The Yorkshire Dales is rich in beautiful architecture – castles, churches, Georgian houses. Visit some lovely buildings and structures in and around Masham, find out about ways to capture them in pencil, pen and watercolour. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced artist or a lover of architecture this course will be an enjoyable experience.
– Understand the form of basic structures
– Use economical, effective drawing techniques
– Select a personally appropriate drawing medium from those included in the course
– Use of simple perspective techniques
Please note this workshop involves a sketching expedition outdoors.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please bring your usual painting / drawing gear - ideally to include:
A selection of brushes that you usually use.
A dip pen and Indian ink or a fine line rollerball pen.
A pencil, rubber and sketch pad.
A selection of watercolours, watercolour pencils or acrylic paints - whatever you usually use.
At least five sheets of watercolour paper (no smaller than 10” x 8”) of at least 140 lb. (The weight is usually given on the cover of a pad.)
Painting boards and water jars are all provided but, if you have a support you normally use, please bring it. A small selection of paints will be on sale if you need to replenish your supplies.