Oils, and water-mixable oils
2019 course #2 September 22 - 26
2020 course dates #1 March 22 - 27 #2 October 18 - 23 (acrylics, oils, water-mixable oils, pastels + portraits)
Sarah graduated in fine art at Falmouth Art School in 1981 and has been working as an artist ever since. She spent six years teaching art in Norway and became head of the Art Department at the International School of Stavanger. She also lived in France for four years where she ran successful residential art holidays. For the last 10 years she has been based in Cornwall painting and giving demos and workshops across the country.
A professional artist and illustrator, Sarah was the only English artist -animator to work on the film “Loving Vincent” during which she became an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. She has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens.
Sarah says this about her courses and materials:
My workshops are designed so that everyone will have a rich painting experience, whether a complete beginner or a full-time artist who just wants to try a different approach. I tutor to the individual. I base my workshops around the techniques and style of van Gogh and by using these methods you will build in confidence and develop skills that will enhance and further your own work.
For those who do not have their own oil paints, you will be working in COBRA water mixable oil paints. Water Mixable oil paints have all the qualities of traditional oil paints without the need for solvents. So, if you have never used oil paints before and fancy having a go this is the course for you.
I will be giving everyone on my BIG SKY ART course a free go with water mixable oils to start with, but you will need your own materials after that. I have put together a specific list of the paints and other materials you will want, which will be emailed to you well before the start of the course. If you would like me to provide these items I am happy to do this at a cost of £15 per day, but I would need to know well in advance (say, 4 weeks before the course).
You will also need an apron (The White House provides one for you) and warm and waterproof clothing for venturing outdoors.