Spring 2022

Workshops are held at or near our studio at College Farm, Ellisfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QE.

We organise various workshops in landscape, portrait, animal drawing and painting; different classes for different abilities; both new & established teachers.  

We welcome artists of any ability.  If you have any questions please contact Christian or Katie and they can advise you.
The simplest way to book classes is to email Katie on katie@lytchettheath.co.uk and she will send you an invoice to pay online.

The new studio is up and running and is working well.

Timetable
Monday
Moving forward in oil painting
Life Drawing
Tuesday
Workshops*
Wednesday
Botanical painting
Thursday
Foundation Course
Sculpture class
Friday
Explore oil painting

* Workshops

18th Jan – Clementine Hanbury: Portraits using charcoal & white chalk.

25th Jan – Jess Wheeler:  Metal work

15th Feb – Romy Elliott: How to draw animals 

1st March – Lydia Cecil:  The clothed figure in oils.

See details below

Bespoke courses for students of all ages.

We are happy to arrange tailor-made courses.  Classes are limited to 12 students and we could arrange either a drawing, painting or collage workshop.

Please contact us to arrange suitable dates etc.

College Arts Courses

Art Foundation

Moving Forward in Oil Painting with
Puff Morgan-Giles

Mondays 10am – 1pm
Puff Morgan-Giles’ class is for those keen to learn more about oil painting. Still Life set-ups, landscape days and exercises in tonal values and composition will be taught to improve students’ skills in this medium.  
The term will be split into 3 parts:
January 10, 17, 24: £120
February 14, 21, 28 & March 7: £160
March 21, 28, April 4, 11: £160
Or full course price:  £440

 

Puff studied part time at Chelsea (oil painting) and Southampton (life drawing) before completing a Foundation Course at Basingstoke School of Art and then a Fine Art Degree at Winchester School of Art.

She has an extensive knowledge of materials & techniques, use of colour, tone, composition and ways of looking and seeing.

Good quality artists’ oil paints. The colours should include:
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Red
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
French Ultramarine
Cerulean Blue
Titanium White.

Brushes of all sizes suitable for oil painting.
Palette knife.

Mediums:  We suggest Shellsol T, available from www.jacksons.com.
Refined Linseed oil

Empty jam jar with lid.

Rags, cloths or paper towel.

Sketchbook, pencil & eraser.

Life Drawing Class

Life Drawing Workshops with Adam Roud

Mondays 4pm – 6:30pm
Adam Roud will lead us through a series of poses with a professional model. All you need is paper, charcoal & an eraser.  We have the easels.  A great foundation for all classes.  If you are interested in joining us please let Christian know and she will send you an email reminder before each workshop
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14
March 7, 14, 21

Course price:  £20 per lesson. 

If you are a new student to College Arts, do come without an easel to start with as I have a few spare.

  • Large drawing paper (lining paper on a roll is good, especially for short poses)
  • Charcoal/soft pencils
  • Rubber
  • Large bulldog clips or masking tape to hold paper on boards
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Botanical Painting
with Mariella Baldwin

Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
Mariella Baldwin teaches botanical painting which is the study and painting of plants. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the plants and wild flowers around us. How rewarding to be able to walk into your garden, choose a flower and paint it.  Painting in layers and allowing each layer to dry, we build up the paint so that it glows.  Within this discipline there is room for your own artistic interpretation.  For those who have never done botanical painting but would like to try, do contact Katie or Christian and we would be delighted to explain more about it to you.
March 9, 16, 23
Price:  £90 per day

Mariella Baldwin studied botanical illustration at the English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden, London and graduated in 1998. Since then she has exhibited in London, New York and Pittsburgh as well as undertaking numerous private commissions at home and abroad. Mariella taught at the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden for a number of years up until 2012,  and at West Dean, Sussex.  She has been teaching at College Arts for 10 years, including a trip to Cornwall to paint from the gardens at Trengwainton.

These are the materials that Mariella suggests that you bring.

  1. Mechanical pencil 0.3 (HB/2H)
  2. Putty rubber
  3. Plastic rubber
  4. Pair of simple dividers
  5. Cartridge paper pad (smooth) or sketchbook (A3 or A4)
  6. Tracing paper
  7. Sable brushes (Winsor & Newton Series 7 miniature or Isabey) sizes 6,3 & 0. 8.
  8. Pad of Arches watercolour paper, hot pressed
  9. Ruler
  10. Mixing palette – preferably china (a white saucer will do)
  11. Watercolour paints (Artists’ quality – half-pans preferred)

a) basic colours needed

  • Cadmium yellow pale
  • Indian yellow
  • French ultramarine
  • Prussian blue
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Permanent rose
  • Burnt sienna
  • Burnt umber
  • Yellow ochre
  • Neutral

b) additional colours

  • Aureolin
  • Cobalt blue
  • Viridian
  • Winsor violet
  • Cobalt violet
  • Lemon yellow

Please indicate the date you are booking. Add extras to your basket for multiple dates.

Art Foundation

Foundation course
with Puff Morgan-Giles.

Thursdays 10am – 1pm
Puff Morgan-Giles aims these classes at complete beginners and those looking for a refresher course.  Puff will go through materials and how to get the best out of them; tonal values; composition and paint application.  This will give students a thorough knowledge of the many different mediums available to artists.
Next term the first 5 classes will be covering the rudiments of oil painting.  
We have materials in the studio so that you don’t have to buy everything that you experiment with and Puff will help you buy good basics if you decide to continue.
The term will be split into 3 parts:
January 13, 20, 27: £120
February 10, 17, 24, & March 3: £160
March 17, 24, 31, &
April 7:  £160
or full Course price: £440

 

Puff studied part time at Chelsea (oil painting) and Southampton (life drawing) before completing a Foundation Course at Basingstoke School of Art and then a Fine Art Degree at Winchester School of Art.

She has an extensive knowledge of materials & techniques, use of colour, tone, composition and ways of looking and seeing.

Suggested materials for the online Spring Course 2021

Sketchbook A3 or A4 of good quality or watercolour paper
Pencils HB 2B
Pens selection of ink, gel, biro
Willow charcoal assorted size
Rubber
Ruler
Small Pritt stick glue
Masking tape

Water based paints either acrylic, gouache or watercolour to include:
*Titanium White (not for watercolour)
*Cadmium Yellow
*Cadmium Red
*Ultramarine Blue
*Burnt Umber
Yellow Ochre
Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean
(*=essential)
Water pots/tubs x2
Paper towel
Palette (tear off palette good for acrylic and oil)
Selection of brushes.  Size 2, 4, 6 round and flat.  These can be inexpensive synthetic brushes.  Also a cheap flat brush 3/4″, 1″ .
Appropriate paper or boards to work on (Multimedia sketchpads are good).

For those using oil paints, colours are as above.  You will also need:
Selection of canvasses/canvas boards/primed MDF or wood panels approx 12×10″ or 10×8″
Refined linseed oil
Empty jam jar with lid
Palette knife
Rags

Places to buy materials online:
greenandstone.com; cassatt.co.uk; jacksonsart.com; amazon.co.uk; hobbycraft.co.uk

 

Adam Roud

Sculpture Classes
with Adam Roud

Thursdays  2pm – 5pm
Sculpting a figure in wax under Adam Roud’s expert guidance.  With 4 consecutive classes and working from a model, you will first construct an armature and then model the figure in wax or clay.  
February 3, 10. 17 24
Price £160

 

Adam was born in Hampshire in 1971. After graduating from John Mores University Liverpool in fine art, he returned to Hampshire to work at the Morris Singer foundry learning the process of lost wax and sand casting.

Since 2000, with a studio and workshop on Lord Portsmouth’s estate, Adam has developed his work with large and small commissions, figure studies, portraits and the main body of abstract pieces. At the heart of his work is drawing, whether from the nude with pencil, chisel and stone, clay and knife.

Weight, balance, light and shadow are at the core of the work and fuel the process in the studio. The individual pieces are part of a ‘timeline’: an evolving group.

He is interested in exploring the juxtaposition of the realistic figure, be it animal or human, and the abstract forms that can be related to it. His work exudes the energy and enthusiasm with which he works.

For the SCULPTURE class you will need to bring a sketchbook, charcoal, pencil & rubber.  An apron.  Sculpture modelling tools if you have them.  A pair of cutting pliers.  Everything else is supplied.  There will be an extra charge for the wax. 

Studio

Explore oil painting with Adam Roud

Fridays 10am – 1pm
Adam Roud is a really exciting teacher to work with: figurative, abstract, experimental and bold.  Come prepared to be challenged and to enjoy sharing the experience with other like-minded students.  
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Course price: £400

 

Adam was born in Hampshire in 1971. After graduating from John Mores University Liverpool in fine art, he returned to Hampshire to work at the Morris Singer foundry learning the process of lost wax and sand casting.

Since 2000, with a studio and workshop on Lord Portsmouth’s estate, Adam has developed his work with large and small commissions, figure studies, portraits and the main body of abstract pieces. At the heart of his work is drawing, whether from the nude with pencil, chisel and stone, clay and knife.

Weight, balance, light and shadow are at the core of the work and fuel the process in the studio. The individual pieces are part of a ‘timeline’: an evolving group.

He is interested in exploring the juxtaposition of the realistic figure, be it animal or human, and the abstract forms that can be related to it. His work exudes the energy and enthusiasm with which he works.

Large tubes of oil paint. Don’t buy expensive tubes as we get through quite a lot.

Brushes. All sizes from builders’ to tiny.

Canvasses & boards. For the online course in February, we will need at least 3 boards of the same size to work on. Sizes are up to you and your space.  Some thick cartridge paper, 220gms is perfect.  (artesaver.co.uk). You can either work straight on your chosen surface or prime them first with acrylic primer or/and gesso. 

Medium. Shellsol T,  Zest-it and Gamblin are medium that do less harm to you than many of the others!  Also, linseed oil or Liquin (dries quicker). You can order these online at www.greenandstone.com or www.jacksonart.com.

Rags & cloths  Useful to have lots of torn up old sheets or shirts and a roll of paper towel.  Wet wipes.  
Palette Adam uses a large sheet of perspex but up to you.

Tuesday All Day Workshops

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Drawing the Portrait with
Clementine Hanbury

Working from professional models in charcoal and white chalk on various tonal papers, you will learn different techniques to master a portrait.  Drawing a portrait is an enormous challenge but Clementine will break it down step by step to enable you to get a good likeness of the subject.  

January 18th
10am – 4pm

Price: £90

Clementine studies her subjects from life under natural light conditions, giving
her portraiture both an intimacy and depth, creating a more genuine, nuanced
rendering of her subjects. She was awarded Best Portrait of the Year in 2019 at
the Florence Academy for her achievements in this area.

As an artist, she endeavours to capture more than just the likeness of the subject,
believing the painting should stretch beyond the bounds of pure aesthetic
concerns to exploring the human experience.

  • masking tape
  • willow charcoal
  • nitram charcoal (orange, blue and green)
  • staedtler kneadable eraser
  • a hard eraser
  • some pencils (perhaps 2B, HB, and 2H)
  • Conte a Paris white chalk
  • Canson paper (grey and white)
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Botanical pattern
with Jessica Wheeler

Jess will teach sculpting techniques in sheet metal.  We will study organic, botanical forms and recreate these in brass.  She will teach relief, embossing and intricate wire work, to hopefully inspire you to make a variety of decorative brass objects.  You can see her work in House & Garden magazine, December 2021 edition, where she has used brass leaves to make candleholders.
Materials will be provided for a small extra cost.

Tuesday, January 25th
Course price: £90

Jessica Wheeler works across a variety of disciplines from set to homeware design, her cross disciplinary approach has a unified, nostalgic, nature driven narrative.
Her varied mediums of working aim to remind the viewer the beauty and fragility of our natural world, it is therefore important to Jess that her pieces transcend seasonality and have a conscience.

We can provide trays and spray paint unless you would prefer to have your own:


A tray
Premium spray paint https://www.jacksonsart.com/brands/molotow/molotow-belton-premium-spray-paint
Gold paint https://www.jacksonsart.com/daler-rowney-goldfinger-metalic-paste-22ml-antique-gold
Gouache or acrylics
Brushes
Paper Towel
Pencils & eraser
Smooth drawing paper

Romy

Romy Elliott
Drawing animals

We will have dogs as our models and throughout the day we will produce a number of drawings using charcoal and chalk on white and toned paper.  Romy teaches how to use the charcoal loosely and expressively, exploring mark making and gesture which enables us to capture the essence of our dog models.  She will begin with quick sketches and as the day progresses moving on to a longer drawing.

10am – 4pm
February 15th
Course price £90

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I developed an interest in oil painting at school and after completing a degree in philosophy went on to study sculpture, drawing and painting at the Florence Academy of Art from 2013-2016. It was there that I became fascinated by anatomy and physiology and since returning to the UK have been teaching fine art and working on commissions of varying scales and mediums. Whilst predominantly a portraitist, I am constantly relearning and developing new directions in subject and style. Having said that, horses and dogs are a consistent theme in my work and I enjoy using a strong light source to help me describe form, anatomy and atmosphere in a more painterly and sometimes abstracted way.

Animals are my key focus, a fact that’s not hindered by my own life long relationship with both dogs and horses. An acute understanding of their anatomy, muscle structure and movement is essential in my work.

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Painting the clothed figure
with Lydia Cecil

Tuesday, March 1st
Course price: £90

Lydia Cecil who is a classically trained artist with a thorough knowledge of human anatomy, will help you study the human form from a professional life model. Much will be made of how the light falls on the clothed figure, concentrating on form, and the process of how to achieve this in paint.

Book online

You can now book classes online by clicking the link to the appropriate class or you can always contact us to find the right class for you.

Coming Soon

Sculpture-Class

Sculpture Workshop
With Clare Trenchard

This is enormous fun!  We plan to have an animal model to work from.  After observing, taking notes & making drawings, we will build our own armatures and then continue to work in wax.  A 2 day course, filled with laughter, being taught by one of the best, and hopefully going home with a sculpture to be proud of.

Time:
10am to 4pm

Dates:
We will post dates as soon as we have them. 

Price:
Course £160 + materials (approx £20)

Numbers are limited to 10.

  • 3 modelling tools, different sizes
  • Cheese wire or garden wire
  • Pliers
  • Bin liner
  • Apron, best with pocket in front.
  • Ruler / calipers

We will provide clay, boards and armature wire for a charge of approx. £10 – £20.

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Explore Drawing
with Morag Donelly

This class is designed to push the boundaries of self-expression in drawing. We will be creating sketchbooks using different papers, inks, crayons, watercolour, acrylics etc., accompanied to music and inspired by nature. A chance to see what we can come up with, guided by Morag who is a sensitive & talented draftsman.

Times:
Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm

Dates:
To be confirmed

Price:
£40

 

Mariella BaldwinOn Thursdays we sit round a large table, with our chosen plants to work from, and each working at her own level, patiently guided by Mariella.  These classes with Mariella are as much about drawing & painting as the history of Botanical Painting and plantsmanship.

January 9th, 16th

February 20th, 27th

March 5th

Course price:  £400

All newcomers welcome!

Historically, Botanical Painting was a way of scientifically recording plant species.  It has since grown into an art form and, although exacting by nature, it produces overwhelmingly beautiful and pleasing results.  Always using pencil and watercolour, Mariella encourages students to study form; understand light and tone and the use of thin glazes of watercolour to give depth and resonance.  She teaches with great sensitivity, with attention to the individual, making the classes suitable for all levels of ability.

It is concentrated but rewarding work and Mariella is a font of knowledge on the plants and plant families that we paint.

The classes have a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

http://www.mariellabaldwin.com/

Materials

Life Drawing Class

This is now run as a drop-in workshop.  This is a chance to draw in charcoal, pencil, crayon or pastels as you like and to enjoy the opportunity of having a professional model to work from.  We provide easels, boards, tea & coffee.   If you are interested in joining us, please let me know and I will send you an email reminder before each workshop.

Monday evenings at 4pm – 7pm

January 13th, 20th, 27th 
February 17th & 24th 
March 2nd & 9th

£15 per session

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Puff Morgan Giles

This is for anyone who would love to have a go but doesn’t know where to start or for those who haven’t painted for a while and feel they would benefit from being reminded of the basics.   From charcoal to oil paints, a step by step approach to painting.  I think you will be amazed by what you can achieve.  The course has been divided into two and, if you email or ring Christian or Katie, we can help you decide which is best for you

Mondays 10am – 1pm


January 13th, 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Course Price: £360

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Thursdays 10am – 1pm

January 16th, 23rd, 30th
February 6th, 13th
March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Course Price:  £360

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Always exciting and never what you expect, Adam’s classes are for those of you who want to explore new ideas and experiment with different techniques.  

For these classes, we suggest you bring inexpensive paint (e.g. Georgian) in large tubes as we use a lot of it.  And feel free to bring acryllics, pastels, collage papers etc.

Friday mornings, 9:30am – 12:30pm

January 17th, 24th, 31st 
February 7th, 14th, 21st
March 6th, 13th, 20th

Course Price £360

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This class is designed to push the boundaries of self-expression in drawing. We will be creating sketchbooks using different papers, inks, crayons, watercolour, acrylics etc., accompanied to music and inspired by nature. A chance to see what we can come up with, guided by Morag who is a sensitive & talented draftsman.

Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm

February 4th

£40

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Painting with Jamie is a must for all artists who enjoy painting with oils.  In November we will paint a series of Still Lifes that we hope will sit together as a grouped work.  We will concentrate on form, colour & tone.  A wonderful teacher, do have a look at Jamie’s website to see his personal yet classically based style.  www.jamieroutley.com

Tuesdays 10am – 4pm

Dates to be decided

For these day courses, we suggest that you bring 2 small canvasses.  We have boards that you can buy for a small fee.  We have easels at the studio if you would prefer not to bring your own.

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Harriet is a new teacher for College Arts and we feel really lucky to have her.  An excellent teacher who helps us step by step understand tone and form and colour.  She trained and now teaches at LARA (The London Atelier of Representational Art).  We will work in oils from still life and plan to set up outside to paint landscapes in the summer.

We have easels in the studio but if you need a portable easel for days outside please let us know.

Tuesdays 10am – 4pm

January 14th, 21st, 28th
March 17th, 24th, 31st

Course price:  £450 or £80 per class

For these day courses, we suggest that you bring a canvas or board approx 16″ x 10″.  We have boards that you can buy for a small fee.  We have easels at the studio if you would prefer not to bring your own.

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This is enormous fun!  We plan to have an animal model to work from.  After observing, taking notes & making drawings, we will build our own armatures and then continue to work in wax.  A 2 day course, filled with laughter, being taught by one of the best, and hopefully going home with a sculpture to be proud of.

10am – 4pm

Days will be next summer & we will post dates as soon as we have them. 

Course Price: £160 + materials (approx £20)

Numbers are limited to 10.

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Working in oils we will bring real life into still life and enjoy the renewed colours of Spring.  Leonie is the greatest fun to work with; her sense of colour is glorious and the instructions alongside are helpful, inspiring & joyful.  

This workshop is for everyone & anyone who has done a bit or a lot of painting.

Dates to be decided

10am – 4pm