Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year

Why not try something new in 2013 or make some resolutions about developing your art skills? Ledbury Art Society has a varied programme of demonstrations in 2013 and there’s two workshops. Beside the LAS offerings there are plenty of people offering tuition and painting holidays.
I seem to have increased my output lately and aim for that to continue through the coming year. As well as working with acrylics, I’ve been enjoying trying out the Maimeri Blu water colours I was given at Christmas and I certainly intend to do a lot more with them in the coming year.
If you are looking for tuition close to home then our own Nigel Street is offering a range of water colour courses. Brief details below and fuller information on his website
Understanding Watercolour weekend courses on Sat/Sun 9th/10th March 2013, and 13th/14th April 2013. Limited to 6 places, all equipment provided, cost £80 with deposit on booking of £20.

One day subject workshops as follows:
Greens, trees & foliage - Saturday 9th February 2013.
Water and reflections - Sunday 10th February 2013
Recession in the landscape - provisionally Saturday 23rd March 2013
Buildings in the landscape - provisionally Sunday 24th March 2013
If you fancy going further afield then here’s some ideas to get you thinking:
The Normandy Impressionist Festival takes place from 27th April to 29thSeptember 2013 Gites available at
Brian Steventon is leading a holiday in Sardinia for Authentic Adventures Authentic have plenty of other holidays and if you like the idea of painting in Italy then take a look at
If you fancy painting in North Devon and Exmoor you might like one of the ‘open art’ weeks at Shorland Old Farm
The Field Studies Council have launched a programme of arts courses for 2013 - See: or to view the complete brochure go to:

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