• GrandyArt Christmas Show
    340 Kings Road, London SW3 5UK

  • Broad-brush oil painting at The Mill Studio, Arundel
    A painting course concentrating on still life and interior space.
    We work from the object, massing in the big colour shapes. Some experience of drawing helps but suitable for all levels. The nice thing is every colour study done in the class is clearly the work of that student.
    Tuesdays from 1-4pm, 14th January - 24th March (half-term 18th February)
    Course fee £445 for ten weeks
    New House Farm Barns, Ford Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0EF.
    (nearest train station. Ford)

  • Introduction to oil painting on Sunday mornings
    The Colour Factory Studios, The Lodge,
    Gordon Road, Winchester SO23 7DD

    The classes are on six Sundays, 10am till 1pm.
    The next six Sunday classes are January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23.
    Then March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12.
    Then April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24.
    The cost for six morning classes is £150.

    My oil-painting class is based in the Colour Factory garden studio, tucked away behind the River Park Leisure Centre. Numbers are limited to eight, to enable time for individual teaching. Tea and coffee is provided. I’ll supply a list of basic art materials needed before the class begins.

    There's a short demonstration and then I go around talking to people one-to-one. We draw and paint from life – starting with still life, a simple arrangement of fruit, a couple of weeks where we paint a view of the studio, an olde master portrait, and a self-portrait using a mirror.

    I encourage slowing down, working big to small, finding the big colour shapes. It's a slightly abstract way into the painting. It's how I work. It helps if people have some experience of drawing but all levels are welcome.

    You’ll get an idea of my approach to painting from Episode 3 of the 2018 series
    of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Loch Fyne. I’m one of the contestants.

    If you have any questions, please email michaelrweller@gmail.com

  • Introduction to oil painting on Monday evenings
    The Colour Factory Studios, The Lodge,
    Gordon Road, Winchester SO23 7DD

    The course is six Monday evenings, 6 till 9pm.
    The next six Monday evenings are January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17.
    Then February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
    Then April 6, 20, 27, May 11, 18, June 1.

    The cost for six Monday evening classes is £175.

    My oil-painting class is based in the Colour Factory garden studio, tucked away behind the River Park Leisure Centre. Classes are limited to eight, to enable time for individual teaching. Tea and coffee is provided. I’ll supply a list of basic art materials needed before the class begins.

    There's a short demonstration at the start and then I go around talking to people one-to-one. We paint and draw from life, two evenings of still life, simple arrangements of food, a one-off evening of self-portrait in a mirror, a copy of an old master painting, and a live clothed model in a long pose over the last two evenings.

    I encourage slowing down, working big to small, finding the big colour shapes. It's a slightly abstract way into the painting. It's how I work. It helps if people have some experience of drawing but all levels are welcome.

    You’ll get an idea of my approach to painting from Episode 3 of the 2018 series
    of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Loch Fyne. I’m one of the contestants.

    If you have any questions, please email michael@michaelweller.co.uk