Painting at Harrop Fold Farm
With Michael Moore

Somewhere very special... A Quintessentially English Experience

Harrop Fold Farm, Rainow, Macclesfield, 
Cheshire.  SK10 5UU 
Tel: 
01625 574887

Bed and breakfast accomodation and self-catering holidays  in Peak District Cheshire

Courses in Watercolours & Oils

Choose the level and medium to suit you:

Watercolour

Foundation and Intermediate are one-day courses; Advanced is a two-day course.

Foundation: Discovering Watercolour : developing skills

This course is aimed at absolute beginners, and those with limited experience.  Topics will include: materials; choices of colour and colour-mixing; simple composition.

Intermediate: Exploring Watercolour : putting on some style

This course is aimed at students with some experience and some confidence.  Including all aspects of the first course, students will go on to explore effects of light, shadow and of random colour.

Advanced: Mastering Watercolour: extending your range & developing individuality

This course will synthesise all aspects of the previous two courses, to include advance work bringing together breakdown to abstraction in the vein of the master watercolourists  such as J.M.W. Turner, and the detail of Girton and Cotman.

Oils

Advanced level is a two-day course.

Foundation/Intermediate: Exploring Oils: getting rid of gremlins and learning to love oils

This course is aimed at absolute beginners and those with limited experience of painting in oils.  Firstly, get rid of the gremlins about handling oils, such as messiness or the smell/feel of the paints - it is still a master's medium!  Explore the freedom of oils and relish the fact that no mistake is indelible.  You will consider materials, choice of palette and colour mixing, use of different mediums, simple composition; the effects of brushwork and finishing techniques.  You will go on to produce a finished oil painting.

Advanced: Mastering Oils: pushing your boundaries and developing individuality

This course is aimed at students with some experience and some confidence.  Including all aspects of the first course, students will gain expertise in sophisticated effects of light, shadow and tonal breakdown.  Techniques to be developed will include subtle effects of brushstrokes/palette knives/hands on effects etc.

***You will take home your own framed picture after each of the courses***