• Single Pose Saturday

    The Henley School of Art

    ​ Once a month we hold something we like to call a 'Single Pose Saturday'. It's a chance to come and draw one pose for a nice long amount of time. What better way to forget the stress of normal life then to spend time in a beautiful studio, with like minded people, getting lost in drawing? And for those, like me, who find it frustrating to be really immersed in a drawing only to find the time has run out (and yet another drawing has gone unfinished) - well we've got the solution! ​ These sessions are designed for artists (amateur or professional) who have experience in Life Drawing (this is an untutored session) - they're for anyone who wants the time to draw without being disturbed and who may want to explore other mediums such as ink, paint or clay... We have a fantastic database of models and like to create an interesting pose, using light, costume, props etc. As always there is inspiring (but non-intrusive) music to help get the creative juices flowing, refreshments and usually a great group of like-minded artists to chat to in the breaks. These sessions will never have more than 8 artists per group in order to keep the classes intimate and lively and to give the opportunity to move around the room if you prefer to do a number of drawings from different angles. We provide easels, drawing boards and a whole selection of materials to play with for free. We do have basic Newsprint and materials that you are more than welcome to use, we also have large cartridge and coloured paper for sale at 50p/£1 per sheet - or you could bring your own materials and have a go at something you never normally have time for! We break for lunch - lunch is, sadly, not provided - but there are plenty of places near the studio to buy a sandwich or salad - or you could bring a packed lunch and keep it in our fridge. Teas, coffee and biscuits are in abundant supply... To book or to find out more, please either contact us at [masked] or click on this link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/copy-of-single-pose-sat

  • An Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery & Rug Hooking with Kelly Wright

    An Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery & Rug Hooking with Kelly Wright 26th May: 10am - 1.30pm Hooking is all about texture and colour - it's a great way to make your own rugs, cushions, mats, bags and wall art. is easy to pick up (and very hard to put back down again!), so learning the basics properly is both fun and useful! In this workshop I will get you off to a perfect start by giving you the lowdown on tools, materials and basic stitches. You will have the opportunity to try out different needles and yarns, stretch different types of cloth and try your hand at designing a successful pattern (ready-made patterns will also be available), by the end of the workshop you will have hooked your own simple 20cm x 20cm hemmed piece. You can use available designs or draft your own. Materials are completely included in this workshop including Monk's cloth and hand-dyed yarns, rug wool and notions (needles, thread, scissors, pens, tape) for you to use in class and take home with you. You will also have the use of a frame, hoop and Oxford punch needle for during the class. After we practice Oxford stitching methods for beautiful and durable punch needle furnishings, we will get to work hooking up a small piece. There will be time to demonstrate and practice finishing methods as well to give your work polish. Price: £60 Materials and tools will be available for use for the course and may be purchased if you desire. Please note that each class is 3.5 hours long and includes all materials. To find out more or to book a place on the course, please email us at [masked] or click on the link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/product-page/intro-to-punch-needle-rug-hooking-with-kelly-wright

  • Single Pose Saturday

    The Henley School of Art

    ​ Once a month we hold something we like to call a 'Single Pose Saturday'. It's a chance to come and draw one pose for a nice long amount of time. What better way to forget the stress of normal life then to spend time in a beautiful studio, with like minded people, getting lost in drawing? And for those, like me, who find it frustrating to be really immersed in a drawing only to find the time has run out (and yet another drawing has gone unfinished) - well we've got the solution! ​ These sessions are designed for artists (amateur or professional) who have experience in Life Drawing (this is an untutored session) - they're for anyone who wants the time to draw without being disturbed and who may want to explore other mediums such as ink, paint or clay... We have a fantastic database of models and like to create an interesting pose, using light, costume, props etc. As always there is inspiring (but non-intrusive) music to help get the creative juices flowing, refreshments and usually a great group of like-minded artists to chat to in the breaks. These sessions will never have more than 8 artists per group in order to keep the classes intimate and lively and to give the opportunity to move around the room if you prefer to do a number of drawings from different angles. We provide easels, drawing boards and a whole selection of materials to play with for free. We do have basic Newsprint and materials that you are more than welcome to use, we also have large cartridge and coloured paper for sale at 50p/£1 per sheet - or you could bring your own materials and have a go at something you never normally have time for! We break for lunch - lunch is, sadly, not provided - but there are plenty of places near the studio to buy a sandwich or salad - or you could bring a packed lunch and keep it in our fridge. Teas, coffee and biscuits are in abundant supply... To book or to find out more, please either contact us at [masked] or click on this link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/copy-of-single-pose-sat

  • Loosen up your Oil Painting with Mark Fennell RBSA

    The Henley School of Art

    2 Day Workshop: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019 - 10am - 4pm ​ This is a great course for artists that feel their painting is too tight and over rendered and want to their work to appear looser and more painterly. Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his simple structured approach to painting wet-on-wet or 'Alla prima’. ​ The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and demonstration, followed by basic colour theory, colour mixing with oils and exploring different brush techniques. High quality photographic reference will be provided to work from over both days. The aim will be to complete a painting a day , whether it be a plein air landscape, portrait or still life. This workshop is aimed at all skill levels. What to bring -A pre primed and grounded canvas or gesso primed panel. -A selection of short flat hog paint brushes in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also a small round brushes size 1 or 2. -Brushes must be suitable for oil painting and not water colour/sable brushes. -Palette knifes Winsor and newton sizes 20 and 22 or similar. -Zest it low odour thinners or similar and linseed oil or Liquid original and a dipper pot. -Good size flat mixing palette. -Oil colours as follows - titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna, french ultramarine. -A jar and low odour white spirit, cloths or tissues to clean brushes. Price: £160 All materials can be supplied for use on the day at an additional cost of £15 - with the exception of canvases & boards, jar for low odour thinners and cloths or tissues to clean brushes To book this 2 day workshop, please contact Mark on [masked]

  • Introduction to Creative Writing with Laura Healey: 8 week course - Thursdays

    16th May - 11th July (half term falls early: 30th May) ​ Thursday mornings: 10.30 - 12.30pm ​ An 8 week guided, Creative Writing Course ​ This course is designed for new and aspiring writers seeking inspiration and guidance on getting started. Over the course of eight weeks, we will look at both poetry and fiction and think about the elements required to write creatively. Providing gentle feedback, each class will give budding writers the chance to explore their ideas and build the confidence to find their own voice. For more information, please email us on [masked] or click on the link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/product-page/an-introduction-to-creative-writing-daytime-with-laura-healy-8-week

  • Introduction to Creative Writing with Laura Healey: 8 week course - Mondays

    13th May - 8th July (half term falls early: 27th May) ​ Monday evenings: 7.30pm - 9.30pm ​ An 8 week guided, Creative Writing Course ​ This course is designed for new and aspiring writers seeking inspiration and guidance on getting started. Over the course of eight weeks, we will look at both poetry and fiction and think about the elements required to write creatively. Providing gentle feedback, each class will give budding writers the chance to explore their ideas and build the confidence to find their own voice. For more information, please email us on [masked] or click on the link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/product-page/an-introduction-to-creative-writing-an-8-week-course

  • Colour Theory & Emotive Landscapes- an 8 week Course with Lisa Collins ​

    13th May - 8th July 2019 (Half Term falls on 27th May) ​ Monday mornings: 10.30pm - 12.45pm This 8 week course will be teaching you how to achieve more emotion in your work. Closely looking at how colour theory is used to create a desired mood. Learning how to see values and making them work for you. A real insight into the importance of structure, light, and pigments. How they affect each other. A play with oils and mediums. ​ Finishing with a final piece along side a personal sample booklet to use in future projects. You will need a photograph of a landscape, Ideally somewhere you know well. A plastic storage box with a lid. No smaller than 12” by 12”. All other materials included. The cost of the course is £180. To find out more about the course or book a place, email us on [masked] or click on the link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/product-page/colour-theory-emotive-landscapes-an-8-week-course

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    The Henley School of Art

    Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Mint Lettering's Michelle Judkins ​ This 3-hour informal, practical and inspirational workshop explores the wonderful art of writing using a nib and ink, but with a modern twist. ​ The workshop will begin with some drill exercises to help you understand and appreciate the slow flow of the nib and basic letter forms. You’re sure to appreciate how relaxing this process is. You will then experiment writing your own postcard-sized print with a saying of your choice. This is yours to take home. ​ All materials are included. ​ Modern calligraphy requires a good deal of practice. You will leave this workshop with a starter set to continue your skill development at home which includes: ​ nibs a penholder black ink practice sheets and other calligraphy treats ​ But most importantly, you will leave with some confidence to continue practising this beautiful skill at your leisure, helping unlock your own creative style of writing. £65 per person If you want to book this workshop, please contact Michelle on [masked]. If you are booking as a gift for someone special, how lovely! If you would like a personalised, hand lettered gift certificate for this workshop, please do let Michelle know when booking.

  • Single Pose Saturday

    The Henley School of Art

    ​ Once a month we hold something we like to call a 'Single Pose Saturday'. It's a chance to come and draw one pose for a nice long amount of time. What better way to forget the stress of normal life then to spend time in a beautiful studio, with like minded people, getting lost in drawing? And for those, like me, who find it frustrating to be really immersed in a drawing only to find the time has run out (and yet another drawing has gone unfinished) - well we've got the solution! ​ These sessions are designed for artists (amateur or professional) who have experience in Life Drawing (this is an untutored session) - they're for anyone who wants the time to draw without being disturbed and who may want to explore other mediums such as ink, paint or clay... We have a fantastic database of models and like to create an interesting pose, using light, costume, props etc. As always there is inspiring (but non-intrusive) music to help get the creative juices flowing, refreshments and usually a great group of like-minded artists to chat to in the breaks. These sessions will never have more than 8 artists per group in order to keep the classes intimate and lively and to give the opportunity to move around the room if you prefer to do a number of drawings from different angles. We provide easels, drawing boards and a whole selection of materials to play with for free. We do have basic Newsprint and materials that you are more than welcome to use, we also have large cartridge and coloured paper for sale at 50p/£1 per sheet - or you could bring your own materials and have a go at something you never normally have time for! We break for lunch - lunch is, sadly, not provided - but there are plenty of places near the studio to buy a sandwich or salad - or you could bring a packed lunch and keep it in our fridge. Teas, coffee and biscuits are in abundant supply... To book or to find out more, please either contact us at [masked] or click on this link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/copy-of-single-pose-sat

  • Learn to Draw: a 10 week Course With Sue Tilbury

    The Henley School of Art

    26th April - 19th July 2019 (Half Term falls on 31st May - one class skipped due to the Henley Regatta, this pushes term back by one week) ​ Friday mornings: 10.30pm - 12.45pm ​ Improve your drawing skills and explore the importance of composition, proportions, light and shade and so much more... ​ Classes will focus on drawing using pencils and charcoal, experimenting with texture, colour and blending and building on the basic concepts of drawing. ​ Held in the beautiful, relaxed surroundings of the Henley School of Art including music and refreshments. ​ Cost for the course is £225 per person. All levels welcome - be prepared to be hooked! For more information or to book a place, email us on [masked] or click on the link https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/product-page/learn-to-draw-an-8-week-course