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Learn how to see through an artist’s eye and draw more confidently - Skipton

I enjoyed this drawing workshop as I had never been to one before and it made me look at images in a different way. Trying out different types of pencils was very illuminating and has whet the appetite to pursue this hobby.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Caroline, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. You helped create a lovely 'working' group and so good to know that you now see the world a little differently and are inspired to pursue your creativity!

Learn how to see through an artist’s eye and draw more confidently - Skipton

Excellent introduction to drawing. Kate was an extremely good teacher - patient and kind. The afternoon was very well structured with instruction and mini exercises first and then time to put it all into practice by creating our own drawing. Plenty of supplies available to try different pencils etc. All in all a very enjoyable and instructive afternoon.

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Response from Kate West:

Hello Gilly, Caroline, Jane and Pip, not sure which one of you lovely ladies has left such wonderful review but whoever it was thank you!
Kate

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

Thank you for a very enjoyable workshop last Friday. The three hours passed so quickly!

The workshop really encouraged me to keep going with my painting and to try out new ideas and techniques. There was lots of encouragement and support and you gave us lots of useful hints and tips.

I very much look forward to attending another of your workshops.

I would be very happy to recommend you and your workshops to friends and family.

Thank you again,
Christine

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Christine

Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a positive review and for recommending the the workshops to your friends and family. It is very much appreciated.

You were all keen to experiment and very good listeners - an absolute joy to work with.

Looking forward to working with you again when you join the Open Art group whom I’m sure you will love as they are such friendly and enthusiastic artists.
Kate

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

Enjoyable, very well organised course.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Joyce, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. You were all such a lovely group of artists to work with and I really enjoyed it too.

Create beautiful animal portraits in workshops on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

I had another very interesting and friendly afternoon with Katie and a really lovely painting gang. I had never used pastels before and struggled a bit at first but with encouragement from Katie I ended up with a picture of a fox that was quite cute. I have already booked on another course with her.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Gilly thank you for this lovely review, it was great to work with you again. You were all a joy to work with and full of enthusiasm... Your Fox was definitely cute too!
Looking forward to working and hopefully inspiring you on the next one, Kate

Create beautiful animal portraits in workshops on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

I am quite experienced with pastels, but learned something straight away! I came away knowing more than when I arrived and having had a very enjoyable time. Teaching was good .... a very mixed ability group!
My only criticism - too short!

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Paula, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it’s really appreciated. Great to know you learned something in spite of being accomplished in pastels...
When you told me you could transfer the skills used to draw the Fox to any pet I knew I was speaking to a teacher... I used to teach mixed ability groups in FE and think the group as a whole can often benefit from this mix of skills.
Following the group feedback I’m thinking of making a 5 hour workshop for next year 🙂
Kate

Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

I've attended 2 of Kate's workshops (Watercolour Starter, and Drawing Starter), have signed up for the Pastels Starter and hope to be able to attend one of the Pastels Portrait workshops. Kate's very keen that you take away not just plenty of information at the end of the session, but most of the time is hands-on, with opportunities to try new techniques. She keeps the number of attendees low, so there's plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. Thank you, Kate.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Colin, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and your kind comments. Thanks also for the enthusiasm and participation you brought to the sessions! Great to know that you have enjoyed the sessions and looking forward to working with you again for the pastel workshops.

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

Great workshop, learnt a lot

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Dave, thanks for taking the time to leave a quick review, it is very much appreciated!
Kate

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

I really enjoyed this workshop as I learnt some basic tips and it has encouraged me to start painting again after a three year gap.

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Response from Kate West:

Hi Caroline, so good to know you are encouraged to start painting again after a 3 year gap!
You and the other artists were a joy to work with and it was one of the most enjoyable sessions with wonderful trees created - these will now be added to images advertising this course... I have taken on board the suggestions you all kindly made.

Discover the vibrancy & versatility of watercolours in a half-day workshop in Skipton

I really enjoyed this short introduction to watercolours. I learnt several important techniques and have gained the confidence to get started with watercolours at home.

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Response from Kate West:

The main aim of the workshop was developing the skills to work confidently with watercolours, something that you did really well - your mix of gray from tertiary colours was amazing! Good to know you had a successful 'launch' into this wonderful medium and thank you for taking the time to provide this review. Kate

Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

Loved Kate's course. Her passion for pastels is infectious and her kind, gentle and interactive approach to teaching made it very enjoyable. I have had pastels for years and not done much with them, but Kate has given me the motivation and inspiration to really get going with them!

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Open art sessions in Skipton for all abilities, your art your way guided by Kate

Art and painting has come to life for a true beginner with the patience and knowledge of a very understanding tutor. Kate has been amazing and the classes a joy to attend.

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Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

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Create stunning art using pastels, find out how and what works for you with Kate West

A lovely three hours, lots of information given and a host of materials to experiment with. I didn’t finish my pieces, but left with lots of enthusiasm!

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Open art sessions in Skipton for all abilities, your art your way guided by Kate

This is a wonderful course. I have learned so much and produced work that I would never have thought possible, improving all the time. Thank you Katy.

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Mini Art Projects (Course inactive)

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