Painting the Autumn Landscapes with Oils and Pastels - weekend art residential


Duration: Two days

Price: £279

Run by: Field Studies Council, Margam

01639 895636

Margam Discovery Centre
Margam Park
Port Talbot
SA13 2UA

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About the Course

Spend two days developing your pastel and painting skills at Margam Discovery Centre.

The aim of the course is to develop a palette, and an approach, that captures the atmosphere of the autumnal day. This will be expressed by understanding the use of colour in a naturalistic way but also by an enhanced colour vision. To achieve this the media used will, on the whole, be oil pastels oil bars and oil paints - whatever materials you have would be of benefit but a selection of pastels oil or pigment would be a good starting point. The course is not prescriptive so if your preferred media includes other methods that is also good. The course will focus on landscape work in-situ that is then 'worked up' in the studio. It is hoped that the weather will lend itself to dramatic skies but we will respond to whatever is presented. It would be useful to have a camera but there will be one available (to share) if you don't have such a thing. So the fundamental goal of the course is to experience nature in the day - then develop an aesthetic response in the studio.

David Johnson is a graduate of Goldsmiths College with many years’ experience of tutoring courses to different groups.

Please click through above for a detailed course brochure/bookings or get in touch for more details.

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

What's included in the price?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room and all your meals.

Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

Please click through above for a detailed course brochure with more information about what you should bring.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 19th October 2018

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