LANDSCAPE PAINTING COURSES AND ART CLASSES
by Michael Cruickshank in his studio at Bradness Gallery and on location in Sussex


Listed in the 'Top 10 art courses in the country' in BBC Countryfile Magazine



All courses have a maximum of 5 students to allow for plenty of individually targeted help and encouragement. Because of the way the classes are structured, we can accommodate people of all abilities, from absolute beginners to those who already have some painting experience.


1 Day Course - 135

Designed for: Complete beginners to those who have painted before and wish to re-kindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.

Michael will break down the essential elements of landscape painting into a series of exercises. Each of these will be demonstrated first and you will then have a go yourself. Topics covered will include stretching paper, picture construction, painting skies and clouds, how to create a sense of depth and distance using tone and colour, plus painting foliage and reflections in water.


2 Day Course - 270

Designed for: Complete beginners to those who have painted before and wish to re-kindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.

The 2 day course covers all topics in the 1 day course but allows more time to cover each subject. On the second day you will then consolidate all that you have learnt by painting your own picture from start to finish, revisiting and reinforcing what you have learnt and working on any aspects that you find difficult. You can bring your own sketches and photos to work from or Michael can provide you with inspiration.


3 Day Course - 395

Designed for: Those who have already attended either the 1 or 2 day course with us or already have some landscape painting experience.

Weather permitting, we will be painting out on location where you can choose your view and work in the medium of your choice. Michael will be there to give help and guidance every step of the way. If it is raining we will be studio based and you can work from your own reference material.





Dates for 2017 so far are as follows:


1 DAY COURSES - Sun 7th May - Sat 17th June - Thurs 3rd August

2 DAY COURSES - Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd April - Sat 10th and Sun 11th June - Tues 1st and Weds 2nd August

3 DAY COURSES - Tues 18th to Thurs 20th July - Tues 29th to Thurs 31st August



These painting courses make a wonderful gift for someone who would love to learn to paint from scratch or wants to develop their skills in a helpful, friendly environment

This is what people have said about our courses:

"A wonderful day in a perfect setting. Michael is a great teacher with a lovely teaching style. All this with Emma's excellent cooking - I can't imagine what would improve the experience. Thank you!" C.O Surrey

"Michael's friendly and clear approach to his tutorials, together with the setting and ambiance elevated the whole day to a truly constructive and memorable experience" R.H Sussex

""I feel I have learnt so much from Michael. I have never used the techniques he showed us and really enjoyed his style of teaching with such a friendly, relaxed manner" R.S Surrey

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Please email Emma Burnett (emmaburnett16@btinternet.com) or phone the gallery on 01273 400606 for full course details

Bradness Gallery
Spithurst, Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK

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