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Painting From Nature at Hogchester

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Hogchester Farm

Axminster Road

Charmouth

West Dorset

DT6 6BY

United Kingdom

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Join international contemporary artist Dean Melbourne for an immersive day of painting and drawing within the beautiful landscape of Hogchester in West Dorset.

The day is suitable for all ability levels - whether you have never painted before or would like to further develop your skills.

Taking inspiration from Hogchester you will be guided through practical drawing and painting exercises, demonstrations and one to one tuition to allow you to gather visual research, compose and paint from observation.

Dean will then guide you in using these skills to paint directly from the beautiful and varied landscape of Hogchester. By the end of the day you will leave with some drawn studies, your own painting and practical tips that will help you continue to use what you have leant.

This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a unique environment with an exceptionally talented tutor. It promises to be a fun and relaxing experience!

How your day will go

  • On arrival meet the rest of the group over drinks.

  • Hear a little from the owners of Hogchester about the land, its history and it’s exciting future.

  • We will then do a little prep for the afternoon session by “laying a ground” to paint on later. We will talk at this stage about supports and surfaces.

  • Out and about drawing. You will try out some specific techniques to help you “take notes” from the natural world. You will also begin to think about composition.

  • We will break for a delicious lunch provided by Tamara from Loving Healthy.

  • After lunch Dean will demo the process of making a painting, then we will set up in the landscape and with Deans support you will have a go!

  • We will have afternoon refreshments though you may want to keep working.

  • At the end of the day we will look at your progress so far and talk about the pieces in an informal group discussion.

Your Teacher Dean Melbourne

Dean Melbourne is a Professional Artist who has built a growing international reputation for making dramatic and complex figurative paintings. Represented by galleries Coates and Scarry and Arusha Gallery, Dean has shown in London, Hong Kong, Miami, New York. He has been selected three times for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Dean has over 15 years of experience within the creative industry sector, including lecturing in formal arts education, mentoring individual artists, developing education programmes in Museums/Galleries and working as a consultant and facilitator on Creative Industries development programs for several Universities.

Practicalities

The course will be for a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 5 participants.

All materials, drinks and the lunch are provided for the participants within the course fee.

Parking available on site.


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Hogchester Farm

Axminster Road

Charmouth

West Dorset

DT6 6BY

United Kingdom

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