Friday, 30 January 2015

Poppies Watercolour


A lovely day painting bright and beautiful Poppies.

Most of the group came to the class having received the day as a Christmas Present.

We had 4 new artists, 3 of whom hadn't painted with watercolour before.


I was very impressed with one artist having matching nails for the day!


Today's delicious lunch was Pomegranate Chicken, Crushed Potatoes and a Warm Cauliflower Salad, followed by Roasted Rhubarb and Lemon Pots.



After lunch, Claire continued to demonstrate in her step by step style.


Below are today's fantastic paintings: 









Back next week with Frosty Mornings!


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Beginners Watercolour January 2015


A great day yesterday, 6 Beginners/Refreshers in for an inspiring and enjoyable day.

These classes are perfect if you haven't painted for a long time, or if you want to get back to basics and start again at the very beginning.


Claire talks about different paints, brushes and papers, and there is plenty of time in the morning to play with paint and water, mix colours and experiment.


This painting just required some gentle drawing before Claire showed everyone how to mix and then paint their first wash onto the paper.


Claire teaches in a step by step style at a kind steady pace, which is very important, as there is alot of information and technique to take in. 


This is a great painting to do, it covers a variety of techniques, from perspective through to shadows, that Beginners can then use in future watercolours.


At the end of the class, Claire presents the paintings in beautiful mounts, so we can see all the hard work that has gone on throughout the day.

Below is a photo of our artists hard at work!




Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Rockies Poppies!


A really bright and beautiful start to term!

Big and loose and colourful. 


Today's group were from Rock Choir in Wokingham, they have painted a few times with us now.


It was a really fun day, lots of laughter with the occasional burst of song!


We used one of Claire's new paints, POPPY from her new range, and it was beautifully vibrant and perfect for the day.




To see what other classes are happening this term, click here

And if you fancy a sing, have a look at joining Rock Choir, they are all over the country and you can have a free session to see what you think (no auditions!)



Sunday, 4 January 2015

Happy New Year - Latest News

(West Wittering - January 2015)

Happy New Year Everyone

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are ready to embrace 2015.

Bookings are well underway for our Art Classes, have a look at the list below and see if there are any that take your fancy:

Wednesday 21 January - Beginners Watercolour

Friday 30 January - Poppies

Wednesday 4 February - A Frosty Morning

Thursday 26 February - Fresh Flowers - Still Life

Tuesday 3 March - Rugged Scotland - Landscape

Wednesday 11 March - Pen, Ink and Wash

Thursday 12 March - Seascapes with Acrylic Inks, Tissue Paper and Acrylics Paints

Tuesday 28 April - How to Simplify a Complicated Picture - A Market Scene

Wednesday 29 April - Reflections in the Sand

Tuesday 12 May - Bluebells

Wednesday 20 May - Cornwall's Sunsets

Tuesday 9 June - Mixed Media


All classes run from 9:30am - approx 3pm and cost £70
This includes all of your materials, a 2 course home cooked lunch with a glass of wine.


We have an AGA class on Friday 6 February

"Making the Most of Your Aga"
with Sarah Whitaker

9.45am - 1.30pm
£65
includes a tasting lunch of all the food cooked, a glass of wine and a copy of all the recipes to take home with you.