Art Tutorials in Snowdonia, Wales with tutor Noelle Griffiths

SINGLE DAY TUTORIALS in Painting and Drawing OR Making an Artist's Book

Suitable for beginners and intermediate to more experienced students.

"Art is the guarantee of sanity" Louise Bourgoise

SINGLE DAY TUTORIALS : £125 single student or come with another person £75 per person minimum 2 students, or as a small group £40 per person minimum 4 students

SNOWDONIA (2 hours SW of Liverpool or Manchester) has some of the most breathtaking mountain landscape in Britain, and is one of the oldest National Parks in the world. This ancient land of mountains and pasture sits amongst lakes, rivers, moorland and woodland. Close to the sea it is a land of changing weather and dramatic light.

TAN Y BWLCH - the beautiful area of Tan y Bwlch lies in the softer more wooded part of the Snowdonia National Park.  Hafod sits high above the valley with slopes of oak woodland dotted with magestic redwoods and firs.  The area is known for its rare lichens and moss as well as its wildlife and birds.  A rich variety of woodland birds can be heard and seen, as well as buzzards and ravens circling above.

SINGLE DAY tutorials in Painting and Drawing OR Making an Artist's Book can be arranged. More information below.

VENUE ~ Hafod studio (see RH images and bottom below) and nearby cottage (see top below) is in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It is nestled in 30 acres of privately owned woodland situtated a mile from the road.  A secluded and stunning venue it is surrounded by mountain woodland and lakes, with wonderful views of the nearby mountain ranges.  A perfect place to walk and find inspiration amongst nature.

ACCOMMODATION: You can choose to stay in a local B&B or combine your art tutorial(s) with staying at Hafod cottage (top photos below). This is only available for periods of 4 or 7 nights.

 SINGLE DAY ~ PAINTING AND DRAWING ~ TUTORIAL - ITINERARY:

10.00-13.00 - tuition with Noelle. Lunch is usually soup or bread and cheese with juice. Continue working in the studio or in the landscape. 15.30-16.30 - time to review the day's work, give direction and tuition with Noelle. 17.00 - DEPART.

PAINTING AND DRAWING for beginners : Noelle will teach and demonstrate a variety of ways to look, sketch and gather visual information with an emphasis on aquiring observational skills.

PAINTING AND DRAWING for intermediate to more experienced students : Noelle will teach how to improve existing skills and help develop the strengths and direction of your painting. Creative exercises will help to open up new ways of approaching your subject. You will be asked to bring 3 pieces of work so we can discuss your work and how you might like to develop.

SINGLE DAY ~ MAKING AN ARTIST'S BOOK ~ TUTORIAL - ITINERARY:

10.00-13.00 - Noelle will show you a variety of different book formats giving technical information about how to construct each type. We will discuss ideas you bring for making a book and make a start. Lunch is usually soup or bread and cheese with juice. Continue working in the studio making, possibly completing, a simple artist's book. 15.30-16.30 - time to review the day's work, give direction and tuition with Noelle. DEPART.

PRICE INCLUDES see prices and dates

~ Lunch, tea and coffee

~ All tuition with Noelle Griffiths. Boards, easels, tables, a selection of cheap paints in a limited palette for beginners, some essential book making materials provided.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

~ Transport

~ Medical, travel and cancellation insurance

~ Art materials (list of what to bring will be provided, a selection of paper and book covering materials available at cost price)