Painting Weekends

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Impressionisitc  painting weekends

Tel: 0118 9483155 email:


Mark Making, colour nd Light is the essence of an Impressionistic painting.

This style gives you lots of scope to be YOU!

Anything goes = especially being wild wit colour and original mark making.

A lovely step on from Beginners Ancrylic painting weekends when you can be more creative.

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DATES 2018

13/14th January 2018 click

10/11th March click

26/27th May click

21/22nd July click

22/23rd September click

17/18th November click



IMPRESSIONISTIC painting is such FUN!!

You can go wild with colour, have fun with mark making and create something stunning.

Your tutor will talk you through everything - perfect harmonious composition, colour choices, mark making, learning to look and pare down.

and Remember = whatever you do IS RIGHT = there are no STYLE rules in IMPRESSIONISM = except COLOUR, LIGHT AND MARK MAKING = GO FOR IT!!

Use our great paints and brushes and 'feel' the atmosphere of an inspirational image and then BE YOU!!

Come and explore this exciting painting style and learn acrylic painting techniques, the secret formula and harmonious composition to create a 'fine art' painting.

Impressionistic painting weekends


Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic paint = great professional acrylic paint. Which dries much slower than other acrylic paints.

Golden Polymer (to make glazes)

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

Royal Talens canvases MEDIUM (60x60CM) LARGE (80x80cm)


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!) Or Outside if the weather is good.

outside dining at JoeDaisy Studio

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 1st 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.

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.


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!) Or outside if weather is good.

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

3.0-3.30 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 9483155 for any help.