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with Angela Birchall
Art by Angela Birchall
The Art of Stress-busting
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Students' work on show in August
They started off just doing landscapes but the artists in my tutored group are now doing anything and everything from vases of sunflowers to a field of toadstools to the produce collected by a radish grower!
The tutored class is aimed at more experienced artists wishing to develop their skills. and they are certainly doing just that. They have the choice of painting and drawing any subject they choose with a selection of watercolours, acrylics, pencil, soft pastels and oil pastels to work in and I go round the class helping, suggesting and demonstrating where necessary.
Already they are picking out their best efforts and working on new ones because this class is going to be the main focus of an exhibition of my students' work at the ArtHouse Gallery in Southport in August 2023.
You can see from the video here just how varied their work already is, so I'm dying to see the final exhibition in a few months.
Private art coaching either face-to-face or online
If you want some private art coaching rather than working in a group so that you can focus on specific areas of development and interest, then we can arrange either regular or one-off sessions at mutually convenient times. These can either be face-to-face (if you live locally) or via one of the online chat forums.
To chat about your requirements for the lessons, just get in touch via the message block at the bottom of the page.
I am still buzzing over yesterday’s lesson! And my portrait! I still can’t believe what I produced, I feel like yesterday’s lesson was the most exciting lesson I’ve ever taken. And the way you explain the concept of the right/left brain seems perfectly logical to me, and very exciting just thinking of the possibilities ahead! I’m so glad I signed up, thank you so much, I feel like you have given me a special gift.
I can honestly say, as one of Angela’s students, these classes are amazing! Such a relaxed atmosphere, lots of encouragement & constructive criticism.
On behalf of Flo, thank you so much for reigniting her love of art and for giving her the confidence to create her own pictures x Flo has learnt so much from you Angela
We are both enjoying the class so much; can’t believe the last picture we painted was so good. Many thanks.
For anyone who fancies having a go at painting and drawing I would highly recommend this lovely lady - Angela Birchall. I was lucky enough to have a painting tutorial in France with Angela a couple of years ago and it was the most glorious experience. I’ve signed up to the free starter tutorial Angela is offering. I trust Angela implicitly and she is such a genuine, warm and caring person who really wants to empower people to enjoy painting and drawing.
I would like to say that you have been the most wonderful teacher, kind, patient and full of helpful knowledge.
Thank you for the art classes, it really has rekindled a passion!
I usually have a watercolour class which is a taught
class where students are following me step by step
from preparatory drawing to finished painting. This
makes them ideal for beginners, intermediate or
those returning to painting after a break. The class
is held in the Guide HQ in Green Lane, Ormskirk on
Friday mornings but are currently closed. The next
block starts on April 14th 2023.
Both the tutored and taught classes are fun and social - my only rule is that there are no mistakes, only experiments. However, they are not social “daub and chat” gatherings, they are explicitly taught or tutored lessons so that you learn the different techniques whether it is in the initial drawing, such as using perspective, or in the mixing and application of paint.
They run in a continuous cycle of 4-week blocks so that the taught class can take 2-weeks per painting and explore different techniques, styles or subject content and achieve more complex paintings. All materials are provided and the cost is £40 for the 4-lesson block, payable in advance.
The tutored classes are held in Scarisbrick Village Hall, Smithy Lane, on Wednesdays from 1-3pm. The next block starts on February 1st 2023.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a “first paid, first served” basis, so if you want to join or get more details, please message me using the box below or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Get inspired to work in situ, en plein air
Lessons will give you the skills and confidence to enable you to go out sketching on location . . . but it's twice as much fun if you go with friends