Portraiture for Beginners 

14 - 15 March 2017  -  £140    FULLY BOOKED

15 - 16 July 2017  -  £140  (LAST SPACE REMAINING) 

7 - 8 October 2017  -  £140   FULLY BOOKED   Click to join waiting list

This course is designed for those looking to try their hand at portraiture in oils for the first time or those who have no experience in oils or painting before. Over the two days Peter will demonstrate and guide you through his structured approach to creating a portrait that includes many essential elements including how to start a portrait, mixing flesh tones, capturing facial details and ultimately creating a good likeness. Working from excellent photographic images, with an opportunity to bring your own images to work from, this course will give you plenty of one-to-one instruction from Peter as well as informal group critiques and discussions helping further your knowledge and enjoyment of portraiture. 
During this course you can expect to complete at least 2 finished portraits. Over the 2 days you will also have the chance to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds of Claydon during break times. 

Most of the main painting materials are provided for this course at no extra fee. Some essential items are required. Artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish. 

For further details on these courses and booking information, please visit the booking page. 


NEW: Figurative Workshop

5 - 6 June 2017  -  £140     

22 - 23 July 2017  -  £140    LAST SPACE REMAINING     

From children playing on a beach, a busy cafe scene to a family walking through a meadow, this course will take you through the process of capturing these picturesque scenes that feature figures as the main focus. Peter will lead you through his structured approach to creating these types of paintings which include the initial drawing, colour mixing and paint application. You will have the option to work from an excellent range of photographs or you are welcome to bring your own images to work from. All the main painting materials are provided for this course at no extra fee. Some essential items are required. Artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish. 

For further details on these courses and booking information, please visit the booking page. 


NEW: Impressionistic Workshop

1 - 2 April 2017  -  £140   FULLY BOOKED   

14 - 15 August 2017  -  £140   FULLY BOOKED     Click here to join waiting list

Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape like one of the Impressionists? This 2 day course is designed to give you both an insight and opportunity to work in the same style and manner as some of the great Impressionist painters, producing landscape paintings enriched with colour, texture and light. Taking inspiration from Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and others, we will use some of the most idyllic scenes around Claydon as our inspiration to produce beautiful Impressionistic landscape paintings. Time will be taken to learn specific brush techniques, oil paint application and the importance of colour theory to create a painting with real harmony and vibrancy.  All the main painting materials are provided for this course at no extra fee. Some essential items are required. Artists are welcome to bring their own preferred materials if they wish. 

For further details on these courses and booking information, please visit the booking page.