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November ‘17 Mixed media dramatic coast and cliffs ‘The Sandpiper Studio’ South Wirral

Final places now remaining!

The Sandpiper studio

The Sandpiper Studio is set in a peaceful countryside location at Foxes Farm and Riding School on the Wirral Peninsular and a great place for our Seascape workshop. The inspirational Wirral is just a stones throw away!

Sandpiper Studio is the dedicated studio of professional artist Julie McLean BA (Hons) who has also been teaching adults in a variety of drawing and painting media for more than 15 years. 

The large, bright studio provides the ideal space for painting with friends in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The seacape workshops smaller class sizes (12 students maximum) ensure individual learning needs will be met on this wonderful painting weekend and everyone is made to feel very welcome and at home straight away!

  • Sandpiper Studio at Foxes Farm, South Wirral, Cheshire
    Sandpiper Studio at Foxes Farm, South Wirral, Cheshire
  • Your bright, workshop studio at Sandpiper Studio at Foxes Farm, South Wirral, Cheshire
    Your bright, workshop studio at Sandpiper Studio at Foxes Farm, South Wirral, Cheshire
  • Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
    Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
  • Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
    Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
  • Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
    Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
  • Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
    Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
  • Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton
    Mixed media seascape by Robert Dutton

Two fantastic seascape painting workshops (one per day to include a sumptuous lunch) awaits for 2017 at the Sandpiper Studio in South Wirral using watercolour, gouache, pastel and acrylic ink mixed media painting with awards winning artist Robert Dutton (regular contributor to ‘The Artist’ magazine).

Each workshop over the exciting painting weekend provide you with a great and unique opportunity to learn how to combine water media and acrylic inks with soft pastel to create rich, ‘free flowing’ and impressionistic paintings full of colour, atmosphere and light by both drawing and painting at the same time!

Using big brush techniques and a bold approach, these exciting workshops will teach you how to control large washes of colour in multiple layers of sumptuous colour whilst at the same time enjoying creative freedom with all the marks you create.

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.

Both workshops are suitable for improvers and artists with some painting experience as well as artists who want to loosen up their style and be more free and expressive. 

Important: your own seascape reference to work from (photos, sketches and so on) are highly recommended as those provided on the day to use cannot be taken away.


Location

The Sandpiper Studio is located at Foxes Farm and Riding School in Ledsham on The Wirral Peninsular and is easily accessible from the M53 or A540 Chester High Road. 

Only 10 minutes by car from Chester or Heswall with the nearest railway station is Hooton not far away, Sandpiper Studio is really easy to get to.

The studio and all facilities are on one level and there is plenty of parking directly outside. 


Further information

For students travelling long distances and in need of local accommodation, a wide range of hotels, guest houses and travel lodges can be found within a few minutes’ drive from the studio. 

Contact Julie for more information or go to www.visitwirral.com


How to Book your workshops

Each workshop is £75. You may book them both toghether or as separate days.

Telephone Julie 07788 412 480 or Email info@thesandpiperstudio.co.uk to book.

A deposit of £20 is required for each workshop when booking if preferred with the balance due at least 6 weeks prior to the date of the workshop. 

Lunch and all refreshments are included. Please advise us of any particular dietary requirements with Julie when booking.


For further information about your workshops contact

Julie Mclean, The Sandpiper Studio, Foxes Farm, Badgers Rake Lane, Ledsham, South Wirral CH66 8PF

Tel 07788 412 480

Email info@thesandpiperstudio.co.uk

What will be provided:

  • A wonderful buffet lunch together with tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day on both workshops

What you will need to bring:

  • Fixative (not hairspray!), Any water soluble inks to include acrylic inks for both workshops. Large watercolour brushes such as Mops, Flats, Hakes and so on.
  • 300gsm (140lb) watercolour paper. 100% cotton/rag content papers highly recommended. Large drawing board, An easel of your choice.
  • Masking tape, White ceramic plates (3 or 4) on which to mix your paints with several old jam jars for clean water mixing.
  • Watercolour, gouache to include Permanent white gouache as tube paints - essential!
  • Your own good quality reference photos of seascapes, sketches and so on to work from and A4 print outs highly recommended.

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