Spring 2018 Workshops

Starry Night Van Gogh 1889

Starry, starry night ~ painting in the style of Van Gogh with Sarah Flanagan

Sunday March 18; 11 am – 4 pm
Places limited to 8 people
No experience necessary – for beginners and experienced painters

“Sometimes the subject calls for less paint, sometimes the material, the nature of the subjects themselves demands impasto.” Van Gogh

Do you have a yearning to paint something you’ve never tried before? In this first of a series of painting in the style of… Sarah will take you on a journey to
paint in the style of Van Gogh using acrylic paints.

Here’s what you will learn:
~ what impasto is, how Van Gogh used it to such great effect and how you can use it too
~ the colour mixing and brush techniques used by Van Gogh
~ how emulate Van Gogh’s composition

By the end of the session you will have the confidence to use impasto, bright colours and movement in your own paintings, and you’ll have your own ‘In the style of Van Gogh’ to take home.

Cost: £57,  including A3 canvas board, all paints/materials required for the workshop, and light refreshments (hot/cold drinks and cake).
Please bring your lunch.

Booking: Call in to beloved or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starry-starry-night-painting-in-the-style-of-van-gogh-tickets-43319646228 

There will be further workshops coming up in this series so if you fancy painting in the style of Monet, Rosetti, Picasso, Vemeer  and others then sign up to our mailing list  to be first in the queue when dates are released.

If you are a fan of Van Gogh, then you will be interested to know that the Tate will stage it’s first Van Gogh exhibition since 1947 in 2019.

Introduction to Linocutting with Sarah Flanagan

Sunday April 8; 11 am – 4 pm
Places limited to 8 people
No experience necessary

Do you love Lino-cut cards and artworks and fancy having a go? Then this is just the workshop for you, even if you have never done anything ‘arty’.

Here’s what you will learn:
~ types of Lino you can use
~ the different tools you can use and how to use them
~ cutting Lino for the first time
~ experimenting with different marks
~ the Lino printing process and the supplies you need
~ single colour printing

In a small group environment there is plenty of time and space to play safely and build confidence in the tools and the process, all well as having lots of fun making a Lino print.

You’ll take away your project from the day, your Lino cut tool and your Lino print ‘plate’ so you can reproduce more at home.

Cost £57, including all materials, use of tools for the workshop, and light refreshments (hot/cold drinks and cake). Please bring your own lunch.

Booking: details coming soon! Email if you want to bag a place.

There will be more Lino cutting workshops coming up throughout the year for beginners and experienced cutters! Join our mailing list  to be first in the know. 

Jewellery Making Essentials with Linda Alton

Tuesday April 17; 9.30 am – 3 pm
Places limited to 10 people
No experience necessary

Would you like to make your own jewellery? As a gift to yourself or for a friend? This is a great workshop to get you started.

The Jewellery Making Essentials one day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. All tools and materials are provided and Linda will be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links, and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have been guided through creating a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

Cost £45; includes all materials and light refreshments. Please bring your own lunch.

Booking: pop into beloved or email hi@belovedsouthwell to reserve your place. You can also pay via PayPal

Introduction to the Artist’s Sketchbook with Sarah Flanagan

Sunday May 6; 11 am – 4 pm
Places limited to 8 people
No experience necessary

“Between the covers [of my sketchbook] I feel safe – the drawings need never be seen by anyone but me – and thus I can play.” Grayson Perry

Read about Grayson Perry’s sketchbooks and the importance of them to his process.  

In this world of ‘public’ everything, it can seem strange to create just for your own eyes only.  Sketchbooks aren’t just for professional artists, you can use one too – even if your ideas never ‘go public’ and especially if you would like to create just for the sheer joy of it.

In this workshop you’ll have the freedom to play on paper and to experiment with new materials and techniques you may not have tried before. Give yourself permission to create for the joy of it rather than ‘producing’ something finished. Whether you are a beginner or an artist who wants to expand their practice and try new things.

You’ll learn how artists develop a sketchbook of ideas, materials, and techniques to collect their thoughts, plans, inspirations and aspirations for current and future work.

There will also be more workshops coming up looking a particular techniques and materials in depth to develop your sketchbook and your artistic style.

Cost £57; including an A4 spiral bound sketchbook to take away and all materials for use on the day, plus light refreshments.

Booking: details coming soon! Email if you want to bag a place.