Workshop Diary 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 13/04/18**

 

 

APRIL

 

 

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.  NOW FULL

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

 

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

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

 

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

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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. NOW FULL

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.

 

Thurs 24th May: Watercolours - Bluebell Woodland, 11-1pm, £25. *NEW*

Create a bluebell woodland scene in Watercolours. With Kate.

 

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

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. NOW FULL

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). NOW FULL

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

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

 

 

 

 

JULY *NEW*

 

 

Thurs 12th July: 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 July: Summer Landscape - Beginners Acrylic on Canvas, 11-2pm, £40.

Paint a summer landscape using acrylic paints on canvas. With Kate.

 

Sat 21st July: Palette Knife Painting - Inspired by Cornish Artists, 11-2pm, £40.

Taking inspiration from Cornish artists, create a painting using palette knives. With Kate.

 

Thurs 26th July: 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 28th July: Lino Printing for Beginners, 11-2pm, £40.

Learn how to lino print using tabletop techniques. Create a5 sized, single colour lino prints. With Emmeline.