Due to demand an extra weekend art course has been added.
Printmaking Weekend Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th November
A great oppourtunity to discover and explore the art form of Printmaking.
On this weekend art course we will focus on the techniques of collagraph and drypoint. Beginners are welcome and so is anyone who simply wants to spend a weekend immersed in printmaking with like minded people and a tutor who really understands these ways of making a mark!
Although this is an extra course due to demand bookings are being taken now and places are limited to ten so please book as soon as possible.
Call 01986 78853 any day 9am - 6pm to reserve your place.
Weekend Art Courses on the Norfolk - Suffolk border.
Dates for late summer and autumn weekend art breaks, painting classes and art courses.
The season of "mellow fruitfulness" is always a great time to visit Norfolk and Suffolk for a weekend painting course !
sorry - this art course is now fully booked but there are still some vacancies on all of the other weekend art courses.
Call 01986 788853 (any day 9am - 7pm) to check availability and to reserve your place on any art or painting course for up to 48 hours. The deposit for art courses can be paid by PayPal or card - see the link below.
Nicola Slattery has been tutoring art and painting courses, classes and workshops, art holidays and painting breaks for over thirty years. She believes in building confidence, clear teaching of technique and having fun. More than half of the participants return to do another art course or painting holiday, either trying something new on a Painting with Acrylics weekend or developing their artistic skills and style - perhaps discovering Printmaking or exploring "Art from Imagination".
Every weekend art course is suitable for beginners or those who want to extend and develop their skills. Weekend art courses cover the following:
The materials and equipment are provided on all of the painting and art courses along with a buffet lunch. This means all you have to do is turn up and enjoy your painting or printmaking course without the worry of buying any unfamiliar items. With many lovely places to stay nearby (see list below) many people turn their weekend art course into a short art holiday or long weekend art break. Don't worry if you haven't done any painting or art for a long time, or since school as beginners are very welcome on all the art courses.
These popular weekend art courses take place at a lovely new venue in south Norfolk near the border with Suffolk surrounded by lovely unspoilt countryside. There are many excellent and reasonably priced places to stay nearby including farmhouse B & B's and old country Inns. To see a list of recommended nearby accommodation please scroll to the bottom of this page. There is also lots to keep any non painting partners happy - great countryside for walks and cycling, historic towns to explore and the heritage Suffolk coast in under 40 mins.
The address of the venue for the weekend art courses is:
Make a lovely late Summer or Autumn Break for yourself.
A weekend art course or 'art break' in September, October or early November is the perfect excuse for a long weekend 'painting holiday'. No flying or costly exchange rates to worry about and Norfolk in the late summer and early autumn is alive with natures colours and wildlife. Many who know the Norfolk - Suffolk border area think this is one of the best times of year to visit this lovely rural backwater.
Art Tuition on each art course is always focussed on the individual as people vary in their artistic experience, and confidence. Your art tuition will be tailored to your specific needs. With this in mind places are limited to just ten on all of the art courses
Some are artists exploring new techniques, many others are complete beginners. On any art course you will always be very welcome whatever your level of artistic experience.
All of the weekend art courses have a maximum of just ten participants. This enables the tuition to be tailored to each individual so that you learn and develop the things that are important to you. Beginners and others with experience are all welcome. Whatever your level of artistic ability, confidence or experience, a weekend art course will help you on your artistic journey. All the materials and equipment needed are provided and included in the art course fee.
The first day of the art courses begins at 9.30 with a cuppa and introductions. Every one usually has very different levels of previous experience. This is not a problem but an advatage as there is nothing "right" or "wrong" with art - just different ways of seeing, expressing and communicating. We work through the morning, taking the freely available refreshments as and when we choose, until about 1pm when we break for a predominantly vegetarian buffet lunch. The afternoon continues until around 4.45 with a tidy up before leaving at around 5pm. The second day follows a similar pattern. Some people will work on two or three different images over the weekend whilst others may focus on just one. Everyone is different and Nicola will work with you as an individual.
This is a fantastic weekend for discovering the full potential of the wonderful medium of acrylic paints. Often misunderstood and under used, the heavy body acrylics favoured by Nicola Slattery are ideal for beginners embarking upon their painting journey. They are also used by increasing numbers of professional artists as more versatile alternatives to the traditional oils and water colour. If they had been around in the past then the masters would have definitely used them! All of Nicola Slattery's widely exhibited paintings are painted using the same acrylic paints provided for use on this weekend art course. On this weekend art course you will be encouraged to develop your own style and to paint that which inspires you. You will learn how to layer the paint, to mix colour, basics of composition and useful tips and 'tricks of the trade' such as the use of the 'stay wet palette' and much more.
A similar weekend art course in many ways to the "painting with acrylics" weekend. The basics of using acrylics and colour together with composition and other elements will all be addressed as required. The difference is simply one of emphasis with this weekend focussing upon using imagination as a starting point for your work. Albert Einstein is quoted: "logic will take you from A to B but imagination can take you anywhere." Who knows where this weekend art course can take you!
The two techniques you will be able to master on this weekend art course are COLLAGRAPH and DRYPOINT. Both are ideal for anyone new to printmaking and will be extremely interesting to printmakers familiar with other techniques. Both are safe, versatile and direct forms of printmaking which do not require any dangerous chemicals or complicated methods. Expect to create several prints using each technique and to have a lot of fun.
Collagraph - the word is based on the Greek - kolla = glue and graph = draw/write. This technique uses a sturdy card base which can have material applied or stuck to it (eg, lace, sandpaper, greaseproof, string, etc) or can be cut into. The plate is varnished then inked before passing through a press to transfer the image to the dampened paper.
Drypoint - opposite of a wet point - ie no acid! A steel needle is used to draw or inscribe the line into a perspex plate. The line is both an incision or scratch and also a "furrow" or raised burr which creates the beautiful velvety line. The plate is then inked and passed through a press with dampened paper.
This is a collagraph print made using a card based plate. Collagraph is the other technique taught on the Weekend Printmaking art courses. You do not need any previous experience of printmaking to attend the Printmaking art course and beginners are always welcome.
All the materials and equipment needed for the weekend courses are provided and included in the art course fee.
Your tutor ready to paint! An experienced professional artist with a reputation as a friendly and encouraging art tutor.
Finding the right tutor for you is essential. You want someone who is friendly and encouraging. Nicola helps you learn and develop as an artist without taking over. She teaches technique but also develops your artistic thinking and has time for each art course participant as an individual.
Nicola Slattery graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1986 and has many years experience as an art tutor. She was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists. (RBA) in 2015. In the past she has contributed many article on technique to national art magazines including The Artist, Leisure Painter and Artists & Illustrators.
To see some examples of work produced on previous weekend art courses please click here: Examples of Past Art Course work by participants
Let your art "break free" on an inspirational weekend artistic break in beautiful rural Norfolk with Nicola Slattery as your guide and art tutor.
Weekend Art Courses: Fees, terms and and conditions:
Weekend Art Courses: The total fee of £195 includes provision of materials and equipment for the course. A buffet lunch is also provided each day and included in the course fee.
A deposit of £95 secures the booked place with the balance due 6 weeks prior to the course. There are a maximum of ten participants on each course so you can be sure of lots of individual attention and support. There are cheeper weekend art courses with other providers but check how many participants and if everything is provided so as to make a fair comparison.
In order to ensure an orderly booking process deposits are non-refundable and non transferable. Non payment of the balance by the due date will imply cancellation and the deposit will be forfeited and the place may be reallocated. As places are limited to only ten participants per course bookings are turned away once a course is full therefore deposits are non refundable and non transfereable as also are balances within 6 weeks of the course. You may wish to consider appropriate insurance to cover you in the event of you needing to cancel your place for any reason. If for any reason the art course is cancelled then you will be offered a full refund of your art course fee. There will be no liability for any other costs.
All art courses are provided by Nicola Slattery Art Courses Limited. Company No. 5147718 .
To reserve your place or check availability please call: 01986 788853 any day 9am - 9pm.
Then pay by card or PayPal using the secure link below.
Please call first to check availability and to reserve your place.
Local Accommodation for the weekend Art Courses and art breaks with Nicola Slattery in Norfolk. With lots to do and enjoy nearby you may want to turn your weekend art course into a long weekend break or holiday.
The following venues have all been hosts to several previous art course participants and have been recommended as friendly, comfortable and fairly priced establishments. Updated January 2018.
The caravan is exclusively yours. Come into the house for breakfast, and to use a shared bathroom." Price guide from around £40 to £50 per night total based on 2 or 3 nights including breakfast, cleaning fee, etc. View the full profile at AirB&B https://abnb.me/0RrJORBqsN and see an "artists impression" of the accommodation below.
Tel: 01379 852822
Tel: 01986 788360
The local area is known as the Waveney Valley and is a well known haven for wildlife. The River Waveney forms the border between Norfolk and Suffolk and is popular with anglers and canoeists. Cyclists and walkers can enjoy exploring the many quiet country lanes, paths and byways.
The old market towns of Bungay and Harleston with their many independant retailers, antique shops and galleries are just a couple of miles away. The coast is only 30 - 40 minutes away with Sothwold, Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth all worth a visit.
You may want to book your accommodation for more than the weekend art course - break and make it part of a longer holiday!
Art Courses Dates for late summer and autumn 2018
All three of the weekend art courses below still have a few places but please book soon to gaurantee your place.
To discuss any aspect of the weekend art courses please give Nicola a call. She will be pleased to describe just what you can expect and will freely offer advice.
Tel: 01986 788 853 - any day 9am - 6pm.
or email : email@example.com
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Studio Phone Contact:
UK: 01986 788853
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Studio visits are always welcome but please try and ring the day before if possible to make sure it's open - or take a chance - you will probably find the studio open between 10am and 5pm most days including weekends. But if making a special journey please call to make sure.
Weekend Art Courses
Phone: 01986 788853
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New Venue for 2018.
The new purpose built art Studio - Gallery is located down a quiet rural lane surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds. It's the perfect location for a creative weekend art course.
This lovely south Norfolk venue has many excellent B&B's and other interesting places to stay nearby. Norfolk is well known for being dry and warm from Spring through to Autumn with big skies and glorious sunsets. Ideal for a short weekend art break or stay longer and explore.
Accommodation nearby ranges from farmhouse B&B's to traditional Country Inns and south Norfolk is always worth a visit all year round!
Find out more telephone: 01986 788853
Dates for weekend art courses in 2018:
All of the following weekend art courses still have some places but please book soon!
Beginners are always welcome on any of the courses. Small group teaching of no more than ten particpants enables each person to be taught and supported as an individual and not "lost" in a crowd.
Call 01986 788853 to learn more.
Studio visits to view paintings and prints are always welcome but please ring half a day or so in advance if possible to make sure it's open.
Tel: 01986 788853
If you are interested in any work currently with a gallery please contact the gallery directly.
The galleries are friendly and helpful and often reserve a work for a few days without obligation until you can view or make your decision. Don't worry - there is no "hard sell" from the galleries Nicola Slattery works with.
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