New Year, New learning!

Happy New Year!

Hoping that everyone has had a good festive season, and are ready for a positive and enjoyable 2020. A new decade! An ideal time to take stock and look forward. I like to decide what I’d like to learn and achieve in the coming year – and consquently, think others might be thinking that too!

Now is a good time to decide to learn new skills, or brush up present ones, or maybe try a new approach. 

With this in mind I have organised the following workshops and courses this Spring from a variety of venues.

There really is something for everyone!

I will be running workshops from Langwathby Station Cafe again with wonderful food for the brilliant Janet Davies. New this year are workshops from The Studio Morland. The latter will have a simple buffet lunch.

Thr Studio Morland is a beautiful light-filled space that focuses on the Arts and Wellness.

I will also be delivering Drawing and painting classes at Scotby Village Hall starting on January 16th.

Dates are as follows: 

You CAN Draw and Paint! 

Thursday January 16th – 10am-12pm

Weekly drawing and painting class – ALL levels welcome. 

Scotby Village Hall

£15 per session or £50 for a block of 4. Materials provided for first few weeks.

Winter Watercolours 

Saturday January 25

The first of a series of “colour” workshops at the Studio Morland. Have a go at discovering the lovely colours of winter, more subtle and beautiful than you might at first have thought. I will show you some techniques to help you capture the blues and golds of a snowy day.

The Studio Morland

£65 inclusive of a simple buffet vegetarian buffet lunch (only a couple of places left!) 

Experimental Monoprinting

Monday Feb 17 

Learn this very accessible and exciting technique. It is low technology, can be done at home, and it is very satisfying producing creative results.

Langwathby Station Cafe

£75 featuring Janet’s wonderful food!

Developing a Spring Sketchbook  

Monday March 16 

We will do some work outside in the beautiful gardens if weather permits, and work from seasonal plants and colours. Create exciting and inspiring sketchbook pages whilst recording your responses to the surroundings.

The Studio Morland

£65 inclusive of a simple buffet vegetarian buffet lunch

Drawing is Thinking With Your Eyes  

Friday/Saturday March 27/28

Two day intensive drawing course at The Studio Morland.

You will have TWO highly experienced and knowledgable tutors who have unlocked the secrets of drawing for many people. All welcome! Tuition is friendly, and tried and tested.

The Studio Morland

£225 (bring your own lunch, but simple refreshments will be provided) 

Keepsake Sketchbooks 

Monday April 6 

Come and find out what fun it is to make a simple keepsake sketchbook. We will learn some creative techniques to decorate the pages, that will hold some of your favourite things.

Langwathby Station Cafe

£75 featuring Janet’s wonderful food!

Pastel “Painting” 

Thursday April 9 

Learn the basics of working with pastels; a vibrant and accessible medium, whilst being inspired by the lovely and natural surroundings of Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Gosling Sike, Houghton, Carlisle.

£60 inclusive of materials. Book through the CWT on events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

The Colours of Spring – Expressive Landscapes 

Monday April 27th 

The second of a series of “colour” workshops at the Studio Morland. Learn some creative and vibrant methods with which to make your outdoor landscapes. We will be working from the beautiful gardens around Studio Morland if weather permits.

The Studio Morland

£65 inclusive of a simple buffet vegetarian buffet lunch

Unlocking the Secrets of Colour – choosing and mixing (1)

Monday May 18 

Colour mixing is often such a mystery, but it needn’t be! I’ve got some great methods to help you understand how to choose colours, and how to mix them to keep them fresh and vibrant. This workshop is in two parts, though they can each be taken standalone.

Langwathby Station Cafe

£75 featuring Janet’s wonderful food!

Unlocking the Secrets of Colour – choosing and mixing (2)

Monday June 1 

As above with different exercises and practice.

Langwathby Station Cafe

£75 featuring Janet’s wonderful food!

Materials for most workshops, can be provided, if ordered in advance at £10 a head. Light refreshments are provided free of charge; but please bring your own lunch unless the workshops details state otherwise.

All day workshops run 10am – 4pm.

You can book for any of the workshops or courses via the website here

Any questions, please get in touch:

alex@charcoalhorse.co.uk

07891 921416

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