Weekly topics

Each weekly session will have a theme, to give you time to think about it and to gather reference material. We will start with a demonstration, tips and discussion of things to consider and then there is plenty of painting time. At the end we will look at each other's work before the grand tidy up. Of couse we will break for tea or coffee and the all important, biscuits! Each session is £12 and you need to book and pay for the half term (eg 5x£12=60 or 6x£12=72). Cheques to E S Chaderton on the first day of the half term – thank you. Or if you prefer to do a transfer, I can give you my bank details.
13 September Tonal painting If you haven’t painted much over the summer, get your eye back in with a tonal painting – one or two colours max to really make the tones work for you.
20 September Bridges Henley Bridge, London Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, Winnie the Pooh bridge….
27 September Pen and wash Making the pen and watercolour work together to be more than the sum of the parts.
4 October Fruit It’s the season of mellow fruitfulness, so be inspired by fruit!
11 October Backgrounds Choose a subject with an inspiring background
18 October Autumn woods/leaves Individual leaves, or an entire forest changing colour, be inspired by the change of season
25 October No Class = half term
1 November India Spice up grey autumn days with a subject inspired by the subcontinent!
8 November Negative painting By painting the space around a subject we can help define the object itself in a creative and interesting way
15 November Music Instruments or musicians or inspired by a piece of music
22 November Christmas card designs If you are planning on printing your own card, now is the time to design it, or do a one-off card.
29 November Masking fluid Choose a subject that can only be achieved by using masking fluid – a complicated light subject against a darker background.
6 December The night sky Be inspired by the Northern lights, the Milky Way or light pollution in the city.
13 December Whatever you would like! If you have missed a topic or just have in mind something you would love to paint, today is the day to follow your heart…