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Workshop/Course, Wed 8 Jul 2020, £70

Expressive Painting using Rub back

Expressive Painting using Rub back

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Develop your skills and learn a new technique, building up layers of expressive paint that are added and removed to create a loose and fluid end result. Chris will provide a variety of high contrast figurative images to work with. You will have the opportunity to experiment with the process and create a dramatic final piece or use the end result as a base to be overworked with further detail. Chris will give you practical demonstrations throughout. You are welcome to bring your own high contrast A3 image– Chris can advise on suitability on the day. No drawing ability necessary but attention to detail is useful. A great new skill to enrich your painting experience.

Chris Rigby studied Illustration at Falmouth school of Art, Cornwall. Here he developed an interest in the Old Masters and was later mentored by Chris Robinson, an artist and graduate of the Royal Academy. Chris draws upon three areas as inspiration for his painting; landscape, usually wild exposed places, urban landscape and the human figure. Getting out there in the elements and painting direct is integral to his working practice. These experiences feed into his studio based work.

Since 1999 Chris has enjoyed over thirty solo exhibitions through out the UK and his work can be seen with galleries from Shetland to Cornwall. He has also taken part in well over fifty mixed exhibitions, many of them at various galleries in London. He has paintings in collections worldwide. Chris teaches regular classes in Lancaster.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 8 Jul 2020 10:00 to 16:30
All workshops need to be pre-booked. Please do not turn up on the day without booking.

Prices

£70 includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake. Tea and coffee throughout the day.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments

Plan to deliver workshops for kids and families - setting up adult programme first.

Address

Browfoot Farm,
Staveley,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9JQ

Directions

Plan route to Cowshed Creative using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 460001  Lat: 54.39424 Long: -2.83175

From the A591 turn into Staveley and follow the road until you reach the village hall. Turn following the sign to Kentmere for 1 mile. The road turns right over a bridge. Ignore this and go straight on up Browfoot Lane, keeping left of the river, for about 2 miles. Goose Howe is the property before us. Four fields further, on the right, there's a sign on the right hand wall for Browfoot Farm. Turn in here. Down the drive; The Cowshed is ahead on the left, with the sign on the wall. For the car park take a right at the two red doors, past farm buildings and left just beyond the grey corrugated tin barn.

Lifts can be arranged from Staveley Train Station.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Service dogs allowed - discussion would need to take place when certain processes being used aren't safe for a dog

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