Exciting new short courses planned for the 16th to the 19th July


Mixed Media and Collage with Nena Parkes

Tuesday 16th July 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 12 students £70

At the end of the day participants should have at least one and possibly two completed works. The course will involve quick drawings with dip pen and ink, recycling old paper or canvas works in any medium that are no longer required . These will be cut and torn to collage together creating an overall image . Thread could be used as a final detail.
Materials to bring:
A2 backing board, good quality heavy duty paper (available from the school if required),
old paper/canvas art works in any medium suitable for tearing/cutting. Paint, glue, needle and threads (optional). Reference material to work from for the overall image or your imagination is just as good!
To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


Flowers and Botanicals in pastel with Kate Hammersley

Tuesday 16th July 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 12 students £70

An enjoyable one-day workshop drawing flowers and botanicals from direct observation. Artists have been drawing and painting flowers and plants for centuries and in this workshop, you will be able to look at some of the best examples. You will be able to learn about different compositions, ways to create texture and colour harmonies. Experimenting with blending colours, optical colour mixing, complementary colours and individual mark making you will be able to move towards developing your own personal style to create a vibrant pastel drawing.
Materials to bring: Chalk pastels, sheet of A2 or larger coloured pastel paper, putty rubber, pencil, eraser, fixative. Paper is available from the school shop.
To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


Lino Printing with Claire Florey-Hitchcox

Wednesday 17th July 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 10 Students £75

Explore the art of linocut in this one day workshop where you will be guided through the entire printmaking process. You will be taught how to use the carving tools and you will learn how to make a range of different marks on an initial practice block. Next you will spend some time composing your design. You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty of inspiration will be at hand to help you decide. You will be shown how to ink your lino blocks, how to burnish prints by hand and how to make prints using a press. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with previous experience. Everything will be explained clearly with demonstrations. All tools and materials will be provided.
To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


Experimental Drawing from Still Life with Jane Strother

Thursday 18th July 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 12 students £70

The focus for the day is to build a drawing working on a series of studies made from observation, in and outside the studio. You will gather your information, select, adjust, deconstruct and reconstruct. The emphasis is to take risks, to keep your drawing broad, open and informative, combining technical know-how with ‘feeling’ the mark. It is all about considering your options and taking risks at the same time.
Support and encouragement will be given at all times with mark making, use of tools and materials as well as making decisions on your ‘build’! Above all it will be fun and probably messy!

Materials to bring: Willow and black compressed charcoal. white chalk, pastel, graphite sticks/pastel pencils, plastic and putty rubbers, drawing paper, masking tape, sugar paper or similar for cutting up and glueing – black, grey, glue, scissors. Papers are available from the school shop.

To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


Experimenting with Acrylics (Seascape and Landscape) with Yolande Nye

Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th July 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 12 students £135

This will be a two-day workshop for all levels of ability and experience.
The first day we will be discovering and exploring colour, texture and mark-making using brushes, rollers and other interesting texture making materials which will be provided. We will then work from nature and produce studies. These will then be worked to produce a final piece.
Materials to bring:
Sennelier acrylic paint will be provided. Please bring a primed board or canvas and a palette knife. Other materials can be bought from the school shop.
To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


Screenprinting Workshop with Liam Biswell

Friday July 19th 2019 10am – 4pm. Maximum 10 students £76

During this one day workshop you will be shown how accessible screenprinting can be. We will be using a squeegee to push ink through a screen onto various surfaces including paper, fabric and card. We will create layered, bold and unique prints using various stencil and collage techniques.
Suitable for beginners, you will be given step by step guidance throughout the session.
All materials will be provided, however if there are specific papers or surfaces that you would like to print onto then please do bring them along with you.
To book online click here. Or post cheque made payable to the Sunningwell School of Art. For further information call 01865 730442


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