Workshop Diary 2017/2018

If you would like to book a place on a workshop, or for further information;

please call us on 01462 454019, or pop in and see us at The Art Nest, 4-5 West Alley, Hitchin, SG5 1EG.

 

**Availability correct as of 18/01/18**

 

JANUARY

 

Thursday 25th: Observational Drawing. 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal.

Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

 

Friday 26th: An Introduction to Colour. 2-4pm, £25. NOW FULL

Make a colour wheel and learn the fundamentals of mixing colours. A beginners class in watercolours,

but also suitable for anyone with an interest in experimenting with colour. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Thursday 1st: Plants and Birds. 11-1pm, £25. NOW FULL

A drawing and painting session for all abilities using pencil and watercolour taking reference from nature. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Friday 2nd: Mixed Media and Collage inspired by Paul Klee. 2-4.30pm, £30.

Mixed media and collage on paper, inspired by the artworks of Paul Klee with an underwater theme. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

 

Saturday 3rd: Oil Painting - Winter Landscapes. 11-2pm, £40. NOW FULL

An oil painting workshop for beginners, using oils on canvas; paint your own winter landscape. Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

Thursday 8th: Observational Drawing. 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal.

Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

Friday 9th: Mixed Media Cityscapes. 2-4.30pm, £30.

Using a range of mediums, create a layered and textured cityscape on handmade paper. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

 

Saturday 10th: Palette Knife Painting - Woodland Theme. 11-2pm, £40. NOW FULL

Try your hand at painting with palette knives; an acrylic workshop with a woodland theme, looking at trees and branches.

Layered mark making and painting without a brush. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

Sunday 11th: Palette Knife Painting - Woodland Theme. 11-2pm, £40.

Try your hand at painting with palette knives; an acrylic workshop with a woodland theme, looking at trees and branches.

Layered mark making and painting without a brush. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

 

Friday 16th: Chinese Ink with Watercolours. 2-4.30pm, £25. NOW FULL

A fun workshop creating simple illustrations with a fruit and floral theme. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

 

Sat 17th: Fused Glass Panel. 11-1.30pm, £50.

Fused Glass with Maggie in her beautiful Pirton studio. Make a fused glass panel and collect one week later once its been fired in the kiln.

Tutor: Maggie Barton.

 

Sat 17th: The Landscapes of Pierre Bonnard. 11-2pm, £40.

An interesting workshop using chalks and pastels, referencing the works of Pierre Bonnard. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

Thursday 22nd: Observational Drawing. 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal.

Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

 

Saturday 24th: Lino Printing for Beginners. 11-2pm, £40. NOW FULL

A beginners guide to lino printing. Learn the skills to design, cut and print your own linocut prints; produce your first edition! Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

Thursday 1st: Observational Drawing. 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal.

Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

Friday 2nd: Fahrelnissa Zeid - Ink and Watercolours. 2-4.30pm, £30. NOW FULL

A mindful art session using ink and watercolours, taking inspiration from the abstract patterns of Fahrelnissa Zeid. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Saturday 3rd: Emil Nolde - Pastel and Watercolour. 11-2pm, £40.

A colourful workshop using a combination of pastels and watercolours, inspired by the works of artist Emil Nolde. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

Thursday 8th: Two Colours Only - Cityscapes. 11-1.30pm, £30. NOW FULL

Learn just how many colours can be created from mixing just two primary colours.

Create a cityscape incorporating other mediums including chalk and oil pastels. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

Friday 9th: Hand Painted Easter Cards. 11-2pm, £30.

Make your own Easter cards, taking a mixed media approach; including collage, pen & ink, and watercolour. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Saturday 10th: Mixed Media - Creating a concertina artist book. Full Day, 10-4pm, £70.

Mixed media workshop creating concertina artist books, using a variety of mediums including wax, masking fluids, acrylics, collage and pastels. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Friday 16th: Simple Mono Printing. 2-4pm, £25.

Explore this fun printing process to create layered and colourful outcomes. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Saturday 17th: Acrylic on Canvas - Inspired by Ken Done. Full Day, 10-4pm, £70. NOW FULL

Create an A2 sized harbour scene inspired by the work of artist Ken Done. A full day workshop. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

Sat 17th: Fused Glass Panel. 11-1.30pm, £50. NOW FULL

Fused Glass with Maggie in her beautiful Pirton studio. Make a fused glass panel and collect one week later once its been fired in the kiln.

Tutor: Maggie Barton.

 

Thursday 22nd: Observational Drawing. 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal.

Tutor: Sarah Underwood.

 

Saturday 24th: In The Trees. Full day, 10-4pm, £70. NOW FULL

A full day working with collage. Prepare your own collage papers and make a finished piece inspired by the jungle images of Henri Rousseau.

Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Thursday 29th: Lino Printing on Textiles. 11-2pm, £40.

Design and print your own textile garments, including bags and tea towels. Tutor: Emmeline Webb.

 

Saturday 31st: Easter Acrylic on Canvas. 11-2pm, £40.

An Easter weekend workshop of painting in acrylics. Spring flower themed in the style of Winifred Nicholson. Tutor: Kate Burgess.

 

 

APRIL

 

Sat 7th April: Matisse Dancers in collage. £40, 11-2pm.

Taking inspiration from Matisse’s dancers and paper cuts, produce your own collaged piece. With Kate.

 

Thurs 12th April: Watercolours - Bluebell Woodland, £25, 11-1pm.

Paint a bluebell woodland scene in watercolours. With Kate.

 

Fri 13th April: Observational Drawing, £12.50, 11-1pm.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal. With Sarah.

 

Sat 14th April: Acrylic Self Portraits - Cubist/Abstract Style. £40, 11-2pm.

Inspired by the abstract and cubist style, produce your own stylised portrait from your photograph. With Kate.

 

Friday 20th April: Contemporary Watercolours. £25, 2-4pm.  

Using watercolours, ink and masking fluid, working from still life. With Emmeline.

 

Saturday 21st April: Oil Painting - Hitchwood. £40, 11-2pm.

Bluebell woodland themed oil painting session, suited for all levels including beginners. With Sarah.

 

Saturday 21st April: Fused Glass Panel. £50, 11-1.30pm.

Maggie will guide you through the first steps to working with fused glass in her Pirton Village studio.

 

Fri 27th April: Mosaic in Collage Workshop. £30, 2-4.30pm.

Working with handmade collage papers cut into tiny tiles, create a finished mosaic styled work on paper. Working from still life. With Emmeline.

 

Sat 28th April: Lino Printing with Chin Colle. £40, 11-2pm.

Beginners class for people wanting to learn the skill of lino printing incorporating collage. With Emmeline.

 

 

MAY

 

Thurs 3rd May: Observational Drawing, £12.50, 11-1pm.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal. With Sarah.

 

Fri 4th May: St Mary’s by Night. £25, 2-4pm.

A drawing session with a difference, working from photographs we will produce a finished piece in ink and bleach on paper. With Emmeline.

 

Sat 5th May: Cafe Culture. £75 (full day), 10-4pm.

Join us for a full day of drawing and painting. In the morning we wander out and about to draw on locations around Hitchin;

then return to the studio to work our sketches into a finished painting. With Emmeline.

 

Thurs 10th May: Oil Painting for beginners - Back to Basics.  £30, 11-1.30pm.

An introduction for anyone looking to experiment with working in oil paint. With Sarah.

 

Sat 12th May: Acrylic painting on canvas - Kandinski - Musically Inspired. £40, 11-2pm.

We will turn up the classical playlist and create our acrylic paintings Kandinsky style, inspired by the sounds. With Kate.

 

Thurs 17th May: Observational Drawing, £12.50, 11-1pm.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal. With Sarah.

 

Fri 18th May: Watercolours and Chinese Ink. £25, 2-4.30pm.

Using watercolours in a more illustrative style, working from a still life. With Emmeline.

 

Sat 19th May: Mixed media session, inspired by Ben Nicholson’s Still Life paintings.  £40, 11-2pm.

Using acrylic paint, pastels, collage and charcoal. With Kate.

 

Sat 19th May: Fused Glass Panel, 11-1.30pm, £50.

Maggie will guide you through the first steps to working with fused glass in her Pirton Village studio.

 

Sat 26th May: Drawing From Nature. £40, 11-2pm.

Using mixed media, leave your pencils behind as we explore the art of drawing with found objects on our collaged surfaces. Working from observation. With Emmeline.

 

 

JUNE

 

Fri 1st June: Watercolours for Collage. 1-4.30pm, £25.

A watercolour session exploring contemporary techniques. With Emmeline.

 

Sat 2nd June: Oil Painting - Hitchin Lavender. 11-2pm, £40.

Suited for all abilities an introduction into oil painting working from photographs. With Sarah.

 

Thurs 7th June: Observational Drawing, 11-1pm, £12.50.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal. With Sarah.

 

Fri 8th June: Painting on Textiles. 2-4pm, £25.

Come and have some fun and create a shopping bag or cushion. With Emmeline.

 

Sat 9th June: Early Summer Walk - Stroll and Sketch. £75, 10-4pm (full day).

Weather permitting we will head out into the countryside for some drawing, returning to paint our finished works in the studio.With Emmeline.

 

Thurs 14th June: Watercolours - Intro to colour. £25, 11-1pm.

Make a colour wheel and learn the fundamentals of mixing using just primary colours. With Kate.

 

Fri 15th June: Artist Icons in Collage.  £30, 2-4.30pm.

Salvador Dali themed collage workshop, create a collage portrait. With Kate.

 

Sat 16th June: Birds Life. £40, 11-2pm.

A fun mixed media session inspired by the work of Mark Hearld. With Emmeline.

 

Thurs 21st June: Observational Drawing, £12.50, 11-1pm.

A relaxed session taking inspiration from nature. Spend a relaxing couple of hours drawing from observation with pencil and charcoal. With Sarah.

 

Sat 23rd June: Mixed Media - Creating a Concertina Artists book. £75, 10-4pm.

A full days workshop using a range of techniques to document your own photographs and images into an artist journal

With Emmeline.

 

Sat 30th June: Hockney Inspired Landscapes In Acrylic. £40, 11-2pm.  

Three colour workshop using acrylic on canvas and just primary colours, create a colourful landscape on canvas. £40, 11-2pm. With Kate.