Tim Fisher #1
Apr
19
to Apr 24

Tim Fisher #1

From rapid sketch to finished painting

Tim’s first Art Course in 2020 embraces his idea that sketching is an important part of landscape painting. In addition to his inspiring watercolour ‘demos’, students will receive a great deal of helpful information and individual attention from Tim during his brilliantly organised courses.

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Ian McManus
Apr
29
to May 1

Ian McManus

Watercolour painting ‘alla prima’ and en plein air

Ian hails from East Anglia and is an extremely well thought-of watercolour painter, in addition to being one of the most popular and approachable tutors. Ian gives wonderful ‘demos’ and pays great attention to all his students.

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Elaine Searle
May
10
to May 15

Elaine Searle

Botanical art

Elaine Searle lives in Norfolk and is one of the most highly acclaimed botanical artists in the country. Incredibly talented herself, Elaine has a breadth of experience of running Art Holidays in Tuscany, Spain and the USA and is excited to be with Big Sky Art in 2020.

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Andrew Pitt
May
31
to Jun 5

Andrew Pitt

Andrew started teaching 40 years ago and is particularly well known for his simple, direct methods and the clarity of his explanations. He has contributed articles to ‘The Leisure Painter’ magazine and has an instructional DVD by Town House called “Watercolour: Pure and Simple with Andrew Pitt”. Andrew has had over 20 one-man exhibitions but now shows almost exclusively at The Serena Hall Gallery in Southwold, Suffolk. He has painted in Norfolk many times and is very familiar with and fond of, this locale.

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Gareth Jones EAGMA
Jun
14
to Jun 17

Gareth Jones EAGMA

Gareth Jones is a superb artist working in soft pastel, a medium for which he has an absolute passion. Coast and countryside provides his inspiration and, having lived in Norfolk for many years, he is familiar with and adores this area. His friendly informal style of teaching guarantees his workshops are both fun and inspiring and this - his first workshop with Big Sky Art - comes highly recommended.

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Jem Bowden
Jun
21
to Jun 26

Jem Bowden

Watercolour, with emphasis on ‘plein air’

Jem is a watercolour specialist with a passion for painting landscapes, especially out of doors under the big open skies of North Norfolk. He aims to capture the intrinsic atmosphere of the scene in an ‘impressionistic’ way, and will teach both individually in a group.

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John Hoar
Jun
28
to Jul 3

John Hoar

Watercolour, Line and Wash

John Hoar is quite simply one of the finest watercolour artists in the UK. Brilliant at both giving ‘demos’ and helping his students loosen up and enjoy themselves, John is particularly fond of North Norfolk and is the most inspiring teacher whose passion for painting is in itself an inspiration.

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Grahame Booth
Jul
5
to Jul 10

Grahame Booth

Landscape and Beyond

Grahame hails from Northern Ireland and is purely a watercolourist. We are delighted to add Grahame to the Big Sky Art tutor team this year. He is an extremely successful and popular painter and tutor, with books, DVDs and a You Tube channel. His website is also a great resource.

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Steve Hall
Sep
13
to Sep 18

Steve Hall

Acrylics or watercolour landscapes

Well-known and extremely popular artist and teacher Steve Hall absolutely loves this area of North Norfolk. He will aim to capture the unique atmosphere of this coastline, with its muddy creeks, fishing and saling boats and wonderful church architecture, using his big brush ‘no nonsense’ style. A course for those who want to get rid of ‘fiddling’ and instead try to capture the bigger picture.

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Tony Allain
Sep
20
to Sep 25

Tony Allain

Pastel painting - ‘Chasing the light’

Tony Allain is a world-renowned soft pastels landscape painter who also excels as an inspiring workshop tutor. This is a course for all those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving your comfort zone’. His style is impressionistic and striking and he will share some of his working methods with his pupils, concentrating on painting landscapes, seascapes, figures and still life subject that will delight them and excite the viewer. A course not to be missed by soft pastels enthusiasts - early booking recommended.

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Joseph Zbukvic
Sep
27
to Oct 3

Joseph Zbukvic

Watercolour Masterclass - First ever in the UK!

Joseph Zbukvic is one of the most renowned artists of our time - a leading master in the medium of watercolour, his workshops are quite simply legendary. ‘JZ’s teaching style is mesmeric and his easy manner and sense of humour disguise a wonderful and inspiring teacher. Looking forward to painting in our beautiful locations, Joseph is a strong believer in the benefits of ‘plein air’ painting. An opportunity not to be missed.

N.B. This is a special ‘one off’ six night course which has a premium.

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Sarah Wimperis #2
Oct
18
to Oct 23

Sarah Wimperis #2

Various media - acrylics, oils, water-mixable oils, pastels + portraits

Sarah Wimperis returns for her second course this year in which she will use all sorts of media, and will also spend a session or two on portraits. Her courses are enormous fun, and Sarah’s energy and her unflagging enthusiasm , coupled with lots of individual attention makes her a hugely popular tutor.

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