Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

General Course Information

 

Classes have a maximum of 5 people.

 

Arrive at 9.30am for coffee before a 10am start.  Finish at 4.30pm.

 

1 and 2 day courses are suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to brush up on basic techniques.  We learn in watercolour as it is a good teaching medium.

 

3 day courses are suitable for those with some experience or who have attended a 1 or 2 day course.  You can paint in any medium and this is ideal for those who would like to get to grips with oil painting.

The July course is based at Bradness

The August course will be in the countryside (weather permitting) and is only for the physically robust.

 

All courses include coffee, home made cake and delicious lunch with wine.  Special diets are catered for.  Plenty of free parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Painting Courses

Landscapes in watercolour -1 day course - £135

 

Thursday 3rd August 2017

 

Designed for complete beginners and those who have painted before and wish to re-kindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.

 

Michael will break down the essential elements of landscape painting into a series of exercises. Each of these will be demonstrated first and then you will then have a go yourself. Topics covered will include

>  stretching paper,

>  picture construction,

>  painting skies and clouds,

>  how to create a sense of depth and distance using tone and colour,

>  painting foliage and reflections in water.

 

Landscapes in Watercolour - 2 day course - £270

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd April 2017 - full

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th June 2017   -  full

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd July 2017 - 1 place available

Tuesday and Wednesday 1st and 2nd August 2017 - full

 

Designed for complete beginners and those who have painted before and wish to re-kindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.

 

The 2 day course covers all topics in the 1 day course but allows more time to cover each subject so that all you learn settles well in the brain!  On the second day you will then consolidate all that you have learnt by painting your own picture from start to finish, revisiting and reinforcing what you have learnt and working on any aspects that you find difficult. You can bring your own sketches and photos to work from or Michael can provide you with inspiration.

>  You should go home with a completed painting from this course.

Topics covered will include

>  stretching paper,

>  picture construction,

>  painting skies and clouds,

>  how to create a sense of depth and distance using tone and colour,

>  painting foliage and reflections in water.

 

Painting Landscapes in any medium -3 Day course - £395

For 2017 we are going to run 2 of these courses.  

Tues, Wed, Thursday July 18th, 19th and 20th 2017

will be based at Bradness, in the studio and garden.  Easy access to loos etc.  No walking or carrying.

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 29th, 30th and 31st 2017

weather permitting, will be out on location in the countryside.

 

These 3 day courses are designed for those who ideally have some landscape painting experience or who have already attended either the 1 or 2 day course with us.

 

This course is also suitabe for people who would like to get to grips with oil painting.

 

Michael will be there to give help and guidance every step of the way. If it is raining we will be studio based and you can work from your own reference material.

 

One to one mentoring sessions

Designed for those who prefer learning in a one to one situation.

£50 per hour.  Coffee and cake included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little taster of our courses

Landscape painting courses  with Michael Cruickshank

On the Downs copy aoh 2014m Above Glynde Painting above Glynde - mapping in the view Painting above Glynde - blocking in the tonal valu Mike Painting outdoors Glynde view

Learn how to paint skies and clouds and to create a sense of depth and distance

Creating a landscape painting outdoors on the 3 day courses ........

 

 

Set up your easel

Map in the view on a canvas or board that you have already put a softening background colour on

Start blocking in the tonal colours 

Continue adding more detail working from the background towards the foreground

Your picture can then be finished in the studio, or come back again.  Make notes in a sketchbook or use a dictaphone to remind you of the atmosphere and detail that you want to capture.

Monet used to work on a series of different paintings that each covered a different time of day.

autumn reflectionsl

All the courses will cover how to create

reflections in water.

Art studio Bradness Art Studio

The art studio at Bradness Gallery

Learn how to paint trees and foliage

First select your view

In this case, the dewpond above Glynde.

Some photos from our painting courses.  

Click on one and then it will enlarge and you can scroll through.