UK WORKSHOPS

Vic offers a variety of teaching workshops in different mediums throughout the UK. Subjects vary from wildlife paintings and portraits, to seascapes, people, children and pets. With mediums in pastel, pencil, oil, acrylic and watercolour, there's something to suit everyone.

Vic's workshops are suitable for complete beginners and advanced artists, and you will learn a great deal about the subject and medium you're working in.

Vic holds most of his private workshops near Newark, Nottinghamshire, which has easy access from all main motorways such as the A1 and M1. In 2018, the room hire costs increased, so a small increase to workshops has unfortunately had to be added.

Vic's most popular workshops are still the wolf workshops at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham, Berkshire, and the big cat workshops at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden, Kent. From both these workshops, a large percentage is donated to the organisations to help with their international conservation projects. These workshops are also a fantastic way to meet 'n' greet their wolves and big cats, and also get lots of great close-up photographs as references for your own paintings!

Vic keeps the numbers attending his workshops fairly small. This ensures everyone gets individual tuition and guidance throughout the day so they can learn a lot about the medium they're working in and achieve great results.

** PLEASE NOTE - WORKSHOP PLACES CAN ONLY BE BOOKED WITH A 50% DEPOSIT **

2019 WORKSHOPS

Sunday 17th November 2019

Subject: Native American 'Red Bird'

Medium: Oil
Length: 1-day

Included in the workshop: All materials, light refreshments, all tuition.

Suitable for: Beginners & Advanced Artists.
Location: South Muskam Village Hall, Main Street, South Muskham, Newark NG23 6EE
Times: 10am-4pm (arrive 9.30am)

Price: £60

 

12 PLACES REMAINING

A final return to my increasingly popular vintage oil portrait workshops this year and a new, more rugged-looking subject than before.

If you’ve never tried oil painting before then the dry brush, single colour technique is a great introduction to the age-old medium.

The techniques used in this workshop, using no additional oils or smelly turps, are perfect for creating wonderfully atmospheric portraits using old family photo, or even transforming newer photos into something more special.

Our subject for this particular workshop is ‘Red Bird’, a Native American Indian rights activist. From the Dakota Sioux tribe, the photograph was taken at the turn of the 20th century.

The single colour used – burnt umber – is ideal for creating the tonal contrasts, subtle atmospheric lighting and a sense of the time in this portrait.

Vic will show you how to build up your painting from the lightest tones, using a very dry brush, to gradually increased amounts of paint to build up tones and details.

You will soon discover that not only is this a very satisfying technique, but also a very economical one; using very little paint, a couple of brushes and nothing else to create an atmospheric portrait that will be touch dry within a few hours.

All materials and light refreshments included. Please bring your own lunch and an easel (table or standing) if you need one.

VINTAGE OIL PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

Sunday 8th December 2019

Subject: Winter Fox

Medium: Pastel on Velour
Length: 1-day

Included in the workshop: All materials, light refreshments, all tuition.

Suitable for: Beginners & Advanced Artists.
Location: South Muskam Village Hall, Main Street, South Muskham, Newark NG23 6EE
Times: 10am-4pm (arrive 9.30am)

Price: £60

 

4 PLACES REMAINING

This seems an appropriate time to round off this year’s workshops with a winter themed painting.

Many of us who enjoy painting wildlife will have photographs taken at zoos and sanctuaries; usually at milder, brighter times of the year.

But what if we wanted to paint one of these animals in a winter scene with snow and softer lighting?

With a little imagination and some creativity, you can use practically any reference photograph and change the setting, lighting, time of day and time of year.

In this workshop, Vic will show you how to create an atmospheric winter countryside scene, using a reference photo of a red fox taken in a park in summer.

Vic will guide you through the stages and techniques for using pastels on velour and how to adapt and even enhance your own reference photos.

All materials and light refreshments included. Please bring your own lunch and an easel (standing or table) if you need one.

FOX - PASTEL ON VELOUR WORKSHOP

Private Tuition

Vic offers private tuition to individuals and small groups (maximum 4 people) in the UK. 

This is an ideal way to receive one-to-one or small group guidance. With private tuition, you can decide what medium and subject you would like work on, and Vic will guide you towards achieving great results.

The rate for private tuition is £25 per hour, plus travel costs of 40p per mile.

Materials for 1 person are provided. For groups of 2-4 people, materials are £7.00 per head. 

Please contact Vic for further information, or to book private tuition.

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