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CHRISWOODARTIST

2017 EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING  (Autumn term now full)

2017 ONE DAY WORKSHOP : LIFE DRAWING : Date TBA

2018 ONE DAY DRAWING & PAINTING ABOARD THAMES BARGE “ALICE”  date TBA

2018 VIEWPOINT location drawing and painting : date TBA

2018 INDART : date TBA

 

 HOW TO BOOK

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

STEP 2 :  CONFIRM : (and pay for your course) please contact us at the following address : 

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

 

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

I have taught Life Drawing for over 20 years. Many of my students have gone on to become highly successful artists & designers and quite a few of them are now art teachers themselves !

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

 

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

DAY/TIME : TUESDAY 12.9.17  19.00-21.00 hrs (fully booked)

TERM 1 : MEDIA & TECHNIQUES (taking bookings soon)

TERM 2 : FORM & SCALE 

TERM 3  : MIXED MEDIA

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image © Chris N Wood All rights reserved  2015

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP:  AUTUMN 2017

Session 1. 12.9.17
Session 2. 19.9.17
Session 3. 26.9.17
Session 4. 3.10.17
Session 5. 10.10.17
Session 6. 17.10.17

HALF TERM. Saturday 21.10.17 – Sunday 5.11.17

Session 7. 7.11.17
Session 8. 14.11.17
Session 9. 21.11.17
Session 10. 28.11.17

CHRISTMAS BREAK

PRICE : £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

EXCITING NEWS . . . Chriswoodartist is offering an incredible day out : sailing, aboard a Thames Barge, picnic on the Isle of Wight, bird watching AND the opportunity to record the day for posterity either digitally or with watercolour. The session is aimed at artists and their partners. We are in the early planning stages and are asking people register their interest (with no obligation) Costs to be announced in the New Year.

DATE TBA : Summer 2018

VIEWPOINT : LOCATION drawing and painting
FIGURE IT OUT : Masterclass in figurative drawing and painting
indART, exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology, architecture & 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.

 

BACK 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. . . .

Having run art classes for over 20 years, in 2013 Chriswoodartist launched a raft of NEW Creative Courses.

Following their success, we have embedded these as a regular feature of the academic year !

For further details of specific dates in 2017 please check back again soon. . . .

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

APRIL 2018 (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.

“FIGURE IT OUT”: Masterclass in 2D/3D”

A model will hold a pose throughout the day and students can respond in 2D or 3D

“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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7 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

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