Painting workshop: the Seaside
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Art Workshops in Wirral

'Painting the Seaside' (SB017)

This workshop was last run on 5th November 2015. Please contact me to request a repeat running of this workshop. The workshop was initially run as a full-day workshop, but may be condensed to a half-day. However, the longer the day, the more we achieve! More information on my workshops...

Step-by-step guide to painting the seaside
Step-by-step tuition guides students through the painting of a seaside scene

The Wirral peninsula is blessed with a variety of picturesque coastal vistas which provide a multitude of opportunities to painters - from sunsets over Hilbre Island to paintings of the silted Dee at Parkgate and the promenade at New Brighton. The 'Painting the Seaside' workshop will demonstrate a step-by-step guide to the production of seaside paintings from photographs. It will include help with composition, drawing, mixing and application of paint and more.

The workshop will take place under my tuition in my home studio conservatory in the Wirral. Student numbers will be kept to a minimum (2 or 3 students) to facilitate one-to-one tuition. The workshop will offer step-by-step tuition in an informal, friendly atmosphere, where students and tutor can bounce ideas off one another. It is my intention that students enjoy a productive, informative and fulfilling day. The class is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists. More information on my workshops...


10:00 - 13:00

Following a brief introduction and demonstration of my working technique, students will be guided through the production of seaside painting from a photograph. I will provide a step-by-step guide how to approach this painting.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 17:00

Students will take what they have learned from the morning session and attempt to employ it in the production of a new, unique painting. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs for the afternoon session in order to make their work more personal.

Please note that timings are approximate - I will make every effort to ensure that students are fully conversant with appropriate principles before moving on to subsequent stages - there is no rush and you will be under no pressure or expectations. Students may work in whichever medium - traditional oils, water-mixable oils, alkyds, acrylics etc. - you would prefer. I will produce a demonstration piece in oils prior to the workshop. By the end of the workshop you should have a finished painting and be familiar with basic elements of composition, application of paint, use of colour and working methodology. Hot and cold drinks with nibbles will be provided, as will a cold lunch.