The following workshops will take place at my home studio at
Herringfleet Lodge, Herringfleet Road, St. Olaves, Norfolk, NR31 9HJ.
We are on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited. £10 deposit will secure your place. Balance due 1 week prior to workshop. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 01493 488551 or contact@deniseallen.co.uk
(Please note images are examples and not necessarily what we will paint)

If you need accommodation please see my links page.

 

Saturday 3rd February 1pm-5pm Watercolour landscape £30
I will gently guide you through the process of painting a watercolour landscape. Although there is not a right or wrong way to paint, there are things that make it easier. I will show you through the process of this dynamic medium. You will need your own watercolours, ask if you need more information.  Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon, You are welcome to bring some lunch.

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Wednesday 21st February 10am-4pm Acrylic mixed media landscape. £45 inc. lunch
Using acrylic and inclusions of your choice, texture mediums, sand textures, collage, or whatever you feel like using, you will create an exciting landscape. You will need to bring your own acrylics, brushes and canvas, but I will have a selection of textures you can use. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

es castell

 

Saturday 3rd March 1pm-5pm Introduction to watercolours £30
If you have never tried watercolours but have always wanted to try, this is the perfect opportunity. You will need your own paints, but if you are not sure what to get, please get in touch. You probably need less to start than you think. I have some stocks of materials, and can have what you need if I have enough notice. We will run through some basics and then move on to a small painting. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon. You are welcome to bring some lunch.watercolour pads

Thursday 15th March 10am-4pm Seascape in acrylic £45 inc. lunch
Always a popular workshop. Working through the stages you will create a dramatic seascape. You will need your own acrylic materials. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

rough edge shore

 

Saturday 31st March 1pm-5pm Introduction to acrylics £30 (Easter Saturday)
Acrylics are a very versatile medium, and great fun. If you have never tried and would love to get started this is perfect. You will need your own materials, but please get in touch if you need to know what to get. I have some materials available and can have what you need if I have enough notice. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon, You are welcome to bring some lunch.

 

 

 

Saturday 7th April 1pm-5pm Loosening up with watercolours £30
This should be a lot of fun. I regularly hear people saying ‘I wish my watercolours were looser’. I will get you to have a play under almost controlled circumstances in a series of exercises designed to help you let go a bit. Suitable for beginners to experienced painters. You will need your own watercolours. Please ask if you need more information. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon. Feel free to bring lunch.

simple landscape 2

 

Wednesday 25th April 10am-4pm Big brush acrylic landscape £45 inc. lunch
This is one of my favourite workshops. We start using 3” or 4” brushes on a large canvas. We then work down to smaller brushes, probably around 1” for most of the rest of the painting. . You will need your own acrylic materials. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

bramfield big brush

 

Saturday 5th May 1pm-5pm Pebeo mixed media paints £40 inc some paint
Using the amazing Pebeo mixed media paints we have a play day. Pebeo have a range if paints and we will be using vitrail, moon and prism paints to make some unique creations. I have some paints here that you will be able to use, and will have sets for you to buy. If you have never seen these paints they are pure magic. Please ask if you need more information. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon. Feel free to bring lunch.

green cosmos denise allen

 

Thursday 17th May 10am-4pm Sketch to painting £45 inc. lunch
I am excited about this workshop. We will start in the morning going out sketching. Learning how much information you need to gather in a sketch is a real skill. We will return to the studio to paint from the sketches. You are free to work in whatever medium you like for this workshop, just bring your sketching materials and whatever paints you wish to use. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea,
coffee and biscuits available all day.

 draw

 

Wednesday 13th June 10am-4pm Trees in watercolour £45 inc lunch
Trees are a vital part of a landscape. We will look at trees in general, and then work towards a painting including magnificent trees, If the weather permits we will go outside for a part of the day and paint the trees in our woods. You will need your own watercolours. Please ask if you need more information. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

stowe park lake

 

Saturday 7th July 1pm-5pm Tips for painting outside with watercolour £30
One of my favourite things to do is to sit and paint outside. I will go through the kit I take, and show you some of the shortcuts for painting plein air. Many of the tips come from 10 years of teaching outside on painting holidays on the lovely island of Menorca. You will need your own watercolours. Please ask if you need more information. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all afternoon. Feel free to bring lunch.

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Thursday 26th July 10am-4pm Cityscape in acrylic £45 inc lunch
Working from photos we will paint a vibrant and exciting cityscape. This may include some people, dramatic shadows, buildings and perspective! I will guide you through so you can feel comfortable with the subject. This is an all day workshop and includes a light lunch of ham, cheese, salad and fruit. The lunches have become an important part of the day! Let me know if you have any dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

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