• Michael Weller and Marika Wenman
    The Table gallery, 43 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 YAA.
    2nd November - 23rd November
    art@thetablehay.com

  • 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.
    Tuesdays from 1-4pm, 17th September - 26th November (half-term 22nd October)
    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

    Classes are on Sundays, 10am till 1pm.
    The next six Sunday classes are October 13th, 20th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th.
    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 – still life for three mornings, a simple arrangement of fruit, a couple of weeks where we paint a view of the garden, and finally 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

    Classes are on Mondays, 6 till 9pm.
    The next six Monday evenings are September 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

    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, three evenings of still life, simple arrangements of food, a one-off evening of self-portrait in a mirror, 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