Workshop Diary 2019

If you would like to book a place on a workshop, or for further information; please call us on 01462 454019,

email us at info@theartnest.com, or pop in and see us at The Art Nest, 4-5 West Alley, Hitchin, SG5 1EG.

 

Please read our Workshop Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

 

*Availability correct as of 15/03/19*

 

 

MARCH

 

Sat 16th March: Beginners Fused Glass. 

With Maggie Barton in her Pirton Studio. Create your own fused glass panel (approx 15x15cm).

Leave it with Maggie to fire in the kiln, and collect from the gallery a week later. 11-1.30pm £50pp

 

Friday 22nd March: Observational Drawing. NOW FULL

Working from a variety of still life objects, learn some basic drawing techniques. With Sarah. 2-4pm £12.50pp

 

Sat 23rd March: Cezanne’s Fruits. NOW FULL

Focusing on the masterful colours and brushstrokes of Cezanne, create your own painting from a still life composition of apples.

Suited for beginners. With Kate.11-2pm  £40pp

 

Sun 24th March: Picasso in Collage. 

Based on the works of Pablo Picasso. A fun and playful session using handmade collage papers.

Leave with a colourful, framed work of art. Suited for beginners. With Kate. 11-2pm £40pp

 

Sat 30th & Sun 31st March: A Weekend of Botanicals. NOW FULL

Day 1: A three hour session. Working from observation, draw plants and flowers in a range of mediums. 11-2pm

Day 2: Using your drawings from Day 1 as a reference, along with plants and flowers; construct your composition,

and learn to paint with oils on canvas. With Sarah. 11-3pm £80pp

 

 

APRIL

 

Sat 6th April: Beyond Realism. NOW FULL

Working from a landscape photograph; learn the skills to transform the scene into a colourful abstract composition.

A painting workshop using a small variety of mediums. With Emmeline. 11-2pm  £40pp

 

Sunday 7th April: Watercolours for Fun. NOW FULL

An introduction to this fast moving medium, compose a floral spring themed painting. With Emmeline. 11-2pm £35pp

 

Wednesday 10th April: Introduction To Watercolours: Seascapes with Boats (naive style) **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

Friday 19th April: Observational Drawing. NOW FULL

Working from a variety of still life objects, learn some basic drawing techniques. With Sarah. 2-4pm £12.50pp

 

Sat 20th April: Beginners Fused Glass. NOW FULL

With Maggie Barton in her Pirton Studio. Create your own fused glass panel (approx 15x15cm).

Leave it with Maggie to fire in the kiln, and collect from the gallery a week later. 11-1.30pm £50pp

 

Saturday 27th April: Forage & Create *NEW!*

Join us for an informative walk and talk with The Hitchin Forager - a.k.a Jane Simmons (weather permitting).

Learn about the plants and herbs good enough to eat in our local countryside.

Returning to the gallery for a light lunch and an afternoon of drawing and painting from observation.

Create wonderfully observed illustrations from our finds of plants, berries and herbs

using pencils, charcoal, fine-line drawing pens and watercolours.

With Sarah 11-3pm £55pp

 

Sunday 28th April: Spring Tulips in Oils. NOW FULL

A beginners oil painting session on canvas. Working from still life and photographs. With Sarah. 11-2pm £40pp

 

 

MAY

 

Sat 4th & Sun 5th May: Bluebell Extravaganza Weekend

A weekend workshop with Kate, looking at Hitchwood Bluebells. Suited for beginners,

this workshop will introduce you to using a range of different art mediums over two days.

Day 1 (Sat): Coloured Pencil & Watercolour

Day 2 (Sun): Mixed Media incorporating Collage and Paint

11-2pm each day - £80 for the weekend.

 

Wednesday 8th May: Introduction To Watercolours: Create Your Own Mandala **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

Sat 18th May: Beginners Fused Glass. NOW FULL

With Maggie Barton in her Pirton Studio. Create your own fused glass panel (approx 15x15cm).

Leave it with Maggie to fire in the kiln, and collect from the gallery a week later. 11-1.30pm £50pp

 

Friday 24th May: Observational Drawing. NOW FULL

Working from a variety of still life objects, learn some basic drawing techniques. With Sarah. 2-4pm £12.50pp

 

Sat 25th May: Klimt - Colour and Patterns in Art. NOW FULL

Looking at the decorative works of Gustav Klimt, produce your own mixed media painting on canvas. With Emmeline. 11-2pm £40pp

 

Sun 26th May: Mary Feddon - Still Life with Lemons. NOW FULL

An acrylic painting session on canvas, inspired by the works of Mary Feddon. With Kate. 11-2pm £40pp

 

 

JUNE

 

Wednesday 5th June: Introduction To Watercolours: Shells & Pebbles (working from still life) **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

Wednesday 19th June: Introduction To Watercolours: Colour Wheels & Summer Palettes **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

 

JULY

 

Wednesday 3rd July: Introduction To Watercolours: Summer Trees & Leaves **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

Wednesday 17th July: Introduction To Watercolours: Design Your Own Birthday Cards (with illustrated text) **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

 

AUGUST

 

Wednesday 14th August: Introduction To Watercolours: Tile Art **NEW!**

Taking inspiration from Mediterranean designs, create your own tile and paint it in watercolours. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp

 

Wednesday 28th August: Introduction To Watercolours: Embellish A Short Poem in Watercolour **NEW!**

In this relaxing, informal workshop; learn painting techniques and colour mixing. With Kate. 11-1pm, £20pp.

 

 

 

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More dates to come soon.