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.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION DIARY FOR 2019

 

Workshop

Monday

21st January

 

Phil Biggs - ‘Landscapes and Snow Scenes’ - Watercolour

Phil did a demonstration last year and was so well-liked we have asked him back again to do a workshop. He wants us to have fun with watercolour and is returning to show us how to tackle landscapes and snow scenes. http://www.artprofile.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

20th February

Gordon King - ‘Portrait in Watercolour’

Gordon King has long been regarded as one of the country's most popular contemporary artists working in watercolour, oils and acrylics. Visit his website to see just how good he is!  http://www.gordonking.co.uk

Workshop

Monday

18th March

Mark Fennell - ‘Bucks Landscapes’ - Acrylics

Mark will be demonstrating and teaching how to quickly capture a dramatic landscape. He had a painting shortlisted for The Daily Mail 'Not the Turner Prize'. His aim is to help artist see how their work can be improved and developed in a positive and constructive way. http://www.markfennell.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

17th April

George Boyter – ‘Italian Scene’ - Watercolour

After an award-winning career in advertising, George went on to study courses with both Alvaro Castenet and Joseph Zbukvik and brings this expertise to his own demonstrations and workshops. He will demonstrate 4 stages to a successful watercolour painting.  http://www.georgeboyterartist.com

Workshop

Monday

20th May

Pauline Hazlewood - ‘Seascape’ - Water-soluble oils

You may recall Pauline previously stood in for another artist. She was liked so much we invited her back in her own right to do a workshops. She trained at The Central School of Art & Design and qualified with a BA (Hons) in graphic design. She also illustrates and writes her own books.  http://paulinehazlewood.com

Demonstration

Wednesday

26th June

Peter Keegan– ‘In the style of Monet’ - Acrylics / Oils

Back by popular demand, Peter will demonstrate how Monet produced paintings loved and admired by so many.  http://www.peterkeegan.co.uk

Workshop

Thursday

25th July

Peter Keegan - ‘In the style of Monet’ - Acrylics / Oils

Peter will explain in easy stages how artists such as Monet and the other Impressionists produced their signature style, colour palette and techniques in their paintings.  http://www.peterkeegan.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

21st August

Keith Hornblower - ‘Hertfordshire Landscape’ - Watercolour

Keith's approach to watercolour is lively and entertaining, de-mystifying the medium and dispelling the fear of white paper.  http:/www.keithhornblower.blogspot.co.uk

Workshop

Thursday

26th September

George Boyter - ‘Italian Scene’ - Watercolour

Hopefully you will have seen the demo in April. George will focus on composition, tonal values, clouds, reflections and figures. He holds a certificate for Teaching in Higher Education, has studied anatomy and is a skilled drawer.  http://www.georgeboyterartist.com

Demonstration

Wednesday

23rd October

Jake Winkle - ‘Venice’ - Watercolour

Jake became a full-time professional artist in 1993. As well as exhibitions he has undertaken many fine art commissions for individuals and notable organisations including The National Trust. Jake says, "Venice is close to my heart."  It is the first visit to Beechwood for Jake.  http://www.jakewinkle.co.uk

Workshop

Thursday

21st November

Jake Winkle - ‘Venice’ - Watercolour

Jake will show us how to work fast and draw with the brush. He will show us how to bring life and energy to our work. We will hope to achieve two paintings during this workshop, if we can be adventurous!  http://www.jakewinkle.co.uk

Demonstration

Wednesday

11th December

Joanna Stone - ‘Still Life’ - Oils

Joanna has a BA Honours in Fine Art and a post-graduate Art Teachers Certificate from Goldsmiths. During the demo she will speak about the process she works through from the beginning to achieve a finished painting.  http://www.joannastoneartist.wordpress.com


 

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