Landscape Painting in Mixed Media

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Fri 31Jul
Sun 02Aug

From Composition to Completion

Facilitator: Jayne Tricker

Learn about composition and colour while experimenting with a range of tools, techniques and media. Over the weekend we will explore the beautiful landscapes around Hawkwood, in a course built around developing your landscape painting skills. Professional artist and art educator, Jayne Tricker, will be your guide, helping to further develop your creative expression.

Event time: Fri 31st Jul 2020 at 4:00pm - Sun 2nd Aug 2020 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • An introduction to the tools, techniques and tricks of mixed-media painting
  • A creative mix of teaching, demonstration and hands-on experimentation
  • Expert guidance in the areas you want to develop most

Participants Will Gain

  • Skills and techniques for better composition and sketching
  • Experiment with priming, pigments and different types of paint
  • Learn how to use different media, including inks, acrylics, texturising mediums, oils and cold wax

Day 1

Jayne’s courses begin with a chat to find out about you, your skill level and the areas in which you would like to develop. After a short walk around the site, on which you’ll talk about composition and selecting your landscape, it’ll be back to the classroom to work from photos taken. You’ll think about the picture plane, ‘editing’ the landscape and making first painting patterns, as well as learning about composition and the rule of thirds. In the afternoon, you’ll be heading out again, this time sketching to consolidate everything you’ve learned in the morning session. The rest of the session will be demonstration and experimentation with different priming options, pigments and paint types used in mixed-media, including texturising mediums for acrylic and cold wax for oils.

Day 2

The morning session will begin with a focus on colour, using a split primary palette, exploring the colour wheel and ways in which to develop intensity of colour. Jayne will offer some guidelines when working in mixed media, demonstrating the use of acrylic ink, paint, texturising mediums, oils and cold wax, and introducing you to different tools you can use in their application – like brayers, squeegees and knifes – and ways in which to remove it – tools for scratching into the surface and dissolve layers. Whether you prefer to work outside or in, everything you’ve learned will then be put into practice in a way that pushes your creative boundaries. At the end of the day there will be a critic of the work produced and an opportunity to share feedback.

Price Options

£240 Non-Residential
£280 Residential Shared
£320 Residential Single


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Practical Information

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

This course is open to all abilities. Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor and indoor painting and whatever the weather throws at us! By all means, bring your own, but all materials will be provided.

Jayne Tricker

Professional artist, art educator and designer-maker Jayne Tricker is passionate about painting directly from life. She has taught in a range of settings, from primary and special needs education to one-to-one tuition and as painting course leader at the Cheltenham School of Fine Art. She shares her passion in workshops and demonstrations across the country. Her paintings have been exhibited widely, most recently at the Broadway Arts Festival, in Battersea, and at the prestigious Fresh Art Fair at the racecourse in Cheltenham. She sells her work through a number of galleries as well as working to commission, including a series of public art projects commissioned by Cheltenham Borough Council. Always making, she has recently returned to her roots as a ceramicist, whilst also developing a new body of stunning sculptural mobile forms.

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“I hadn't done anything like this before and you met everyone at their own skill level and took them forward. I was frightened to use colour and paint, but thanks to you have now broken through that barrier.”

“I have a degree in fine art, but Jaynie helped me break up and edit the landscape in a way I hadn't experienced before. Techniques for colour creation and exposure to different materials, like cold wax, mean I now have a more in-depth knowledge that has freed me up to express myself creatively with confidence.”