En Plein Air Workshop 2017

Fran Russell En Plein Air Painting Workshop at Newenden

Workshop 2016 at Weavers Studio

Newenden 2017

Dawn Newenden 2017
2018 Workshops Dates:
Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint en plein air? Painting outdoors has its challenges but the rewards are so great - give it a go!

Tuesday 5th June @ The Hub, Bodiam, East Sussex:-

An exciting new venue for the workshops beside the River Rother at Bodiam. Painting subject matter includes:- the river and its beautiful surroundings; a pond with ducks and big sky views with Bodiam Castle and the Vintage Steam Railway Station beyond (the train passes into the site when it is running); water/reflections; wonderful old trees; Bodiam Valley views; charming Shepherd huts in the glamping site beside the river.

We will use The Hub as our base for free parking, meeting point, to buy lunch and to use their facilities. Breakfast available at The Hub from 9.00am.

Workshop time: 9.45am (for induction) -to- 5.15pm.
Address: The Hub at Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA
Price: £40*

Tuesday 26th June @ Lime Wharf Cafe, Newenden, Kent:-

Following the success of last year, we are returning to this lovely location beside the River Rother at Newenden. Painting subject matter includes:- the river and its beautiful surroundings; moored pleasure boats; water/reflections; the grade II listed Newenden Bridge (built in 1706); Newenden Cricket Pavillion and cricket green and from the Lime Wharf Cafe garden you have the garden itself with al fresco dining/parasols and pastoral/big sky views.

We will use the Lime Wharf Cafe as our base for free parking, meeting point, to buy lunch (no packed lunches) and to use their facilities. Breakfast available from 8.30am.

Workshop time: 9.30am (for induction) -to- 5.00pm.
Address: Lime Wharf Cafe, Rye Road, Newenden, Kent TN18 5PP
Price: £40*

The workshops are suited to those starting out with oils & those who would like to improve on existing skills while getting to grips with the challenges of working en plein air.

My medium of choice is traditional oil paint and my teaching methods are based on their use, however, you are more than welcome to attend if you use water soluble oils or acrylic paints as many of the techniques I use/teach are transferable. You will need to adapt your usual indoor painting kit slightly and I can advise you on this when you book.

At the workshop you will learn how to find your subject; set up your easel to avoid annoyances and problems later on in the day; composition; atmospheric perspective; colour mixing; application of paints and various useful tips to assist you with the demands of outdoor landscape painting.

All venues have a café & toilets nearby (within a 5-minute walk).
*Breakfast, lunch and beverages are not included in the workshop price.

Students are required to bring their own equipment. Please download the list here:Equipment List 2018 . I have a limited number of easels that can be loaned and for a small additional fee paints & some other materials can be provided. Please contact me and ask for details.

To book or make further enquiries please send me a message using the contact form on this website. Indicate the venue and date you are interested in and include your email address. I will then reply to your enquiry (usually within 24hrs).

Bookings are being taken now and spaces are limited to a maximum of 8 per workshop to enable plenty of one-to-one tuition through the day.

When you book a space I will email you an information sheet with terms and conditions together with a booking form for you to complete and return.