PAUL TALBOT-GREAVES

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Painting Courses

I teach painting to my own organised groups and classes in West Yorkshire as well as to art groups and other organisations around the UK. My courses are well structured, planned and pitched at an achievable level for most painters.


My Ten-Week Courses weave themes throughout the coursework and are complemented with illustrated notes, homework sessions and appraisals. Every year is different so you can enjoy returning again and again.


One-Day Courses are more intensive studies of a particular topic or theme, generally led with a demonstration and exercise work.


Residential Courses give you a chance to absorb an area, seek out subjects and create paintings with my instructions, guidance and demonstrations.

Besides my own courses, there are usually Other Courses organised by art societies and businesses that are open for booking too.


To be added to a reserve list for FULL courses, please go to the course on the booking form.


Please note that I kindly request, all paintings and exercises are subject to copyright and must not be sold or passed off as your own work.


My natural teaching ability is frequently complemented, especially amongst teaching professionals and academics. I gain a huge amount of satisfaction from teaching people how to improve. Many of my students have gone on to become professional and semi-professional artists, winning competition prizes and holding solo exhibitions.


COURSE BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

To enable a controlled online booking system you cannot instantly pay for a course as there will be circumstances where places may have filled by the time I receive your payment.


Instead please use the booking form below. As correspondence is made by email, please double check that you have entered your email address correctly.


You can pay for 10 week courses and weekend courses in 2 instalments. If you wish to do this, make sure you check the relevant boxes on the booking form, otherwise leave these blank. If you have any problems submitting the form you can get in touch with me here. Day courses need to be paid in full.


What happens next?

You will receive an invoice for the available courses that you have booked. You can use the invoice to pay for your booking with either card or cheque.


By proceeding with an online booking you are agreeing to the COURSE BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


Submitting the form

Fill in the captcha words at the end of the form. You don’t need to worry about capital letters or spaces - just type the words. The form will work but in some cases it loops back to the start. If you want to check if I’ve received your booking you can contact me here.




PAINTING COURSES BOOKING FORM 2019

ONE DAY COURSES 2019


Day courses are held on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and cover different themes each year. Most of my courses are led by example, usually beginning with a demonstration and/or exercise work to give you inspiration and ideas for working on your own picture. There is always plenty of expert help and advice offered throughout the day. All my day courses include complementary tea, coffee and biscuits.

COURSE 1

Sat 6 April 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm. (WATERCOLOUR)

WATERCOLOUR

EDGES

Watercolour is immensely effective at creating hard edges but do you ever try to vary how your edges look? Every aspect of painting needs variety, especially edges to keep the viewer engaged with your picture. In this one day course you will learn how to generate interesting edges that generate variety, softness and depth in your painting. You will be led through some exercise work before gaining inspiration from my demonstration painting, after which you will be able to try your hand at making varied edges in your own painting.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£45.00 on booking

COURSE 2

1 June 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm. (ACRYLIC)

FROM TRANSPARENCY TO OPACITY

To achieve subtlety, blends, texture and variety throughout a painting, acrylic works best when transparency is introduced, with the painting built up towards opacity. After learning about a unique process that gives a better sense of realism, you will then watch it happen in my demonstration painting. Afterwards you will be encouraged to try the same painting procedure for yourself.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£45.00 on booking

COURSE 3

17 August 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm. (WATERCOLOUR)

WORKING LOOSE IN WATERCOLOUR

Be inspired and gain confidence to work looser in your watercolour paintings. Learn about tools and techniques for loosening up and being more impressionistic with your brushwork. After watching my demonstration painting and learning about simplification you will be guided through a loose painting exercise before trying out the technique in your own painting.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£45.00 on booking

COURSE 4

12 October 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm. (ACRYLIC)

LOOKING AT

VALUE, TONE, TINT, SHADE

You hear the terminology but what do they mean and how do they relate to painting? When you consider each of these qualities individually, you can really appreciate how mixing colours often goes wrong. This workshop is aimed at helping you understand the theory behind the terminology so that you can mix the colours and values you want.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£45.00 on booking

COURSE 5

16 Nov 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm. (WATERCOLOUR)

WATERCOLOURS

WET TO DRY

Watercolours look best when a definite working direction has been followed, such as light to dark and in the case of this workshop, wet to dry. You will learn about varied techniques from wet-into-wet to dry-on-dry applications, what they mean as well as when and where to use them for best effect and pulling a painting together. After working through some exercises and practice work, you will see how I easily fit these methods together in my demonstration painting. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to try them in your own work throughout the afternoon with my guidance.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£45.00 on booking

TEN WEEK COURSES 2019


Ten-week courses are held once a week for two hours per session. There are three times to choose from. Courses are mixed ability and are fully structured to allow you to improve your watercolour technique with my clear instruction. Each year my courses cover totally new themes so that repeat students can enjoy new subjects. Weekly sessions usually commence with a short demonstration or exhibition of techniques and there are normally a variety of working methods from tackling your own paintings to following paintings led by me. Interweaved throughout the course are useful sessions of homework and appraisal of your work. There is always lots of friendly help and advice on hand throughout the duration of the course. If you are a total beginner and a little unsure, please contact me first and we can discuss the classes in more detail.

COURSE 6

18 Sept - 27 Nov 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm *(No class on 30th Oct).

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

If you paint landscapes, you will need to paint trees. Whilst the ten week course will study in depth, all aspects of painting trees in and out of their natural setting, there will also be other techniques and applications involved that further aid your watercolour ability and understanding. Throughout the course there will be a mixture of demonstrations, group led paintings, homework sessions and appraisals.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£115.00 in full or 2 payments of £60.00 (on booking) and £60.00 balance (Due by 18/08/19).

COURSE 7

18 Sept - 27 Nov 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm *(No class on 30th Oct)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS

If you paint landscapes, you will need to paint trees. Whilst the ten week course will study in depth, all aspects of painting trees in and out of their natural setting, there will also be other techniques and applications involved that further aid your watercolour ability and understanding. Throughout the course there will be a mixture of demonstrations, group led paintings, homework sessions and appraisals.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£115.00 in full or 2 payments of £60.00 (on booking) and £60.00 balance (Due by 18/08/19).

COURSE 8

19 Sept - 28 Nov 2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm *(No class on 31st Oct)

THURSDAY EVENINGS

If you paint landscapes, you will need to paint trees. Whilst the ten week course will study in depth, all aspects of painting trees in and out of their natural setting, there will also be other techniques and applications involved that further aid your watercolour ability and understanding. Throughout the course there will be a mixture of demonstrations, group led paintings, homework sessions and appraisals.

Where:

Coley Sunday School, Coley Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7SA

Cost:

£115.00 in full or 2 payments of £60.00 (on booking) and £60.00 balance (Due by 18/08/19).

RESIDENTIAL COURSES 2019

COURSE 9

17-19 May 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm each day

ADVANCING YOUR WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUE

A three day course in a fully equipped studio set amongst the dramatic scenery of the Peak District. This course is for those who have already done some painting and are already familiar with handling watercolour but wish to advance their techniques and abilities further. The price includes tuition, full studio use, tea/coffee + 2 course lunch each day. Plenty of parking on site. Accommodation is not included. Course is limited to 8 people so that you can receive in-depth help and personal tuition.

Where:

Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop Derbyshire SK13 1HU

Cost:

£285.00

COURSE 10

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OTHER COURSES & PAINTING HOLIDAYS 2019


27 April - 4 May 2019

THE WATERMILL AT POSARA

For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape and you couldn't find a better place than the watermill to enjoy your painting holiday and improve your skills.

Our relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting courses with hand-picked internationally renowned tutors are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting. We offer courses in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and other media.

The courses run from Saturday to Saturday and we usually spend the first day or so painting around the mill, followed by excursions to the hills (olive groves and mountain views), to the medieval walls of Fivizzano and the castle and village of Verrucola. There's also a visit to the walled city of Lucca or the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre.

Where:

Posara, a mile or so from the walled town of Fivizzano in the province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, Italy

Cost:

For more information and bookings click here or call (UK no.) +44 20 7193 6246 or Email: info@watermill.net.


20 - 27 JULY 2019

ARTS IN PROVENCE

This week will focus on how to represent the unique light of Provence, retaining the transparency and clarity of watercolour, and allowing the painting to shimmer and sparkle. You will be going out paiting in the villages and landscape around Les Bassacs and Paul will teach through a combination of demonstrations and individual help.

Where:

Arts in Provence, 84490 St Saturnin les Apt, France

Cost:

For more information and bookings click here or call 00 33 4 90 05 60 99

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7 & 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

GREYWALLS STUDIO, CUMBRIA

Watercolour is synonymous with hard edges but too many hard edges tell the whole story and leave little for the viewer's imagination. With a little thought you can make your paintings far more appealing by using not only hard edges, but soft edges and indistinct edges too. In this course you will learn the techniques for creating different and exciting edges along with their potential uses in a painting scenario. There will be some useful exercises along with demonstrations throughout the weekend after which you will be able to try the techniques in your own work.

Where:

Greywalls Studio, Lindale, Cumbria, LA11 6LJ

Cost:

£140. For more information and bookings please contact Karen Lester via email or call 07811 600719

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