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Ernie Butler studios

Contact name: Ernie Butler
Total bookings
almost 6 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Ernie is an artist who paints in oils and draws in pencil, charcoal and ink.  He exhibits internationally and his artwork is in international collections.  He teaches, demonstrates and has been funded by the Arts Council England, as well as others. Trained under William Calladine who apprenticed to the last living Dutch old master Jan Hendrik Eversen in techniques used by the old masters.  Also studied the techniques of artists such as Turner, Constable etc.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Beginners and improvers oil painting workshop
Next date: 16th Apr 2024
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Charcoal & Pencil Drawing
Next date: 16th Apr 2024
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Learn the techniques of the Old Masters course / workshop
Next date: 16th Apr 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
10 Jan 24'

Trish reviewed: Charcoal & Pencil Drawing

"Fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Went through the different paper, tools and basics. Charcoal is a forgiving medium and excellent stress-free way to learn. Ernie is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Easy to talk to and fun day."

Ernie Butler studios responded:

"Hi Trish, thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure teaching you. Looking forward to seeing you developing your artistic skills. Best wishes Ernie "

3 Dec 23'

Karen Martin reviewed: Charcoal & Pencil Drawing

"Ernie took the time to tailor the day to my level of experience. Explanations were clear and feedback was given with sensitivity. I enjoyed the day and would recommend Ernie to beginners wanting a good start to art tuition."

Ernie Butler studios responded:

"Thank you for your kind review Karen. It was a pleasure teaching you and look forward to seeing where your artwork takes you Best wishes. Ernie "

3 Nov 23'

Maggie Ward from Ellesworth. reviewed: Beginners and improvers oil painting workshop

"I live in the same village as Ernie, it is brilliant to have such a great tutor right on my door step. I went to his “Open Art Studio” in the summer. He was so friendly and inspiring that I decided to embark on a six week, one half day a week course on a one to one basis. Fantastic! As I had not used oils before and I particularly wanted to do portraiture, Ernie really tailored our classes to exactly what I needed. He is so knowledgeable but completely put me at ease and I can now say why was I so nervous about using oils, they’re brilliant. He has also given me a lot more confidence in my portrait drawings skills. I shall definitely be doing more classes after Christmas. In the meantime I’m going to enjoy practicing my new found medium. Thank you Ernie. "

Ernie Butler studios responded:

"Thank you for the lovely review Maggie very kind of you. It's a pleasure to be helping you. Happy painting. "

1 Nov 23'

Sher reviewed: Beginners and improvers oil painting workshop

"Excellent course. Really recommend. An inspiring and knowledgeable tutor. I enjoyed the journey from a loose landscape sketch in oils to firming up areas of focus in the piece, all under Ernie’s guidance and expert tuition. "

Ernie Butler studios responded:

"It was a pleasure, Sherry, and thank you so much for the positive review. Much appreciated. Ernie "

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