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ART COURSES / WORKSHOPS
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THE RAINBOW PAINTBOX - art workshop series
at The Coniston Institute & Ruskin Museum
Explore some of John Ruskin’s artistic ideas with a contemporary twist. Discover rich sources of inspiration. Gain artistic confidence. Learn new skills.
Come along and have some creative fun!
PAINTING BY INSTINCT, Saturday 31st August 2019 TIME:10.00am – 4.00pm Liberate ‘the artist within’ and discover the art of painting by INSTINCT. Learn to trust your painter’s hand and the creative force within you in making art come alive with colour. Book online >>
PAINTING SKIES, STORM CLOUDS & VAPOURS, Saturday28th September 2019 TIME:10.00am – 4.00pm Capture the power of light during a storm or at sunrise and sunset, and learn how to paint the living atmosphere of our skies. Book online>>
GOTHIC ART & INKY BATS, Thursday 24th October 2019 TIME:10.00am – 4.00pm Learn to experiment with pen and wash, ink blots and line drawing to discover inky bats and other beasties of the imagination on the theme of Gothic Halloween. Book online>>
Workshop Fees:£35, if you bring your own art materials, or £40 if hired & provided by the tutor, but where possible, please bring your own. Fees include refreshments, tea/coffee & cake and free entry to the Ruskin Museum between 10am – 4.30pm.
Who is it for? All aspiring artists, even new creatives at any ability level, working in watercolour, ink or acrylic. No previous experience is necessary. The sessions will be inspirational, relaxed and informal, with easy to follow, one-to-one guidance.
What do I need to bring? Select art materials in water-based media, paint brushes and paper. Bring a packed lunch or have lunch out in Coniston.
How do I book? Places are limited, so register your place in advance by booking tickets online with Eventbrite or by telephone. There is a small surcharge when booking online.
Location: Coniston Institute and The Ruskin Museum are set in the heart of the beautiful South Lakeland village of Coniston, underneath the inspiring glory of the Yewdale Fells so loved by John Ruskin.
Coniston Institute village hall is the ideal place to gather, learn and get creative. As a mechanics institute spearheaded by John Ruskin in the late 1800s it became the hub of arts and crafts learning for villagers and still remains a centre for community life.
The Ruskin Museum collection includes many art works and sketches by John Ruskin which were donated to Coniston after his death. The outside space looks out on the nearby fells, with the gentle sounds of water flowing directly from the coppermines valley nearby.
FEEDBACK following Tiana's courses:
Tiana Marie at Ruskin's Memorial, Derwent Water
Love the style of teaching. Very encouraging and clear. Lots of good direction in a gentle way.
A very valuable course that has enriched my experience of seeing the world in a more intense and colourful way.
I believe my progress has amazed me!
Loved it! The support Tiana gives is invaluable. It has definitely reignited my love of painting and drawing. I look forward to the next one.
Tiana Marieis a qualified teacher (PGCE) in adult education and her teaching style is inspirational, sensitive to student needs and her enthusiasm and positive approach have helped many individuals to find their creative potential. Tiana is a specialist in traditional and contemporary watercolour techniques, but teaches in all media and strongly believes that creativity is inherent in everyone. She regards the development of the imagination as the most important part of making art.
Sunday 23rd February 18.30 - Wednesday 26th February 13.30
“One impulse from a vernal wood may teach you more of man; of moral evil and of good than all the sages can.” – William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Capture the presence and beauty of trees in water-based pigments and explore the magic of the greenwood in a new light. Learn to portray glimpses of forest folk, wildlife, the Green Man or Woman and even dryads as they appear in the depth of the forest. Focused themes include; painting with light, colour explorations and the elemental forces of nature. Fully accessible for all ability levels, even new creatives.
Course Programme available on request and on booking.
Course Fee: Non-Residential £229 Resident in a standard room £328 En-suite supplement £10 per night Course code: A2002TM
To book call Higham Hall on +44 (0) 17687 76276 Office Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: HIGHAM HALL EDUCATIONAL TRUST Higham Hall is situated on the northern edge of the English Lake District, Cumbria, between Cockermouth (3 miles) and Keswick (8 miles), a mile from Bassenthwaite Lake.