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The Art of Winter

Friday 28th September to Friday 30th November ecember

St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Cookham Road, Maidenhead SL6 7EG

WEA Course of 8 sessions on Fridays 10.00am to 12.30pm

No class on 26th October (half term) and 16th November

Taking Bruegel’s great painting, ‘Hunters in the Snow’ as our starting point, we will explore the limited palette of winter using drawing and water based media.  As we discover how to depict snow, ice, winter trees, mist, fog and hazy suns in towns and countryside, we will also reference the works of the Impressionists and more contemporary artists who have been inspired by the colder months.

Students should bring all their own art materials and equipment to include; drawing materials, small sketchbook,   media (watercolour, pastel or acrylic), own reference material will be encouraged after session 1 and suitable paper or canvas support.  Jo will carry reference materials but will only carry art materials for demonstration purposes.

This course is fully booked; for tickets available due to cancellation contact

WEA Maidenhead Branch at E-mail:

On Reflection

Sunday 18th November 10.00am to 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Set up a small still life on a piece of mirror card and see the objects and their surroundings reflected.  Reposition your objects and a whole new view will be revealed.  Record several arrangements in charcoal or pencil before painting your chosen composition in pastel, in a representational or more abstract way.  Mirror card and some reference objects including fruit will be supplied.

One day workshop £38

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at

Contact Jo by e-mail: for more details of any of these events.