Upcoming workshops

Atmospheric landscapes with Lesley Linley

SOLD OUT!!  please do contact us to join the waiting list, as we occasionally have a cancellation
Monday 10th June 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, £79

Watercolours are a joy to use and in this workshop we  will eliminate the need for any drawing and concentrate instead on the colour and form of mountain silhouettes, and skies  reflected in the sublime waters of the Scottish landscape.  Expert watercolourist Lesley Linley will show you how to mix a perfect palette for this dramatic and sublime scene, and give tips and instruction for creating realistic effects.  Suitable for all abilities.

Exploring  Acrylic Painting Mediums with Paul Talbot Greaves

SOLD OUT!!  please do contact us to join the waiting list, as we occasionally have a cancellation
Friday 14th June 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, £79


In this fascinating workshop you will learn about the importance of using mediums with your colours. You will learn about the different types of medium, what mediums are, how to use them and when to use them.  Paul will give a demonstration that makes an example of using acrylic medium in the context of a painting, after which you will have the opportunity to create your own work.  Suitable for all abilities.

SOLD OUT
Monday 15th to Friday 19th July 2024 (4 nights) - Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire SK17 8RH
Fully residential places - £620, Non-residential £360

Join local artist Hazel Money and like minded company in this tranquil location and enjoy a painting holiday with a difference.  Suitable for all abilities, be inspired to try out different mediums and have a go at different styles and subjects.  With demonstrations and optional workshops for you to join, you may also choose to work on your own project, or simply sit back and relax.

NEW!!   Mini workshop at West Studios in Chesterfield, Sheffield Road S41 7LL

Townscapes in pen and wash

Saturday 27th July 2024, 12:30 to 3:00 - West Studios, £35 per place

Inventing a collection of marks, join local artist Hazel Money and really get to know your pen, layering textures into our work before experimenting with colour washes. If you are not confident with your drawing, use templates to ease you in the right direction, then enjoy picking out all the quirks and eccentricities of your chosen town, from quirky vintage corners to magnificent brick Georgian facades.  This time we will be using toned paper which gives us the option of drawing white lines, a very satisfying and fun way to work.  Suitable for all abilities with all materials and refreshments provided.

Please note this workshop is booked and managed via West Studios

NEW!!   Mini workshop at West Studios in Chesterfield, Sheffield Road S41 7LL

Coastal Landscapes in Soft Pastels

Saturday 3rd August 2024, 12:30 to 3:00 - West Studios, £35    SOLD OUT

If you love the coast and the colours, shapes and textures associated with our wonderful shoreline, you are guaranteed to be inspired by this workshop.  With all materials provided, local artist Hazel Money will help you create your own jewel-like seascape to remind you of holidays at the coast.  Suitable for all abilities with refreshments and all materials included.

Please note this workshop is booked and managed via West Studios

Eagle Owl in Soft Pastels with Cath Inglis SWA

Monday 12th August 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, Near Chesterfield S18 7TE£79

A workshop focussing on the use of soft pastels, with a demonstration from Cath who will then help us to build up our own portraits of this magestic wild bird, the Eagle Owl.  Lit dramatically from the side, this portrait is very eye-catching, and we will learn how to layer colours and create realistic tousled feathers, looking at capturing the owl's razor-sharp beak and shiny, watchful eye.  Suitable for all abilities, with most materials provided.

Unravelling the Landscape with Fraser Scarfe

Tuesday 20th August 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow,
Near Chesterfield S18 7TE  £79

Join us for a relaxing day using the versatility of acrylic paints to explore form, colour and mood with Fraser Scarfe. Working from photographic reference material, we will learn how to bring atmosphere and drama into our artwork.  Fraser will lead you in stages step-by-step, helping you translate what we see onto the canvas, to create your own beautiful landscape painting.  Suitable for all abilities.

NEW! Depicting Summer Details - Botanical Watercolours with Dawn Wright SBA - Residential Course

Monday 9th to Thursday 12th September 2024 (3 nights)  Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire SK17 8RH

JUST ONE PLACE REMAINING

Take time out this Summer to immerse yourself in a detailed study of all things botanical, studying the flowers, seedheads and foliage of the season.  Professional artist Dawn Wright SBA will lead us through a colourful world of watercolour and help us to use this lucid medium to capture the intricate details of this colourful time of year

How to paint flora and fauna in watercolour or gouache

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October 2024 at Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston, the Wirral CH64 4AY - from £121 for one day, £242 both days

Join Simon Williams SBA at the inspiring location of Ness Botanical Gardens on the Wirral, to study the art of depicting botanical or animal subjects in either watercolour or gouache.  This annual workshop is geared to those who have a little taste of botanical illustration, and also more experienced artist who may need stretching to the next level.

Expressive Watercolour Landscapes with Paul Talbot-Greaves

Friday 25th October 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, near Chesterfield S18 7TE £79

Watercolours are a wonderfully expressive medium but we often need a push to help us exploit the best qualities available to us.  In his second workshop this year, Paul will be returning to bring us a workshop geared at taking your watercolour painting to the next level.  We will be looking at using the versatility of watercolours to bring light and expression to your work, with a focus on contrast and tone.  Most suitable for those who may have a little previous watercolour experience.

NEW!  Acrylic painting with a palette knife, with Heather Burton

Friday 1st November 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, near Chesterfield, S18 7TE  £79

New to Field Breaks Art, artist Heather Burton will take us on an exciting tour of colour, shape and textures, using palette knives and acrylic paints.  Achieve a more confident, loose approach to your work based on the layering of acrylic paints using a variety of knives.  Try out Heather's own knives or experiment with those you may already own.  Suitable for everyone, from absolute beginners to more experienced artists, who would like to try a new technique and approach to painting.

NEW!  Big cats in acrylics with Neil Rogers

Friday 8th November 2024 - The Art Room, Barlow, near Chesterfield  S18 7TE  £79

Take a walk on the wild side with artist Neil Rogers, who will show us how to use our acrylic paints to describe the features of these charismatic animals.  Starting with a grid system to help us with proportions, we will go on to study individual features and progress to building up a realistic portrait of these majestic felines.   Suitable for all abilities.

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