2022 Full Day Workshops

Turning your sketches in to paintings – full day workshops with Jane Hodgson

Wednesday 15th June and Friday 8th July 2022

Making paintings from sketches – sizing up, colour and composition. Limited to 8 students.

2022 workshops are going to show you how to take a sketch of your own, (or photograph) and make it in to a painting.

Many people ask me how I do it, well, it is practise, practise and more practise! But I am here to help you make a transition from your sketches to paintings, sharing my experience and knowledge to get you going, or help you move on. You will learn about sizing up, colour use and composition. Any subject is ok for these workshops, but I am a landscape and seascape painter, so this is where my strength lies and the subject of my demonstration. This is suitable for beginners and those more advanced.

£80 per day. 11am – 4.30pm.

We will be inside in a studio space, at Yarner Wood; lots of room.

I will be discussing and demonstrating the fundamental rules of composition, scaling up from a small reference image and colour use. I am an experimenter, which means my work changes depending on what new thing I have discovered! But the basics remain true – create a good composition and choose your colours well will enable you to produce really pleasing results, with my guidance and your practise!

Wednesday 15th June and Friday 8th July, 2022

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 10.45.

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.

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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. If you wish to you can pay half on booking and half 2 weeks before the workshop. Payment received confirms your place.