Workshops

Workshops

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
Venues: Lodgebush Studio, Craigie or Craigie Village Hall - may change at short notice but you'll be notified before

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Includes life
time access to a full step by step video; instructions & recommended materials
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Suitable for ALL levels including beginners
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APRIL
OILS: FAST & LOOSE - creating texture with Palette Knife - £50
Friday 17th April 10am-1pm
Venue: Lodgebush Studio, Craigie

This is a lively session where we'll create a 10" oil painting using hands and palette knives only! Learning techniques on how to build texture with the knife and apply confident marks which make for exciting paintings!

PASTELS: DRAMATIC SKIES - £60
Saturday 25th April 10am-2pm
Venue: Lodgebush Studio, Craigie

We're working a bit bigger in this workshop to create dramatic skies with lots of colour. We'll be using pastels with stronger pigment in this workshop alongside your own set of pastels. This workshop is suited to someone who is familiar with my pastel techniques, has been to pastel workshops previously or tried my online tutorials.

MAY

OILS: PAINTING WATER IN OILS - £65
Friday 1st May 10am-4pm
Venue: Craigie

Learn the tricks & techniques to create convincing 'watery' water and reflections using gorgeous buttery oils, a palette knife ... and a £1 squeegee! Working on the techniques initially on practice sheets before moving onto a finished water/river painting of your choice. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

DUMFRIES HOUSE … Come paint with me
1 DAY £130 (Saturday £140) / ANY 2 DAYS £250 (£260 if includes Sat) / FULL 3 DAYS £330
50% deposit secures place - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
Most materials supplied, refreshments, lunch, demos & instruction included - please email for full details of what's included, terms & conditions. There will be quite a bit of walking and standing, please keep this in mind.

Friday 22nd, 10am-4pm - WOODLANDS & WATER - charcoal & pastels
FULL

May is perfect time to catch the bluebell woods in full bloom in Dumfries House Estate - we’ll submerge ourself in the woodlands around the edge of the estate and enjoy some large scale charcoal drawing & pastel painting.
Lily ponds, reeds & fountains - channelling our inner Monet’s we’ll settle by the lily ponds in the Arboretum and enjoy a peaceful afternoon pastel painting.

SATURDAY 23rd, 10am-4pm - BRIDGES OF DUMFRIES HOUSE - oils - NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS
1 PLACE LEFT

SATURDAY INCLUDES A GUIDED TOUR OF DUMFRIES HOUSE
We’ll be tackling 2 very different bridges & locations today. We'll start by hiding ourselves away in the peaceful Rothesay Garden (my favourite garden in the estate) - so much inspiration here with the Blue Bridge and Covered bridge but also an abundance of colour, foliage, woods & paths - this could be more of a garden painting if you prefer. In the afternoon we'll move to the side of the River and paint the stunning Chinese Bridge - tree-lined embankments and reflections to enjoy here too. I have a few wee tricks for tackling this bridge to make it much more simple than it looks. Painting in location in oils.

SUNDAY 24th, 10am-4pm - GLORIOUS GARDENS - charcoal, pastels & oils - NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS
1 PLACE LEFT

We have TWO glorious gardens on our ‘Studio’ doorstep … the beautiful Walled Garden is filled with colour, gorgeous blousy blooms and then we have the Education Garden bursting with vegetables … so much painting inspiration. We’ll immerse ourselves here today. Today’s paintings will be much less ‘planned’ and you’ll be encouraged to find a space & subjects that really take your fancy today once you’ve loosened off with some charcoal exercises.


SEPTEMBER
ESCAPE ARTISTS - KIRKCUDBRIGHT WEEKEND - FULL
Saturday 19th - Monday 21st
Full weekend = £170
Saturday half day - Threave Gardens, plein air painting/sketchbooks = £60 (inc entry to Threave)
Sunday full day - Kirkcudbright Harbour am / Doors of Kirkcudbright walk & sketch pm = £80
Monday half day - Rockcliffe, plein air painting = £50

Lots more info for this weekend trip ... becoming an annual outing ... please email me for a detailed agenda and more info. Accommodation, travel and meals not included.


OCTOBER

AUTUMN COLOURS AT DUMFRIES HOUSE … Come paint with me
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd
£130 (1 day
Fri or Sat) / £250 (2 day Fri AND Sat) / £290 (3 Days see below for Sunday info)
50% deposit secures place - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Friday 1st + Saturday 2nd -

We'll be capturing the glorious colours of autumn in this weekend plus my favourite building (and oldest on the estate), the Doocot.
Most materials supplied, refreshments, lunch, demos & instruction included Friday & Saturday only. There will be quite a bit of walking and standing, please keep this in mind.
Full details of the agenda, what's included, terms & conditions available late summer.

Sunday 3rd is a group painting day where we will gather & paint as a group - £60

Included: Studio space, lunch, refreshments & group critiques
Materials not Included - guidance always available but no 'official' instruction given



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