Workshops

Like Us On Facebook

1449096706_facebook_circle_color

What our students say about us...

I’ve always tried to create a picture I would be proud to show off.  I’d dabbled with drawing and painting, but lacked the basic skills and techniques to achieve what I had in my mind.  I have been given some priceless guidance, techniques, skills and advice, and I now feel more confident and capable to try new mediums and techniques, and I enjoy my art so much more. Thank you.

Liz Bradley Stoke

<< Prev
Next >>

Summer Workshops 2019

MONDAY 3RD JUNE 2019 10am to 4pm

1 Day Colour Theory and Miniature Painting Workshop (Watercolour)

Covering colour theory and watercolour technique, learn how to mix colours to achieve the results you want and fall in love with colour. In the second session, learn about the history of miniature painting and make some tiny paintings of your own and frame your favourite (frame included).

£65 including all materials and buffet lunch.

Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.    

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2019 10am to 4pm

1 Day Contemporary Expressive Landscape Workshop

The morning will be spent experimenting with the many mediums we have available - Watercolour, Acrylic Inks, Brusho, Inktense blocks and pencils, oil pastels and more…. We’ll be using brushes, palette knives, fingers and even nature itself – leaves, ferns and twigs to apply colour to paper.  Taking inspiration from the likes of Kurt Jackson and Ann Blockley you’ll try new techniques under the guidance of tutor Emma Burleigh! After lunch, choose an image to work from or create a landscape from your imagination.  Working in a size up to A2 you will have plenty of time to build up layers of colour to create an abstract  expressive painting to take home at the end of the day.

£65 including all materials and buffet lunch.

Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.    

MONDAY 17TH JUNE 2019 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.15pm to 4.15pm

1/2 Day Traditional Tile Painting Workshop

The first session will introduce you to the paints and how to apply them to the tile.  You will learn about the traditional images and patterns used in Delft tile painting. After some experimenting you will go on to design and paint your own tiles – either a traditional design or create your own. Once completed you can take your tiles home and after 24 hours bake them in the oven for a beautiful glossy appearance.  A set of porcelain paints will be yours to keep!  

£35 including refreshments and your own set of porcelain paints to take home and keep!

Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.    

NEW DATE ADDED!!!!!!

MONDAY 24TH JUNE or WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY 2019 10am to 4pm

1 Day Workshop - Wildlife in Coloured Pencil with Andrew Forkner 

Back by popular demand – artist Andrew Forkner joins us again at Love Art to demonstrate and guide us through the process he uses to create beautiful animal drawings in coloured pencil. A self-taught wildlife artist, Andrew works in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, coloured pencil, acrylics and pastel to complete his originals.  He has produced several commissions for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), of which he has been a member for almost forty years.  He is a keen naturalist and has travelled in both this country and abroad in search of wildlife.

£75 including all materials and buffet lunch. Included in the workshop price is a set of 36 coloured pencils which are yours to take home with you to complete your piece.

Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.      

Autumn Workshop 2018 - extra date added

Monday 22nd October & !!!NEW DATE!!! Monday 5th November

1 Day Christmas Card Workshop        10am - 4pm  

Create your own Christmas Card Design (and we will print it for you!). Spend the morning experimenting with coloured pencils, traditional pen and wash and finally fun and contemporary Brusho.  Then, after lunch choose one design to focus on in pencil, watercolour, Brusho or mixed media.  Tutor Emma Burleigh will be on hand to assist you throughout and offer advice on the best approach for your particular design.   After the workshop is over your original image will be taken away to be printed up as 50 Christmas Cards sized 127 mm x 177 mm. The original design plus your 50 cards and envelopes will be available to collect from the hall in November – in plenty of time to post to your family and friends before Christmas! £89 including all materials, 50 cards and envelopes printed in your own design, plus 2 course lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.

Summer Workshops 2018

TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2018 10am to 4pm 1 Day Colour Theory and Miniature Painting Workshop (Watercolour) Covering colour theory and watercolour technique, learn how to mix colours to achieve the results you want and fall in love with colour. In the second session, learn about the history of miniature painting and make some tiny paintings of your own and frame your favourite (frame included). £65 including all materials and buffet lunch. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your places. WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE 2018 10am to 4pm 1 Day Acrylic Inks Workshop FULLY BOOKED Painting with acrylic ink allows all sorts of techniques for texture, blending colour, getting transparent looks and opaque looks. They are wonderfully diverse.  We’ll even be adding some sparkle with metallic colours! Perfect for creating abstract land and seascapes, we’ll be trying out lots of techniques in the morning session and in the afternoon you will work on your final piece on a canvas to take home with you. £65 including all materials and buffet lunch. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your places. TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2018 10am to 4pm 1 Day Holiday Sketchbook Workshop (Mixed Media) FULLY BOOKED Using your own material – photos, postcards, journals etc, or “borrowed” material from Love Art’s archives transform an empty sketchbook into a work of art. Artist Emma Burleigh will show you the techniques she uses to create her own beautiful travel journals.  Working in pen and wash, watercolour and coloured pencil you’ll learn how to create a wonderful souvenir of your travels! £65 including sketchbook and all materials and buffet lunch. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your places. WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2018 10am to 4pm 1 Day Workshop - Animals in Graphite with Andrew Forkner FULLY BOOKED Wildlife Artist Andrew Forkner will be spending the day with us, demonstrating his graphite pencil technique and answering your questions.  Andrew will be demonstrating and guiding students through the process of drawing an animal of their choice in graphite from the initial drawing to the final stages. You will soon understand the full potential of pure graphite and an eraser! £70 including all materials and buffet lunch. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your places.

Winter Workshops 2018

HALF TERM FAMILY ART WORKSHOP FOR ADULT AND 1 CHILD (AGE 7+) Monday 12th February 2018  9.30am - 12.30pm or 1.15pm - 4.15pm 1/2 Day Family Workshop Exploring colour and mark-making to express feeling! Taking inspiration from Van Gogh, you will explore colour and mark-making in coloured pencil and oil pastel.  Working together with your young artist you will complete some fun art exercises, including learning about the proportions of the face.  We will look at how to create feeling in your drawing and painting and finish with a Van Gogh inspired piece to take home. £45 per adult with 1 child (age 7 plus) including all materials and refreshments throughout the day. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your places. DESIGN YOUR OWN MUG AND COASTER WORKSHOP Monday 5th March 2018  10am - 4pm 1 Day workshop Paint your own design in watercolour for a Mug & Coaster and we will have it printed for you! With guidance from tutor Emma Burleigh, you will work on various design ideas for both a mug and a coaster in the morning session.  Working in a range of watercolour techniques we will look at what kind of designs work best for a curved and a flat surface of different proportions. There will be plenty of inspiration for you to work from and you can try pen and wash, pen and ink or just watercolour! In the afternoon session you will work on your final design ensuring that it meets the correct proportions for the printing stage. Mug and coaster sets make fabulous personalised gifts or maybe you will like it so much you will want to keep it for yourself! The mug and coaster sets will be printed up and ready for you to collect.  Additional mugs and coasters may be printed at a cost of £10 per set. £70 per person including Mug and Coaster Set printed in your own design, all materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.

Autumn Workshop 2017 - this workshop is now full

Monday 23rd  October 2017 , 10am-4pm 1 Day Christmas Card Workshop Create your own Christmas Card Design (and we will print it for you!). Spend the morning experimenting with traditional pen and wash, contemporary Brusho and finally some collage Christmas card designs in the style of Mark Hearld.  Then, after lunch choose one design to focus on in watercolour, Brusho or mixed media.  Tutor Emma Burleigh il_570xN.827372953_9vmtwill be on hand to assist you throughout and offer advice on the best approach for your particular design.   After the workshop is over your original image will be taken away to be printed up as 50 Christmas Cards sized 127 mm x 177 mm. The original design plus your 50 cards and envelopes will be available to collect from the hall in November – in plenty of time to post to your family and friends before Christmas! £89 including all materials, 50 cards and envelopes printed in your own design, plus buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please call Tracy on 07793 214437 or email tracy@loveartclasses.co.uk to reserve your place.

Spring 2017 Workshops

If you would like to book any of these workshops please call Emma on 01454 227116. Monday May 15th (in case of postponement Monday 22nd May) , 11am-4pm 1 Day Plein Air Workshop - Watercolour by the River Avon in Saltford The morning session will cover how to isolate a composition by simplifying the scene and start with a good design which emphasises a focal point. Demonstrations will be given on creating depth with linear and atmospheric perspective along with when and how to create soft and Boats-at-Saltford-lock-wmhard edges.  After lunch you can continue with your painting and we will focus on capturing light and shadow. Time for a cake too! We will be working from the riverside with multiple viewpoints, close to the Riverside Inn where will we have lunch, inside or outside depending on the weather. £70 including all materials, lunch and refreshments. Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10am-4pm 1 Day Paint a Poem Workshop - Winterbourne Down Love Art Tutor Emma Burleigh will uncover some of the ways you can access your own “mind’s eye” and translate the imagery you see in your mind when you read and hear poetry onto the canvas. In the morning session you'll also look at some ways to activate your imagination, building Tyger Tygerconfidence in your own creativity. Emma will share some tips and ideas drawn from her own way of working. You will work as a group from a poem or short story, making playful sketches and small paintings which you will build on until you have achieved a strong composition.  In the afternoon you'll be free to work on your own on a poem or story of your own (or from our reference material). You’ll explore your response and interpretation of the poem and you’ll be encouraged to experiment with mixed media, using acrylic paint as your main medium and work on an A3 primed acrylic board. £65 including all materials, buffet lunch and refreshments. Wednesday 24th May 2017, 10am – 4pm 1 Day Workshop - Portraits in Pastel This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The morning session will focus on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone colour. Students will work on the fundamentals of drawing the 10e1d4db57da83699c6ac9b6788f3ae7human head while developing new skills in soft pastel. The workshop will feature a live model, and tutor Emma Burleigh will demonstrate her own techniques to draw from life. Students will learn to use an approach that helps them see the big shapes first, and then go into details towards the end of the session. This is a great opportunity for you to discover your own passion for drawing, or just take your existing skills to the next level. £85 including all materials, buffet lunch and refreshments.

Autumn Workshops 2016

Monday 3rd and Monday 10th October 2016 , 10am-4pm 1 Day Christmas Card Workshop Create your own Christmas Card Design (and we will print it for you!). Spend the morning experimenting with watercolour, pen and ink, stencils and Brusho Christmas card designs, then in the afternoon choose one design to focus on in one or a combination of these mediums.  Tutor Emma Burleigh will be on hand to assist you throughout the process.   After the workshop Love Art will take your original image to be printed up as 50 Christmas Cards sized 127 mm x 177 mm. The original design plus your 50 cards and envelopes will be available to collect from the hall at the end of October – in plenty of time to post to your family and friends before Christmas! £89 including 50 cards and envelopes printed in your own design, plus buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Spring and Summer Workshops

All our workshops are now full.  If you would like to go on the waiting list in case of cancellation, please call Emma on 01454 227116. Wednesday May 11th 2016 , 10am-4pm   FULLY BOOKED 1 Day Illustration Workshop Love Art tutor Emma Burleigh guides you on a journey of discovery – taking inspiration from some of the greatest illustrators of all time. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of illustrative approaches from traditional to contemporary where you will find your own illustrative style and produce a unique illustration of your own. £65 including all materials and buffet lunch. Wednesday June 15th 2016, 10am-4pm  FULLY BOOKED 1 Day Colour Theory and Miniature Painting Workshop (Watercolour) Covering colour theory and watercolour technique, learn how to mix colours to achieve the results you want and fall in love with colour. In the second session, learn about the history of miniature painting and make some tiny paintings of your own and frame your favourite (frame included). £65 including all materials and buffet lunch. Tuesday July 12th 2016, 10am – 4pm    FULLY BOOKED 1 Day Brusho Workshop Brusho is a brilliantly intense paint powder that comes in little pots of magic! It has completely unique qualities that make it unpredictable and fun and ideal for anyone that wants to create loose, impressionistic and vibrant artwork. Brusho allows you to create visually stunning, expressive artwork with the minimum of fuss. It’s fun to use, beginner-friendly and ideal if you want to learn how to create very contemporary, very striking images to hang on your wall or even sell! We spend the morning session experimenting with Brusho, trying out some simple trees and flowers and in the afternoon choose either a figure, an animal or a landscape for your main piece. Think of it as a collaboration between you and Brusho! £70 including all materials and buffet lunch. Wednesday July 13th 2016, 10am – 4pm  FULLY BOOKED 1 Day Figure Drawing Workshop With a clothed model to study for a full day, this workshop offers you plenty of opportunity to develop your drawing skills at a slower pace and with expert guidance. You will cover gesture drawing, capturing movement, the human anatomy, texture in material and much more! Our model for the day will begin with a series of short static and moving poses which we will capture in charcoal. We then go on to some longer poses in charcoal and line and wash. After lunch with a change of attire, our model will pose for longer sessions (around an hour), allowing you to focus on more detail – tone and texture in your choice of medium – charcoal or pastel. £75 including all materials and buffet lunch.