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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Contemporary Impressionism in Constable Country

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Pat Gavin
  • Dates: Monday 12 August 2019 to Friday 16 August 2019
  • Level: Intermediate
  • NON-RESIDENT: £315

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please follow the link for B&B contact details /media/872062/2016-bb-leaflet.pdf. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.





Impressionism began in the 1870’s in France and is still influential and relevant today for the simple reason that it is still probably the most popular of the pictorial arts. It is appropriate that a course on Impressionism should be here in Constable Country because it was Constable’s paintings of the Stour Valley that inspired Monet and Pissarro. This course explores how the impressionists painted; we look at the new approach they took to colour, drawing, composition and subject with simple demonstrations and explanations on how they achieved their effects, with students then exploring techniques, working in oil and acrylics. See also 9-12th August if you would like to join Pat for a full week and enjoy a 10% discount on the fees.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

Pat Gavin studied Painting, Illustration, History of Art and Interior Design at Hornsey College of Art. Painting has always been central to his work during his career as an illustrator, graphic designer and animator, in television for which he has won several Baftas, film and advertising.

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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