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  • WORKSHOPS, PAINTING HOLIDAYS & TUITION

    Residential Painting Holidays (in the UK and Abroad), Workshops, Online Tuition and other available forthcoming courses

    Painting group out on location
    Alpha Painting Holiday in Portugal (Residential)

    13th - 20th April 2024
    Paint the Amazing Light & Colour
    of the Western Algarve

    Cost pp: £1595 (Single) / £1450 (Double)
    Location: Hotel Luz Bay, Lagos, Portugal

    Peter Woolley Alpha Painting holiday location in Portugal

    Join Peter on on this exciting opportunity to paint in an absolutely delightful place in the Western Algarve.

    The Algarve is well known for it's amazing light conditions and vibrant colours from the vivid blue skies and turquoise waters to it's lush green and colourful vegetation as well as the rustic tiled and coloured traditional buildings.

    The Western Algarve is more rural, rustic and peaceful than the hustle and bustle of the Central Algarve with it's sleepy harbours, quiet mountain villages and un-spoilt coastline.

    The holiday will be based in Praia da Luz where you can paint the coastline, fortaleza, buildings and churches. The traditional fishing village of Burgau is within a few minutes drive from Luz and has some really quaint subjects to paint including buildings, cobbled streets, boats and the beautiful coastline.

    We will also visit the coastal town of Lagos (15 mins away) where you can paint anything from fishing harbours with multi-coloured fishing boats, old forts, traditional Portuguese tiled buildings, churches and town squares. We will also visit Camilo where you can paint the coastline plus the stacks.

    There are plenty of traditional Portuguese villages nearby as well as the mountain village of Caldas de Monchique.


    Field Breaks Art Workshop in Derbyshire
    Field Breaks Art Workshop

    Friday 24th May 2024
    10am - 4pm

    Cost pp: £79
    Location: The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 7TE

    Project: Spring in Dovedale

    The Stepping Stones at Dovedale
    Add a touch of Spring light to your paintings with expert watercolour artist Peter Woolley, who will show us how to mix natural looking greens and complimentary tones to capture the freshness of the season. With full demonstration, you will be guided across the stepping stones of Dovedale with your watercolours, and given tips on how to avoid common mistakes.

    Suitable for all abilities.

    Refreshments provided and with everyone bringing a packed lunch. Parking is on site. This is a non-residential workshop. We can advise on local accommodation.

    Please bring the watercolour paints you have along with watercolour paper, brushes, a water pot and a palette. Please either stretch or tape your watercolour paper to a board the night before the workshop, to provide a nice tight surface to work on.


    Painting group out on location
    Alpha Painting Holiday in Dartmoor (Residential)

    24th - 28th June 2024
    Paint Dramatic Dartmoor, Rivers and Moorland Villages

    Cost pp: £895 (Single) / £850 (Double)
    Location: Dartmoor Lodge Hotel, Ashburton, Devon

    Peter Woolley Alpha Painting holiday location in Dartmoor National Park

    Paint with Peter in and around Dartmoor National Park, where you will paint cascading rivers with rocks, panoramic moorland views and beautiful moorland villages.

    There are many stunning locations on Dartmoor including Dartmeet, Two Bridges, Postbridge & Haytor plus the villages of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, North Bovey & Lustleigh.

    Peter will show you how to simplify the scene in front of you in order to get a pleasing composition. He will guide you through a scene by painting a step-by-step demonstration for those who want it in order to illustrate the key elements of each part of the picture and how to build up the picture. For those who wish to paint their own scene he will give guidance to each individual according to what they require.


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    On-line Tuition

    Learn to paint and draw from the comfort of your own home, with Peter's On-line Student Service.

    A complete painting course and drawing course is available to start right away, at whatever pace suits you. Professional tuition in a secure, friendly, one-to-one environment.

    Several subscriptions available to choose from.


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    Demonstrations

    Peter is available to give demonstrations of watercolour to Art Clubs and Societies and other Social clubs.
    Although most bookings come from Art Clubs, Peter has given, and is happy to consider giving demonstrations to, many groups not specifically connected to art (Women's Institute, Private Groups, Village Hall Associations etc); in these circumstances, content may be modified accordingly to suit the respective audience. As well as the core demonstration, Peter will also bring along books, DVDs, Cards and Prints for sale at the event. Prior arrangements may be made to auction off the demonstration piece if required.

    DURATION
    Most demonstrations will last the duration of a club's normal meeting hours (usually 2 hours approx., plus tea-break, up to a maximum of 3 hours) and consist of a stand-up demonstration of watercolour technique.

    SUBJECT
    Unless a specific technique or subject matter is requested at the time of booking, Peter will usually choose a subject taken from recent sketching trips. He will discuss the importance of the preliminary sketch in the painting process, and then proceed to paint up from the chosen sketch, drawing attention to, and discussing in detail, the techniques involved as they arise. Demonstrations can be lively and entertaining - questions are invited from the audience throughout, making it as informative as possible.

    FEES
    Fees for demonstrations are charged at a set rate, plus travel expenses (negotiable, depending upon distance).

    Peter is happy to consider demonstration enquiries from anywhere in the UK and abroad.
    To help you plan a visit from Peter, please check out his current engagements on the Online Diary.

    Demonstration Reviews:
    Huddersfield Art Society (03/14)


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    Art (& Other) Club Workshops

    Peter is available to give watercolour workshops to Art Clubs and Societies and other Social clubs.

    An all-day workshop is an ideal environment in which groups can work towards improving all aspects of watercolour technique. Peter will discuss, demonstrate and actively encourage participants to explore each stage of a watercolour as it progresses throughout the day. Working from photographs and sketches either pre-arranged with, and supplied by, the club or, as is more often the case, from source material provided by Peter himself, the object of a day's workshop is to create a finished (or near-finished) work.

    DURATION
    All-day workshops usually run from 10am until 4pm, with tea-breaks and lunch-break to suit workshop organisers. Other starting and finishing times may be pre-arranged, provided it falls within a maximum 6-hour period. Workshops of longer duration will be charged extra.

    SUBJECT
    Unless a specific technique or subject matter is requested at the time of booking, Peter will usually choose a subject taken from recent sketching trips. He will discuss the importance of the preliminary sketch in the painting process, and then proceed to paint up in a step-by-step manner from the chosen sketch, drawing attention to, and discussing in detail, the techniques involved as they arise.

    A one-day Introductory Workshop for Total Beginners can be provided on request. This would feature exercises on the four basic washes, culminating in a simple first landscape.

    FEES
    Fees for all-day workshops are charged at a set rate, plus travel expenses (negotiable, depending upon distance).
    A nominal fee of £1 per person may also be added to the fee to cover the printing of photos and sketches provided by Peter.

    NUMBERS
    The minimum number of participants for a workshop to go ahead is 6.
    A recommended maximum number of participants is 20. Groups of more than 20 may be charged extra.
    It is important for Peter to know beforehand how many will be attending, so that he knows how many source-material printouts to arrange.

    Peter is happy to consider workshop enquiries from anywhere in the UK and abroad.
    To help you plan a visit from Peter, please check out his current engagements on the Online Diary.


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    Private Workshops

    Private Workshops are available for groups of 2 or more in your own venue.

    An all-day workshop is an ideal environment in which groups can work towards improving all aspects of watercolour technique. Peter will discuss, demonstrate and actively encourage participants to explore each stage of a watercolour as it progresses throughout the day. Working from photographs and sketches either pre-arranged with, and supplied by, the group or from source material provided by Peter himself, the object of a day's workshop is to create a finished (or near-finished) work.

    DURATION
    All-day private workshops usually run from 10am until 4pm, with tea-breaks and lunch-break as required. Other starting and finishing times may be pre-arranged, provided it falls within a maximum 6-hour period. Workshops of longer duration will be charged extra. Half-day workshops are also available.

    SUBJECT
    Unless a specific technique or subject matter is requested at the time of booking, Peter will usually choose a subject taken from recent sketching trips. He will discuss the importance of the preliminary sketch in the painting process, and then proceed to paint up in a step-by-step manner from the chosen sketch, drawing attention to, and discussing in detail, the techniques involved as they arise.

    A one-day Introductory Workshop for Total Beginners can be provided on request. This would feature exercises on the four basic washes, culminating in a simple first landscape. This is an excellent choice for small groups who are just starting out. Further sessions can then be arranged to take the group through a complete Beginners Course.

    VENUE
    A private workshop can take place in any venue you choose. A small room in your local village hall is ideal if there are more than 4 of you, or maybe you would like to set it up in your own home if you have the available space. Venue arrangements are the responsibility of the person making the booking.

    FEES
    Fees for private workshops are charged according to numbers and duration, plus travel expenses (negotiable, depending upon distance).

    All-day Workshop (up to 6 hours)
    No. of Participants Fee per person
    2 £135
    3 £90
    4 £68
    5 or more £55

    Half-day Workshop (up to 3 hours)
    No. of Participants Fee per person
    2 £90
    3 £60
    4 £45
    5 or more £36

    A nominal fee of £1 per person may also be added to the fee to cover the printing of photos and sketches provided by Peter.
    Peter is happy to consider private workshop enquiries from anywhere in the UK and abroad.
    To help you plan a visit from Peter, please check out his current engagements on the Online Diary.


    Outdoor sketching at Curbar Edge
    Weekend Workshops

    There are currently no weekend workshops planned.

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    Beginners Courses

    There are currently no beginners courses planned - please check back later.

    If you wish to arrange a one-day workshop for your group, please contact Peter