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11.9.18 EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP : SPACES AVAILABLE

 

2019 APRIL : VIEWPOINT : location drawing and painting Date TBA

2019 MAY : ONE DAY DRAWING & PAINTING ABOARD THAMES BARGE “ALICE”

2019 JUNE : INDART : exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology, architecture & other unique man made motifs.

2019 AUGUST : FIGURE IT OUT one day life drawing and painting. Date TBA

 

FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL COURSES : PLEASE SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

HOW TO BOOK ONTO A COURSE

STEP 1 :  RESERVE A PLACE   email chriswoodartist@aol.com 

STEP 2 :  CONFIRM : and pay £50 deposit – please contact us at the following address : 

ADMIN ADDRESS : Chris N Wood Studio 3 ArtSpace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Rd, SOUTHSEA PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK

STEP 3. Pay the balance owing before the workshop begins

BAC’s PAYMENTS : email for details : chriswoodartist@aol.com

CANCELLATIONS : Refunds are only given up to 14 days before the commencement of a course. 

INSTALMENTS : Recently, a few people have asked if they can pay in a bit at a time – this is only possible if you pay a deposit with your reservation, followed by the balance at the start of the course.

Course SHARING : this is a new idea for busy people who cannot commit to attending a whole course – NOW YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND. It’s simple you book 10 weeks and get a friend to do the sessions that you can’t attend.

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

I have taught Life Drawing for well over 20 years to complete beginners, professional artists and  university lecturers. Many of my students have gone on to become highly successful artists & designers and quite a few of them are now art teachers, illustrators, animators and concept artists  !

The Experimental Life Drawing Workshop is a very popular course – often selling out before the start of the term – so please book early.

 

TEACHING VENUE : THE OMEGA CENTRE, OMEGA STREET, PORTSMOUTH, PO5 4LP

DAY/TIME : TUESDAY 19.00-21.00 hrs

TERM 1 : MEDIA & TECHNIQUES starts 11.09.18

TERM 2 : FORM & SCALE  starts 15.1.19

TERM 3  : MIXED MEDIA / CONCEPTS  

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image © Chris N Wood All rights reserved  2017

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP:  AUTUMN 2018

Session 1. 11.9.18
Session 2. 18.9.18
Session 3. 25.9.18
Session 4. 2.10.18
Session 5. 9.10.18

Session 6. 16.10.18

HALF TERM 20.10.18 – 4.11.18

Session 7. 6.11.18
Session 8. 13.11.18
Session 9. 20.11.18

Session 10. 27.11.18

SPRING TERM  2019

session 1. 15.1.19

session 2. 22.1.19

session 3 29.1.19

session 4. 5.2.19

session 5. 12.2.19

HALF TERM 16.2.19 – 24.2.19

session 6. 26.2.19

session 7. 5.3.19

session 8. 12.3.19

session 9. 19.3.19

session 10. 26.3.19

PRICE : STILL ONLY  £160 full price £135 concession.

NB only 5 concessionary places are available on first come first served basis, thereafter the price for the course is £160. A concessionary place is intended for those over 65 .

SEND your cheque made out to Chris N Wood, Studio 3, Artspace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Road, Southsea PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK

 

BACK in 2019 BY POPULAR DEMAND !

“viewPOINT : LOCATION drawing and painting “

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SPEND a day with chriswoodartist & discover NEW DIRECTIONS : INTERPRETING LOCATION

Explore LOCATION drawing & painting in the ARBORETUM
at STANSTEAD HOUSE, Standsted Park, Havant, Hampshire PO9 6DX

Attractions Include :
Magnificent TREE COLLECTION from around the world.
Pavilion Tea Rooms
Dutch Walled Garden,
STANSTEAD Farm Shop (open 10-4pm)
Garden Centre and STANSTEAD Boookstore
PRICE still only £125
2018 DATE TBA

Itinerary
09.30 : Meet in the Garden Centre car park.
10.00 : WALK & talk St Paul’s Chapel & The Servants Quarters.
10.30 : Short Talk by Chris Wood in the education room
11.00 : DRAWING in the DUTCH WALLED GARDEN
12.00 : PAINTING in the Arboretum
13.00 : Lunch in the Pavilion tea rooms / en plein air
14.00 : PAINTING in the Lower Arboretum
16.00 : Debrief in Pavilion Tea Rooms
16.30 : end of session

CONTINGENCY : If the weather is less than kind we will take our inspiration from the fantastic INTERIOR of the Servants Hall, HISTORIC Kitchens and The Pavilion Tea Room.

CLOTHING : The day includes walking in wet grass – stout comfortable shoes and warm clothing is essential.
Materials : BRING OWN drawing and painting materials.

REFRESHMENTS are not included but there are some excellent tea, cakes and light lunches available on site – otherwise bring a flask and plenty of sandwiches !
Facebook : Chris N Wood or Chriswoodartist
Twitter : Chriswoodartist

To book contact chriswoodartist@aol.com

LINK TO STANSTED PARK : http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/about-stansted-park/bessborough-arboretum.html

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CHRISWOODARTIST

ONE DAY DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS. . . .

 

“viewPOINT” : Contemporary Approaches To Location Painting and Drawing”

APRIL  (9.30-4.30pm) will run from the Arboretum at Stansted Park.

The arcadian Aboretum has a remarkable tree collection from around the world and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in APRIL 2017.

“indART”, exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology,

architecture and other unique man made motifs.

2018 DATES TBA Two fantastic venues that proved very popular are, THE ROYAL ARMOURIES, Fort Nelson and the Southwick Steam Brewery.

This Mixed Media course gives students a unique opportunity to draw and paint the last Victorian Steam Brewery in the country.

Fort Nelson is part of a massive ring of brick, masonry and earth forts; it was built to provide the fire power to deter an enemy attack on Portsmouth from inland. Portsmouth was Britain’s premier naval dockyard, building and maintaining warships that were vital to the defense of Britain and her growing empire. Portsmouth faced the new French dockyard at Cherbourg, only a short 130 km (81 mile) journey for new steam-powered warships. The threat was not simply a direct naval assault. It was feared that a French invasion force might land elsewhere, occupy Portsdown Hill and fire their new, long-range guns to attack Portsmouth below from its landward side. However, despite strong words, the French did not steam across the Channel. By the time the Palmerston forts were completed, France had been humiliated by war with Prussia in 1870. Never used against invaders, the angular forts dominating the chalk ridge of Portsdown were soon called ‘Palmerston’s Follies’. Fort Nelson and the other Portsdown forts had cost a fortune to build. They were one of the biggest defenses ever built in Britain.

More exciting news later !

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9 comments

  1. Martin - The St Georges Architect

    Chris – Send me an email, so we can catch up. All the best. Martin

  2. Ben Curtis

    Hi Chris – I worked for you at Yachtmail Chandlery in the late 80’s, I wonder, did you ever finish the rebuild of the little gaff sailing boat? Ben Curtis

    • Hi Ben – it’s a long story and an even longer restoration ! I left Yachtmail and went back to being an artist and lecturer and have had very little time to spend on the boat which is now at Tipner on the outskirts of Portsmouth. One day I’ll finish the project and go sailing again but it seems a long way off ! Good to hear from u – what are you doing now ? C

  3. Ben Curtis

    Hi Chris, thanks for the reply, get that boat finished! I went on a Flemming 55 to Norway working for the owner, came home and studied engineering at university, I now work in Havant in the electronics industry which is terribly dull. However! for the last 11 years I have owned a Fairey Huntsman 28, I also have a 1930 built wooden racing motorboat built at Hythe by British Powerboat Company, wooden boats and in particular motorboats are my weakness. Married to the very patient Lorna, we live in Hamble.

  4. A voice from the past Chris it’s Dee and I too used to work for you! I have been living in Glos and Somerset but finally back home in New Forest, Sway! My Husband died three years ago and have got together with my old flame who worked in Lymington Haven boatyard Chandlery whilst I was at Yachtmail!!!! I remember your Project boat and how we always questioned when it would be finished, well guess what, my partner has a small folkboat business in Milford, he is a shipwright and ha, ha, we too, have a folkboat project!!!, would love to hear from you to exchange fond memories down in Hamble! P.S. I still have one of your fantastic nautical Christmas cards, so are you famous yet and is it worth anything????????????

    • Hi Dee, its great to hear from you ! Sorry to hear about your husband (was that Hugh?). As for my boat – and you will find this very amusing – I still haven’t finished her !! Things just keep getting in the way and rather than getting on and rebuilding boats – I paint them instead and people pay me good money for it too !! I’m pleased to hear you have a man, not only with one Folkboat but a folkboat business. It would be great to catch up – we are only down the road – so to speak ! Hang onto that xmas card – they are rare commodities. Take care and all the very best Chris x

  5. Lesley Scott

    Hi Chris, I am interested in Life drawing/oil painting, or any figurative work, do you have any spaces on any of your courses, I can make most days.
    Look forward to hearing from you
    Lesley

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