Weekend Workshop for 2013

Today I’m planning my 2013 programme of workshops and other events, well thinking about some of them anyway! As before, I’ll be tutoring two weekend courses at West Norfolk Arts Centre, Castle Rising, Norfolk. One of them is a new workshop called ‘Let the Brush Tell the Story’ and it focuses on the work of Edward Seago, the well known East Anglian painter. Seago was a master of both oils and watercolour, but this course will concentrate on his watercolour technique.

Look at any Seago watercolour and you find yourself wondering ‘just how does he say so much with so few brush strokes’? The answer of course, is practise and a thorough knowledge of his materials and of the subject. The true skill lies in Seago’s ‘touch with the brush’, letting the brush and the paper react together and make a mark that truly tells the story of the subject. We might not all be able to paint like Edward Seago, but there are plenty of simple techniques that can be learnt by studying his work. During this weekend art course I will try to show you some of them, and tell you a little of the story of the man himself.

The dates are Sat – Sun 18 – 19 May 2013 at West Norfolk Arts Centre, Castle Rising, Norfolk, PE31 6AG. Cost £220 to include a comprehensive kit of art materials, including paints, brushes and paper of similar type to those used by Seago. Book by telephoning the Art Centre on 01553 631689. The workshop is suitable for artists of all abilities, except complete beginners.

Cottage near Stradsett
Cottage near Stradsett, Norfolk, painted by me in the style of Edward Seago