Painting workshops

Dartington Hall

Dusk High Moor painting workshops dartington hall


Light, drama and atmosphere!


Weekend workshops

18th & 19th, 25 & 26th November

2nd & 3rd, 16th & 17th December

Dartington Hall, Devon.


Acrylic landscape painting workshop

This course is intended for students with some experience of producing a painting (perhaps in watercolours, pastels or oils). We will explore observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response to create explorative and evocative paintings on a reasonably large scale (50cm x 60cm). A basic knowledge of acrylic painting is necessary as this will be an improvers course and focuses on more advanced practical techniques and conceptual awareness, which are intended to facilitate the students’ personal development as an artist.

Acrylic painting has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours, it is an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or mixed media techniques. The course includes creating suitable surfaces, exercises in drawing, using pencil & charcoal, painting, use of rags and palette knives.

We will explore the transition from representational naturalism to abstract painting. Weather permitting we will be working outside for some of the session, the parkland of Dartington is a short walk away from the studio door. We will also look at the development of formal elements and obscurity in picture making, using imagination, expression and atmosphere. The course is being run under the aegis of the Workers’ Education Association.

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Workshop timetable

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18th & 19th November 09:30 – 16:00 course id: C3528928 (Fully booked)

25th & 26th November 09:30 – 16:00 course id: C3528929 (Fully booked)

2nd & 3rd December 09:30 – 16:00 course id: C3528930 Some places available

16th & 17th December 09:30 – 16:00 course id: C3528931 (Fully booked)

Cost: £74 for each weekend

Enrolment is now open via the WEA use the course id above.

A materials list and book-list for research will be available on enrolment. The book-list it is not required reading for the workshop but some research on the subject may be helpful.

Space Studio 20, Dartington Hall


Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EN

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07900 693164

Dartington Hall