Getting started in Art

THE WATERCOLOUR WEEKEND WHICH I RAN ON 29/30 JULY AT PHOENIX STUDIOS TOWERSEY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND FULLY BOOKED.

"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 doing the course as a complete beginner, but your teaching style and patience made me relax at once." Margie Bonnet

 "I feel I gained a lot from last weekend both in terms of watercolour techniques and composition and am keen to continue to build on that." Sue Hope

GETTING STARTED IN ART

Fancy getting into art? Not sure where to start?

I am running a series of 'Getting started in Art' classes for those interested in art with tutoring for any level of experience, from complete beginners wanting to experience art for the first time to those who would like to progress further.

The courses are held at:

The Old School Hall, Sydenham, 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.

Midweek Art Classes designed for the beginner and enthusiast with Local Professional Artist George Boyter.

Choose from any of the classes below:

Getting started with Watercolour – Tuesday all day course
August 1/8/15/22
9.30 – 12.30 Lunch 2pm – 4.30pm
4 WEEK COURSE - £160.00
An opportunity to explore and exploit the properties of this magical medium. You will learn the four key stages for successful watercolour results – the compositional drawing, the Wash, Wet-in-Wet and Dry Brush technique. I’ll show you how to paint figures in landscape. All of this will be achieved with patient guidance, demos, theory and practice to give you confidence and make rapid progress. Professional 300gsm watercolour paper provided.
Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place. Or call 07715 749205

"Just to say – it was nice to meet you today and thank you for a very interesting and productive day. I think we both thoroughly enjoyed it.  We were most appreciative of the full-on attention we received as members of a very small class, as we progressed with our masterworks!" Helen Johns

Getting Started with Life Drawing – Wednesday evenings
August 23 every fortnight, sufficient numbers permitting. Please contact via email for information and booking.
7pm – 10pm
£15 per session on the evening.
Study the human figure, drawing both male and female models from life in pencil, charcoal and pastels. I’ll show different approaches and styles and discuss the different outcomes. There will be demos, theory and practice including a guide to proportion and anatomy.
Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place. Or call 07715 749205

Getting Started with Art Sampler Course – Thursday afternoons
October 5/12/19/26
1.30pm – 4.30pm
4 WEEK COURSE – Cost £80.00 or £25.00 per session
Portraits: Animals: Drawing techniques: Discovering Oils
Discover your creative mojo. A chance to experiment with different subject matter and different media, giving you the chance to find what inspires you. Each afternoon you’ll try something different - Portraiture, Animals, Drawing in pencil and charcoal Painting in Watercolours and Painting in Oils.
Email georgeboyterartist@gmail.com to book your place. Or call 07715 749205

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 concentrates on watercolour landscapes, portraits, life drawing and oils. He has exhibited locally, is Artist-in-Residence at Berkley Care Homes and has completed several large commissions. “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.”

What’s included?
Pre-course preparation notes, sent via email, will help get you ready before each session. 
Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and throughout the day.

What else do you need to know?
When you book your course or individual session in advance, I’ll send a recommended list of materials and equipment required to get you started - paper, paints and brushes are chosen for quality. I have negotiated specially discounted rates from a local art supplier for you.
If you already have your own painting equipment you are welcome to bring these of course. If you’re a beginner, I can supply a complete starter package at a very reasonable price.
Lunch is not included but The Crown, across the road, will be offering a specially discounted menu for all attendees. The food is great. Staff and service is friendly. Of course you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch if you choose.

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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