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Painting In The Woods

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024
&
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2024

Grist woods near the Blackwall Farmhouse studio

In celebration of the arrival of the spring bluebells we will host this popular Woodland Painting course twice: once in April and once in May. Please tell us the date of your choice when you book this course.

Together with tutor Nick Archer participants will be painting and drawing directly from observation in the woods near the studio. Explore ways to observe the landscape directly and learn how to collect reference material through drawing to create art works in the nearby studio. The amount of time spent in the woods will be dependent on weather, but a camp area with cover and a compost toilet are available in the woodland area which is less than a mile from the studio.

The groups are small and are tailored to all abilities from complete beginners to those with more experience.

Location and accommodation

The courses will be based just outside of Rye in the beautiful Wealden countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Accommodation can be provided at the nearby Flackley Ash hotel on the nights of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th for the course in April and Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th for the course in May. There is a choice of a standard or superior room and the hotel facilities such as the pool and spa are available for use. Breakfast to the value of £20 will be provided at the hotel and lunch provided at the studio.

Costs

Prices include lunches and the use of provided materials, such as easels, drawing boards, palettes.

£275 excluding accommodation but includes lunches.
£526 including standard room accommodation & breakfast at the Flackley Ash in Rye.
£618 including superior room accommodation & breakfast at the Flackley Ash in Rye.

Please contact Nick Archer by email if you have any questions and please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.

The program for each weekend course will run as follows:

Friday

6pm meet and greet at the Flackley Ash (if accommodation is selected)

Saturday

10am Meet at Grist woods (halfway between Flackley Ash and the studio),
find and set up workstations in the woods

1pm Blackwall Farmhouse studio Lunch (provided)

1.45pm return to woods to collect further reference material

3.45pm Tea/Coffee and group discussion of the day’s work

Sunday

10am Meet at the studio, work on larger pieces to create artwork based on the material collected from the woods

11.30am Tea/Coffee

11.45 short presentation about relevant artists

12pm continue with artwork in the studio

1pm Lunch (provided)

1.45pm complete artwork in the studio

3.45pm Tea/Coffee and group discussion of weekend’s work

Materials and Equipment

We provide you with equipment such as easels, drawing boards, palettes.

Materials to bring

  • Paints and canvas

A full list of materials to bring will be issued before the workshop.

Parking

Please note, when you arrive, please park in the drive at the house (Blackwall Farmhouse). There should be enough parking for everyone if you park closely.

Please contact Nick Archer by email if you have any questions and please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.