3 day FLOWER PAINTING and course with Emma Burnett - £395

We will paint, flowers, vases, cloths and backgrounds

2024 SPECIAL OFFER – YOU GET A FREE FOLLOW UP SESSION WORTH £75 WHEN YOU BOOK THIS COURSE.

FLOWER PAINTING COURSE
ART COURSES

STILL LIFE PAINTING.  On this 3 day course we will learn how to paint flowers, vases, cloths and backgrounds using watercolour, gouache or acrylic paints.  Your choice. 

WHAT WE WILL LEARN.  We will learn about picture construction and how to go about composing and starting the painting.  You can work on canvas or on paper.  You bring your own materials.  I can supply materials if you prefer, please just let me know.  If you are working on canvas, I suggest approximately 60cm x 60cm.  If you have any problem or questions about materials just phone me and I can help.

WHY PAINT A STILL LIFE.  Still Life painting is just great fun.  It brings out the child in me with the fun of doing some pattern making and designs

WATERCOLOURS and GOUACHE.  For those who do not know gouache, gouache paints are the same as watercolour but the pigment is simply mixed with a chalky opaque medium rather than a translucent medium.  Gouache can therefore be a bit easier to use because if you so something you don’t like you can cover it up.

ACRYLICS and OIL PAINTS.  We use acrylics to learn with because the drying time is very fast so they are good on a course.  Again with acrylics if you are not happy with something you’ve painted, you can completely paint over it and no one will know what lies beneath so they are great for having fun, learning and experimenting.  All that we learn can also be applied to painting in oils but the drying time is longer between each layer so acrylics are better to learn with.  We will learn about picture construction and how to go about composing and starting the painting.  You can work on canvas or on paper.  You bring your own materials and a canvas approximately 60cm x 60cm.  If you have any problem or questions about materials just phone me and I can help.

STILL LIFE INSPIRATION.  My own work is inspired by artists such as Henri Matisse, Jules Cavailles and Ivon Hitchens.  I have lots of their books here for inspiration.  I have also collected many lovely vases over the years that I use in my own paintings and we can raid the garden for flowers.

2024 DATES

MAY  14TH, 15TH and 16TH  –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

JULY 23RD, 24TH and 25TH  –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

OCTOBER 22ND, 23RD and 24TH  –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Follow Dates for 2024  –  please click HERE

Oil Painting by Emma Burnett

The Scent of Flowers by Emma Burnett.  Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm 

STILL LIFE PAINTING

Flowers from a Friend by Emma Burnett.  Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm

STILL LIFE PAINTING

Late Summer Posy by Emma Burnett.  Gouache on Fabriano paper 640gram 30cm x 30cm

STILL LIFE PAINTING

My Favourite Things by Emma Burnett.  Gouache on Fabriano paper 640gram 30cm x 30cm

STILL LIFE PAINTING

STILL LIFE PAINTING

THIS COURSE IS GOOD FOR YOUR ART because it helps you with 

Constructing a picture.  We will really think about the colours we use and the design and balance.

You will understand how to get started with a picture and the order in which you paint the foreground and background

We will think about colour, rhythm and flow. 

Making and creating little patterns on cloths and backgrounds

We will think about brush strokes and learn how to make soft marks

We will learn about layering paint

It’s fun and very satisfying

WHAT IS INCLUDED

 3 Days of art tuition from 10am to 4.30pm

Mid morning coffee and home made cake

Delicious lunch with wine

Materials are not included because you can then work as large as you like.  If you don’t have materials, I can provide them at an at cost charge.

STILL LIFE INSPIRATION from MATISSE and JULES CAVAILLES

Jules Cavailles and Henri Matisse have been a huge influence on my work as well as many others.

A large part of creating a still life painting is about the colours you use and choose.  I strongly recommend that you take the Colour Course at some point either at Bradness Gallery or online.  Click on the links below

BRADNESS GALLERY 2 DAY COLOUR MIXING AND THEORY COURSE

ONLINE COLOUR COURSE CREATED BY EMMA BURNETT  –  WWW.COLOURMIXINGTUTORIALS.COM