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Painting, drawing and mixed media at Studio with a View: Peak District, Derbyshire

The light and spacious studio in Buxton, Derbyshire. Accessible by train just a 5 minute walk away.
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About the Course

Watercolour, Acrylics, Mixed media, Drawing, Collage and Sketchbook workshops. Themes covered include Flowers, Landscapes, Still life, Architecture & Natural Forms.
'Studio with a View' is a light and spacious studio with wonderful views of the Derbyshire countryside, close to Manchester, Sheffield, Stockport and Derby. All materials, equipment, refreshments and a two course lunch are included. Group sizes are limited to 6 to enable a high quality of provision and a relaxed atmosphere. Beginners are always welcome and are well supported and those students with more experience are encouraged to develop and improve their skills in a positive environment.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

High quality materials and equipment are provided - you don’t need to bring a thing!
You will create a beautiful piece of work to take away with you.
A selection of refreshments will be served throughout the day and a delicious two course lunch.

Contact

Pam Smart at Pam Smart Studio
86 Nunsfield Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 7BW
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Suitable for

  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel

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Price:

£65

Duration:

Full day


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #29544

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Pam's teaching approach was well structured and she gave me the confidence to move through the various stages using different brushes, colour blending etc to the final monochrome painting of still life. I liked the airy studio, an ideal location to paint. Even though the journey from Sale took over an hour I would seriously consider returning for another workshop.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Geoff
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review. I’m delighted you enjoyed the workshop and I hope to see you again in the future. Happy painting!
All the best
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #29501

A small group so lots of individual advice and help. An excellent introduction to painting in acrylics with information on materials: papers, paints & brushes. We began with setting up a palette and which brush to use, colour mixing and hints on how to make new colours. Pam gave a very clear step by step demo and we created an attractive small flower painting. After a delicious lunch, we spent the afternoon on a larger tonal painting which encouraged us to use all the brushes Pam had provided and to achieve interesting light and shade effects. Pam is a kind and thorough tutor and everyone achieved excellent results. All techniques were very well-explained with lots of additional useful information. Highly recommended for complete beginners and also for people who have done some painting already but want to learn proper techniques.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Cath
Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review and I greatly appreciate your positive comments. I’m really pleased that you enjoyed the day and gained a lot from it. I hope to see you again on a future course.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #29499

Having never gone through the stages of acrylic painting before, the steps that Pam demonstrated to us were clear and very helpful. The activities helped me to gain an insight into different brushes and techniques and colour. This enabled me to produce a painting which showed the skills I had learnt. The group was small enough so that Pam could spend time one-to-one with us all. The materials provided were well organised and the space itself was perfect for a creative day of painting. Plus her lunch was absolutely delicious. The best thing to do on a cold, wet and windy day.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Louise
Thank you for such lovely comments - I’m really pleased you enjoyed the day. I hope you will have more confidence now to develop your acrylic painting skills - good luck!
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #29033

Pam is an excellent tutor and her workshops are delightful. The studio does indeed have a view and is a perfect place for an arty day. In spite of my struggles to get there on time because of snow in my part of the world, I managed to complete the project with Pam's advice on what parts I could skip over. Lunch was delicious too. I have no doubt that I'll be in more Pam Smart workshops in the future.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Dot
Thank you for taking the time once again to complete a review- it is much appreciated and I’m sure your positive comments will encourage others. I hope to see you again.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #27812

I wholeheartedly recommend Pam’s course on Expressive Landscapes. The course was well run, the studio was lovely and light and the lunch delicious. Add to this Pam’s encouraging and confidence building approach to teaching - it was a treat to attend. Her easy going nature helped me to enjoy a different way of painting landscapes and gave me much needed confidence. I look forward to attending more.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Gillian
Thank you for taking the time to review the workshop and for your positive comments - I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #27758

I had a great day at Pam’s winter watercolours workshop.
Pam is very experienced artist and teacher. The workshop was help in Pam’s beautiful home studio. Pam provided all the equipment and materials and she served a delicious lunch and provided refreshments throughout the day.
Pam gave me lots of personal attention and guided me through each stage. I learned and explored new techniques and this gave me the confidence and inspiration to develop my use of watercolours.
I came away with a mounted painting that I felt very proud of and it is now hanging in a prime position at home!
I would highly recommend Pam’s workshops and will definitely be booking another one.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Jan
Thank you for such kind comments. I’m glad you found the workshop helpful and I’m delighted to hear that you have framed your work and put it on display! - well done. I look forward to seeing you on the next workshop.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #27752

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Response from Pam Smart Studio:

To Lyn and Phil
Thank you for such wonderful comments and for taking the time to write such a detailed review of the workshop. I’m really pleased you enjoyed the activities and the lunch!
Hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #27742

I took the Introduction to Acrylics course run by Pam Smart last year and it was excellent and well structured, as well as varied in the activities provided.
The tutor started with guiding us through a useful exercise explaining the various marks on paper that different types of brushes produce. This was then followed by an exercise to produce a colour chart, which we completed ourselves by mixing the appropriate colours according to her explanations and instructions. Pam had prepared a circle chart on an A3 sheet (which I have pinned up in my craft room now.) We also did a painted exercise and a larger piece in the afternoon.

Because of Pam’s careful guidance, a fair degree of success was achieved at each stage. I can highly recommend this, and other courses of Pam’s ( such as the Landscapes ) and trust you will have a most enjoyable day with great lunch, and the experience of a very skilled teacher, with nice calm, positive approach.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Sally
Thank you for such kind comments. I’m very pleased that you had an enjoyable day and I look forward to seeing you on the next course.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

In-person course
- - #27310

This was the first of Pam's courses I had been on and I found it very enjoyable and informative.
We started by mixing primary colours to achieve vast numbers of shades, then tried different techniques on these to obtain various effects, using salt, cling film etc. Once we had the dragonfly outlined the background was painted first, then the above techniques added and then the dragonfly was filled in.
Pam explained and demonstrated each process as we went along and I found her an excellent tutor, calm, informative and very helpful.
All materials and facilities were first class.

I enjoyed this so much I have since returned for another workshop using different techniques and finishes with excellent results, and thoroughly recommend her courses.

Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Thanks for your comments Joan
I’m really pleased that you have enjoyed the courses at Studio with a view. I hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Pam

In-person course
- - #27247

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Response from Pam Smart Studio:

Hi Cath
I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review. Thank you so much for all your positive and generous comments and I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the day. I hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes
Pam Smart

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