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Line & Wash ... 'Painting buildings in the Landscape' with Channel 5's Watercolour Challenge 2022 winner John Harrison. A Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
'Buildings in the Landscape' using Line and Wash - with John Harrison We're delighted John will e reutrning to Greystoke over the weekend of Sat 8th and Sun 9th July 2023 ... he is running two separate one-day workshops but will vary the subject of each day in order to accommodate those wishing to attend both days. Our camera and screen set up is ideal for John 's classes ... enabling every student to 'watch him creating his paintings very close up' - as if looking over his shoulder- but from the comfort of your desk ... for the entire day! John recently took part Channel 4's 2022 Watercolour Challenge, in which he won one of the painting challenges set. He is an excellent teacher with a lovely manner. Try your hand at “line and wash” – the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour – with landscape artist John Harrison. You will start the day with an introduction to John’s particular style of line and wash, and the importance he places on drawing and sketching. John's favoured subject matter features built structures in the wider landscape, exploring the contrast between the man-made and the natural.Largely self-taught, he doesn’t consider himself a painter, but uses the unpredictable yet exciting medium of watercolour to high lght his drawings. He is an active Urban Sketcher, and runs many workshops and classes, details of which are posted on his website. His work is in many private collections both in the UK and internationally, he undertakes commissions both private and corporate and has just come to the end of a year-long monthly feature in the Dalesman. We look forward to welcoming you here in Cumbria and the Lake District.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home-made biscuits; a tasty home made lunch taken at your desks or outside on the Tea Lawn if it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District. We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005, from what was the original C2C Greystoke Cycle Café situated on the northern fringes of the Lake District. It was with great sadness that the Cycle Café was closed to the public in 2018; we since have become ‘Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns’. All our tutors are carefully hand selected professional experts and many are considered as national leaders in their field.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
with Craft Courses since 2013Message the tutor
Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.
- Corporate days out & team building
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- Suitable for beginners
- UK Holiday
- Intermediate level
- Accommodation offered