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Animals and Figures in the Landscape

21st May - 25th June

Tuesdays 10.00am – 1.00pm at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

This course of six sessions will help you breathe life into your landscape painting by including human, and animal forms.  Working in pastel and/or watercolour we will explore landscapes with sheep and cattle and also life on the riverbank.  For more details and booking go to

Defacing the Surface: Watercolour Workshop

Saturday 1st June

10.00am – 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

The second of two watercolour workshops where we explore ways of creating shapes and textures as compositions in their own right, or for use alongside conventional brush strokes and washes.  Working in these ways may also produce interesting papers for collage.

In this workshop we will deface paper before starting the work by soaking and crumpling and/or while the work is in progress by indenting, creasing, scratching or tearing.

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SGFA Centenary Exhibition, the Bankside Gallery, London

3rd - 16th June

The Society of Graphic Fine Art’s Centenary Exhibition continues at the Bankside Gallery, London.  The Private View will take place on Tuesday 4th June 6.00pm to 8.30pm.

The Society promotes drawing by hand in all its forms, from pencil to printmaking, and 85 Members will be showcasing their work.  Jo is very proud to be taking part in this event which will include works in contemporary and traditional styles. Visit for more information about the Society.

Drawing Trees

2nd July - 13th August

Course of six sessions: Tuesdays except 30th July 10.00am – 1.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

We will explore a variety of tree forms finding ways to depict their character from observing their overall shape, branching, surface texture of bark, with and without leaves etc., using charcoal and pastel or line and watercolour wash.  For more information and booking visit

Summer in the Garden: Painting Workshop

Saturday 6th July

10.00am – 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Paint flowers in a garden setting from photographic reference or bring some garden flowers and a container.  Using pastel and/or watercolour the accent will be on creating a pattern of colours and plant forms.  Artists for reference; Renoir, Monet, Emile Nolde

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Hair: Drawing Workshop

Saturday 17th August

10.00am – 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Drawing hair in pencil (graphite or coloured), conté crayon or charcoal, we will make at least two different studies of hair and several small sketches, looking at the importance of the underlying head or chin.  References for braided, curled, dreadlocked, straight etc. hair will be provided, and works for reference will include drawings by Leonardo, Rubens and Watteau.

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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September

Artists in and around Cookham and Maidenhead will be opening their studios from 10.00am to 6.00pm.  There will be works for sale but just as importantly you will be able to meet the artists and talk about why and how they make their particular art forms.  CAMAT showcases a huge variety of different artists including textile artists, ceramicists, artists working in glass and metal, sculptors, painters and printmakers.  Jo will be delighted to meet you at her venue.  Save the date and information about CAMAT 2019 will be posted late May/early summer at

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