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The Courtyard Art Studio

Contact Name: Peter and Kimberley Keegan

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The Courtyard Art Studio
Claydon Courtyard, Claydon Estate,
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

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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

5 day Ecoprint Masterclass with Caroline Nixon
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5 day Ecoprint Masterclass with Caroline Nixon
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£450
Caroline Nixon is renowned for pushing the boundaries and developing new techniques. Join her on this intensive 5 day course, suitable for experienced ecoprinters, designed to take your practice to the next level. During this immersive 5 day course you will: · Refine your bundling technique to enhance crispness and clarity of prints · Use a variety of mordants for both protein and cellulose fabrics · Combine ecoprint with natural dye, tannins and indigo · Enhance your understanding of discharging with leaves · Explore shibori effects to enhance your backgrounds...
Charcoal portraiture with Peter Keegan
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Charcoal portraiture with Peter Keegan
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£180
This brand new course 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 are welcome to bring your own images to work from or there will be a selection of...
Christmas wreath morning workshop with Rhubarb and Roses
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Christmas wreath morning workshop with Rhubarb and Roses
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
£50
A lovely festive morning making your own Christmas wreath - perfect to adorn your door to welcome in the festive season. Join the wonderful team at Rhubarb & Roses, hosted by The Courtyard Art Studio, to make a beautiful festive door wreath. Made to your own design using natural pine and foliage, decorated with dried fruits, cones and seasonal ribbon. The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit in a beautiful setting. An ideal morning workshop to do with a friend or family member, where you’ll also be able...
Colour Theory with Peter Keegan
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Colour Theory with Peter Keegan
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 21st October 2019
£90
This 1 day Colour Theory course has been designed to give artists of all abilities a hands on and in-depth look into the world of colour. The course will allow you to develop a greater understanding of colour theory, which will enhance your knowledge of art and make your own painting process much easier. During the course you will spend time exploring the importance of tone and temperature when attempting to mix accurate colours, as well as looking at how famous artists of the past used colour theory to enhance...
Contre-Jour Street Scenes in Acrylics with Tom Shepherd
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Contre-Jour Street Scenes in Acrylics with Tom Shepherd
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 22nd October 2019
£160
Learn to paint street scenes in acrylics full of movement and life with a strong emphasis on the contrast of light. This course will provide a mixture of structured exercises, demonstrations and plenty of guided tuition, encouraging you to get a big brush out and look at finding the balance between accuracy and letting loose. You will look at painting with and against the light to build the atmosphere within this style of painting. What to bring; Acrylic paints in a range of colours. Brushes in a range of sizes...
Drawing Immersion Workshop with Bex Gouverneur
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Drawing Immersion Workshop with Bex Gouverneur
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£270
This 3 day course is an in depth and intensive exploration into the genre of drawing, for those artists looking to extend their knowledge and practice into the professional realm. Under the expert guidance of professional artist and tutor, Bex Gouverneur, you will work through set tasks and structured exercises as well as having time to work on your own ideas and pursue your own creative development journey. Across the 3 days, you will explore a broad range of media, subjects and techniques, culminating in a day of life drawing...
Indian Block Printing Workshop with The Arty Crafty Place
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Indian Block Printing Workshop with The Arty Crafty Place
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£80
Learn how to hand print your own Fabric & Paper using hand carved wood blocks from Jaipur, India. Learn the traditional art of Indian Block printing with The Arty Crafty Place, suitable for all abilities. Learn all the different techniques (colour mixing, repeat designs, random and straight line printing) you need to hand block print your own fabric and paper using the huge range of designs and colours that will be on offer. Use this knowledge to then print a collection of practice fabric, cards, gift tags & paper and...
Life drawing and portraiture evening classes
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Life drawing and portraiture evening classes
Buckinghamshire
£12
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 a range of interesting poses to work from in a well-lit space. The session will...
Life drawing workshop with Peter Keegan
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Life drawing workshop with Peter Keegan
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£180
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 informal group critiques and discussions helping to further your knowledge and enjoyment of life-drawing. During...
Willow Christmas Tree Workshop with Hazel Godfrey
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Willow Christmas Tree Workshop with Hazel Godfrey
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 4th December 2019
£80
Create a fun and sustainable willow Christmas Tree - perfect for indoors or out and reusable for the garden in Spring. In a time when we are all more and more aware of our environmental footprint, what could be better this Christmas than making your own Christmas tree? During this one-day course, you will discover the techniques used to make an alternative and contemporary Christmas Tree that also works as a plant support! Using a jig to support construction, you will learn how to stake up, organise and bind stakes...