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22 February 2019 ‘Fresh Spring Woodland greens’ Derwent Inktense mixed media workshop in north Leeds

Workshop now fully booked!

Bardsey Village Hall

Bardsey Village Hall is situated in beautiful countryside alongside the A58 road a few miles south west of the market town of Wetherby. The hall has recently been refurbished and is spacious, warm, well lit and has plenty of free parking. The hall is easy to get to being a short distance from junction 45 on the A1(M).

Friday 22 February 2019  ‘'Fresh Spring Woodland greens' Derwent Inktense mixed media workshop
9.30am - 4.30pm

Being a Derwent Associate Artist this 'Spring Woodland’ workshop is a unique opportunity for you paint with the brand new and versatile medium of Derwent 'Inktense' which allows the artist to paint and draw at the same time with this expressive and permanent medium. 

Derwent Art materials support this workshop and have generously provided every student who attends with a 24 coloured set each of Derwent Inktense blocks to work with during the workshop and several sets of Inktense pencils too to share amongst students also. An ideal opportunity to 'try before you buy’ using this fantastic media to create very colourful woodland paintings indeed!

Using big brush techniques and a bold approach, you will be shown how to control large washes of colour in multiple layers whilst at the same time learning how to be more expressive as painters at the same time painting instinctively balancing spontaineity with control.

Learn the techniques to mix clean sharp foliage greens, deep rich intriguing shadows in a multI-layered woodland painting dancing with light with free flowing wash effects, layers of paint, semi-opaque and opaque marks, and the effects of pastel techniques to bring your expressive paintings to life - all twith the one media!

With regular demonstrations, one to one and group tuition throughout each day you will learn lots of different contemporary art techniques to help you really develop as artists.

The workshop is aimed at artists with some previous painting experience and improvers who wish to learn a much looser more expressive style of painting.

Class numbers restricted to 18 students only for maximum learning potential for all participants

How to book
To book your place please click on the link provided at the bottom of the page (secure payment facility via paypal) or if preferred to pay by cheque or another means, please contact me directly on 0113 2252481 or email me at

Location and venue
Bardsey Village Hall is situated in the centre of the lovely village of Bardsey just a short distance alongside the A58 road a few miles south west of the market town of Wetherby.

Bardsey is easily reached from junction 45 from the A1(M) being only 10 minutes away after your turn off following the A659 and turning left along the A58.

With great facilities at the hall and the easy (free) on site parking, the hall is a popular with all art students being warm with good lighting and new improved modern facilities. 

Address: Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, Leeds LS17 9DG

Further information
For any further information about this exciting workshop please contact me directly on 0113 2252481 (studio) or email me at

What will be provided:

  • Each student will be provided with a full set of 24 Derwent Inktense blocks to use during the workshop. An opportunity to buy Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils (subject to availability) at discount prices at the end of the workshop
  • Regular demonstrations, group and one to one expert tuition throughout the day
  • A selection of several Derwent Inktense coloured pencils sets in 24 colours to share between all students throughout the workshop
  • Tea, coffee and a range of biscuits available throughout the day
  • CANSON Moulin du Roy 300gsm (140lb) 'not' 100% cotton watercolour paper available to buy if required at £2.50 half imperial sheet or £5 full imperial sheet
  • Some good quality spring woodland photographic reference to work from (to be returned at the end of the workshop) or, bring your own reference if preferred

What you will need to bring:

  • Your own favourite brushes - the larger the better to include large Chinese brushes, 2 inch flats, large mops, size 30 rounds and Large Swordliner highly recommended
  • Masking fluid and an old brushes to apply it
  • Old A4 photocopier paper (or similar)
  • A drawing board to the size you'd like to work to. Suggested size - at least Half Imperial 22 x 15 inches. If you want to work bigger, bring a bigger board
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Containers for water and paints with deep wells - you will be using lots of paint!
  • Masking tape or bulldog clips to secure your own choice of paper you will bring with you to your board.
  • Fixative (any brand) NOT HAIRSPRAY!
  • An easel - table or free standing depending on how you want to work.
  • A dust sheet to protect the floor if you are working upright from an easel
  • Please bring your own lunch as this is not provided. The local pub in the village 'The Bingley Arms' if preferred -
  • Soft graphite stick and an eraser
  • Your own Spring woodland reference to work from. However, some specific subject reference is provided but must be returned at the end of the workshop
  • Notebook and camera to record proceedings (highly recommended)
  • A protective cover or similar to secure your painting from damage and smudging on your way home Watercolour/gouache paints in your own favourite colours
  • Permanent White Gouache - essential!
  • A spray atomiser for water
  • Old hog brushes or similar for paint spattering

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