Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK. Tel: 01273 400606
General Course Information
2 Day course
Classes have a maximum of 5 people.
Arrive at 9.30am for coffee before a 10am start. Finish at 4.30pm.
The 2 day course is 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.
All courses include all materials, coffee, home made cake and delicious lunch with wine. Special diets are catered for. Plenty of free parking.
Follow up Sessions
These are only available to people who have already attended a course.
Students bring their own project, materials and lunch. Coffee and cake are provided when at Bradness.
'En plein air' View in a Day sessions on location around Sussex
These run like the follow up sessions but will be out and about in Sussex where Michael regularly paints. Please just get in touch and Mike will keep you informed.
Landscape Painting Courses - 2021
Materials are provided on all these courses with the exception of the follow-up days
Landscapes in Watercolour - 2 day course - ££295
Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th March 2021
Wednesday and Thursday 28th and 29th April 2021
Wednesday and Thursday 10th and 11th June 2021
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 below. Mike demonstrates each topic and then you have a go. 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.
One to One Mentoring Sessions - £75 per hour
Invaluable for people who are stuck with certain aspects in their painting journey to enable them to progress forward. Coffee and cake included.
A little film of our courses
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
All the courses will cover how to create
reflections in water
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.