Art Courses   

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All classes have a maximum of twelve participants. Materials are not provided unless stated. A materials list will be provided by the tutor in good time before the course. Refreshments are provided during the day. Lunch is not included. Models are provided for all portrait and figure classes. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Robert Wells NEAC The Power of The Sketchbook

12th-13th February 2022  Any Medium

This course will explore the process of sketchbook studies and how to through to studio works. 
In our workshop we will begin by analysing the use of sketchbooks for the collection of reference material, and their use in good studio practice. 

There will be opportunities to develop studies both indoors, and weather permitting outdoors, which will eventually form the basis of a more detailed studio based work

£160                                 Hindolveston NR20 5BU

All Levels 


Antony Williams RP NEAC Portrait Drawing 
2nd-3rd April 2022   Drawing Media 

A two day portrait drawing course designed to support individual interests and all abilities; and an opportunity to draw from a portrait model with demonstrations by the tutor. There will be  advice on drawing materials , mark making, capturing a likeness and working with line and tone. Over the two days there  will be a combination of short poses  which will be followed by  longer poses in the afternoon , to enable the students to produce a more sustained drawing.

 £180                                             Hindolveston NR20 5BU                                                               

All Levels 

Andrew James RP NEAC Portrait Painting In Oil

14th,15th May 2022  Oil Painting 

This intensive portrait painting workshop is for a small group of students, allowing time for personal guidance to develop individual’s skills in accordance to their ability. The course is built around aspects of expressive portraiture. Disciplined observational work will be pursued whilst looking to simultaneously develop the formal qualities of oil paint in order for it to become a more explicitly descriptive medium.

 £195                                          Hindolveston NR20 5BU   



James Bland Figure Painting                                 

 9th,10th July 2022  Oil Painting

Day one will focus on working from the model using a limited palette. James will demonstrate techniques and approaches. Day two individuals will work on larger paintings using a full colour palette. James will demonstrate how to use a range of colours to depict a figure effectively. 

1:1 guidance and tuition will be given. This course is suitable for those with previous painting experience.

 £180                                                 Hindolveston NR20 5BU                                               



Ian Rowlands Painting From Observation

23rd 24th July  Oil Painting

The course will introduce students to strategies for working with observed colour through the adoption of primary colour triads.

This will focus on the key shifts in colour perceived when working from observation

To facilitate this, students will experiment with structured mixing exercises prior to working from still life set ups. These will explore:


• Relativity of tone – employing a greyscale made from primaries and applied to a subject

• Hue change - following changing colour sensations within the chosen subject

• Saturation – looking at relative levels of colour purity



The aim of the exercises is to empower the students. 

  £170                                               Hindolveston NR20 5BU                   

All Levels 

Roger Dellar Plein Air 
20th,21st,22nd August 2022  Oil Painting

The North Norfolk Coast is a wonderful subject. Roger Dellar is able to capture the essence of a scene
and allow the viewer to experience the light and mood of the day.
During this three day course Roger will demonstrate how to select and interpret a scene in a period of
up to 2 hours, recording the essentials in one phase of light and tide. This workshop will also allow you
to develop and improve the crucial techniques when working en plein air. Locations will include Wells
Next The sea, Morston and Blakeney.
The course is suitable for beginners and those who would like to develop techniques or improve their
individual style. The subject will be addressed and explored as a group and through one to one
guidance in a relaxed and friendly manner.
The course is suitable for beginners and those who would like to develop techniques

  £260                                Wells Next the Sea, Morston, Blakeney                      

All Levels 

Alex Fowler Plein Air 
10th,11th,12th September 2022  Oil Painting

Over the three days we will address how to view the landscape as a painter. Students will be encouraged to work on quick “Alla Prima” paintings as a means of investigating how to make meaningful and highly charged paintings of the landscape in a short time and will develop a working method that allows them to be open to the numerous possible directions that a painting might take. We will work on number of canvases at once to encourage experimentation, and the surprise of the happy accident. Venues Blakeney, Cley, Sheringham.  

“The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he must make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas, Notebooks

  £260                                Blakeney, Cley, Sheringham                      

All Levels 

Anastasia Pollard Painting a Clothed Figure
TBC 2022  Oil Painting

During this workshop we will explore the clothed figure, focusing on achieving a likeness through the careful observation of essential shapes and accurate tonal and colour relationships. We will also be pushing the painting beyond a “head study” by understanding how the background relates to the figure, harmonising the colour values of the clothing with the portrait while expressing the contrast of textures.

  £180                                 Hindolveston NR20 5BU                           


Anne Desmet RA An Introduction to Wood Engraving
1st 2nd October  Printmaking         MATERIALS PROVIDED

This two-day course includes an introduction to historic and contemporary printmakers, from Edward Wadsworth to Henry Moore, and from Gertrude Hermes RA to Anne Desmet herself. Using the source material provided as well as your own sketches or photographs to provide subject matter, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the specialist tools and techniques of the art of wood engraving – cutting and printing on end-grain boxwood and lemonwood blocks to achieve diverse results from experimental, abstract cuts to detailed representational pieces.

 At the end of the course you will have learned how to prepare, cut, ink and print wood engraving blocks (the techniques for which can also, in principle, be applied to woodcutting and linocutting) and you will have created at least two small wood engraving prints to take home with you. You will have learned practical ways of sharpening engraving tools and also how to print blocks by hand, to a high degree of sophistication, without the use of a printing press – excellent skills to enable you to continue to create art using this technique in your own home or studio. The creative possibilities of collage using wood engraved prints will also be explored

  £160                                               Hindolveston NR20 5BU               

All Levels