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Still life painting (inc Dutch style) at Stonehouse Studio

Still life study at Stonehouse Studios

Duration: One day

Price: £65

Book with: Karen Bird
at Stonehouse Studios

Stonehouse Farm
Drayton Lane
Drayton Bassett, Nr Tamworth
Staffordshire
B783EF

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About the Course

Set in the lovely rural setting of Drayton Bassett at Stonehouse Studios with the talented and experienced teacher and artist Karen Bird.

You will choose to work from a still life along traditional themes including fruit, flowers, glass, ceramic and colourful fabric backdrop or a still life of your own creation which you can either bring along or find amongst the many interesting items and objet d’art in the studio.

Oil painting and acrylic painting techniques are suitable media for this genre. These techniques can be worked through and developed further. This course is aimed at developing your observation skills and confidence to use the medium of your choice.

Works by traditional flower painters of the 17th century such as Jan van Huysum and Simon Pietersz Verelst will be scrutinised and emulated but with your personal take. Traditional paintings by Pieter Claesz, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbaran and later artists such as Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and Georgio Morandi may influence you. Alternatively, the naive style of Mary Fedden and Vanessa Bowman may be a source of inspiration.

Although oil and acrylic are recommended for the traditional Dutch style, watercolour painting techniques can be worked through and developed further.

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

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments are included throughout the day. You may wish to bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the farmhouse gardens (subject to availability).



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This was brilliant fun. The arrangement of flowers at the end of the studio seemed like an impossible painting but with Karen's guidance and encouragement from the other painters I was very pleased with what I created. It was amazing to see the different paintings created on the day showing different styles of art. Sharing lunch outside in the peaceful countryside was the icing on the cake. I love this studio and can't wait to go back.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities

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