Workshops & Demonstrations

 

We hold 6 workshops each year, alternating with 6 demonstrations by professional artists. 

 

Visiting artists charge Beechwood a fee for their time, so members pay an additional charge for attending these events, which are also open to non-members at a higher fee. 

 

Workshops must be booked in advance.  10.30 am to 3.30 pm.  Fees are currently £25 for members and £35 for non-members. To check availability, please contact Liz Grammenos by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 07909 853540.  To book a place, a cheque should be sent to Liz Grammenos at her home address (which she will give you when you book) made payable to SAA Amersham and post-dated one week before the workshop with the workshop name/date on the back.

 

Demonstrations/Art Lecture/Critique 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Currently the charge is £3 for members and £10 for non-members, payable on the day.

 

The Workshops and Demonstrations Diary for 2019 will be published soon.

 

 

WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION DIARY FOR 2018

 

Workshop

Monday

22nd January

 

Robert Newcombe - ‘Landscapes and Seascapes’ Pen and wash

Robert is a popular artist with Beechwood members and is returning to show us how to tackle landscapes and seascapes. Please bring your watercolour kits and paper together with black Indian ink, Robert will supply the pens and the enthusiasm.  www.robertnewcombeartist.com

Demonstration

Wednesday

21st February

Jonathan Newey - ‘A cat’ - Watercolour & coloured pencil

Jonathan is an award winning artist and has taught all around the world.  He will give us a demonstration using watercolour and coloured pencil. www.artprofile.co.uk

Workshop

Monday

19th March

Amanda Curbishley - ‘Seascapes’ - Acrylics and mixed media

Amanda is well known to Beechwood members and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists.  She will bring her love of painting seascapes in acrylics in a bright, semi abstract style. Please bring your own photos of boats and seascapes for reference. www.curbiart.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

18th April

Max Hale – ‘Still Life flowers’ - Water mixable oils

Max comes recommended by Art Profile and has been a success demonstrating at Beechwood Artists for many years.  His demonstration will show us how to paint still life in water mixable oils. www.artprofile.co.uk

Workshop

Monday

21st May

Jan Munro - ‘Harbour scene’ - Mixed media

Jan says ‘I aim to represent a place or thing but also to convey to the viewer my inspiration and feelings about what I am painting. I want to look beyond reality. Composition and design are key elements, so that there is a feeling of balance, made with a playful curiosity and seemingly without struggle’. www.janmunro.com

Demonstration

Wednesday

27th June

Phil Biggs– ‘Traditional landscape’ - Watercolour

Recommended by Art Profile, Phil’s style is influenced by Ted Wesson, James Fletcher-Watson and Edward Seago. He paints outside as much as possible in all weathers to capture the light and atmosphere. www.artprofile.co.uk

Workshop

Thursday

19th July

Sue Bradley - ‘Various techniques for painting flowers’ - Watercolour and mixed media

Sue worked as a biochemist for many years, before training as a primary teacher (post graduate degree) in science, art and design and technology. She is now a professional associate with the Society for All Artists.  She will be painting sun flowers inspiring us to use watercolour or mixed media. www.suebradleyart.co.uk  

Demonstration

Wednesday

22nd August

John Kay - ‘Landscape with buildings’ - Watercolour

John trained at Goldsmiths College London and has spent most of his career as an art teacher. John, a thoughtful painter, published a book last year called ‘Essays on Paintings’. In it he writes about ‘coming to terms with making mistakes’. He is recommended by Art Profiles. www.artprofile.co.uk

Workshop

Thursday

20th September

Sally Fisher - ‘Painting in the style of Cezanne’ - Acrylics or oils

Back by popular demand, Sally will demonstrate how Cezanne produced such beautiful paintings. Sally says ‘Painting and drawing for me, is about energy, discovery, excitement, response and a lot of risk taking’. You can work in your preferred medium. www.sallyfisher.net

Demonstration

Wednesday

24th October

Linette Bell - ‘Framing and Mounting’

Linette is a qualified Art teacher who teaches painting to some of our members at Beaconsfield Learning Centre. She will be showing us how to bring out the best in our work by using the most appropriate mounts and frames.   www.albell-artist.com

Workshop

Thursday

22nd November

Vicki Norman - ‘Oil painting from her trip to Morocco’ - Oils

Vicki exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in 2017. You can choose to paint in oils or acrylics.  Vicky says “there are many ways to use oil paint. I will teach you how to apply, control and enjoy all its capabilities”. www.artprofile.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

12th December

Keith Morton - ‘Portrait in Acrylics’

Keith is an experienced portrait artist who has a straight-forward approach to painting.  During the demo he will talk about the basics of head construction and simple colour theory and pass on some useful tips for achieving a good likeness. www.artprofile.co.uk