These one day workshops take place at Frenchay Village Hall, BS16 1NU,

on the outskirts of Bristol, close to the motorway network.  

- Materials list provided

- Free car park

- First floor workshop room

- Not suitable for complete beginners

(places currently limited to 6)

£50.00 - 10am to 4pm, tea, coffee and biscuits included.  

To book or for further information, please send a message via the contact page.

16th SEPTEMBER 2022 - Alla Prima Painting with Water-Mixable Oils - 4 PLACES AVAILABLE

‘Alla Prima’ is the term used to describe paintings finished 'in one go' rather than using time consuming,

multi-layered glazing techniques. Direct and spontaneous, it encourages a fast, expressive, painterly style.

Water-mixable oils have all the qualities of traditional oils, but without the smell and potential health issues

of solvents. Working in the studio with a group they are more user-friendly, hence this choice of medium.

Starting with simple still life followed by a landscape subject, Paul will guide you through his painting process.

From planning and roughing in your composition, to developing tone and final details, you will learn to complete

a small oil in one session.

30th SEPTEMBER 2022 - Sketching the Figure in Line & Wash - 2 PLACES AVAILABLE

Adding figures to a scene can bring a sense of life, scale and movement to the subject. Paul will guide you

through his techniques for making quick studies and more resolved drawings of the human figure, both from

life and photographic reference, as well ideas for planning and adding figures to a simple landscape or street scene.

28th OCTOBER 2022 - Atmospheric Night Scenes in Watercolour - FULLY BOOKED - RESERVE LIST AVAILABLE

Paul will cover techniques for capturing bonfires and fireworks, moonlit rivers and bright city lights reflecting in

wet streets in a loose, impressionistic style.

18th NOVEMBER 2022 - Winter Landscapes in Acrylics - 1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Acrylics are a versatile and forgiving medium, allowing work to evolve and  develop quickly because of the opacity

and fast drying time of the paint. Paul will cover the key process of working from an underpainting, dark to light,

fat over lean, including bare trees and winter foliage, skies, frost and snow.