Upcoming Workshops

ONLINE CLASSES BEGINNING SOON

Five 60 – 90 minutes Zoom classes £10 per class

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Thursday studio time with Bella

Thursday Nov 19.  3 – 4.30pm
Demo Mediums for mark making in acrylics and oils
Talk/demo on markmaking in relation to mediums used with acrylics and with oils.
What does what with what…how many do you really need..what you can do without…and how they can help with a more expressive feel in your paintings.

Thursday Nov 26   10am – 11.30am
Demo A quick study in oils 1 hour – 1 knife – 3 colours
Demo from photo reference using just three colours and a painting knife. How to lay out the colours and knife technique for expressive markmaking

Thursday Dec 3 7.30 – 9pm
Critique and Q and A session
Small group – 10 participants maximum
Send me your sketches/photos/reference material and a photo of your painting and get a personal critique and advice.Share with others and hear about their process as well.

Sunday studio time with Bella

Sunday Nov 22 7.30- 9.30pm

Slide talk on the power of a limited palette
Talk with slides exploring the work of artists who use a few colours to create more atmosphere and mood in their paintings.
Talk with slides exploring the work of artists who use a few colours to create more atmosphere and mood in their paintings.

Sunday Nov 29   10 – 11.30am

Demo A quick study in acrylics – the layering process
Working from photo and sketches as reference I will show the whole process of how to work in layers. Staring with broad markmaking, including collage and adding detail at the final stages.

Sunday Dec 6    3 – 4.30pm

Critique and Q and A session
Small group – 10 partipciants maximum
Send me your sketches/photos/reference material and a photo of your painting and get a personal critique and advice. Share with others and from hearing about their process as well… 

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2021 Courses in the UK

RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 2021  Covid permitting!
Sadly, this course at Cober HIll had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
It has been rescheduled for JULY 24 – 30 2021

2020 prices held!

Watch this space for more info.


2020 Courses

This year I have discovered at a wonderful new venue near Scarborough, Cober Hill in Cloughton.

Set in 11 acres of rolling gardens going down to the sea cliffs, this spacious venue has come highly recommended by many former and current students.

Be painterly or Go graphic! JULY 24 – 30 2021

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2021 Courses in Italy

Sadly, my beloved centre d’Arte Verrocchio has fallen victim to the pandemic and for the next couple of years at least, it has been forced to close its doors for courses.

However, they are hoping to be able to offer atelier style accommodation on a DIY basis.

Please visit their website for the details so far.

http://www.verrocchio.co.uk/cms/index.php

Covid permitting I hope to be as usual there for the whole month of Septmeber 2021.

So if there is an opportunity for you  to join me I would love to see you there. Please be in touch with Verrocchio directly to  arrange this.

Although not as it has been, I am sure we can still have a wonderful time in this fabulous place and enjoy working on our art together.

Do contact me if you are thinking about it and I can explain more.

Bella’s iPad Colour Studies


Here you see examples of quick colour studies make on the iPad, some from direct observation and some playful doodles to explore colour palettes and composition. They are all done in about 30 minutes or less. Often these will be used with other drawn studies as preparation for a larger painting.

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