Pastels: Vibrant and Loose - 3 day art break


Duration: 3 days

Price: £380

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

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About the Course

Residential art holiday at inspirational Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council.

The joy of pastel is colour, control, and speed. Painting with pastels is building layers from dark to light as with other opaque media, whilst drawing with pastels is using lines and linear marks. Come and enjoy using pastels in a variety of subjects including landscape, still life, faces and figures. The weekend will include drawing instruction, perspective, tones and colour theory. Linda will demonstrate techniques and different subjts, you will then have a go. She does not expect everyone to produce the same painting, she teaches the techniques for you to use in your own way, and is used to teaching classes of mixed ability.

Linda Matthews has worked as a full time artist and tutor for over 10 years: her studio and gallery are in the Norfolk Broads. Inspired by everything around her, she enjoys sharing the essentials of pastels in the studio so you can experience fully the freedom of painting from life - en plein air - out of doors, weather permitting. She works professionally in most media. Her philosophy for painting is ‘Wherever you look there is something to paint. You can never be bored with a pencil, a sketchbook and a paintbox’.

Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. Please get in touch directly to book this offer.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, 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 also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds.
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
Please check the course brochure on our website for more details of what you should bring.



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Course Start Dates

Friday 23rd November 2018

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