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The Courtyard Art Studio

Contact Name: Peter and Kimberley Keegan

Telephone: 01296 733200

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The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

The Courtyard Art Studio
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The Courtyard Art Studio's Courses

Buckinghamshire - Next course on 10th August 2019
Have you ever been tempted to try painting in acrylics but not sure where to start? Are you struggling to get the best out of your acrylic paints or do you want to explore a more varied approach to using them? Acrylics for Beginners is a structured 2 day course, guiding you through techniques and teaching you the best practice for using this exciting and versatile medium. From mixing colours to paint application and mark...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Create a full colour linocut print using the reduction method (each print created from one piece of lino) using your own ideas and designs. This informative and friendly course will introduce you to the process of making full colour linocuts, by hand without a press, using the reduction method. You will learn how to turn your ideas into a design drawing appropriate for print and will work on a single piece of lino per image,...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 20th March 2019
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...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
This 2 day course will see you overcoming any fears you have of using coloured pencils & our chosen support of Pastelmat. You will follow one of Lisa’s in-depth tutorials to create a realistic portrait of either a cat or a dog. Day 1: We will cover all of the basics of getting to know everything to do with coloured pencils. After some foundation exercises we will transfer our line drawing to our support &...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 16th July 2019
This workshop is designed to teach you all the techniques you need to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials on fabric. This is a contemporary adaptation of the ancient tradition of dyeing cloth with plant pigments. No dyes or inks are used, the colour comes directly from the leaves themselves, which we will gather from the beautiful gardens here at Claydon Estate. This course is suitable for absolute beginners but will also be...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 30th April 2019
Capturing light is the very essence of landscape painting and that’s what you’ll be doing on this course. George will demonstrate the essential techniques in easy to follow stages. In addition to this, you’ll examine what makes a successful composition, the importance of tonal values, how to identify your focal point, mixing colours for naturalistic effect and how to treat clouds. Your watercolour landscapes will be transformed with tips and techniques you’ll never forget. This...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 25th February 2019
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...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 16th March 2019
Learn to loosen up your floral watercolour painting with acclaimed artist and tutor, Vivienne Cawson on this new two day course. During the two days, you will learn to capture the essence of still life flowers, working expressively and using a limited palette to create spontaneous floral watercolour paintings. Through demonstrations, exercises and guidance, Vivienne will teach you how to focus on the key elements of drawing and observation, whilst working quickly to create expressive...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 25th June 2019
This course is designed for those looking to paint the landscape in oils. Landscape artist Clare Rose will inspire you to connect with the raw and immediate experience of drawing and painting in the landscape, enabling informed, ‘felt’ landscape oil paintings in the studio. Over the three days Clare will guide you through the differing approaches to landscape painting, from traditional methods, contemporary practices and towards abstraction. Part of the course consists of drawing in...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 7th April 2019
Create a fun and sustainable willow plant support - the perfect addition to your garden this Spring. During this one-day course you will discover the techniques used to weave and create a willow plant support. Using a jig to support construction you will learn how to stake up, organise and bind stakes securely prior to starting the weave. You will learn two weaving techniques: a three-rod wale for the base of the structure, then a...