Painting weekends and painting classes

JoeDaisy studio painting weekends and painting classes


oil paortraits painting weekend

Materials we are Using:

Professional Oil Paint

DaVinci and hog brushes

Small, Medium & Large canvases

Oil Mediums


DATES 2017

2/3rd September SORRY FULL

18/19th November SORRY FULL


DATES 2018

31st March/1st April click

23/24th June 2018 click

27/28th October click

Hi Cat
Thank you for sending the course notes and group photo.  The notes are very full and useful, which is great.
I really enjoyed the weekend.  I learnt so much and there was a lovely atmosphere. You have given me the encouragement I needed to paint more at home!  I hope to come to Joe Daisy again in the future. A big thank you! Best wishes Caroline

Oils are so fab to use and make it esier to paint a portrait.

Cat talks you thrugh the whole process of creating faces and working in oil paint.

The usual great portrait painting weekend - this time in oils.

You paint in a Professional Art Studio: JoeDaisy Studio, Dons Yad, Mapledurham, Oxon. ALL ART MATERIALS SUPPLIED

We Bring Out the Artist in YOU!!

Hi Cat, Thank you.    It was a brilliant course: learnt such a lot; feel truly inspired; and it was fun.   Looking forward to seeing what will appear on future canvases.  Best wishes and good luck with your painting Dave

March Oil Portraits Weekend

oil portrait weekend

Our February 14/15th BEGINNERS Oil PORTRAITS weekend

our oil portrait painting weekend


Some of Your Tutor's Portraits

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 workshop and tells you about herself. You are encouraged to tell us a bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particuarly want from the workshop. 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 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. 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!

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)

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 workshop.

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