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Workshops & Classes


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

2018 WORKSHOPS

JANUARY:

**NEW DATE**
PASTELS: BLOUSEY CLOUDS & BIG SKIES - EVENING WORKSHOP 
Thursday 25th 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!!


SIZE IS EVERYTHING ... NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED! - ONE SPACE AVAILABLE
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 7 only due to size of canvas & easels


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! FULL
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 7 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!!


MARCH:
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


ETHEREAL SKIES & LUMINOUS CLOUDS  
Saturday 10th March - 10am-3.30pm - HAC, Irvine - £50

Working in buttery oils, we'll create a beautifully soft cloudy sky, filled with delicate luminous colour. PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS!

EXTRA SPECIAL CAKES & WEE GIFT FOR EVERYONE AS A MOTHER'S DAY TREAT


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.


MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH - oils 
Thurs 29th March - 11am-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!!


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)


APRIL:
SIZE IS EVERYTHING  
Sunday 15th April - 10.30am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Back by popular demand! 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 7 only due to size of canvas & easels


PASTELS: SPRING GREENS - EVENING WORKSHOP
Thursday 19th April - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Enjoy the immediacy of pastels and the punch colours - perfect for the greens of a Spring landscape!


LARGE FLORAL ABSTRACTS in collage & Mixed Media
Friday 20th April - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50

Create a big punchy colourful abstract painting based on bunches of fabulously blousey blooms. This one is all about bold colour, dynamic composition and mark making.


IRVINE HARBOUR IN MIXED MEDIA  
Sunday 22nd April - 10.30am-3.30pm - HAC, Irvine - £50

Kicking off with a wee stroll & sketch session around the harbour, we'll gather source material to complete a 12" square painting exploring different mediums: basic printing methods, collage, acrylics, inks & pastels will help create a lively final piece based on our morning sketches.


MAY:

SIZE IS EVERYTHING ... in the Garden ... and in oils!  
Friday 11th May - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Working in the garden (yep, contingency plans in place!) on a whopping 60cm square canvas, you'll enjoy lashings of lovely oil paint, splashy marks, dribbling turps and take home a pretty impressive loose landscape painting in oils - I cannot wait to get my teeth into this one!


SEASCAPES & COASTAL PAINTING in LIMITED PALETTE  
Saturday 12th May - 10am-3pm - HAC, Irvine £50

After gathering some sketches, photos & beach materials, we'll head back to the studio and create a textured background using the gathered beach bits & gesso to work on. Then work on top with a limited palette of colours in lovely buttery oils to create an atmospheric west coast seascape with texture you just want to touch!

 

PASTELS & WATERCOLOUR: BLUEBELL WOODS - EVENING WORKSHOP
Thursday 17th May - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Working from photos we'll produce a lovely loose underpainting in watercolours then working on top with soft pastels & pastel pencils. 


BLUEBELLS & BRIDGES - DUMFRIES HOUSE  
Friday 18th May - 10am-2pm - Dumfries House £25

Guided sketching day at Dumfries House Estate, we'll be strolling with 3 planned stops in the day to sketch & paint the gorgeous bluebells, ponds & newest bridge addition to the Estate. Demos & one to one guidance. Bring own materials & lunch


JUNE:
SEASCAPES & COASTAL PAINTING in LIMITED PALETTE  
Friday 1st June - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50

Working from photos & using sand, we'll create a textured background with gesso to work on. Then work on top with a limited palette of colours in lovely buttery oils to create an atmospheric west coast seascape with texture you just want to touch!


PITTER PATTER OF TINY FEET - BABY SHOES in Watercolour & ink
Sunday 3rd June - 10.30am-1pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £30

Create your very own heirloom with children's / grandchildren's first shoes! Lovely reminder that of how cute they used to be! Using watercolour & ink on gesso, you'll go home with a lovely delicate painting to treasure.


SUMMER GARDEN in Oils  
Friday 8th June - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50

Working in the garden you'll enjoy creating a loose oil painting of the garden in summer - a colour explosion!


LARGE FLORAL ABSTRACTS in collage & Mixed Media
Saturday 9th June - 10am-3pm - HAC, Irvine £50

Create a big punchy colourful abstract painting based on bunches of fabulously blousey blooms. This one is all about bold colour, dynamic composition and mark making.


PASTELS & WATERCOLOUR: BLUEBELL WOODS - EVENING WORKSHOP
Thursday 14th June - 6.30-9pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Working from photos we'll produce a lovely loose underpainting in watercolours then working on top with soft pastels & pastel pencils. 


SIZE IS EVERYTHING ... in the Garden ... and in oils!  
Friday 29th June - 10am-3pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Working in the garden (yep, contingency plans in place!) on a whopping 60cm square canvas, you'll enjoy lashings of lovely oil paint, splashy marks, dribbling turps and take home a pretty impressive loose landscape painting in oils - I cannot wait to get my teeth into this one!


JULY:
MUM & ME SUMMER PAINT DATE!   
Friday 27th July - 10am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £45 per couple / £65 for three participants

A great way to fill the summer holidays and spend time with your son, daughter, grandkids, nieces & nephews! Come along and enjoy a step by step painting session - both of you taking home a finished acrylic painting on canvas! NO experience necessary! Suitable from ages 9+

All materials, tea/coffee/juice & cakes included


AUGUST:
TOTALLY TERRIFIED AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS!!!   
Fri 3rd Aug - 10am-1pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £35

Feel at ease in a class full of folk in the very same boat - whether you're an absolute beginner or a totally terrified or a bit of both! Enjoy getting to grips with the basics of painting - step by step instruction, all materials included and plenty of caffeine & cake to see you through! Everyone will leave with a small original painting to be proud of!

All materials, tea/coffee & cakes included


MUM & ME SUMMER PAINT DATE!   
Thurs 16th Aug - 10am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £45 per couple / £65 for three participants

A great way to end the summer holidays and spend time with your son, daughter, grandkids, nieces & nephews! Come along and enjoy a step by step painting session - both of you taking home a finished acrylic painting on canvas! NO experience necessary! Suitable from ages 9+

All materials, tea/coffee/juice & cakes included


ART CLASSES:
*NEW* Monday 7-9pm - FULL
Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
£10 per class

Tuesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Tuesday 1pm-3pm  - FULL
Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
£10 per class
STARTS TUESDAY 9th January 2018

Wednesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Dunlop Village Hall, Dunlop - varied programme
£10 per class / £60 for 7 weeks
STARTS WEDNESDAY 10th January 2018

Please contact me if you would like to be added to the waiting lists: 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.
**NEW DATE**
MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH - oils 
Thurs 29th March - 11am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £60

Create a magical atmospheric woodland - one painting over three canvases! Working on black gesso, you'll create a colourful woodland painting ... or three.

**NEW DATE**
MAGICAL WOODLAND TRIPTYCH - oils 
Thurs 29th March - 11am-4pm - Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £60

Create a magical atmospheric woodland - one painting over three canvases! Working on black gesso, you'll create a colourful woodland painting ... or three.