Getting started in Art

I  run courses and classes with tutoring suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to progress further.

WATERCOLOUR classes for BEGINNERS and IMPROVERS

WATERCOLOUR Wednesdays & Saturdays - suitable for beginners and improvers

Wednesday 09 January 2019              Saturday 19 January 2019

Wednesday 06 February 2019            Saturday 16 February 2019

Wednesday 06 March 2019                  Saturday 16 March 2019

Wednesday 03 April 03  2019               Saturday 08 May 2019                  Wednesday 18 May 2019

11am - 5.00pm on Wednesdays at The Old School Hall, Sydenham, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4NB

10.00am - 4.00pm on Saturdays at The Old School Hall, Sydenham, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4NB

Description of the Course

My courses are carefully designed to give you a firm foundation in watercolour techniques.

First off we’ll look at the materials, equipment and palette of colours used by professionals.   I'll explain the mixing of pigment,  tonal values and illustrate the key elements for a composition.

I’ll show you specific techniques - how to achieve tonal depth, paint figures in landscape and how to 'stay loose'. Students will produce a complete painting, achieved with patient guidance to build your confidence. Pre and Post Course notes will be provided. 

I'll demonstrate the 4 key stages that create a successful watercolour painting. These are:-

THE DRAWING/ THE WASH/ WET-IN-WET/DRY BRUSHSTROKES

A live demonstration painting will incorporate all of the above points. You'll practise all of these elements, building your knowledge, confidence and technique in a step-by-step manner. You will complete a painting.

What do you need to bring?

You should bring any paints, brushes and paper you may already use. Otherwise brushes, paint, palette and paper can be provided for complete beginners.Your tutor can supply a recommended starter pack of 4 brushes and palette should you wish to purchase your own during the course. I'll supply a recommended list in advance of the course. 

Cost per day per person  £80.00                    Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place. 

"George's teaching style is relaxed, friendly, engrossing and informative far beyond expectations. When demonstrating how to design, execute and complete a painting using this complicated medium (watercolour) George is first class. I would recommend George without hesitation" Dominic Bertelli

"Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend of learning. I now observe every sky and tree in a new way! I was very nervous about  the course as a complete beginner, but your teaching style and patience made me relax at once ." Margie Bonnet

ART SAMPLER COURSE - Thursdays 2pm - 4.30pm 

10 January 2019           17 January 2019

24 January 2019            07 February 2019

14 February 2019         21 February 2019

28 February 2019         07 March 2019

This is your chance to find what inspires you. You will experiment with different subject matter and different media. 

BACK TO BASICS

The 8 sessions will cover PERSPECTIVE, TONAL VALUES, ANATOMY for LIFE DRAWING, MIXING COLOUR

We'll study each subject over 2 weekly sessions - the first week consisting of a presentation,  theory and exercises. The second week we'll put the learning into practice in a drawing or painting.

 Course of 8 sessions - £200. Individual sessions £30.00  
 Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place. 

"George is an inspirational tutor - homing in on strengths and weaknesses and encouraging the development of individual styles. As well as a synopsis of the Old Masters/renowned artists  relevant to the medium/style being explored , he demonstrates the various techniques needed before setting the class off on their own project. George ensures that everyone receives appropriate coaching and his classes are always a positive and enjoyable experience." Sue Hope

YOUR TUTOR
George Boyter is a local professional artist. He hails originally from the fishing village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. He studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, before an award-winning career as a creative director in advertising in London.
George is a member of Bucks Art Society and concentrates on watercolour landscapes, portraits, life drawing and oils.

“I think it’s important that sessions are fun and supportive. We’ll have lots to talk about, from art appreciation, favourite artists and paintings to addressing your goals, successes and disasters. I’ll be giving group demos and individual guidance. I’ll be your mentor to help you find and develop what you find inspiring in art. You’ll be encouraged every step of the way.”

Courses are held at:

 THE OLD SCHOOL HALL, SYDENHAM, near  CHINNOR, Oxfordshire OX39 4NB
Sydenham is a couple of miles from Chinnor. It’s a picturesque hamlet with thatched houses, a distinctive church and a friendly local pub, The Crown.
The Old School Hall is a restored brick and flint building next to the church situated in the centre of Sydenham. It has ample parking outside and a light, spacious interior giving students plenty of room. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

 

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HOW TO BOOK
Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place.
Or call 07715 749205
You can also enquire online by using the form right