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).