I am running an Art Residential weekend with Patrick Smith on an organic farm near Carlisle on the weekend of Friday 22nd -Sunday 24th of June. It is beautiful rolling farming countryside with lots to stimulate the artistic juices. The accommodation is comfortable and clean with a real working farm on your doorstep. The farm also serves as a resource center so is highly suitable for practical use.
The main thrust of this course is a passionate engagement with the outdoors. We aim to get people effectively using sketchbooks en plein air and feel the sense of history associated with the impressionists as they drew from nature. We will look at devices for chosing your compositions and how to make effective decisions when your souce materials are so overwhelming.
If you have never drawn or painted outdoors it is an incredible mixture of struggle and inner peace. Nothing stays still, yet the sense of space and air soothes the busy soul. We guarantee a moving experience and the added benefit of two highly experienced tutors who both enjoy working as a double act.
Down time will be spent in the center where a wood burner takes off the chill and you can discuss the days experiences. We will have some formal assessments of the days work but maybe more exciting is the continuity that is offered on a residential. We are offering full catering laid on by the farm host Ruth Downham who loves to bake and is passionate about the ingredients.
This is the first one we have laid on so we are keeping costs at a reasonable £195 all inclusive package. The only extra costs will be for materials. We can provide the basics, including the use of a field easel but it is best if you provide your individual drawing and painting equipment. We will advise you on this and are offering hard back A4 sketch books at £5 each
If you are interested please use the form below
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