Join Me for a Workshop in September: Sketch to Studio on Skye

Watercolour and ink drawing seashoreWHAT: Sketch to Studio on Skye
WHEN: Monday 17 to Thursday 20 September 2018, 10 to 4ish.
WHERE: Based in the workshop area of Skyeworks Gallery in Portree, the largest town on the Isle of Skye, plus on-location sketching (weather permitting).
HOW MUCH: ?300 a person, use of basic material included.
HOW MANY: Six people (five spots available).

Exploring ways to gather reference material on location (including sketching and photography) which we will then use to develop mixed media paintings in the studio at Skyeworks. If the weather is wild, we?ll work indoors only.

This is a workshop about information gathering/sketching and using this alongside reference photos for creating studio-based paintings, with my sharing how I do it. It?d be a mixture of location work (weather permitting) and indoors in the workshop area of Skyeworks Gallery (which is up a flight of stairs, above The Isle of Skye Baking Company, in Portree). It may rain all week or it may be dry, most likely a mixture.

Many of my favourite spots are accessible by bus from Portree and a shortish walk. Portree itself has an array of possibilities. If the weather is too wet for being outside, we?ll work from my booklet of reference photos. (I don?t do car-based sketching, nor do I paint on location in wild weather.)

Beginners welcome; numbers are limited to six so that we can work together at everyone’s levels. I recommend bringing at least one bottle of acrylic ink (Payne’s grey) and some A3 watercolour paper along with your usual favourites. Materials can be provided on request.

Send me an email letting me know you’re interested or if you’ve any questions on art(a) or use this form:

Cancellation fee: 20% of workshop fee if you cancel within seven days of the arranged workshop; taking out travel insurance is recommended. 100% workshop fee refund if for some reason I have to cancel (it hasn?t happened yet).

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