Wonderfully relaxing workshop spending the day painting still life. We will explore the importance of dynamic composition and painting fast and loose. Beginning with a demonstration this workshop will provide you with confidence in colour mixing, paint application and the basics of colour theory. All references and still life supplied. What to bring: 4b pencil, rubber and putty rubber Palette knife size 22 or similar Canvas paper or canvas board 12” x 16” (30 x 40cms) Selection of flat, synthetic brushes in a range from 4 - 12 One small round brush size 2, for detailed work Rags or baby wipes (biodegradable) Oil painters will need Liquin original painting medium and sansoder or zest it low odour thinners Paper tear off palette pad for oil or acrylic and fine mist spray for acrylics A packed lunch Old clothes or apron Paint to bring (either oil or acrylic) Cadmium Red Cadmium yellow Ultramarine Blue Titanium white Cerulean blue Permanent Rose Raw Umber Art Suppliers: Jacksons Art supplies CassArt

What's included in the price?

Included on the day: Any other materials not specified for the students to bring Expert tuition 1 to 1 guidance Detailed demonstrations A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid. Level: Beginners and improvers Number of students: 10


1 day

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


A unique venue in the Berkshire countryside offering a range of creative workshops and flowers from our very own cutting garden.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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Micklems Farmhouse, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD