Courses

2017 SHORLANDS 2COURSES FOR 2018

Fees for 2018 residential courses will remain at 2017 prices until 31st December 2017. From Ist January 2018, new prices will apply.

TO BOOK ON ONE OF OUR UK COURSES please download the booking form here, complete it and return  to;
Barbara Greaves at THE NEW PASTEL SCHOOL, 10 Lawn Avenue, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7ET.
01943 864389, (if necessary call mobile 07749 705 612)

2017 ITALY 1

In 2018 we will be returning for two residential courses at Shorland Old Farm in Devon. We have a new venue in North Yorkshire and we will be returning to the Watermill in Italy. We have another non-residential course coming up, details to be confirmed.

2018 DATES OF COURSES

Thurs 22nd to Mon 26th March 2018
‘A Fresh Look at Pastels’
3 day Residential course at Shorland Old Farm, Exmoor

Sun 15th to Thurs 19th July 2018
‘Pastels, Inspiration from Life’
3 day Residential course at Shorland Old Farm, Exmoor

Sat 1st to Sat 8th September 2018
Pastel with Rebecca in Tuscany
1 week residential course at the Watermill, Posara, Tuscany, Italy

Fri 21st to Sun 23rd September 2018
‘Develop your Pastel Skills’
3 day non-residential course at Linton Memorial Hall, near Wetherby, Yorkshire

Sat 4th to Mon 6th August 2018
‘Pastels at Centre of England Arts’
3 day non-residential course at Centre of England Arts, Hampton in Arden, B92 0LT
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2018 COURSES IN MORE DETAIL

DEVON

Shorland Old Farm, Exmoor, Devon

VENUE: Shorland Old Farm, Barton Lane, Challacombe, Bratton Fleming, North Devon EX31 4UB

Shorland Old Farm is on the edge of Exmoor National Park. We always look forward to returning to this warm and welcoming venue, the perfect place for courses. We couldn’t have better hosts, the food is wonderful and accommodation so comfortable and convenient. With the studio just across from the farmhouse it makes for an ideal and relaxing venue for students, with no travelling, or concerns about where to dine out each evening.

All our courses are run with the aim of encouraging a very friendly atmosphere that is supportive to everyone whatever level they may be at. So please don’t worry whether you will be good enough to come on the course! We always have a range of abilities from those who have never even picked up a pastel to those who have been on several courses. We all have something to learn from each other.

All meals are provided from your arrival on the first afternoon for a welcoming Devon cream tea to the last morning breakfast before departure. Tuition in the studio is from 10am to 4pm each day for 3 days.

Nel and Rebecca will be there to welcome you and will join you for dinner on the first and last evenings. We decided to extend the course to the Monday morning as everyone is always tired by the last day and we thought it would be nice to have an end of course dinner and leave afresh the following morning!
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Course A  – ‘A Fresh Look at Pastels’ Shorlands Residential Course
Thurs 22nd  March – Mon 26
th March 2018

This course serves as an introduction to pastels but is also suitable for ‘improvers’ too and those wishing to take the next steps in developing their painting, and learning more. We will both be demonstrating as usual and will introduce some of the different types of pastels available and explore, in more depth than before, a range of different techniques and ways of using the medium. It is a refreshing chance to have a go at new ways of working, learn about colour and how to use it, and then enjoy the benefits of working from life and outdoors (weather permitting).

NEW Individual tutorials – we have added this feature to the courses, which gives you the opportunity to discuss your work one to one. An allotted time slot will be available for those that wish to have more in depth feedback about their work, at the end of each day, between 4 and 6. It is not compulsory but just an added benefit to coming on the course if you wish to take advantage of it.

 Price for Shorlands ‘Fresh Look at Pastels’ Residential Course for 4 nights and 3 days;
Single £710. Shared occupancy £662. Non painting partner £268.
This includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, 3 full days tuition, and all materials.
Arriving Thursday afternoon and departing Monday morning.
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Course B – ‘Inspiration from Life’ Shorlands Residential Course
Sun eve 15th July to Thurs am 19th July 2018

This course will focus on painting from life and encourage students to experiment with using pastels in ways that they may not have tried before. There will be an emphasis on working from life but also how to use reference in a more creative way. The course will include demonstrations as usual by both of us.

 NEW Individual tutorials, giving you the opportunity to discuss your work one to one, will be available for those that would wish to have more in depth feedback or to get answers to particular questions they have about their painting. It is not compulsory, but is just an added benefit to coming on the course. These will be held at the end of each day between 4-6pm.

Price for ‘Pastels an Inspiration’ Residential Course for 4 nights and 3 days;
Single £710. Shared occupancy £662. Non painting partner £268
This includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, 3 full days tuition, and all materials.
Arriving Sunday afternoon and departing Thursday morning.
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NORTH YORKSHIRE
Linton Memorial Hall, The Pastures, Linton Ln, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL

Linwood Village Hall

DATE: Fri 21st to Sun 23rd September

We have decided to run a NEW course nearer to Nel’s home. Linton Memorial Hall has only just been refurbished and is in the picturesque village of Linton, very near to the market town of Wetherby. It’s a three day non- residential course but there are some lovely places to stay very nearby including Wood Hall, if you fancy pampering yourself. It’s only a five minute drive and is situated within beautiful countryside.
The course will be Friday – Sunday 10 – 4pm, with all materials, lunch and easels provided.

COURSE AT LINTON
Course D, ‘Develop your Pastel Skills’
Fri 21st Sept to Sun 23rd Sept 2018

 This course will cover a basic introduction or refresher to pastels and introduce you to some of the wide range of different types of pastels and how to use them. We will look at underpainting, different surfaces and look at colour and composition in particular.  The aim of this course is to explore different ways of using pastels, in a supportive and relaxed way. There will be  demonstrations by each of us which we will tailor to the needs and interests of the group. We will also both be tutoring every day.
All materials, lunches and equipment provided.

The course will be from 10am-4pm each day

Price for ‘Develop your Pastel Skills’ at Linton’ Non-residential Course for 3 days  £345

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ITALY

2017 ITALY BLOCKThe Watermill, Posara, Tuscany.
DATES; Sat 1st to Sat 8th September 2018
NB Rebecca will be teaching at the Watermill in 2018, but not Nel

 Bill and Lois Breckon have been running courses for some years at The Watermill and have already built up a wonderful reputation. This is what they say about their lovely venue…

 “For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape and you could find few better places to enjoy your art and improve your skills than the beautiful Watermill at Posara, set beside a river in a gentle valley.
You’ll stay in stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around a sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and enjoy mouth-watering evening meals at the mill (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample local dishes and wines).
The mills gardens, millstream and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.”

Comments from previous students to this venue include…
“An enchanting place – I really loved it, endless delightful subjects to paint”
“From the moment I stepped into my apartment and saw and heard the river, I realised it was going to be very special”
“We’ve been on many painting holidays but this was the best ever.”

COURSES AT THE WATER MILL TUSCANY

Course C,Pastels in Tuscany with Rebecca’ Residential course at The Watermill, Posara
 Sat 1st to Sat 8th September 2018

The course will include some painting en plein air, some studio based work and trips out to beautiful locations. There is a more detailed example of a typical itinerary on their website. What Rebecca seeks to offer is a new experience of using pastels outside and to introduce the joys of exploring how inspiring another country’s landscape and countryside can be. As ever the atmosphere will be relaxed with one to one help, demonstrations and lots of lovely food!

Included in the cost of your holiday at the Watermill are: tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). Materials are not included, please see list of things that you will need to bring.
NB Flights to Pisa are not included
Booking for this course only is direct with the Watermill, not through the New Pastel School

EARLY BOOKER’S DISCOUNTS!

For people who want to reserve a place now, they have frozen the price of this fabulous 2018 painting holiday at 2017 levels until 31st December 2017.
To find out more and/or to reserve your place, please email info@watermill.net or call 020 7193 6246
Website for details www.watermill.net/ where you will find all the information you need.
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CENTRE OF ENGLAND
Centre of England Arts, Patrick Farm Barns, Meriden Road, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 oLT

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DATE: Sat 4th to Mon 6th August

We have decided to run this NEW course after many enquiries from people in this part of the country. It’s a three day non- residential course with some lovely places to stay nearby, and Hampton in Arden is well worth a visit. Centre of England Arts was founded for the education and delight of people who love learning and want to know more about the techniques of art, so is perfect for us, with an equipped studio space. It is very easy to get to, being close to the M42, and with rail links nearby.
The course will be Saturday to Monday10 – 4pm, with all materials, lunch and easels provided.

COURSE AT CENTRE OF ENGLAND ARTS
Course E, ‘Pastels at Centre of England Arts
Sat 4th to Mon 6th August 2018

This course will cover a basic introduction or refresher to pastels and introduce you to some of the wide range of different types of pastels and how to use them. We will look at underpainting, different surfaces and look at colour and composition in particular.  The aim of this course is to explore different ways of using pastels, in a supportive and relaxed way. There will be  demonstrations by each of us which we will tailor to the needs and interests of the group.
It is suitable for beginners or more experienced pastellists, as with two of us tutoring each day, we can ensure that everyone gets the tuition that suits them.
All materials, lunches and equipment provided.
The course will be from 10am-4pm each day

Price for ‘Pastels at Centre of England Arts’
Non-residential Course for 3 days  £345

How to book;

For UK courses, download the booking form here and post to
Barbara Greaves at THE NEW PASTEL SCHOOL
10 Lawn Avenue, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7ET.  

If you have any questions that you haven’t found answers to on the booking form, you can call   01943 864389
(if necessary call mobile 07749 705 612)

 

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