Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK. Tel: 01273 400606
At Bradness Gallery we take great pride in our courses. We aim to give you a delightful, sociable day with delicious food, wine, coffee and cake and most importantly some inspirational teaching
with new skills to take home and continue to enjoy.
Gift vouchers are available at no extra cost. Our gift vouchers never expire.
Our aim is that you have a truly postive experience with us so that you go on to recommend
us to friends and family. Our business happily relies on positive feedback. Classes are always small so that everyone gets plenty of personal attention.
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There is free and easy parking.
Selected by BBC Countryfile Magazine as one of their TopTen art courses in the country
Course Terms and Conditions
Bradness Gallery courses have a small number of students so that everybody gets individual attention
A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure the place and the balance is due 8 weeks before the course.
Courses cannot be cancelled and if you are concerned you should take out your own insurance.
Bradness Gallery courses overview
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Painting flowers is peaceful, absorbing and satisfying. On this 3 day course, you will learn to paint flowers in a free flowing and loose style that captures their balletic charm. We break down the basics into simple bite pieces. Emma carefully demonstrates how to use watercolour paint, and with simple techniques you will learn how to find the flow and shapes of leaves and flowers. We learn different ways of using brushes to achieve paticular lines and effects, and how to blend paint and colours. We start on practise worksheets to loosen up and gain confidence. Over the three days we will progress to picture compostion so that you will go home with a framed painting ready to hang on the wall.
One Day course £135 - For the absolute complete beginner, those who have not painted for some time or those who would like to go back to the solid foundation basics of landscape painting. The one day course is in watercolour as it is a very good teaching medium and important for all to have a knowledge of. On this day, Mike will break down the subject into segments. He will carefully demonstrate and explain each and then you will have a go at; skies and clouds, composing a picture, layering paint, how to create a sense of depth and distance using tone and colour, foliage and reflections in water.
Two Day course £270 - This covers everything on the one day course AND in addition you will then start to paint a picture from start to finish revsiting everything you have learnt so that your understanding is consolidated. You should go home with a finished painting.
Discuss the working qualities of different paints, Discuss paper, board and canvas and how it affects the painting techniques and drying times, How to keep acrylics damp to extend the time in which you can use them, Incorporating a colour in several subtle and obvious places throughout the picture, Subtle differences of tone and colour to add interest, Layering colours, The zing effect, Small subtle bits of colour to introduce zing colour, Keeping tonal values consistent or inconsistent. Touching on mixing colours, How to prime a board with oil or acrylic primer, Underpainting and layering, Use of texture medium, Blocking in shapes, Uplifting shapes, The effect of heavy colours at the bottom or top
In this course each person will create their own sketch book that will provide future reference for all that you have learnt. We will use the sketch book for annotated examples of mixed colours and colour theory and you can add to this over time.
We will look at and understand:- The colour wheel, Primary colours, Secondary colours, Tertiary colours, Cool colours, Warm colours, Colour harmony, Colour discord, Tonal values, Colour contrast and energy, Background colours, Paint quality, Fugitive colours, The effect of different papers; hot pressed and not hot pressed, rough and absorbancy, Earth tones, Desaturation of strong colours,
Useful mixing colours such as burnt umber. We will learn to mix a range of soft greys and natural tones as well as other colours such as mauve that can't be bought. We will understand why colour mixing can fail. We will look at famous artists and their use of colour and why it works and the purpose of different colous within a painting. All materials and sketch book are provided.