Painting weekends and painting classes

JoeDaisy studio painting weekends and painting classes


Tel: 0118 9483155 for any help.


Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic paint = great professional acrylic paint.

DaVinci brushes = the best professional brushes in our opinion!!

Royal Talens Canvas = size medium (50x60cm) to large (80x80cm)

DATES 2017

30th Sept/1st Oct SORRY FULL

9/10th December click


. DATES 2018

27/28th January 2018 click

3/4th March click

28/29th April click

30thJune/1st July click

28/29th July click

18/19th August click

29/30th September click

3/4th November click

1/2nd December click


A Fantastic starter weekend IN ACRYLICS. for the Complete Beginner. PAINT ALONG WITH YOUR TUTOR. Tel: 0118 9483155

All your PROFESSIONAL Art Materials are provided. Everyone has their own space, with Professional easel, painting table, paints, brushes etc. Your tutor paints along with you on the first day and guides you through every stage. Brush control, different techniques for different effects, composition, tonal values, focal points etc

2nd Day = GO FOR IT = using all the techniques and knowledge you learnt yesterday. Your tutor guides and helps!

ONE IMPORTANT POINT - DO not be afraid!! . The weekends are fun, relaxed and rewarding. You go at your own pace and your tutor is encouraging, patient and non judgemental. For all we know you could turn out to be better painters than us - so we are not here to judge - just to give you excellent teaching and professional help


Begin acrylics painting weekend

Begain painting in acrylics

With our 'PROPER' acrylic painting techniques = You can't go wrong!!

Beginners acrylic painting weekends

1st Day

9.45am Arrive at Studio in Mapledurham, Berkshire. (Dons Yard, Mapleduram, RG4 7TP). We have a large car park if you are driving. Have breakfast at our Guest House if you stayed the night before.

Come up to the upstairs lounge and have a coffee, tea or water. Meet your fellow artists. (There is even wine for those needing it!!)

10.0am Your tutor welcomes you to the studio, explains the weekend and tells you about herself. You are encouraged to tell us a bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particularly want from the weekend. Everyone is nervous but there is always laughter and fun!!

Then choose your painting station downstairs in the studio. Everyone has their own painting easel, table, high stool. Professional paints, professional brushes and canvases or paper. We take a maximum of 8 students per workshop.

The workshop begins.

Tea & Coffee is available any time - just help yourself - the studio is YOURS for the weekend. Do what you gotta do!!

Our Aim is to 'Bring out the Artist in You' - we DO NOT just paint and let you copy us. We motivate, inspire and teach originally.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!)

1.0pm Back to painting - where we start your 2nd professional painting

4.30pm Discussion about tomorrow. Talk to your tutor about what painting you want to do tomorrow. Bring in a photograph or drawing or ideas and concepts. (Depends on which workshop you are taking) Prepare your canvas for tomorrow. Can be up to 100cm x 70cm in size.

5.0pm Day Ends

You either go home or come to our Guest House and eat out with the group across the road at an excellent restaurant. We book you a table - as it is SO good - you HAVE to book!


2nd DAY

9.30am Arrive at 9.30 this morning. Your tutor will talk you through (again!) your perfect fine art composition. REMEMBER we do not impose our will on you but YOU develop your skills and talent.

Often everyone goes straight upstairs for a coffee and chinwag with each other about today's painting! Students are still seen with heads in art books, pencils on drawing pads or flicking through ipads!

Beginners acrylic painting weekends
The studio stands in the shadow of the historic Mapledurham House and a few seconds to the River Thames and famous watermill.

You are advised on the colours to use, the brush to use in each space. Your tutor will let you be as 'contemporary' or 'traditional' as you require. There are many ways to paint a painting so your tutor will help you make decisions.

Concepts, approach, style, technicalities etc are discussed depending on which workshop you are attending.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!)

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 2nd professional painting

3.0-3.30pm Day Ends - Group photo (which we send you) along with teaching notes about your chosen painting weekend.

Your tutor is only there for you. She is NOT painting her own paintings but gives you constant attention and help. Every student is encouraged to 'Develop their Own Style'. We have everything you need in the studio for experimental work, (all art products). etc

We also offer email support after you have completed a painting weekend. You can also pop into our weekday workshops. Tel:0118 4938144 for any help.

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