Summer Painting - weekend art course with accommodation


Duration: 3 days

Price: £390

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About the Course

Three day art residential course in the beautiful area of the Slapton Ley Field Centre.

This outside-based course provides artists working in any chosen media with the opportunity of working within Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, Slapton village and various coastal locations. The aim is to build up confidence in various skills, through both direct observation and studio based workshops whilst receiving a balance of theoretical and practical advice. Daily demonstrations will include drawing, mark making, pen and ink with wash, watercolour, (and if appropriate for the group acrylic and how to prepare supports for oil painting).. whilst tips and advice, including using sketchbooks will be given with both group and individual tuition 'en plein air', where we will experiment with representation, spontaneity and abstraction. Inspiring evening slide shows, looking at the work of artists, will prompt a variety of approaches, as well as workshops. These will include:- the use of perspective/aerial perspective/how to convey depth and distance/ tone /exploring colour theory/ colour mixing with gouache or chosen media. The possibility of painting at sunset or twilight will provide inspiration for atmospheric paintings. Most of the painting locations involve minimal walking but sometimes we use country or coastal footpaths, which can be rough so please bring stout shoes. Hilary Jean Gibson is an experienced illustrator and tutor who teaches for the St Ives School of Painting, Cornwall and delivers guided tours for Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. She has a 1st Class BA Hons degree in Graphic Design, an MA in the History of Modern Art and Design and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice. In 2010 Hilary wrote, illustrated and self-published a book about Godolphin (NT). Currently she is drawing and painting at the Leach Pottery St.Ives and working on commissions for Trelissick (NT). Hilary has taught art since 1980 and run F.S.C. art courses since 1999.

Hilary Jean Gibson is an experienced illustrator and tutor who teaches for the St Ives School of Painting, Cornwall and has delivered guided tours for Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. She has a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design, an MA in the History of Modern Art and Design and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice; she has recently written, illustrated and self-published a book about Godolphin (NT). Hilary has taught art since 1980 and run F.S.C. art courses since 1999.

Join Hilary on her Expressive Watercolour class 30th July - 3rd August and receive a £125 discount.

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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).

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Course Start Dates

Friday 27th July 2018

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