studio including such things as preparing the support, making paint, drawing the image, transferring the image to the support, initial layers, glazing and finishing the painting, and of course the materials used.

Class numbers are kept to a maximum of eight to ensure quality tuition from a professional artist who has been commissioned and awarded multiple times by the Arts Council England and exhibited nationally with positive press reviews. You can rest assured of a quality experience and of the breadth of knowledge and skill.

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?

Maximum of 8 participants to ensure the highest quality of experience. Tools, materials, protective aprons, refreshments throughout the week and a light lunch each day are all provided. Dietary requirements catered for (please state when booking).

Parking 200 yards from studio (we regret that due to the rural location it is not fully accessible for wheelchairs or those who may find the walk from the car prohibitive).

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Ernie Butler, artist, is an excellent tutor and mentor in the field of painting in the old masters techniques. His work is exceptional and he will take you on a journey back to the days where beauty meets simplicity.

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Course Start Dates

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

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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