Set in idyllic Constable countryside, the two-day course will encourage painters to explore landscape painting through Acrylic, Oil or Mixed Media in either the studio or ‘En Plien Air’. Practical advice and demonstrations will be given in preparing painting surfaces, painting techniques with Acrylic and Oil paint and composition. Painters will also be involved in discussions on colour temperature, aerial perspective and focal points within a painting. One to one discussions will be available as well as an optional open critic on Saturday evening.
Tutor: Mike Roberts
I have been painting at Flatford Mill for over ten years, firstly as a supporting art tutor for 6th form students and later, independently, with friends and acquaintances who have all come to love the peace and tranquillity that Flatford Mill offers. Every year Flatford Mill and the surrounding area continues to offer inspiration for the practice of ‘En Plien Air’ painting.
I completed my foundation year at Lincoln College of Art in the late 80’s before moving to London and completing a Fine Art Degree at North East London Polytechnic later going on to St Martins College of Art. After over 20 years of working in Film, Theatre and Dance I retrained as Design and Technology teacher and in time came to develop my own artistic interests. Supported by a rich and active artistic community in the Weald of Kent I have shown work in many galleries and Art shows in the area.