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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

JUNE:

ATMOSPHERIC SKIES - OILS - FULL
Friday 16th June - 10am-2pm - Craigie Studio £45
Create a dramatic, atmospheric big sky painting in oils - working on black

SUMMER FIELDS - PASTELS
Friday 23rd June - 10am-1pm - Craigie Studio £35
Third pastel technique workshop - this time working from our glorious surroundings to create a small pastel painting in the rich greens, golds & ochre of Ayrshire

THE SKETCHBOOK HABIT! - OWN MATERIALS & SKETCHBOOK
Friday 23rd June - 2pm-4pm - Craigie Studio £20
A mini workshop on how to create a useful sketchbook habit - we'll be looking at a few examples, creating a personal tool kit, heading outside for some practice and you'll leave with a 30 day 'homework plan' (more fun than it sounds) - perfect timing for your summer hols!

PAINTING WITH TEXTURE: HEDGEROWS OF AYRSHIRE 
- MIXED MEDIA / ACRYLICS / INKS
Friday 30th June - 10am-3pm - Craigie Studio £45
A full day kicking off with a stroll, gathering materials & sketches - then head back to the studio to recreate the textures of hedgerows in acrylics, inks with lots of different textures & mark making

JULY:

OUTDOOR PAINTING/SKETCHING TRIP
OWN MATERIALS
Friday 7th July - 10.30am-2.30pm - Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock £20
Join me on an outdoor painting & sketching trip in one of my favourite places! We'll work in 2 areas of Dumfries House Estate during the day. OWN MATERIALS for this trip, bring whatever you enjoy using - and a packed lunch. Demos & instruction given throughout the day.

BIG BLOUSEY BLOOMS - ACRYLICS & PASTELS
Friday 28th July - 10am-2pm - Craigie Studio £40
Going BIIIIIIG - we'll enjoy painting loose & large blousey blooms of the summer: roses, lilies, sunflowers. This is a bold & loose approach to painting flowers.

AUGUST:

STORMY SKIES & SEAS - OIL
Friday 4th August - 10am-2.30pm - Craigie Studio £45
You'll learn how to create a big impact stormy sky using a limited palette and very few brushes! Today's painting is all about the dramatic sky and wild seas.

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.

PAINTING WITH TEXTURE: HEDGEROWS OF AYRSHIRE 
- MIXED MEDIA / ACRYLICS / INKS
Sunday 20th August - 10am-3pm - Craigie Studio £45
A full day kicking off with a stroll, gathering materials & sketches - then head back to the studio to recreate the textures of the flowers, foliage & wildlife in acrylics, inks with lots of different textures & mark making

LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTION - ACRYLICS / MIXED MEDIA - FULL
Friday 25th August - 10am-2pm - Craigie Studio £40
Something a wee bit different - working from a photograph or previous piece of work, we'll go large and create an abstract interpretation

SEPTEMBER:

PASTEL TECHNIQUES: SEASCAPES - PASTELS 
Friday 8th September - 10am-1pm - £35
Stormy skies & Luskentyre beach in pastels

THE SKETCHBOOK HABIT! - OWN MATERIALS & SKETCHBOOK

Friday 1st September - 10am-12noon - Craigie Studio £20
Friday 1st September - 2pm-4pm - Craigie Studio £20

A mini workshop on how to create a useful sketchbook habit - we'll be looking at a few examples, creating a personal tool kit, heading outside for some practice and you'll leave with a 30 day 'homework plan' (more fun than it sounds)

OCTOBER:

ATMOSPHERIC SKIES - OILSFULL
Friday 6th October - 10am-2pm - Craigie Studio £45
Create a dramatic, atmospheric big sky painting in oils - working on black

ENCHANTED AUTUMN FORESTS - ACRYLIC / OILS - FULL
Friday 20th October - 10am-3.30pm - Craigie Studio £50
Working on black, you'll create an enchanted forest using the glorious colours of autumn filled with drama & atmosphere

ART WITH A TART! - WATERCOLOUR & PASTELS ON GESSO
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!

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
Sunday 26th November - 10.30am-4pm - HAC, irvine £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!!


ART CLASSES:
Tuesday 10am-12noon
Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
£10 per class / £70 for 8 weeks
STARTS TUESDAY 7th February 2017
Please contact me if you're interested in coming along: gillian@gillianpark.co.uk

Wednesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Dunlop Village Hall, Dunlop - varied programme
£10 per class / £110 for 12 weeks
STARTS WEDNESDAY 11th January 2017
Please contact me if you would like to be added to the waiting list: gillian@gillianpark.co.uk









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.