Art Workshops

Saturday 27 April, 10.30am – 5pm, Gresham House Studios
Cost: £60 (materials and lunch included)

This one day workshop offers a practical introduction to the process of making a linocut, from your first inspiration to the actual print. Through simple exercises we explore the striking possibilities of designing in black and white, developing an initial sketch to a workable design, transfer this onto the block, carve and then print. No previous experience required.

Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th June, Gresham House Studios
£455 residential; £375 non-residential, Maximum 8 participants

Peter and Helen exchange their teaching hats for aprons alternately, and the emphasis is on creativity, relaxation, lovely food and good conversation, all in the comfort of Gresham House, it’s surrounding countryside and well equipped studios. Walking and sketching along the river Tamar, group singing and song-writing, harmony singing and an evening soiree are all on the menu, as well as time to snooze in the sunshine if necessary! If you like the idea of a relaxing holiday, with creativity and inspiration at the heart of it, this is the place to be!

Sunday 7th July, 10am – 5pm, Gresham House Studios
Cost: £60 (lunch included)

Enjoy the Tamar Valley summer with a sketching and painting day at Gresham House Studios. This workshop will start with doing preparatory research sketches to get to know your subject matter, find or build a composition and explore tone and colour. In the afternoon we will work on one piece, aiming to incorporate the best elements of your sketches from the morning session.

Please bring your own sketching and painting materials (watercolours, acrylic or oils)

Saturday 28 September, 10.30am – 5pm, Gresham House Studios
Cost: £60 (materials and lunch included)

If you think you can’t draw, what you’re expressing is most likely the disappointment that what your hand does is different to what your eyes see. Of course! That kind of drawing takes years of practice! But there are so many fascinating aspects to drawing – playing with lines, mark-making, tonal values, composition – and enjoying drawing is about much more than accuracy or representation. This workshop offers a day of experimenting with all kind of approaches to this core element of visual art. Once you’ve discovered the fun of drawing and sketching, you won’t be able to stop.

Sunday 29 September, 10.30am – 5pm, Gresham House Studios
Cost: £70 (materials and lunch included)

As a printmaker and framer I always have stacks of paper, card and discarded prints lying around, which I love to make into unique and personal sketchbooks or notebooks. In this workshop you’ll do just that. In the morning we’ll be working on creating your own cover papers, in the afternoon we’ll put together two different bindings for small sketchbooks. Expect to go home with two hand finished gems.

This workshop makes a great combination with the drawing day on Saturday 28th. Residential options are available for people who wish to do both workshops.