Saturday art classes




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One of our members, working in the class room.







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First exercise of the day, doing this subject several times so you can witness how your style will improve by doing time limited paintings.








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An example by one of our members, working from the life model.


Cannot come to a weekly class?

Some classes will continue online, via zoom, contact me for more information.

Classes at the venues have resumed.

All day Saturday watercolour workshop Saturday July 16th 2022

This watercolour workshop is for people wanting to improve their watercolour technique, also suitable for those with limited experience. The day will start with a simple subject, teapot and cup, so you can get used to applying watercolour. Probably doing same subject several times, but time limited to no more than a few minutes, to ensure you don’t paint tight. Doing these exercises you will discover a big difference in your work.

 The biggest problem inexperienced watercolourist face in mastering application of watercolour is they over paint and mix too many colours together. You can do this in other mediums, such as acrylics and oils, not watercolour! I teach you to use simple brush strokes, move on. Yes, do a little tweaking. I teach you to work in a spontaneous and instinctive way, rather than copying! Which results in lifeless photographic copies. Most beginners tell me they want to paint like ‘the impressionist’. Which is the style I teach.

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Saturday life drawing class

Life drawing class from a model have also resumed at Lydiate. Fee £28

The all day Saturday class, 10 till 3.30pm is the first Saturday of each month . The class, held at Lydiate parish hall,  L31 4EQ is within easy reach of Southport, Formby, Liverpool, Preston and Ormskirk.

The life class is also structured,  to teach you from the very basics, drawing and measuring. At the same time being introduced to charcoal so that you can begin to understand tonal work before you move on to the painting process.

The fee is £28 per Saturday. To find out more, or to add your name to the list so that you will be reminded of each month's class.

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