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Workshops & Classes


2017

I am delighted to be in a position to offer classes & workshops in my very own studio in Craigie so please check before booking where the workshop is taking place. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS / LUNCH / TEA & COFFEE / BISCUITS ... UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

£10 secures your place, balance to be paid on day.
PLEASE EMAIL gillian@gillianpark.co.uk TO BOOK

**Workshops will only go ahead if I have enough people for class and if cancelled, deposit will be refunded or can be used for another

OCTOBER:

ART WITH A TART! - WATERCOLOUR & PASTELS ON GESSO FULL
Sunday 22nd October - 1pm-4pm - Craigie Studio £40
A wee bit different and a bit of fun! We'll enjoy an afternoon tea of sorts! Lashings of tea/coffee, towers of cakes & jars of sweeties for you to enjoy AND paint! So as you tuck into your miniature delicacies ... you'll also create a miniature painting of your favourite treat as a reminder of your tea party!

NEW** ETHEREAL SKIES & LUMINOUS CLOUDS - OILS 

Thursday 26th October - 10am-3pm - Craigie Studio £50

Friday 27th October - 10am-3pm - Craigie Studio £50 - FULL
Working in buttery oils, we'll create a beautifully soft cloudy sky, filled with delicate luminous colour on stretched canvas.

MAGICAL WOODLANDS & WATERFALLS - OILS - FULL
Saturday 28th October - 10am-2pm - Craigie Studio £40
Learn a few sneaky tricks & techniques to create an atmospheric moonlit woodland and flowing waterfalls ... it's all down to the brushes!

NOVEMBER:

ENCHANTED AUTUMN FORESTS - ACRYLIC / OILS
Sunday 12th November - 10.30am-4pm - HAC, Irvine £50
Working on black, you'll create an enchanted forest using the glorious colours of autumn filled with drama & atmosphere

SNOWY LANDSCAPES IN PASTEL - PASTELS
Friday 17th November - 10am-12.30pm - Craigie Studio £35
Friday 17th November - 2pm-4.30pm - Craigie Studio £35
Explore the soft colours of a snowy landscape using beautifully velvety soft pastels - the perfect medium for creating a calm snowscape.

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW - ACRYLICS

Friday 24th November - 10am-3.30pm - Craigie Studio £50 - FULL
Sunday 26th November - 10.30am-4pm - HAC, irvine £50
Friday 1st December- 10am-3.30pm - Craigie Studio £50

Festive workshops are THE best!!! You'll create TWO small acrylic paintings, ready to be framed and gifted ... throw in Christmas music, the essential Santa hat or Christmas jumper and home made mince pies and you've got a fabulous day AND two presents in the bag!!

MINI FIZZY FESTIVE WORKSHOPS:
THIRSTY THURSDAYS - ACRYLICS

Thursday 23rd November - 6.30-9pm - Craigie Studio £35
Thursday 30th November - 6.30-9pm - Craigie Studio £35
Thursday 7th December - 6.30-9pm - Craigie Studio £35

Something a wee bit different:

Paint a weeny acrylic snowscape - and while you're enjoying a well-deserved festive fizz & nibbles - I'll frame up your wee painting and you'll go home with a FULLY FRAMED FINISHED PAINTING!

Enjoy 20% Discount on all purchases on the night - cards, calendars, prints, mugs and even paintings!


ART CLASSES:
*NEW* Monday 7-9pm - FULL
Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
£10 per class / £50 for 6 weeks
STARTS MONDAY 4th September 2017

Tuesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Tuesday 1pm-3pm 
Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
£10 per class
STARTS TUESDAY 8th August 2017

Wednesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Dunlop Village Hall, Dunlop - varied programme
£10 per class / £60 for 7 weeks
STARTS WEDNESDAY 23rd August 2017

Please contact me if you would like to be added to the waiting lists: gillian@gillianpark.co.uk

2018 WORKSHOPS

JANUARY:
FAST & LOOSE SMALL OIL PAINTINGS 
Friday 12th January - 10am-1pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Working on a gessoed board, you’ll produce a loose & lively small oil painting - focusing on rich colours, mark making & dynamic composition


LANDSCAPES IN COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA 
Sunday 14th January - 10.30am-2.30pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £40

Using collage as a base, you’ll enjoy creating an underpainting using different papers & materials before working on top with acrylic paints & inks. Your final painting will be rich in texture and with the added interest of your collaged underpainting peeking through. The subject is entirely yours - working from your own photographs.


PASTELS: BLOUSEY CLOUDS & BIG SKIES - EVENING WORKSHOP 
Thursday 18th January - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Enjoy the immediacy of pastels and the glorious range of colours to create a beautifully soft cloudy sky in a rainbow of colours - just the thing to brighten up January!!


MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH - oils 
Friday 19th January - 10am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £60

Create a magical atmospheric woodland - one painting over three canvases! For those who have already done the Woods & Waterfalls workshop - you’ll let loose with your tried & tested techniques … for those new to the Woodland tricks … get yourself a fan brush & be amazed!!


SIZE IS EVERYTHING ... NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED! 
Friday 26th January - 10am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Don’t be intimated by a large canvas - today you’ll tackle a whopping 60cm square canvas with 2” brushes and nerves of steel! Working initially in acrylics or a combination of acrylics & oils - you’ll complete a large canvas in one day! (remember to clear the car to take this one home!!) 

Class numbers are restricted to 5 only due to size of canvas & easels


FREESTYLE STUDIO SPACE 
Saturday 27th January - 10am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50

Bring whatever you’d like to paint, use whatever medium you like … you have a day, you have a desk, you have use of my studio materials … you have free reign to explore new techniques, new mediums, or just take your art practice a wee bit further than before. 

Class numbers are restricted to 5 only

Not included: canvases or boards - please bring whatever you would like to work on (canvases in various sizes are available to buy in studio)


FEBRUARY:
LANDSCAPES IN COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA 
Friday 2nd Feb - 10am-2.pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £40

Using collage as a base, you’ll enjoy creating an underpainting using different papers & materials before working on top with acrylic paints & inks. Your final painting will be rich in texture and with the added interest of your collaged underpainting peeking through. The subject is entirely yours - working from your own photographs.


SKETCHBOOK SCRIBBLES TO CANVAS - 2 DAY WORKSHOP 
Fri 9th + Sat 10th Feb - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £90

Day 1: Will kick off with a morning ‘on location’ working in sketchbooks for drawing and note taking. We’ll then head back to the studio and decide via thumbnail layouts what will be our final painting. 

Day 2: Will be studio based and you’ll learn how to use your sketchbook scribbles & notes to complete a finished painting in oils.

Not included: sketchbook & drawing materials, lunch on day 1, canvas for final painting (canvases in various sizes available to buy in studio)


FAST & LOOSE SMALL OIL PAINTINGS EVENING WORKSHOP 
Thursday 22nd Feb - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Working on a gessoed board, you’ll produce a loose & lively small oil painting - focusing on rich colours, mark making & dynamic composition


SIZE IS EVERYTHING ... NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED! 
Friday 23rd Feb - 10am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Don’t be intimated by a large canvas - today you’ll tackle a whopping 60cm square canvas with 2” brushes and nerves of steel! Working initially in acrylics or a combination of acrylics & oils - you’ll complete a large canvas in one day! (remember to clear the car to take this one home!!) 

Class numbers are restricted to 5 only due to size of canvas & easels


MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH - oils 
Sunday 25th Feb - 10am-4pm - Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine - £60

Create a magical atmospheric woodland - one painting over three canvases! For those who have already done the Woods & Waterfalls workshop - you’ll let loose with your tried & tested techniques … for those new to the Woodland tricks … get yourself a fan brush & be amazed!!


FEBRUARY:
ABSTRACT ELEMENTS 
Friday 2nd March - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie - £45

Today we’ll be working on 4 small canvases and creating your abstract interpretation of the 4 elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air - acrylics & mixed media


SKETCHBOOK SCRIBBLES TO CANVAS - 2 DAY WORKSHOP 
Thurs 15 + Fri 16th Mar - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £90

Day 1: Will kick off with a morning ‘on location’ working in sketchbooks for drawing and note taking. We’ll then head back to the studio and decide via thumbnail layouts what will be our final painting. 

Day 2: Will be studio based and you’ll learn how to use your sketchbook scribbles & notes to complete a finished painting in oils.

Not included: sketchbook & drawing materials, lunch on day 1, canvas for final painting (canvases in various sizes available to buy in studio)


PASTELS: BLOUSEY CLOUDS & BIG SKIES - EVENING WORKSHOP
Thursday 29th Mar - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Enjoy the immediacy of pastels and the glorious range of colours to create a beautifully soft cloudy sky in a rainbow of colours.


FREESTYLE STUDIO SPACE 
Friday 30th Mar - 10am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50

Bring whatever you’d like to paint, use whatever medium you like … you have a day, you have a desk, you have use of my studio materials … you have free reign to explore new techniques, new mediums, or just take your art practice a wee bit further than before. 

Class numbers are restricted to 5 only

Not included: canvases or boards - please bring whatever you would like to work on (canvases in various sizes are available to buy in studio)











IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE (BLUEBELL) WOODS TODAY ...
Sunday 3rd April - Harbour Art Centre, Irvine - 10.30am-4pm
Everyone's favourite scene ... A Scottish bluebell woods ... gorgeous spring greens with a glorious purpley blue blanket of bluebells. Step by Step guidance to produce an finished acrylic painting on canvas
£40 - all materials supplied - CLICK TO BOOK
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE (BLUEBELL) WOODS TODAY ...
Sunday 3rd April - Harbour Art Centre, Irvine - 10.30am-4pm
Everyone's favourite scene ... A Scottish bluebell woods ... gorgeous spring greens with a glorious purpley blue blanket of bluebells. Step by Step guidance to produce an finished acrylic painting on canvas
£40 - all materials supplied - CLICK TO BOOK
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE (BLUEBELL) WOODS TODAY ...
Sunday 3rd April - Harbour Art Centre, Irvine - 10.30am-4pm
Everyone's favourite scene ... A Scottish bluebell woods ... gorgeous spring greens with a glorious purpley blue blanket of bluebells. Step by Step guidance to produce an finished acrylic painting on canvas
£40 - all materials supplied - CLICK TO BOOK
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Friday 24th June - Harbour Art Centre, Irvine - 10am-4pm
Ayrshire coast & seascape painting from Ailsa to Arran and everything in between. Mixed media & acrylics.
£40 - all materials supplied - CLICK TO BOOK
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Friday 24th June - Harbour Art Centre, Irvine - 10am-4pm
Ayrshire coast & seascape painting from Ailsa to Arran and everything in between. Mixed media & acrylics.
£40 - all materials supplied - CLICK TO BOOK

During this full day workshop you'll paint a snowscape on black gesso to experience the difference in using colour and creating drama on a dark background. The painting will start in acrylic paint and finish in oils - this method allows you to fully enjoy the richness of colour with oil paint while the acrylic underpainting means we can complete a painting in a short space of time with no watching & waiting (quite literally) for paint to dry! 
INCLUDES:
SUMMER SUNSETS - OILS
Sunday 6th August - 10.30am-4pm - HAC, Irvine £50
A particular favourite of mine! We'll create a glorious painting in buttery oils, bursting with colour.
SUMMER SUNSETS - OILS
Sunday 6th August - 10.30am-4pm - HAC, Irvine £50
A particular favourite of mine! We'll create a glorious painting in buttery oils, bursting with colour.