These popular courses are held in the well appointed village hall in Assington, a small village in Suffolk off the A134 between Sudbury and Colchester. They are from 10.00am - 4.00pm on both days.
All levels and abilities are welcome. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced artist, you are sure to find a workshop that suits your needs.
Places can be secured with a non-refundable deposit of £10, with the balance due no less than one month before the start of the course. Cancellation of booking - no refund any later than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course unless an alternative candidate can be found by the student, or due to illness. Hot/cold drinks and biscuits will be available throughout the day. For lunch, students can either bring their own, visit Assington Farm Shop, or there is a very reasonable restaurant at the Barn, both of which are very conveniently just a few minutes walk down the road.
SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2020 MONOPRINTING AND COLLAGE WITH ABSTRACT FORMS AND TEXTURES £85.00 inc printing inks rollers and plates Experiment with monoprinting and mark making using a variety of different tools and pressures. Have fun with textures, collage and utilitisng the versitility of frottaging techniques. Inspiration can be taken from different sources using good bold shapes from a still life or alternatively, students can work from a sketch or a painting that they have been working on. Their choice will be the 'starting point' for developing through the monoprinting process. 1 PLACE REMAINING
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 SPRING FLORIBUNDA £75.00 MIXED MEDIA Spring is a magical time of the year with all the anticipation of what is to come. Capture the energy of spring flowers full of colour, texture and sculptural form. Experiment with ways of handling paint, mixed media, scratching back and layering that takes your work beyond safe and traditional flower painting. 3 PLACES REMAINING
SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 EXPANDING PAINTING BEYOND THE BRUSH £75.00 EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT MARK MAKING TOOLS AND SURFACES An opportunity to explore and paint using a variety of different surfaces to work on. Experimenting with different mark making tools in acrylics and water colour. Inspiration can be taken from a variety of sources such as sketchbooks, photos, borrowed images or working from abstracted natural forms such as river formations, geographical land patterns, ice particles, microscopic details in plant cells. PLACES AVAILABLE
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 LIFE DRAWING FROM THE MODEL WITH COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA £90.00 Working from the model framed within a variety of different shapes. Be prepared to work in large as well as smaller formats. Explore positive and negative shapes with a dynamic approach using collage, mixed media and cutting, dividing and re-arranging your work and take your life drawings just a bit further. PLACES AVAILABLE
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK OR NEED FURTHER INFORMATION EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope that we will be able to re-commence courses in the Autumn - look out for updates.
ART COURSES IN MY NEW STUDIO IN SHIMPLING, SUFFOLK FOR 2020
DRAWING IN DIFFERENT MEDIA Come and try out ways of drawing and mark making in pencil, charcoal, compressed charcoal, graphite, pen and ink 10AM - 12.30PM Thursdays January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 Price £40 for 5 weeks FULLY BOOKED
WATERCOLOUR SPECIAL EFFECTS Experiment with some of the trade secrets of watercolour 10AM - 12.30PM Thursdays February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 Price £40 for 5 weeks FULLY BOOKED
Suitable for all abilities. Small friendly classes with a max of 6 people
To book or for further details, email email@example.com
ART IN THE GARDEN AT MY HOME IN SHIMPLING, SUFFOLK Plenty of parking and space to work and keep socially distanced. Loo available with sanitiser
NOW THAT WE ARE OUT OF LOCKDOWN, I HAVE FURTHER DATES AVAILABLE. COME AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE SUMMER! All sessions will be held in the garden - and this way we can keep out creativity going while keeping safe. The garden is looking very pretty at the moment, although it will change with the seasons but there will always be something to look at!
10.00am - 12.30pm £20.00 per morning paid in advance Bring you own art materials a list will be emailed out nearer the time. Coffee, tea and water available
THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST 2020 THURSDAY 20TH AUGUST 2020 THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST 2020 THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2020 THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Each week we will be exploring a different approach to working, using the garden, the plants and surroundings as our starting point:
pattern contrasts and tone positive and negative shapes figures in the garden collage
You can work in any medium of your choice, bearing in mind we will be working outside.
If you are interested and/or need further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the good attendance at the above workshops, further WALK AND DRAW WORKSHOPS are in the pipeline - if you are interested in walking and sketching plein air in Suffolk, please email email@example.com.
PLEIN AIR SKETCHING DAYS AT ABBEY MILL, COGGESHALL, ESSEX CO10 1RD
FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2020 FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST 2020 FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020
£45.00 FOR THE DAY INC REFRESHMENTS 10.00AM - 4.00PM ANY MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE
A great opportunity to make the most of the seasons and sketch and paint outside. In this idyllic and tranquil setting, there is a wealth of subject matter to paint and draw including trees, water and reflections, plant life, trees, buildings and the mill interior. Initial quick, simple sketches will be made to familiarise yourself the the surroundings. These sketches will help form the basis of your paintings. You can paint in any medium of your choice. Suitable for all abilities.
If it rains, Plan B is to paint from inside the mill looking out. Alternatively, there are plenty of really interesting interiors and original artefacts to draw within the mill.
For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2009, Karenza took part in Artstart, an Early Years Training Programme run jointly by Essex County Council and The Mercury Theatre in Colchester with nursery and reception year children. The training gave her a strong footing from which to develop and go on to work with children of all ages. She also has several years experinece in working with adults and people with special needs.
The following are a few of the projects that she has been involved in:
2002 Melton Primary School Project, Nr Woodbridge 2004 Museum of East Anglian Life Project, Stowmarket for adults/children 2006-2013 Children's ArtSmart Saturday Art Club, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2008-2013 Children's Holiday Art Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2006-2012 Printmaking Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury with children, adults from West Suffolk Minds, adults from the Bridge Project, Sudbury 2009 Early Years ArtStart Education Training Programme at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester 2009 Printmaking Workshops with children at Colchester Castle 2009-2011 Absolute Angels Montessouri Nursery Residency, Coggeshall 2009-2013 Weekly Local Art Group Sessions for adults 2010-2013 Various Workshops and Courses run from my own studio for adults 2010 Smiths Row Outreach Project, Bury St Edmunds for adults 2011-2013 Walk, Sketch and Paint Days for adults 2011 Collage/mixed media workshop with Writtle Art Group 2011-2013 School Visits for children of all ages to Gainsborough's House, Sudbury - gallery talk and art activities 2013 - Museum Club - History/Art Activities for people with special needs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2013 - Sketchbook Building for GCSE Art from my Studio 2014 - Workshops with CO3, Colchester 2014 - ArtSmart 7-12yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2014 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15 yrs, Gainsborough's House 2014 - Variety of Sketching/ Mixed Media and Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www. tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich School of Art Gallery (look at www.touchingthetide.gov.uk and www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the Landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - More Sketching/Mixed Media & Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more info) 2015 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich Museum 2015 - Collage and Monoprinting Course at CO3 Studios, Colchester 2015 - 2 day monoprinting workshops for children at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. Part of the Aspire Project - John Constable's 'Salisbury Cathedral From The Meadows' 2015 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - Sketching out in the Landscape with Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Ipswich Museum for families - Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Firstsite for adults 2015 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester 2015 - ArtSmart 7-12 yrs Gainsborough' House, Sudbury 2015 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15yrs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2015 - 2 New Weekend Courses at Assington Collage and Monoprinting, Costumed Life Model 2016 - ArtSmart 7 - 12 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Art in the Afternoons 13 - 15 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Weekend Courses at Assington Art from the Imagination, Towards Abstraction, Monoprinting from the Model, Flower Painting with Impact, and to come: Mirror Reflections with Lighting and Experimental Drawing 2016 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester - a series of workshops with primary school children and staff 2016 - Touching the Tide - Sketching Minibeasts with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide - Painting birds with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Dunwich Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Felixstowe Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Sketching out in the landscape workshop at Whites Farm, White Colne 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - Monoprint/Collage - Birds 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - mMonoprint/Collage - Flowers 2016 - Blackwater DFAS - teaching 8 staff 3 methods of monoprinting and demonstrating for a video 3 methods of monoprinting as a teaching tool for 600 children at the Plume School, Maldon, Essex 2017 - Weekend courses at Assington 2017 - 10 week art sessions at Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2016/17 - Exphrasis Project - making a piece of artwork in response to a poem 2017 - Touching the Tide Workshops at Dunwich and Felixstowe Museum 2018 - The Art Society, Colchester (formerly DFAS) Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting in a day with 200 children at Nayland primary school. 2018 - Weekend courses at Assington 2018 - Simply Art, Copford 2009 - 2018 2018 - 10 week art sessions, Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2018 - One Day workshops for adults at Fantasia Textiles Studio, Coggeshall 2018 - One day workshop for children with special needs from Eyke School, Suffolk held in Aldeburgh 2019 - One day workshop with refugee children, Ipswich 2019 - Monoprinting workshop - Maldon 2019 - Weekend/one day courses at Assington 2019 - The Arts Society, Colchester Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting day with Boxted Primary School 2019 - 10 week art sessions, Spring, Summer Autumn at Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2019 - Minories 2019 - New workshops from my studio 2019 - Open Studio and Taster Day 2020 - New courses/workshops from my studio - postponed until the Autumn 2020 - One day workshops at Assington - postponed until the Autumn 2020 - The Arts Society, Colchester Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting - postponed until the Autumn
If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact me by email.