Flower Painting Course

3 day course with Emma Burnett  –  £425

2 day Sketchbook Course  –  £295

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WHY IS THIS COURSE GOOD FOR YOUR ART?

In the context of general painting techniques and skills you will learn the following:-

Flower Painting teaches us to SEE MORE – SEE BETTER with detailed observation as to how flowers work and how to make them make sense on paper.  They are rarely as we think they are.  Once we understand their key characteristics we can paint them in a loose and free way and they still hold together and make sense.  Once we have learned this observation we can apply it to different subjects.

We learn how to create shape and form and depth and distance using tone and colour.

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phone Emma 01273 400606

e mail:  emma@bradnessgallery.com

Course dates 2022

If you are interested in attending a course but do not see a date to suit, then do get in touch as we may add more dates.

3 DAY COURSE  –  PAINT A PICTURE TO TAKE HOME FRAMED  –  £425

MAY 13th, 14th and 15th  –  Friday, Saturday and Sunday

AUGUST 23rd, 24th and 25th  –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

2 DAY FLOWER PAINTING  –  CREATE A REFERENCE SKETCHBOOK  –  £295

MAY 10th and 11th  –  Tuesday and Wednesday

JULY 16th and 17th  –  Saturday and Sunday

OCTOBER 19th and 20th  –  Wednesday and Thursday

FOLLOW UP SESSIONS – for those who have already attended a 2 day course.  Cost £75 per day (£60 per day if you book 5 sessions in advance).  You bring your own lunch and own materials.  Coffee and cake included.

2022 dates to be confirmed

ONE TO ONE MENTORING SESSIONS

£75 per hour.  Invaluable for people who are stuck with certain aspects in their painting journey to enable them to progress forward.  Coffee and cake included

The Course

What we will cover

Suitable for complete beginners and those who have painted before and wish to rekindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques and explore new ones and different mediums. No drawing skills required.

Coffee, cake and a delicious home cooked, healthy lunch with wine are included.

Arrive from 9.30am, for coffee before a 10am start.  The day finishes at 4.30pm.

Covid Policy

The safety of all our students and staff is of the utmost priority.  All health and safety measures are in place including:-

plenty of open windows and fresh air

temperature test on entry

frequent hand washing and sanitising stations

very small classes to allow distancing

rigorous cleaning throughout – before and after classes

each student has their own work table

Any class that has to be postponed or cancelled because of covid can be rebooked.  There is no time limit on rebooking classes.

A few more details

My flower painting background started with Botanical Illustration, but I like to paint in a free and joyful way bringing out the beauty and the movement of flowers and the joy of the garden.  Once you understand flower painting, then you can explore the subject in endless ways and in numerous mediums.

.My teaching approach is designed to encourage and inform you in whichever style you wish to explore.  

With a very small number of students, there is plenty of time for individual help.  We will work overlooking the Bradness garden, each selecting flowers and foliage from it for our inspiration.

On these courses, we will work in pencil, pen, watercolour, gouache and ink.  

We will spend 3 days luxuriating in the peace and joy of painting flowers.  

We start on worksheets by drawing and painting simple leaves, then leaf stems and then single flowers.  

After that we progress to composing and painting a picture which you will take home framed and ready to hang.

 Best quality paints, brushes, paper and flowers are all included.  Also included is a lovely mount and frame.  

Do not feel under any pressure to finish your painting as these can be taken home but it is a fun and inspiring thing to do to see your work with a finished presentation.

The days will start at 9.30 and finish at 4.30.