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Courses &
Demonstrations

  • Leiston Workshop: Movement
    Leiston Workshop: Movement
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Leiston Community Hall
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Leiston Community Hall, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU, UK
    This workshop will concentrate on moving figures - Ballet dancers, runners, cyclists…any figure in movement; Carole will demonstrate how to achieve the effect of a moving body and how we can capture the impression of speed in our drawings and paintings.
  • Trimley St Martin Workshop: Movement
    Trimley St Martin Workshop: Movement
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ, UK
    This workshop will concentrate on moving figures - ballet dancers, runners, cyclists…any figure in movement. Carole will demonstrate how to achieve the effect of a moving body and how we can capture what gives the impression of speed in our drawings and paintings.
  • Art in Aldeburgh: An Aldeburgh Sketchbook - watercolours, pen & wash
    Art in Aldeburgh: An Aldeburgh Sketchbook - watercolours, pen & wash
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Aldeburgh
    29 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 30 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Aldeburgh, Victoria Rd, Aldeburgh IP15, UK
    It will include sketching buildings, boats and beach scenes as well as quick people studies and a “how to” on perspective – all the skills required to improve your observation and drawing technique and the perfect way to fill your sketchbook. We will mostly be working outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Leiston Workshop: Sketching outdoors
    Leiston Workshop: Sketching outdoors
    Fri, 19 Jul
    Leiston Community Hall
    19 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Leiston Community Hall, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU, UK
    Building up a sketchbook and working “en plein air” is good way of improving your drawing technique. For this first of two days drawing outside, we have the use of a garden in Dunwich, which is adjacent to the abbey ruins and also close to the beach.
  • Trimley St Martin Workshop: A Summer Scene
    Trimley St Martin Workshop: A Summer Scene
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall
    23 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ, UK
    Making a painting look bright and sunny depends on creating enough tonal contrast, so we will start by practising mixing a range of greys to use to paint convincing, lively shadows. Carole will demonstrate a sunny street scene using watercolours but you are welcome to use acrylics or soft pastels.
  • A Flatford Sketchbook: Flatford Mill - 3 day course
    A Flatford Sketchbook: Flatford Mill - 3 day course
    Fri, 26 Jul
    Flatford Mill
    26 Jul 2024, 16:00 – 28 Jul 2024, 16:00
    Flatford Mill, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL, UK
    Taking inspiration from this historic and beautiful setting, Carole will show you how to translate the delightful surroundings into sketches using pencil, pen and wash.
  • How to Draw A Portrait: Flatford Mill - 3 day course
    How to Draw A Portrait: Flatford Mill - 3 day course
    Fri, 02 Aug
    Flatford Mill
    02 Aug 2024, 16:00 – 04 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Flatford Mill, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL, UK
    Carole will guide you through many of the skills needed to achieve a likeness and produce a good portrait. Suitable for beginners Medium: watercolours, soft pencils, charcoal and pastel pencils
  • Leiston Workshop: Sketching Outdoors
    Leiston Workshop: Sketching Outdoors
    Fri, 16 Aug
    Leiston Community Hall
    16 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 16:30
    Leiston Community Hall, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU, UK
    Another opportunity to improve your drawing, build up a sketchbook or experiment with techniques whilst studying the landscape “en plein air”.
  • Flatford Mill: Sketching and Painting at Benton End
    Flatford Mill: Sketching and Painting at Benton End
    Wed, 21 Aug
    Flatford Mill
    21 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Flatford Mill, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL, UK
    This is a new initiative and an exciting opportunity to visit and sketch this historic 16th century house and its beautiful gardens, which will once more become a place for artistic and horticulture as it was in the time of Cedric Morris and Lett Haines. We will spend the day sketching and painting
  • Art in Aldeburgh: Acrylics, Seascapes and Landscapes
    Art in Aldeburgh: Acrylics, Seascapes and Landscapes
    Tue, 10 Sept
    Aldeburgh
    10 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 11 Sept 2024, 16:00
    Aldeburgh, Victoria Rd, Aldeburgh IP15, UK
    Acrylics are one of the most versatile of painting mediums, ideally suited for catching the light sparkling on the sea, the texture of pebbles or sand, or the more subtle effects of skies, clouds & aerial perspective in landscapes. Suitable for beginners or improvers.
  • Trimley St Martin Workshop: Portraits
    Trimley St Martin Workshop: Portraits
    Tue, 17 Sept
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall
    17 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ, UK
    Portraits are a fascinating and challenging subject but one which is thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying! Carole will demystify the process with a series of tips, techniques and simple exercises.
  • Leiston Workshop: Portraits
    Leiston Workshop: Portraits
    Fri, 20 Sept
    Leiston Community Hall
    20 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Leiston Community Hall, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU, UK
    Portraits are a fascinating and challenging subject but one which is thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. Carole will demystify the process taking you through a variety of tips, tricks and techniques with a series of exercises and demonstrations.
  • Portrait Week Dedham Hall
    Portrait Week Dedham Hall
    Sat, 12 Oct
    Dedham Hall
    12 Oct 2024, 16:00 – 19 Oct 2024, 10:00
    Dedham Hall, Brook St, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AD, UK
    Carole is a popular and experienced tutor who will help to demystify the process of portrait painting for you. Working from live models and reference material, in the medium of your choice: watercolour, pastel or acrylics.
  • Trimley St Martin Workshop: Night Scenes and Fireworks
    Trimley St Martin Workshop: Night Scenes and Fireworks
    Tue, 22 Oct
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall
    22 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe IP11 0RJ, UK
    This will be a fun day, splashing around with masking fluid or using wax crayons to produce the amazing effects of fireworks bursting across the night sky and a bonfire silhouetting family groups.
  • Leiston Workshop: Night Scenes and Fireworks
    Leiston Workshop: Night Scenes and Fireworks
    Fri, 25 Oct
    Leiston Community Hall
    25 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Leiston Community Hall, Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4JU, UK
    This will be a fun day, splashing around with masking fluid or using wax crayons to produce the amazing effects of fireworks bursting across the night sky and a bonfire silhouetting family groups.
  • Flatford Mill: Pastels and Pastel Pencils - 3 day course
    Flatford Mill: Pastels and Pastel Pencils - 3 day course
    Fri, 25 Oct
    Flatford Mill
    25 Oct 2024, 16:00 – 27 Oct 2024, 15:00
    Flatford Mill, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL, UK
    Learn all the techniques for using soft pastels to capture landscapes and portraits
  • Drawing Techniques at Watershed Studio
    Drawing Techniques at Watershed Studio
    Tue, 12 Nov
    Watershed Studio
    12 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Watershed Studio, St Cleres Hall Ln, St. Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 8RX, UK
    This workshop is all about helping you to improve your drawing technique so you can create better paintings. Working from still life objects and photographic reference. Using graphite pencil, charcoal and pen we will do exercises to help you draw more accurately.
  • Water Soluble Pencils Watershed Studio
    Water Soluble Pencils Watershed Studio
    Wed, 13 Nov
    Watershed Studio
    13 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
    Watershed Studio, St Cleres Hall Ln, St. Osyth, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 8RX, UK
    Do you have some Water Soluble Pencils but are not sure how to use them? Then this workshop is for you! Carole will help you discover the versatility of water soluble pencils: combining the familiarity of a pencil with the magic of watercolours.
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