workshops & venue

Open Art Session

'Your Art Your Way' - Open Art sessions will open up your creativity!

Run every week at Embsay Village Hall
Wednesday 1-3 

Starter Workshops

Itching to use pastels or watercolour but not sure where to start?

Join an inspiring Starter Workshop, experiment and discover what works for you

 

Learn simple techniques before creating your own beautiful painting during the last hour

1st  Friday in every month at Embsay Village Hall​

Friday    12.30-3.30 

Portrait Workshops
 Animals & People
  

Mediums - pencils/charcoal, pastels, & watercolour (scrolls down)

Subjects now include female/male portraits in pencil

Run every 3rd Friday in a month 12.30-3.30 pm

 

Starter Workshops do just that - start you off in a new medium

Advanced  Workshops  follow on, putting into practice what you discovered

That's why the Starter Workshops run on the 1st Friday in a month & the Portrait Workshops run 3 weeks later (Fridays again)

Just to be clear....

you can book either workshop on it's own, you don't need to book both

However!

For those artists who do want to do both there is a small discount of 10% overall if both are booked at the same time/in the same month

 

Open Art Sessions

Wednesdays 1-3

If you would love to work on what inspires YOU, in your own medium but with the comforting knowledge that help is on hand if you get stuck, then these sessions are just what you have been looking for…

 

Kate will help you progress at your own pace, encouraging you to experiment and gain confidence safe in the knowledge that ‘happy accidents’ can be a really good thing.

 

All abilities welcome, this is a wonderful group of very enthusiastic artists of all abilities.

 

What you need to bring along
An image or object that inspires you
Your own art materials – all mediums are welcome with exception of oil paints

 

Booking 
Places are limited to 8 and payment is required at the time of booking through Stripe banking

Weekly booking in advance £11   or

Monthly booking in advance £10 per week i.e.  £40 for 4 week month etc.

 

Refunds
Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let me know.

 

Drawing starter

friday 6 March

12.30-3.30 

 

We can all draw with a little know how and practice.

For instance, when was the last time you truly looked at

something?


If you have never taken the time to look and really observe a tree,

a flower or animal then how can you can expect to draw it?


Kate will show you just how easy it is to look at things as an artist  to see how each part of something relates to another.

From this simple starting point it’s just one more step to

putting this down on paper. 

  
After this workshop you will see the world differently

and be able to sketch and draw more confidently.. 

Booking 
Payment is required at the time of booking by debit/credit card through Stripe banking or Paypal

Refunds
Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let us know.who is attending in your place

 

5 June  4 september  4 December

 

3 hour workshop costs just  £40 including all materials & workbook

Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

 

Advanced  Workshops follow on from Starter Workshops helping you put into practice the techniques and what you learned in the Starter

  You can book either workshop on it's own but if you book both together there is a 10% discount

advanced drawing Portrait

3rd Friday in THE month 12.30-3.30

All portrait workshops have a choice 6 images,

simply select one that gives you a challenge or a nice easy start to build upon...
 

If nothing inspires you then bring your own image - that's fine too. 

You also have the option to work  from B&W or colour images.

Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

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Eles/Your image

Eles are great practice for creating contrast to give animals form, expression .... 

£45

20 March

Female Model

Female/Your image

6 images to choose from:  smooth young faces to older faces full of character...

£45

19June

Image by Simon Wijers

Male/your image

6 images to choose from:  smooth young faces to older faces full of character...

£45

18 september

Refunds

Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let me know

 

Pastel starter

Friday 7 Feb

12.30-3.30
1 May     7  Aug     6 Nov
3 hour workshop costs just £45 
including all materials & Workbook
Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

Pastels create soft fur, velvety noses and expressive eyes in realistic or more vibrant, semi-figurative styles.

In this 3 hour workshop you will:
Experiment with different papers and pastels to find out which ones work for you - papers include velour, Pastelmat, Canson & pastels include Inscribe, Rembrandt, Unison and Sennelier - a lovely mix of decent student to the best professional papers and pastels/pencils
Learn how to use the many different tools available to pastel artists
Develop the skills of blocking in, layering and applying the fine details

Artists create a landscape painting to take home and all materials are included. A workbook will be emailed to all artists so that you can just relax and enjoy the afternoon - no remembering or note-taking!

Booking 
Payment is required at the time of booking: debit/credit card through Stripe banking or through PayPal

 

Refunds
Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let us know who is attending in your place

 

Advanced  Workshops follow on from Starter Workshops helping you put into practice the techniques and what you learned in the Starter

  You can book either workshop on it's own but if you book both together there is a 10% discount

advanced Pastel Portrait

3rd Friday iN THE month 12.30-3.30

All portrait workshops have a choice 6 images,

simply select one that gives you a challenge or a nice easy start to build upon...
 

If nothing inspires you then bring your own image - that's fine too. 

Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

cat pastel portraits

If you want to create your own cat, dog  or other pet portrait then this is for you

21 February

pets/Your image

£45

Pastel workshop - Image by Michael Mazzone

If you love wolves, foxes or lions then this is the one for you. Focus is long hair/manes

15 May

Wolf/Your Image

£45

Horse Pastel workshop, Image by Xiang Gao

Discover how to create soft, velvety noses, expressive eyes and silky manes

21 August

Horse/your image

£45

Pastel workshop raptors,Image by Richard Lee

Created using pastel pencils for those who hate the mess but love the effect of pastel.  

20 November

raptor/your image

Refunds

Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let me know

 

Friday 3 January

12.30-3.30
 

3 April    3 Jul     2 Oct

3 hour workshop costs just £50

including all materials & workbook

 

Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

Often thought of as an unforgiving medium watercolours are a lot of fun and fast to work with once you know how.

Working in a small group of 4-6 you will quickly gain confidence in

  • wet-in-wet

  • glazing

  • mixing colours

  • recovery techniques and happy accidents

so that you enjoy working with this wonderful medium.

Watercolour starter 

All materials are included.  During the session you each create a landscape painting with a tree to take home, photo provided or you are welcome to bring your own image.  A workbook and reference material are emailed to you in the week before the workshop so there's no need to make any notes, just relax and experiment to your hearts content.

Booking 
Payment is required at the time of booking by debit/credit card  through Stripe banking or PayPal

 

Refunds
Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let us know.

 

Advanced  Workshops follow on from Starter Workshops helping you put into practice the techniques and what you learned in the Starter

  You can book either workshop on it's own but if you book both together there is a 10% discount

advanced Watercolour Portrait

3rd friday IN THE month

All portrait workshops have a choice 6 images,

simply select one that gives you a challenge or a nice easy start to build upon...
 

If nothing inspires you then bring your own image - that's fine too. 

Places limited to maximum of 6 artists

Cows make ideal subjects for detailed or loose watercolours and are great fun to create

17 January

cows/Your image

Donkeys are ideal for creating loose, expressive or comic watercolour paintings 

17 April

Donkeys/Your Image

Discover how to create loose and colourful bird paintings, hens, cockerels, parrots...

17 july

birds/your image

Working in a loose or detailed style you will work from any photo you choose

16 October

stag/ your image

Highland Cattle
Image by Erwan Hesry
Image by Alberto Frías

Refunds

Although refunds can’t be given, substitutions are welcome should you find you are unable to attend – just let me know

 

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Kate 

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