Painting Course - with Narrative, Colour & Collage - 6 week course in lovely Lawrenny



Six-week course. Start date only shown, then one day per week (on the same day) for six weeks except school half terms and holidays. 4 participants maximum Some experience of working with colour and composition will be useful, although enthusiastic beginners welcome. WHAT WE'LL BE DOING Build a story then paint it. Using collage, drawing and paint we’ll practise building a narrative and composition. This is great fun and loosens up the way we think about what a piece of art can be. We’ll focus on energy, light and colour to bring the work to life. We'll embrace its surreal qualities as we juxtapose perspectives, scales and light effects from a range of source material. Each participant will create their own composition. Final designs can be based on a meaningful moment, place or situation as Claire, Fiona and Sam chose to do, or could represent an excerpt from a favourite story, song or poem. Once happy with our compositions we'll create an original painting from it using acrylic paint (or oil paint if used before), palette knife and brush, working in layers to create a beautiful piece with interesting and unique imagery. WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING You'll need to bring lunch. Please bring two or three magazines or other printed material to cut up. Brushes are always best looked after by their owners. Please bring along a range of large brushes including: a 1-2” firm flat brush (this could be a good quality decorators brush), something like a number 8 and 4 long filbert bristle brushes, and perhaps a softer round or filbert brush size 2-4. The filbert brush is useful because it can be used on it's wide flat edge or side tip. You’ll need to wear suitable clothing. You are welcome to bring along your sketchbooks for use in some of the prep work but this is not essential. WHERE TO BUY BRUSHES The artists brushes I have suggested above are all available from West of Wales Art Supplies on Market Street in Haverfordwest (see Jeff). You can also get them on-line.

What's included in the price?

The price of the workshop includes tuition, venue, all materials & equipment (except brushes) including a cutting mat, knife and metal ruler.


6 weeks

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Louise Burdett Artist

with Craft Courses since 2020

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I am a fine artist living and working in Pembrokeshire. I love to paint and draw narrative and use landscape, figurative and abstract techniques to achieve this. My mantra is colour, energy and light and this is what I share with others through a varied range of creative painting and drawing courses and one-day workshops, an important element of my continuing art practise. As well as fixed workshops & courses I am available for on-demand 1-2-1 and small group sessions so please just get in touch. See my exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery 11th July to 20th August 2023

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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The Farm Studio, New Pencoed, Lawrenny, KILGETTY, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PL