WORKSHOPS

Nurture your Creativity

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Book a Place
£79.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 1st April.
19th May, 11:00pm-16:30pm
Location:
Studio 10, Sea Change Studios
Centre of Creativity
Cockington Court
Torquay
TQ2 6XA
Directions (click here)
Workshops make a great gift. If you would like your booking sent as a gift card, then let me know after checkout.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'Pay by Debit or Credit Card' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Enter promo code:
Select promotion (if applicable):
  1. Southbank Townhouse
  2. Art Session Members
  3. No Promo Code
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Apply Gift Voucher:
  1. £20 Voucher
  2. £50 Voucher
Please present your voucher(s) on arriving at the workshop
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Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Bookings open 3 months prior to the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
Oils | Portrait Painting
@ Cockington Court, Torquay
Date TBC, 11.00 - 16.30
Full Day
£79
Master the art of portrait painting with this full-day course at Cockington Court, Torquay. This immersive workshop delves into the intricate techniques of painting portraits, from mastering the delicate nuances of skin tones to understanding facial proportions and achieving likeness, this course covers it all. 

Working in oils we will explore the essential elements of composing a portrait, including positioning, background selection, and the interplay of colours to reflect human textures. Suitable for artists of all levels who are passionate about portrait painting in oil. Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the fundamentals or an experienced artist seeking to refine your techniques, this workshop offers valuable insights and practical guidance.

Join me for a day of creativity and inspiration, where you’ll learn valuable techniques, hone your skills, and create stunning portraits that capture the essence of your subjects! 
Course Highlights
Skin Tone: Learn to mix and blend a variety of skin tone colours, capturing the warmth and depth of human skin with oil paints.

Facial Proportions: Understand the principles of facial proportions, studying anatomy and features to accurately depict the human face.

Achieving Likeness: Explore techniques for capturing the unique characteristics and personality of your subject, achieving a recognisable likeness in your portraits.

Composition Essentials: Considering factors such as positioning, lighting, and background selection to enhance the overall impact of your artwork.

Oil Painting 101: Cover the basics of oil painting, allowing you to confidently approach the topic of portraiture. 

The Painting Process: From underpainting and sketching out your composition, through blocking, blending and refining, to create a successful outcome.
Key Points

All materials provided

Suitable for ages 16+

Refreshments will be available throughout the day but lunch is
not provided. There is a cafe on site, and The Drum pub is within a short walk from the studio, or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - painting can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the studio (Craft Centre Car Park: Open 7am – 7pm, parking charges apply, please bring cash), and the number 62 Torquay to Cockington bus stops at Cockington Village.
https://www.torbaybuses.co.uk/
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WORKSHOPS

Nurture your Creativity

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Oils | Portrait Painting
@ Cockington Court, Torquay
Date TBC, 11.00 - 16.30
Full Day
£79
Master the art of portrait painting with this full-day course at Cockington Court, Torquay. This immersive workshop delves into the intricate techniques of painting portraits, from mastering the delicate nuances of skin tones to understanding facial proportions and achieving likeness, this course covers it all. 

Working in oils we will explore the essential elements of composing a portrait, including positioning, background selection, and the interplay of colours to reflect human textures. Suitable for artists of all levels who are passionate about portrait painting in oil. Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the fundamentals or an experienced artist seeking to refine your techniques, this workshop offers valuable insights and practical guidance.

Join me for a day of creativity and inspiration, where you’ll learn valuable techniques, hone your skills, and create stunning portraits that capture the essence of your subjects! 
Course Highlights
Skin Tone: Learn to mix and blend a variety of skin tone colours, capturing the warmth and depth of human skin with oil paints.

Facial Proportions: Understand the principles of facial proportions, studying anatomy and features to accurately depict the human face.

Achieving Likeness: Explore techniques for capturing the unique characteristics and personality of your subject, achieving a recognisable likeness in your portraits.

Composition Essentials: Considering factors such as positioning, lighting, and background selection to enhance the overall impact of your artwork.

Oil Painting 101: Cover the basics of oil painting, allowing you to confidently approach the topic of portraiture. 

The Painting Process: From underpainting and sketching out your composition, through blocking, blending and refining, to create a successful outcome.
Key Points

All materials provided

Suitable for ages 16+

Refreshments will be available throughout the day but lunch is
not provided. There is a cafe on site, and The Drum pub is within a short walk from the studio, or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Please bring old clothes or an apron - painting can get messy!

Long stay parking is available a short walk from the studio (Craft Centre Car Park: Open 7am – 7pm, parking charges apply, please bring cash), and the number 62 Torquay to Cockington bus stops at Cockington Village.
https://www.torbaybuses.co.uk/
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Book a Place
£79.00
10% Earlybird Discount applied at checkout. Valid until 1st April.
19th May, 11:00pm-16:30pm
Location:
Studio 10, Sea Change Studios
Centre of Creativity
Cockington Court
Torquay
TQ2 6XA
Directions (click here)
Workshops make a great gift. If you would like your booking sent as a gift card, then let me know after checkout.
Not got a PayPal account? No problem, select the 'Pay by Debit or Credit Card' option at checkout.
Contact:
If you have any questions the please don't hesitate to get in touch.
cath@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Enter promo code:
Select promotion (if applicable):
  1. Southbank Townhouse
  2. Art Session Members
  3. No Promo Code
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Apply Gift Voucher:
  1. £20 Voucher
  2. £50 Voucher
Please present your voucher(s) on arriving at the workshop
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Name of attendee(s):
Email Address:
Quantity:
Bookings open 3 months prior to the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. I will always try my hardest to honour a workshop, but if for any reason the workshop has to be postponed (i.e. a global pandemic!), you will be offered the option of a full refund.
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Textiles Illustration
Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Pointillism in Acrylics
Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.
Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Get started with Oil Paints
Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.
In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing
Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30
The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge
In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.
Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.
Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!
All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.
If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk
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Upcoming Workshops
May: Layering with Print
June: Learn to Linocut
July: Textiles Illustration
Aug: Pointillism in Acrylics
Sept: Get started with Oil Paints
Oct: Mastering Reflections | Charcoal
Nov: TBC
Dec: TBC
See below for details………..

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Textiles Illustration

Sun, 21 July, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Textiles is a versatile medium, great for creating artwork as well as embellishing home furnishings and clothing. In this workshop you will learn to use appliqué, basic embroidery stitches and beading to create your own decorative fabric cupcake illustration.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Pointillism in Acrylics

Sun, 18 August, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Pointillism is defined by its use of mark making and colour. Pointillism paintings are created from hundreds of dots of carefully placed pure colours, relying on the eye to mix the colours to achieve maximum luminosity, in a similar way to pixels on a screen.

Learn how to use reds, blues and yellows to create the whole spectrum of colours. In this workshop we will look at basic colour theory, pigment strength and colour mixing before going on to create a colourful acrylic painting to take away with you.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Get started with Oil Paints

Sun, 22 September, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.

In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own still life painting.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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Mastering Reflections | Large Scale Charcoal Drawing

Sun, 20 October, 13:30 – 16:30

The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge

In this workshop we will be getting messy with large-scale charcoal drawings.

Working at A1 in scale we will be looking at reflection and the refraction of light on glass as well studying the way in which glass objects interact with positive and negative space.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

All materials provided. Plus tea/coffee and cake.

If you have any questions please get in touch: contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

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