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ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS / LUNCH / TEA & COFFEE / CAKE ... UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

Deposit of 50% of workshop cost secures your place, balance to be paid on day. PLEASE EMAIL gillian@gillianpark.co.uk TO BOOK

Full payment due if cancelled within 48 hours of workshop

**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

2019 WORKSHOPS
MARCH:

SHADES OF GREY (follow up to Calm Before the Storm) 
Friday 1st March 10am-3.30pm - FULL
Sunday 3rd March 10.30am-4pm - 4 Places left
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £80
This is the follow up workshop to the massively popular, Calm Before the Storm. We're working BIGGGGGG again - same size as CBS so perfect companion painting. Working in acrylics then oils, you'll go home with a finished oil painting, ready to hang, 60x80cm. It will impress the pants off anyone who sees it! Does what it says on the tin - this is a big sky is Shades of Grey, hints of ochre ... the perfect West Coast sky ... looming over a stormy sea and a hint of Arran hovering on the horizon.

OIL PAINTING FOR THE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED! ...  
Thursday 7th March 1.30am-4pm - 8 PLACES LEFT 
Friday 8th March 12-2.30pm - FULL
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £30
Always fancied trying painting but too scared? Or ... tried watercolour & acrylics and want to try the best?? Perfect taster workshop - you'll leave today with a small finished oil painting ... and converted to oils! Friendliest medium around - satisfaction guaranteed! Includes plenty of cake & coffee to keep you going. 

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION - 3 places left
Friday 15th March 11am-4pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £80
Paint that big abstract you've always fancied - all materials at your disposal: mixed media, inks, gold leaf, acrylics & oils ... including metallic oils ... and texture mediums. Working on your own piece, I'll help you to transfer your ideas & create a powerful abstract on 60cm box canvas NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS 

APRIL:

DAY OF PLAY: PASTELS - 2 PLACES AVAILABLE
Friday 5th APRIL 10am-3pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70
For anyone who's frustrated by pastels then this is for you! This workshop INCLUDES A BOX OF PASTELS to take away with you - because after a day of play in the studio, you'll be desperate to paint more with this luscious medium! We'll be working on a few different pieces throughout the day and on different ... gorgeously friendly, not mud & dust-making surfaces. They're more expensive than your usual pastel paper, but worth it for they eye-popping results ... which STAY! Excellent workshop for beginners.

SHADES OF GREY (follow up to Calm Before the Storm) - FULL
Friday 19th April 10am-4pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £80
This is the follow up workshop to the massively popular, Calm Before the Storm. We're working BIGGGGGG again - same size as CBS so perfect companion painting. Working in acrylics then oils, you'll go home with a finished oil painting, ready to hang, 60x80cm. It will impress the pants off anyone who sees it! Does what it says on the tin - this is a big sky is Shades of Grey, hints of ochre ... the perfect West Coast sky ... looming over a stormy sea and a hint of Arran hovering on the horizon.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS in Oils & Palette Knife - 2 places left
Monday 22nd April 10am-3pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70
Influenced by the colours & abundance of Cherry Blossom trees in spring, we'll create a beautiful avenue of cherry blossom trees on a panoramic 30x60cm canvas, bouncing with gorgeous texture & colour

MAY:

BUILD A SUMMER SKETCHBOOK HABIT - 7 places left
Friday 17th May 12.30am-3pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £45 (includes A5 sketchbook & pen)
We'll investigate sketchbook practices & examples before heading out into the countryside for a 'sketching wander' to kick off a habit which will last long after the summer ends. Includes A5 sketchbook, fineline pen & a 30 day action plan 

CHERRY BLOSSOMS in oil & palette knife - 3 places left
Saturday 18th May 10am-3pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £70

Influenced by the colours & abundance of Cherry Blossom trees in spring, we'll create a beautiful avenue of cherry blossom trees on a panoramic 30x60cm canvas, bouncing with gorgeous texture & colour


MINI PAINTINGS ... LOTS OF THEM!! - 6 places left
Friday 31st May 11am-2pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £50
Working from life & the surrounding countryside, this is a fast & furious workshop - in 3 short hours, working on lots & lots of mini paintings. Big brushes, palette knives and gorgeous buttery bold oils. You'll amaze yourself by how much you can produce - a great workshop for fueling your imagination for bigger work. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

JUNE:

THE ESCAPE ARTISTS - PAINTING TRIP TO KIRKCUDBRIGHT ...
Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June
£150
Please email me for agenda for this trip. We'll visit Loch Ken, Castle Douglas, Broughton House (home of Hornel) with a few wee diversions along the way. This is a guided sketching/painting trip. A list of materials will be supplied (materials, travel, accommodation or food is not included). NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

THE BIG WEEKEND ... - 3 places left
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June - 10am-3.30pm BOTH DAYS
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £180
You'll have your very own studio space for the weekend and we'll be working on ONE BIG painting and TWO SMALLER paintings during the weekend. Working initially in acrylics and then in oils, you'll take home THREE completed paintings. You'll also enjoy a lovely lunch, cakes, fizz & afternoon treats in this weekend workshop.
NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

SUMMER PASTEL PARTY!! 
Friday 28th June 10am-4pm
Village Hall, Craigie £50
Perfect next step if you've been to one of the Pastel Play Days. We'll be working on TWO larger pastel paintings - summer fields of flowers and a summer seascape at sunset - full instruction given, so suitable for beginners.
Clairefontaine PastelMat surfaces will be supplied, please bring own pastels (limited pastels available, but would recommend bringing your own, happy to supply recommendations). 
A splash or two of fizz, strawberry tarts & Eton mess will give us a summer party feeling on a day filled with colour ... bring your own picnic lunch and a wee summer beverage if you fancy. 


ART CLASSES:
Monday 7-9pm - FULL
Tuesday 10am-12noon - FULL
Tuesday 1pm-3pm  - FULL
Thursday 10am-12noon -  FULL

All weekly classes run from Lodgebush Studio Gallery, Craigie - varied programme
Block 1: 7th Jan - 15th Feb £60 

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.

TBC
Friday 15th March 11am-4pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £XX
TBA
SHADES OF GREY (follow up to Calm Before the Storm) 
TBC: POSS 3RD MARCH 10.30am-4pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £80
This is the follow up workshop to the massively popular, Calm Before the Storm. We're working BIGGGGGG again - same size as CBS so perfect companion painting. Working in acrylics then oils, you'll go home with a finished oil painting, ready to hang, 60x80cm. It will impress the pants off anyone who sees it! Does what it says on the tin - this is a big sky is Shades of Grey, hints of ochre ... the perfect West Coast sky ... looming over a stormy sea and a hint of Arran hovering on the horizon.
SHADES OF GREY (follow up to Calm Before the Storm) 
TBC: POSS 3RD MARCH 10.30am-4pm
Lodgebush Studio, Craigie £80
This is the follow up workshop to the massively popular, Calm Before the Storm. We're working BIGGGGGG again - same size as CBS so perfect companion painting. Working in acrylics then oils, you'll go home with a finished oil painting, ready to hang, 60x80cm. It will impress the pants off anyone who sees it! Does what it says on the tin - this is a big sky is Shades of Grey, hints of ochre ... the perfect West Coast sky ... looming over a stormy sea and a hint of Arran hovering on the horizon.