Painting weekends and painting classes

JoeDaisy studio painting weekends and painting classes


Begin portraits


Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic paint = great professional acrylic paint.

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

SMALL TO MEDIUM OR LARGE Royal Talens canvases

DATES 2017

15/16th July SORRY FULL

28/29th October click


Cat was featured in New Artist Magazine May 2016


Cat is, we are told, by many students, the best Portrait tutor around.

1st Day We first of all understand the structure of the face (canons) and create pastel /charcoal drawings. + An acrylic portrait.

2nd Day. Examples of portraiture. Paint a portrait of your choice. Cat talks you through everything brilliantly. Bring in an excellent photo of someone (one with a lot of tone)

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

We Bring Out the Artist in YOU!!

Cat's Portraits were featured in New Artist Magazine May 2016 and one of her student's was selected for the 'Portrait Artist of the Year' competition

Cat. This is by far one of the best and most positive courses I have attended in a long time and has already prompted me to start working harder and more often.  Basics you might say, but your enthusiasm and helpful patience have struck a spark (I think), so - onwards and upwards. Many thanks again and best wishes.Stuart Some of Your Tutor's Original and Exciting Portraits
 Dear Cat

I came on your course wanting to give myself some time and space simply to paint again. I came away with that and more! You are a natural teacher, you gave gentle guidance, you also generously imparted your knowledge with appropriate, high, yet realistic expectations of the members of the class.
Thanks again! Sarah 
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Some students on a Begin Portraits Painting Weekend


1st Day

9.45am Arrive at Studio in Mapledurham, Berkshire. (Dons Yard, Mapleduram, RG4 7TP) (We pick you up if you come by train to Reading Station). 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 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!

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

3.30-4.0pm 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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