Nick, Art Class Taster Day participant
The Art Taster Day begins with refreshments on arrival - tea, coffee and a range of home-made treats as you are greeted by Lizzie - your art tutor for the day.
You will then explore foundational sketching and drawing techniques using pastels, pencils, and charcoal. Guided by Lizzie, you'll create your own still life artwork, with ample time for individual feedback and encouragement.
Pause midday for a sumptuous two-course lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine, in the dining area. Reflect on the morning's discoveries whilst enjoying a view of the landscaped garden.
In the afternoon, you will experiment with mediums such as acrylics, watercolours and inks. Various styles and a variety of materials will be introduced and you'll discover ways to reorganise your own unique composition, inspired by examples from some of the world’s leading artists.
At the end of the day you'll depart with your completed artwork and a complimentary art gift pack, feeling rejuvenated and inspired to continue developing your newfound skills.
The Art Taster Day welcomes participants of all abilities, from beginners to seasoned artists seeking skill refinement and creative exploration in a safe and supportive environment.
Please note the Art Taster Days are for group bookings with a minimum of two people and a maximum of six and costs £95pp.
A RANGE OF STYLES AND TECHNIQUES USING INKS, ACRYLICS, WATERCOLOURS, PENCILS AND PASTELS
BY THE WORK OF LEADING ARTISTS WHO CREATE ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’
YOUR OWN UNIQUE ARTWORK, GUIDED BY AN EXPERIENCED ARTIST AND ART EDUCATOR
YOUR CREATIVITY IN A CALMING AND ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENT
A DELICIOUS TWO COURSE LUNCH WITH A GLASS OF WINE, UNLIMITED TEA, COFFEE AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
SURROUNDED BY FIELDS AND BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS, THESE ART CLASSES WILL LEAVE YOU REFRESHED AND INVIGORATED
“I love encouraging people in their creativity and I believe that everyone, given the space and encouragement, can produce a personal and integral piece of artwork they can be proud of.
The foundational technical skills applied to drawing and painting are vital and each class I teach focuses on developing these but I also believe in generating freedom rather than perfection.
My studios are surrounded by nature and create a calming and safe environment where people are inspired to ‘have a go’, drawing inspiration from the work of leading contemporary and historical artists. I love seeing my students discover new depths of creativity and the moment of surprise and pleasure when they start believing that they can do it”
Lizzie is an experienced teacher in Fine Art, Art & Design and Creative Textiles. As well as holding qualified teaching status and a BA Hons degree in Fine Art from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, she is a practising artist (you can view and purchase prints of her work here) and has exhibited work in galleries across the UK including Birmingham's own RBSA
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