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February Newsletter

Sunday 26th February 10 am till 2pm Workshop £55

Our English Winter Landscape.

I really like the puddles, empty fields and structures of England’s winter landscape. The subtlety of the colours are contrasted with the new bright green growth popping up from the earth around gateways etc.


shown here are a couple of the practice pieces that you will be doing.

Dates and Subjects for 2023

26th February 10am-2pm

Our English Winter Landscape.

I really like the puddles, empty fields and structures of England’s winter landscape. The subtlety of the colours are contrasted with the new bright green growth popping up from the earth around gateways etc.


12th March 10am-2pm

The Materials of Old buildings

I’ll be showing you how to use the ink, wax and water colour to paint old brickwork, timbered buildings, leaded glass and metal door furniture.

23rd April 10am-2pm

Still Life Study. A Bowl of Fruit

I will be guiding you through composing and arranging the fruit in a container. Looking at the direction and effect of light and shadows with some good drawing practice ready to enjoy applying the ink, wax and water colour.


21st May 10am-2pm

Birds Nest and Eggs

I had photographed the Blackbird that had nested in our Wisteria and we will be using these to compose this study. The use of wax and textured paper will create the nest structure and texture.


18th June 10am-2pm

Stonehenge Summer Solstice

We will be practicing wonderful sunrises and capturing the grandeur of this ancient monument. I’ll be demonstrating how to get texture on these stones.


Monthly Sunday Art Workshops 2023

Learn Claire’s unique style, step by step to achieve an original painting!

10am till 2pm for £55

Plenty of hot drinks and home-made cake please bring your packed lunch.

Advice on tools materials and where to buy them from.

Drawing.

Colour mixing.

Application of your materials.

Composition.

Creating contrast and drama.

Lots of helpful tips.


What is supplied for you to learn this technique:-

  1. ink pens

  2. wax crayons

  3. stretched Bockingford paper.

What you need to bring:-

  • Water colour paints,

  • Water colour brushes

  • Tissue i.e. kitchen roll

  • Plate or palette to mix your colours

  • Water colour paper (Bockingford 140lb is a good choice)

(Basic supplies are available to buy at class)


These are held at my garden workshop: 42 Ramsden Avenue, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 9EB.

These are small classes so let me know ASAP if you want to book or have any questions contact me direct on enquiries@clairebotterill.co.uk or you are welcome to call my mobile 07760 357733.


Come and Say Hello.

Are you curious about learning art but unsure about contacting some one you don't know?

I will be at the Nuneaton Folk Club on Wednesday 1st February 2023 evening show casing my work, how I teach and what classes I have available.

I'm here to answer any questions.

There will be greetings cards, prints, lesson plans and original paintings for sale.

NUNEATON FOLK CLUB

​ 8pm, FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

The Queen's Hall at The CREW, NUNEATON

75-77 Queen's Road CV11 5LA

Shown below is the display at the Hope Festival held at the Abbey theatre a few weeks ago.


Weekly Classes in my Garden Studio £45 for a 5 Week Course.

Tuesdays 7 till 9pm class 14th Feb 21st Feb 28th Feb No Class on 7th March 14th March 21st March

Mondays 1 till 3pm class (This class fills up very quickly so let me know ASAP. I also have a waiting list if you would like to go on it)

13th Feb

20th Feb

27th Feb

No Class on 6th March

13th March

20th March

You can work on your own projects in a variety of media, and one class a month I hold a master class where we all work step by step on a set project trying out different skills and materials. This months master class was on drawing an apple in three colours of water colour pencils then applying a wet brush to blend the colours.




The lesson plan for this project is for sale at £5 as a down load PDF so just contact me direct about buying one.












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