Painting Workshops

Line and Wash Watercolours - with John Harrison

Thursday 8th June

Saturday 19th August

60 including refreshments

Join popular Yorkshire artist John Harrison whose emphasis is on line drawing, with light watercolour washes. This one day workshop will include outdoor sketching, ink drawing and application of washes to create a loose, lively painting style of iconic Yorkshire Dales features.

All reference material, exercise handouts, the appropriate watercolour paper and pens are included, but please bring your own paints, brushes and a sketchbook.

Broadrake is in a stunning location and there is no shortage of subject matter - dry stone walls, barns, limestone outcrops, viaduct, trees and fellside slopes.The venue is upstairs in a recently converted barn.

Refreshments available all day but please bring your own packed lunch. 60

John is Yorkshire born and bred, proud of his home county which provides the inspiration for much of his work. He specialises in line and wash, a style which superbly captures the beauty and atmosphere of Yorkshire's landscape, towns and villages.

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Botanical Painting - with Karen Innes

Wednesday June 14th - Hay Time Flowers 60

Monday & Tuesday Oct 16th & 17th - Fungi 110

Local artist Karen Innes (SBA) who will demonstrate on a summer one-day course how to capture in watercolour the lovely wildflowers from our hay meadow, or other species found amongst the limestone rocks at Broadrake. Loose washes will provide the background to areas of more detailed flower studies.

A two-day course in autumn will guide you through the stages of observation, drawing, tracing down and botanical painting techniques to capture the more intricate details of fungi, in the style of Beatrix Porter. Bring your own fungi, or there will be an opportunity for a short foray locally around the site at the start of the morning session.

Watercolour paper will be supplied, but please bring your own paints and brushes. All drinks and home-baking are provided but please bring a packed lunch.

For enquiries and bookings please email or phone 015242 41357

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