Field Breaks Art Club

On-line workshops to inspire and motivate

New season of live on-line workshops for January 2022

Welcome back to Field Breaks Art Club, designed to motivate and inspire you as we head through Winter.  FBA Artist in Residence Hazel Money will guide you through a series of short and enjoyable workshops covering differing techniques and subjects.
Workshops are relaxed and fun with an emphasis on experimentation, and are designed to use simple art materials you already have at home.  Full demonstration is given throughout and you will have plenty of time for asking questions as we go along.  Classes take part on-line using Zoom so please ensure you have a comfortable perch to view your screen and a secure internet connection.  

If you booked for a workshop last year which was postponed or cancelled, please drop us a line to re-enrol and use your credit, thank you.

Zoom link and an image to work from will be forwarded a few days before the workshop - please print this out beforehand if you can, however if you have no access to a printer, you will be able to see Hazel's throughout the workshop on your screen.

Just £11 per workshop!

  • Motivate yourself with a new idea

  • Learn something different

  • Socialise safely with other artists

  • No maximum class size

Rocky Winter Stream in Pen and Watercolour

Friday 21st January 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

Join us for a little relaxed painting using watercolours and line.  We will look at using watercolours to capture the mood and colours of the Winter sunshine, then use a pen to help define objects and pick out the interesting details of the landscape.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Any watercolour set; watercolour brushes; pencil and a pen - either a drawing PITT pen or a nib and ink, or just a biro; stretched or thick watercolour paper; water pot.  Some kitchen roll and a hair dryer would also be useful.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

Landscapes in Graphite

Monday 24th January 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

How often do we sit down before a massive, impressive landscape with nothing but a pencil and paper and immediately feel totally bewildered? Using a variety of mark making techniques, we will learn how to shape the soft edges of a 3D landscape with nothing but a simple pencil.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Pencils of any denomination; plastic eraser; drawing paper and board.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image/s supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

Sketching the Rooftops

Friday 4th February 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

Using pastels, chalks, pencils or paints, we will use an intriguing view across a jumble of rooftops to look for shapes and shadows.  Using simple techniques and a tinted background we will learn how to focus on the main areas and simplify an otherwise very complicated scene into a very enjoyable drawing project.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Black, grey and white Conte crayons or pastel pencils if you have them, or just some chalk and charcoal, or failing that you can use black and white acrylic paints and brushes etc; smooth pastel or similar drawing paper, preferably tinted any medium-shaded colour; a drawing board; old tea cloth to clean your hands; scrap paper for masking.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image/s supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

Snowy scene in soft pastels

Monday 7th February 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

Soft pastels are an absorbing and colourful medium, but not always the easiest to control.  Why not join us to learn some techniques for blending and creating texture and detail, working up to a finished picture of a wintery scene in the snow.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Soft pastels, and also any conte crayons or pastel pencils if you have them; pastel drawing paper, preferably textured and tinted any colour; drawing board; old tea cloth to clean your hands; scrap paper for masking.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image/s supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

Drawing old barns

Friday 18th February 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

The British countryside is littered with lovelyold barns, and luckily for the artist, many in a state of picturesque decay.  We will use graphite to simplify a composition and learn to use a variety of mark making techniques to describe all the tones and detail of these characterful buildings.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Pencils of any denomination; plastic eraser; drawing paper and board.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image/s supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

Winter reflections in Watercolours

Monday 21st February 2022 10:00 - 11:30am

Watercolours are a joyful medium to use, why not join us for a little relaxed exploration of colour as we learn how to set transparent glazes against dark opaquetones.  The Winter time is one of contrasts and strong colours, so we will focus on the drama of low sunshine and dark shadows.  Suitable for all abilities.

Materials list:  Any watercolour set; watercolour brushes; a pencil; stretched or thick watercolour paper; water pot.  Some kitchen roll and a hair dryer would also be useful.  Optional - tea & biscuits of your choice!  If you can print out the image supplied before the workshop, this would be useful but not essential.

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