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The Courtyard Art Studio

Contact Name: Peter and Kimberley Keegan

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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 13th April 2019
Indulge in a fun morning of seasonal springtime flower arranging. Join the wonderful team from Rhubarb & Roses and learn the art of creating a beautiful springtime posy. Made to your own design, you will learn and explore; The tools and rules for flower arranging including choosing flowers and vases. How to consider balance, colour and shape when arranging blooms. The effects created by different floral & foliage combinations. This course is suitable for all...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 15th May 2019
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 & straight line printing) you need to know to hand block print your own Fabric & Paper using the huge range of designs & colours we will have on offer....
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 8th April 2019
We had so much creative fun last summer with all of you who came along to our debut Junior Artist Workshops and we are very excited to announce we will be running 3 dates during the upcoming Easter holidays. Monday 8 April: Batik This was our fastest selling workshop last summer! Whether you are completely new to Batik or you have tried it before, come and learn this ancient technique of using wax and dye...
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 27th March 2019
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...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 18th May 2019
A comprehensive introduction to the history and technique of traditional Japanese watercolour woodblock printing from design to finished print, including lessons in preparing and getting the best from papers, tools and woodblocks. The only five day course renowned printmaker Laura Boswell teaches, this comprehensive introduction to the art of traditional Japanese woodblock printing will take you from the process of working up your ideas into a design drawing suitable for printing, through to making a...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
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...
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...