The Courtyard Art Studio
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This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
About The Courtyard Art Studio
A bespoke arts venue, designed and run by artists for artists, it is our vision to offer only the highest quality of arts experiences. Whether our students are complete beginners or looking to enhance their skills, our carefully selected, experienced art tutors provide optimum opportunities for everyone to experience the joy, reward and fulfilment of practising art. In the stunning grounds of Claydon Estate, North Bucks, The Courtyard Art Studio is a place for people to learn, relax and create.
The Courtyard Art Studio's Courses
A 3 day course covering advanced techniques for drawing domestic animals in charcoal including taking reference photographs, combining and altering images, tackling white fur and adding backgrounds.
For those who have previously attended Bex’s Domestic Animals in Charcoal workshop or have previous experience of her charcoal techniques, this course seeks to embed and extend these practices as well as introducing some essential photography skills in order to help you obtain the best quality reference images...
Not many things stir the traveller's imagination more than images of animals and birds from far flung lands. Learn to paint these animals so they are full of life, movement and intrigue.
By looking at a few fundamentals we can learn how to tackle any animal or bird, however unusual their shape and colour, and capture that all important feeling of 'life'. This course will involve a mixture of structured exercises, demonstrations and plenty of...
This brand new course for 2019 will show you the best practices and approaches for creating a head-and-shoulders portrait in charcoal.
You will be shown and guided through two different approaches to creating a portrait in charcoal and chalk on paper.
The first approach will be structured with a focus on proportions and likeness, whilst the second will be more expressive with a focus on gesture and character. You will be working from photographs. You...
Create beautiful botanical images on paper using real foliage and flowers gathered from the gardens at Claydon Estate.
Ecoprinting is a form of monoprint, or botanical contact print. Using heat and pressure you will learn to transfer the pigment and outline directly from leaf to paper. You will learn how to use natural dyes and pigments to enhance your prints.
The finished printed papers can be framed works of art in their own right, turned...
Learn how to use wool like paint to create a beautiful, textured, felted picture.
Working from an inspirational image, Bridget will teach and guide you through the range of processes and techniques needed to create your own, unique, felted picture.
Day 1 is all about building your picture using a combination of pre felting, dry felting and wet felting techniques, tailored to your picture's requirements. You will spend time really exploring how to manipulate the...
We had so much creative fun last summer and at Easter, with all of you who came along to our Junior Artists Workshops and we are very excited to announce the first 3 dates running during the upcoming summer holidays.
Each workshop will cover a different subject matter/theme. See our website for which workshop will run on which date and to book your child's place.
After the success of the colour workshop...
Our "Life drawing and portraiture night" evening classes can be bought on an ad-hoc basis, by turning up at The Studio and paying £12 before the session starts.
Both classes run once a month and are untutored, giving everyone a chance to paint or draw from a live model. All abilities are welcomed in these relaxed and friendly classes.
Our life drawing class gives you the chance to work from a professional live model, offering...
This engaging and dynamic workshop will lead you through a range of approaches to drawing the nude figure from life.
Over the two days Peter will demonstrate and guide you through his approach to creating a figure drawing with emphasis on achieving correct proportions and expressive mark making. Working from two different professional models over the 2 days (male and female), this workshop will give you plenty of one-to-one instruction from Peter, as well as...
This two day course, working from live models, will be led by Rob Wareing who has had a portrait painting career spanning more than 40 years.
On both days, Rob will begin with a demonstration. The emphasis throughout, will be to teach you how to work directly from the model and achieve that all important likeness. You will learn the all important key measurements which exist in anatomy and facial structure, how to look for...
There is a common myth that classical oil painting requires a lot of experience and immense skill to master. This is simply not true, especially when the techniques used are fully explained. Any artist, from the beginner to the more advanced, can learn how to approach this style of painting without fear.
Mike will demonstrate each stage of the process, give you plenty of one-to-one tuition and guide you through this 3 day course in...