|Dates:||Friday, 28 September – Sunday, 30 September 2018|
|Venue:||Holiday Inn, Orwell, Ipswich|
All about your weekend retreat
Whether you would like to develop your skills in drawing with watercolour, or venture into the world of using soft pastels or charcoal to create your original art works, here is the ideal weekend course. If you are a beginner or improver you will cover basic skills and techniques along with short talks and demonstrations. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to put all these ideas into practice, and benefit from individual tuition.
Watercolour can be combined very well with pastels. It is possible and very satisfying to “rescue” a failing watercolour with pastels. Also a pastels or charcoal drawing can be added to with watercolour. Therefore making this course perfect for beginners. And if you have always wanted to draw and paint, but are not sure where to begin, or if you have started with pastels and want to go further, this is the course for you.
Discover the charm and freshness of pastels, their purity of colour and their immediate response when applied to paper. Explore and enjoy the fascinating medium of pastels, while you learn how to blend colours on the paper, and unearth the inherent qualities when pastels are applied to both painting and drawing.
Charcoal allows you to draw and adjust your drawing at the speed you perceive the world around you. This course is designed for those wishing to learn the skills and explore the exciting medium of charcoal – both as a means of deciphering an unfamiliar subject and as a way of making sketches.
Sula Rubens trained at St. Martin’s School of Art. She has often travelled to paint, visiting Greece, Turkey, the Spanish Pyrenees and Ireland. She has lived, painted and exhibited in France, Amsterdam and Gdansk in Poland. Her work is represented in public and private collections in this country and abroad. Now based in Suffolk, she continues painting and exhibiting her work, as well as tutoring adult courses.
Your venue, food and accommodation
You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 3-star hotel services you expect from a Holiday Inn, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom. You also have complimentary membership of the David Lloyd fully equipped health club across the road, with two pools, Jacuzzi and sauna.
Your course timings
Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and have a swim or relax before your course begins.
A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor
Use of a lively course room
En suite double bedroom for single occupancy
Two nights accommodation – no single supplement
Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments
Delicious freshly cooked meals
Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic
Free parking and Wi-Fi
An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.
Course fees are £357 fully inclusive (excluding travel).
Students’ Requirements List
A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.
How to book
If you would like to book a course, you can do so by
using one of the three methods below…
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020 7834 1066
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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses
Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting. Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor); it was a wonderful weekend.
Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.
I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!
I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues. I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques. Can’t wait until the next one.
Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.
Got a question? Call 020 7834 1066
Got a question?
Call 020 7834 1066