New date – 19 November.

‘Composition and Paint Handling’ full day workshops with Jane Hodgson

The aims of the day are twofold – encourage experimentation, seeing what happens if you do something unexpected, challenging you to try some things that are new to you. And secondly a reminder of the all important compositional ‘rules’. They are suitable for all levels of experience no matter what your subject or medium preference.

They will be inside in a studio space, at Yarner Wood; lots of room (Covid Rules apply).

I am an experimenter, which means my work changes depending on what new thing I have discovered! It also means that I have fun testing out different ways to paint, I am forever learning. These workshops are going to challenge you to experiment too, with your medium/s and tools and try things out you may not have thought about. Go for it!

I will also be discussing the fundamental rules of composition, get these right and you are half way there, no matter what you paint.

I started painting in watercolours, and remain a fan, but I found it wasn’t enough; however all my methods of working re-visit those processes; so whatever your medium, expect to play with liquids, a bit of throwing about, then working more closely on areas to take them to the next level.

Sunday 11 July, Thursday 5 August, Thursday 7 October and 19 November 2021.

Days run from 11am – 4.30 with a break for lunch at 1pm. We will start at 11am sharp so please allow time to set up, arrival from 10.30.

Woodlanders Room, Yarner Wood. TQ13 9LJ.
When you turn in to Yarner Wood, (signed East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve) drive up the track and past the white cottages on the right (about a mile). There is a CP in front of you, but instead turn left over cattle grid and keep driving until you reach the Woodlanders Room CP. The studio space is right there.

Click here for map 

What to bring:
Reference material: sketches, photos, previous paintings.
Wear: painting clothes.
Any medium/s you choose to work with – (I will be demonstrating in acrylics and mixed mediums.)
Tools etc: spray bottle for water, toothbrush, pots/tins for water/turps, pots/tins for mixing paint into, rags, kitchen roll, brushes, palette knives, palette/s, newspapers, and all you usually use. If you are using oils bring a suitable bottle or jar to take home your white spirit/turps.
Easel (optional).
Miscellaneous tools for painting, (optional): suggestions – sticks, sponge, rags, sandpaper, wiry scourer, and anything else you think could be interesting for mark making. Plastic bag/s for taking your rubbish home in.
Grounds (depending on your medium/s): Good watercolour or cartridge paper (minimum 300gsm), gessoed boards, stretched canvasses. Please do not use ‘paper suitable for acrylics’; if using acrylics bring thick paper or primed stretched canvasses. Please bring as large as you can.

What’s supplied:
Coffee, tea, buscuits, help yourself all day.
Drinking water.
Toilet facilities.
Tables and chairs.
Me! Tuition, individual attention and demonstrations throughout the day. 

Each workshop is £80 per person. I will invoice and payment received confirms your place.