Taking inspiration from this historic and beautiful setting, Carole will show you how to translate the delightful surroundings into sketches and pen and wash studies.
Tutor: Carole MasseyCarole Massey is a popular and supportive tutor who has been teaching at Flatford Mill for nearly 20 years. She managed her own successful design partnership before returning to her first love of painting, which currently involves a combination of tutoring, demonstrations, private commissions, exhibitions, TV appearances and filming for a leading online website www.arttutor.com/artist/carolemassey. A recent portrait commission for the Bank of England of Sir Charles Bean, deputy governor now hangs in the bank in perpetuity. She is a regular contributor to art magazines and has written many teaching Artbooks, published by the award winning publisher Search Press, with international sales exceeding 250,000. Her latest books are “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner” and “The Beginners’ Guide to Drawing Portraits” which will be on sale on the course. Carole has exhibited and demonstrated at the Mall Galleries, London, and her work is in a number of private collections in the UK and abroad. She now lives in Suffolk. She can be contacted via email - [email protected].
Check-in is between 1400-1800, if you are arriving after 1800 please advise us, so we can ensure you are advised of access codes, room key location, and room location. You will meet the tutor at dinner, and you will have your first session after dinner.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for resident bookings only.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- A Sketchbook; I prefer to use a hard backed casebound sketchbook either landscape or portrait format between A4 & A5 size, (300 x 210mm to 210 x 150mm / 12” x 8” to 8” x 6” approx.) containing good quality cartridge paper, durable enough for light watercolour washes. Seawhite of Brighton “Popular Portrait” or “Landscape” black cloth casebound sketchbook 250 x 190mm can be bought at Hobbycraft or online at www.artsaver.co.uk
- 2B or 3B Graphite pencil or a propelling pencil or clutch pencil 0.5 or 0.7 is ideal for sketching and doesn’t need frequent sharpening
Waterproof Pens - Black or brown fibre tipped drawing pens e.g. Pilot or Faber Castell or equivalent, sizes 03 or 05
- Optional: A Pentel Brushpen, black
- Optional : Watersoluble Pens: Brown or black, e.g. Zig or Tombow, or any pen that is non-permanent.
- Watercolour paints: A small portable set, suitable for packing into a rucksack
- Watercolour brushes – round Sizes 5, 8 & 12
- Optional: Several wax crayons or oil pastels e.g. White, yellow, red orange, pale green, raw sienna
- Other materials: A kneadable rubber, a pencil sharpener, several bulldogclips or rubber bands to stop the sketchbook pages flapping in the wind A lightweight chair or painting stool (these can also be hired from the office on arrival)
- Suitable clothing for the weather
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